Despite the "bloody cold" weather at Lee Valley this week – a stark contrast from recent altitude training in Kenya – Hannah England is allowing thoughts to stray to this summer's Olympics and the boost her 1500 metres medal at last year's world championships gives her.
Mo Farah's life is just a little different now he is a world champion.
As the winner of two gold medals at Atlanta 1996, the retired US sprinter Michael Johnson understands what is required to succeed at a home Games better than most.
Victory wins medals and trophies but redemption wins the hearts and minds of those of us who are consumed with sport.
Kelly Sotherton is taking up the heptathlon again in an attempt to compete at the 2012 Olympics.