Sonia O’Sullivan: Indoor running a vintage form of entertainment

‘It always makes me wonder too about the origins, relevance and where it’s all headed’

Millrose Games: Eamonn Coghlan in action during the Wanamaker Mile at Madison Square Garden, New York, in 1981. File photograph: Lane Stewart/Sports Illustrated via Getty Images

Millrose Games: Eamonn Coghlan in action during the Wanamaker Mile at Madison Square Garden, New York, in 1981. File photograph: Lane Stewart/Sports Illustrated via Getty Images

It always seems a strange contradiction to watch athletes training outdoors somewhere in the warm sunshine, all trying to escape the inclement winter weather in the northern hemisphere, yet so many planning to return there to race indoors over the coming weeks.

For most it’s all about building up to the World Indoor Championships, which will take place in Belgrade, Serbia, in mid-March, just over seven weeks away.

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