Women’s athletics enjoys a media profile that is arguably equal to the coverage received by men’s competition, thanks to the exploits of the likes of Blanka Vlasic, Jessica Ennis, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and others.
Leadership in athletics can refer to many things. Some may think of those who lead governing bodies or perhaps those who lead teams of athletes, coaches or officials. But it can also mean just taking responsibility and inspiring others to carry out necessary and sometimes difficult tasks.
Some Olympic athletes settle for a quiet retirement, reflecting on their achievements and moving on to pastures new, leaving athletics well and truly in the past. But not Kada Delic-Selimovic.
When the focus of the athletics world is on the latest championships or the most recent world record, it is sometimes easy to forget that the sport is not only about high-performance and the exploits of the elite.
It seems that running has never been more popular, as more and more people discover the fun, health benefits and personal satisfaction that go with the sport.