In 2004, Kelly Holmes won double Olympic gold at the end of a career that had already included an Olympic bronze in 2000 and she gave Athletics Weekly an insight into the training programme that took her to the height of her powers.

Dame Kelly Holmes claims there were lots of ‘killer’ sessions that she used to complete as an elite middle-distance runner but recalls one particularly challenging workout that she did on a regular basis.

8 x 200m split into 2 sets of 2 with very short recovery between the reps and a longer set break.

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