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Nine-year-old Daniel Hoggard from Galston, Ayrshire is an athletics super fan. With a little help from his stepdad, Daniel told us why he loves athletics so much.

WHY ARE YOU A FAN OF ATHLETICS AND WHEN DID YOU START LIKING IT?

I became a fan after watching the London 2012 Olympics. I looked up all the athletics records in the Guinness Book of World Records and wanted to know more.

WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT WATCHING ATHLETICS LIVE?

I love getting caught up in the excitement and not knowing who is going to win.

WHO’S YOUR ATHLETICS HERO?

Usain Bolt

WHAT’S YOUR BEST MEMORY FROM WATCHING OR TAKING PART IN ATHLETICS?

My best athletics moment was watching old footage of Usain Bolt run 100m in 9.72sec in New York in 2008 – that’s when he became the fastest man in history.

WHICH ATHLETICS STAR SHOULD PEOPLE LOOK OUT FOR AT GLASGOW 2014?

The athletics star to watch out for at Glasgow 2014 is David Rudisha in the 800m race.

WHY SHOULD PEOPLE WHO DON’T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT ATHLETICS BUY TICKETS TO WATCH IT AT GLASGOW 2014?

Because it will be very exciting and in our home country.

WHAT ARE SOME COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT ATHLETICS?

People think that only very fit people can do athletics, but with the correct training, commitment and diet anyone can take part.

CAN YOU SUM UP WHAT GLASGOW 2014 WILL BE LIKE IN THREE WORDS?

One word – supercalafragalisticexpialadoshus.

If your kids are sports super fans like Daniel, register now to receive the latest Glasgow 2014 sport and ticketing information and get ready to buy tickets on the 19 August.

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