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Marathon Nutrition; King Kimetto; Van Damme Flashback; The Week’s Top Stories on JTG

Ivo Van Damme’s Double Olympic Silver

Most of you have heard of Prefontaine, most of you have heard of Steve Ovett and Sebastian Coe.

Prefontaine died young, Ovett and Coe went on to destroy World Records and dominate middle distance in the late 70s and early 80s, but one man could have challenged their stranglehold. Ivo Van Damme, the Belgian phenomenon, who won double silver in the 1976 Olympics.

Watch him in action here.

Suspicious minds 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. When watching any outstanding run, jump, throw or walk, it was that voice inside that couldn’t help but raise the question – that question – and many times, there was no right answer.”

Full piece here.

Flashback Friday – King Kimmeto

Can you run a sub-70 second lap of the track? How about 105 of them back to back? Dennis Kimetto can, and he did so when setting the marathon world record in Berlin last year.

Watch him in action here.

Food Tips For Marathon Success

Lauren Felshman gave us some top advice on nurtrition for runnning, and recovering from, a marathon.

Check it out here.

CHAIRMAN REFLECTS ON A CHAMPION CAREER

“I worked bloody hard, i gave it my all”.

Eamonn Coghlan, the Chairman of the boards, reflects on his career as one of the best milers in the world.

More here.

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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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