JTG 5-A-Day

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.

More here.

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.”

More here.

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.”

More here.

Winner alright: Eamonn Coghlan anchors Villanova to victory at the Penn Relays.
Previous post

Chairman reflects on a champion career: "I worked bloody hard. I gave it my all"

Dennis Kimetto holds the Kenyan flag aloft. Image: PhotoRun.net
Next post

Flashback Friday: Kimetto kicks for Home in World Record Run

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.

No Comment

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>