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Gatlin Tests Positive, 10000m Drama, Day 3 Video Recap; Your JTG 5-A-Day

Gatlin Tests Positive…For Failure

“The American sprinter’s sample also tested positive for trace amounts of ‘bottling it’ after a final which saw him give in to the pressure and stumble as he dipped for the line some 10 metres before the finish.”

For those of you outside of Ireland this piece is from a satire website. Not that it makes it any less true.
Full piece here.

Infield Sneaks Dramatic Bronze

“I feel a little guilty because I feel like Molly let up a little. I don’t think she realized how close I was. I was just trying to run through the line. I’m really thrilled.”

Molly Huddle made the cardinal sin of celerating early which cost her 10000m bronze to US teammate Emily Infield

Read more here.

Full Recap From Day 3 In Beijing

What do you mean you didn’t set the alarm for 2:30am to watch day 3 from Beijing?! If you did happen to miss the morning session, or even the evening session, catch up with all the video highlights here and here.

Ennis-Hill The Queen Again

“The last time Jessica Ennis-Hill competed at the World Championships, back in Daegu in 2011, she finished in second place after a disappointing result in the javelin throw. Four years later, and having given birth to her son just 13 months ago, the 29-year-old won her second world heptathlon title.”

Full report on the multi-event queen here.

Women’s Marathon And The Lure Of The Olympics

Moving slightly away from the world championships we take a look at the current crop of female marathoners in Ireland. With a short preview of the worlds marathon later this week, Elizabeth Egan gives us the low down on long distance event.

Full piece here.

Fionnuala Britton taking victory in 2013 Edinburgh XC. Photo: european-athletics.org
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Gerard O'Donnell

Gerard O'Donnell

Gerard O'Donnell is an athlete, a coach, and a business management graduate. A former youth international, he represented Ireland in sprint hurdles, 400m hurdles, high jump and relays. He is current senior 60m & former 110m hurdles champion and ranks 3rd & 5th on the Irish all-time list for the events. Years of battling and finally overcoming injuries have led to his keen interest in strength and conditioning for athletes, as well as his current course of study: Neuromuscular Physical Therapy. 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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