'I've always been able to empty myself to the point of throwing up': Jack Carlin on what makes a great sprinter

The GB sprint ace talks us through what it takes to go very, very fast over the shorter distances on the track

Jack Carlin training on the track
(Image credit: SW Pix)

For each article in this long-running WATT WORKS FOR ME series from Cycling Weekly's print edition, we ask a pro rider about their favourite things in training: what has helped them most in getting to where they are today.  The aim is to get to the heart of the beliefs and preferences they hold dear when it comes to building form, maximising fitness and ultimately achieving results. For this edition, we speak to sprinting maestro Jack Carlin...

British sprinter Jack Carlin is one of the generation of track riders charged with continuing British Cycling's success after the retirement of Jason Kenny and in the lasting legacy of Sir Chris Hoy. The Scot won an Olympic silver and bronze medal at Tokyo 2020 and has multiple world medals to his name. 

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David Bradford
Features editor

David Bradford is features editor of Cycling Weekly (print edition). He has been writing and editing professionally for more than 15 years, and has published work in national newspapers and magazines including the Independent, the Guardian, the Times, the Irish Times, Vice.com and Runner’s World. Alongside his love of cycling, David is a long-distance runner with a marathon PB of two hours 28 minutes. Having been diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa (RP) in 2006, he also writes about sight loss and hosts the podcast Ways of Not Seeing.