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Eatons in Beijing; Doping Dilemma; Lazy, Karaoke-Singing Athletes; Your JTG 5-A-Day

Behind the scenes in beijing”

Ashton Eaton and Brianne Theisen-Eaton give us an insider view of their preparation, and final days before competition, at the world championships in Beijing.

Video here.

Athletes hard-wired for laziness?

A study published in the Current Biology journal has shown that the human body will always resort to the option that bunrs the least energy. What does that mean for running?

“…deliberately changing your running stride (by increasing cadence, for example) will almost certainly make you burn more energy.”

Full story here.

The Doping Dilema

Many questions, but few right answers.

“As good as the world championships had been – and make no mistake, they were pretty damn great – the problem for many was the lingering questions, the persistent inner turmoil.”

More here.

Pole Vault For Dummies

Your how-to guide to pole vaulting.

“At the end of the day, this is a track event—speed is the most important factor,” said Siegmeier. “Some jumpers have mastered a powerful swing or great technique, but the fastest runner will usually win.”

Full story here.

Karaoke Cringe

Just take 28 seconds out of your day to watch Bernard Lagat, Shannon Rowbury and Alysia Montano singing karaoke after the 5th avenue mile.

Video 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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