‘Monumental’ Boost For USA Athletes; Ireland’s Marathon Revival; Your JTG 5-A-Day
‘Monumental’ Step Forward For USA Athletics
Good news for US track & field athletes as their governing body, USATF, will be providing some added cash bonuses for qualification and medal winning performances.
“Beginning in 2016, roughly $1.8 million per year in cash will be distributed. In practice, this will mean what? A $10,300 award for making the worlds or Olympic team”
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How the 800m became a sprint event
Ken Jalaski talks about coaching the 800m and how it has developed from a middle distance to a sprint event.
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Studies Come first for Canadian star
Andre De Grasse has said the timing wasn’t right to turn pro after claiming 100m bronze at the world championships in Beijing.
“There was a lot of pressure, there was a lot of numbers. “I thought to myself, ‘Wow, are they really offering this?’ But nothing was guaranteed; there were no forms or letters. It was just talk.”
Marathon Renaissance For Irish
Kevin Seaward and Lizzie Lee led a renaissance of Irish marathon running in Berlin today with five Irish athletes in total running Olympic qualifying times.
A host of Irish athletes went over to Berlin in pursuit of Olympic qualification (2:17:00 for men and 2:42:00 for women) with Kevin Seaward (St Malachy’s) the first across the line in 2:14:52 as Lizzie Lee (Leevale) went to number five on the Irish women’s all-time list with 2:32:51.
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It’s Time To Celebrate
If there’s one thing (other than how to jump very, very high) Zhang Guowei knows how to do, it’s celebrate. Spikes Mag have compiled some of the 2015 world silver medalist’s best celebrations of the year.
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