Katarina Johnson-Thompson prepares to slay World Championship ghosts

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While Katarina Johnson-Thompson’s heptathlon rivals were limbering up and down the Mosel Stadion track ahead of the prestigious Hypo-Meeting this weekend, she was in her hotel bed flicking through her athletics’ journal.

At times it made for painful reading. Because as she went through it, she was reminded of her thoughts about the world championships in Beijing last year, when she missed out on a potential gold medal by millimetres after three fouls in the long jump.

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