John Travers winning the Rathfarnham 5k. Photo Credit: Brendan Ahearne
28 Sep 2015

Travers trounces field at Rathfarnham 5k

James Sullivan for Jumping-The-Gun.com There was success for John Travers at yesterday morning’s Rathfarnham 5K. The Donore Harriers athlete claimed a convincing victory in a time of 14:21 around the streets of Rathfarnham and Terenure in Dublin, defeating DSD’s Brandon Hargreaves (14:37) and Kilkenny City Harriers’ Brian Maher (14:51) into

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25 Sep 2015

Kipchoge on a mission, Crazy Celebrations, Farah and Bolt in Top 50:Your JTG 5 A DAY

Kipchoge is all about mentality ahead of this weekend’s Berlin Marathon I want the world record to be in my name. These are the fastest guys on the planet, though, so winning only is not important, but it’s about how to prepare to win. The one who crosses the finish

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Viktor Chegin, Coach to over 20 banned athletes.
23 Sep 2015

10 Things I Hate about Track and Field, Russian Dopers,Triple Jump not a sport: Your JTG 5 A DAY

10 Things I hate about Track and Field Coaches and Athletes who lie about their seed times, Athletes who celebrate before the finish Line,Sharing a lane in the 800m all feature in this uncompromising list. Read more here Is Triple Jump a sport? The Guardian argues that Triple Jump is

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Dennis Kimetto holds the Kenyan flag aloft. Image: PhotoRun.net
18 Sep 2015

Flashback Friday: Kimetto kicks for Home in World Record Run

King Kimetto Dennis Kimetto smashed the world record by 26 seconds when he ran 2:02:57 at the 2014 Berlin Marathon.  Relive his incredible performance below. His splits were astonishing, check them out below. Average pace per mile: 4:41.5 Average pace per 5K: 14:34.9 Average pace for one lap of a

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Ivo Van Damme sporting his glorious beard
17 Sep 2015

Throwback Thursday: Ivo Van Damme

So last week was the final Diamond League Meet of the season, the Brussels edition. It is officially known as the Memorial Van Damme. Many of you may have never heard of Ivo Van Damme. Most of you have heard of Prefontaine, most of you have heard of Steve Ovett

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Leading the way: Lauren Fleshman is a two-time US champion and five-time NCAA champion. Image: Oiselle
14 Sep 2015

Marathon Mondays: Fleshman’s Fantastic Food Tips

Marathon Mondays are back and with only six weeks left to Dublin we want to give you the best chance to achieve your goals and run to your potential. So we asked two-time US 5000m champion and five-time NCAA Champion Lauren Fleshman for advice. The Oiselle athlete [which by the

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Yego throwing a monster. Image: PhotoRun
05 Sep 2015

The Country Conundrum: Yego holds his ground as Qatar comes knocking

Reports circulated in recent days that Julius Yego, the world javelin champion, had turned down an incredible offer of approx €8.5 million to switch to Qatar. He rubbished these claims saying “Why would I do that? Money can’t take me anywhere. Who will recognize me in Qatar? How many Kenyans

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Speed queen: Dafne Schippers became the third fastest woman of all time when winning the 200m in 21.63. Image: PhotoRun
01 Sep 2015

5 Beijing Shocks: From Infeld to Schippers’ way out there 200m

In no particular order, here are the most shocking moments of Beijing 2015. No 1: Emily Infeld 3rd in 10000m Infeld was a mere third at the USAs and even though the strength in depth of the American team was clearly shown with their 3-4-6 placings in the World Championship

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31 Aug 2015

Kimmage attacks BBC over Gatlin Coverage,What was the most successful shoe in Beijing? JTG 5 A DAY

5 Best Beijing Moments The BBC has compiled their 5 best moments of Beijing. It’s heavily weighted in favour of the British team but overall gives you a picture of the highlights of Beijing. Read more here Canada on the rise? Canada managed to pick up eight medals in Beijing.

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30 Aug 2015

Day 9 Recap: Ayana the Annihilator, Dream Team Dethroned, Kiprop still the King

Women’s Marathon What a dust-up! 7 seconds separating the top four in this one. Mare Dibaba took the win in 2.27 35 as three women entered the home straight in the stadium in step. Helah Kiprop and Eunice Kirwa rounded out the top three. Full Results here #Jump-off Derek Drouin

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