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Olympic Champ Wants Gatlin Win; Beer Mile Record Bested; Your JTG 5-A-Day

British Athletes Warned Not To Reveal Blood Data

In the aftermath of last weeks German documentary on blood doping British athletes have been warned to keep their data to themselves. “British Athletics has warned track-and-field stars past and present against allowing their blood data to be revealed after it emerged several had been asked to authorise its publication”.
Full piece in The Telegraph here.

Marathon Majors Want Their Money Back

Russia’s Liliya Shobukhova has finally been stripped of her London and Chicago Marathon titles, 18 months after she was banned by the Russian federation due to irregularities in her biological passport and unsurprisingly, the organisation that made her a very rich athlete now wants its money back.

Full story here.

Olympic Champ Wants Gatlin Victory

Britain’s Darren Campbell who won Olympic 200m silver, as well as relay gold, would like to See Justin Gatlin get the best of Usain Bolt in Beijing. “The fairy tale is that Usain Bolt beats Justin Gatlin, but in a crazy kind of way I want to see Justin Gatlin beat Usain Bolt because the sport will have to deal with it. The spotlight will be truly on the sport and the sport will have to make a decision. It’s not a decision about throwing out Justin Gatlin, but about how do you [athletics] want to be perceived in the future?”
Full story from BBC here.

Mile World Record Broken…Featuring Beer

Australian Josh Harris smashed the beer mile world record with a 4:56.2 performance today, a run which, subject to ratification (by beermile.com, not the IAAF) will remove American James Nielsen’s 4:57.00 performance from the record books.

Watch the race here.

Sprint Queens Set For Santry

Ireland’s top talent will descend on Morton Stadium, Santry tomorrow to get the National Championships underway. We take a look at who the main contenders will be in the women’s sprints thanks to a fantastic preview by Elizabeth Egan.

Check it out here.

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Gerard O'Donnell

Gerard O'Donnell

Gerard O'Donnell is an athlete, physical therapist, and MSc student. He is current national 110m hurdles champion and ranks 3rd & 5th on the Irish all-time list for the sprint hurdles events. He is occasionally referred to as GOD, not due to his initials, but because of his heavenly beard, which he has sported since the age of 5.

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