A look back at the online stories that have been viewed by Athletics Weekly readers the most this year

In our 2014 review we published links to AW coverage from the past 12 months as a reminder of the biggest news in the world of the sport this year, but which articles were most viewed by Athletics Weekly readers?

Below you’ll find a list of the top 20 most popular features on athleticsweekly.com in 2014, led by physio Dave O’Sullivan’s performance article on why you might be best to blank the plank. A follow-up piece to that article – Why it still might be best to blank the plank – also features in the top 20 most-viewed stories of the year.

The second most read was an article in which scientists reiterated that the effects of doping could be lifelong, while third on the list is another performance feature, but this time one on the dreaded “runner’s tummy”.

Top 20 most-viewed stories of 2014

1. Why you might be best to blank the plank
2. Effects of doping could be lifelong, say scientists
3. Nutrition: Running to the loo?
4. A workshop with Alberto Salazar
5. Coaching philosophy: David Rudisha and Colm O’Connell
6. Steve showing other athletes the Way
7. Daley Thompson at his controversial best
8. Blog: When it all goes horribly long
9. Alberto Salazar’s attention to detail
10. Merit rankings 2014 – International men
11. Mutai beats fallen Farah in NYC Half
12. Pidgeon flies the athletics nest
13. Liliya Shobukhova handed two-year doping ban
14. Blog: Cross country for the Winter Olympics
15. Jon Drummond banned for eight years
16. Olympics: 10,000m, 200m and shot among events allegedly under threat
17. Why it still might be best to blank the plank
18. Leg stiffness and sprinting
19. Marathon advice: How to break 2:30
20. Greg Rutherford jumps British record in San Diego

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» For a more in-depth look back at 2014 see the December 11 edition of AW which features a 12-page review of the year