Dwight’s Words Of Wisdom; Symmonds Speaks on Sponsorship; Your JTG 5-A-Day
Passing of Mile Great
One of Ireland’s greatest milers of the ’70s, Limerick’s Niall O’Shaughnessy, has passed away at the age of 59. The Adare native, who represented Ireland in both the 800m and 1500m at the 1976 Olympics, was once the European Indoor mile record holder, and still holds the Irish under-23 record for the indoor mile at 3:55.4.
Symmonds Speaks on Sponsorship
Video: Nick Symmonds speaks to Universal Sports about his issues with USATF and what he thought of the men’s 800m final in Beijing. Will we see him in Rio?
Full story here.
Dwight’s words of wisdom
Long Jump legend Dwight Phillips speaks to the IAAF and gives us three tips to becoming a successful athlete.
“The sport never came as naturally to me as to some of my colleagues, so I understood the importance of being disciplined.”
Throwback Thursday – Ivo Van Damme
You’ve heard of Seb Coe and Steve Ovett, you may have some Steve Prefontaine memorabilia, but what do you know about Ivo Van Damme? In this week’s throwback thursday we look back at the late great Belgian double Olympic medalist, who could have been better than the rest.
Watch him in action here.
Jamaica’s Female athlete of the year
“Late-season marathons aside, the 2015 athletics campaign is practically over. It ended brilliantly for Jamaica, with the country’s second best medal performance at a World Championships or an Olympic Games. Now it’s time to begin to choose the Jamaican Athletes of the Year.”