The Reality of Injury & Rehab; Decathlon Fantasy Battle; Your JTG 5-A-Day
Six things nobody tells you about injury and rehab
Steeplechaser Eilish McColgan gives six aspects of injury and rehab that most athletes will face, but are rarely discussed.
“Nobody prepares you for the sleepless nights, the rising stress levels and your transformation into a recluse. But there comes a time when you must step up and focus on getting better.”
Decathlon battle for the ages
Jon Mulkeen takes a look at the top 5 decathletes of all-time and wonders what would happen “if the world’s five greatest all-round athletes in history lined up against each other in top form and competed in a decathlon”.
Full piece here.
17-Year-Old Finn Hit’s Marathon Standard
Alisa Vainio of Finland hit the Rio Olympics qualifying standard for the marathon (2:36:00) in her first competitive attempt at the event, running an impressive 2:33:24 in Joutseno, southern Finland, on Saturday.
Throws Review of Beijing
“In the American collegiate system we often debate on who has the best throws program in the nation. This is usually determined by the amount of points scored by each school at the national championships. Well we applied our points system here in America to the 2015 World Championships in Beijing and the numbers don’t lie.”
Full story here.
Successful Achilles surgery for Fleshman
Lauren Fleshman, who penned some nutrition advice for us last week, went under the knife for achilles surgery and has come out the other side feeling “100% confident I am on the right path to running pain free and fast again”.
More on her blog here.