Celebrating Kids’ Athletics Day on May 7, organized by World Athletics, stars of European Athletics share childhood memories and insights. From Ivana Vuleta’s gratitude for sport’s life lessons to Anita Włodarczyk’s journey from childhood sports admiration to a world record, each athlete emphasizes the joy and perseverance integral to athletics. Steve Cram recalls the turning point in his athletics journey during a race in South Shields, and Paula Radcliffe cherishes supportive mentors and teamwork at Bedford and County A.C. The theme “MOVE, PLAY, EXPLORE” encourages kids to enjoy being active, fostering a lifelong love for athletics.