USA Snub Bolt Gatorade; Powell Signs With Puma; Your JTG 5-A-Day
How to race in a pack
ESPN talks to Shannon Rowbury and Jenny Simpson about the thrills and spills of racing in a pack.
“Middle-distance racing is peculiar. Often, runners will bunch up and wait for someone else to push the pace, rather than take charge and run as fast as they can. Traffic jams ensue, and can result in elbowed ribs, trips, falls and — this summer — at least three lost shoes in major races.”
Full story here.
Powell Signs with puma
Asafa Powell has signed a sponsorhip deal with Puma. The Jamaican sprinter previously had kit deals with NIKE and Li-Ning, prior to his doping suspension, but he’s now on board with his countries main sponsor.
“This partnership will also see PUMA working with Powell to design a ‘Sub-10 King’ line of sportswear and spikes.”
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USA athletes refuse bolt’s gatorade
US athletes at the Beijing world championships refused to drink gatorade that was branded with Usain Bolt’s image. According to team Jamaica’s media officer Dennis Gordon the USA sprinters were having nothing to do with Bolt.
“So they said that all the Gatorade that had Bolt’s picture on it, they are not going to drink it. So we said, give it to us. I don’t know what they did, but they didn’t drink it,” said Gordon.
Students on top of the world
How many athletes have won the world championships in the same year as they were collegiate athletes? Track and Field news have compiled the list which features at least one athlete from the last 7 editions of the world champs.
Check it outhere.
Shin Splints Solutions
Our second ‘Ask Larry’ segment looks at shin splints and the difficulty of managing and ridding yourself of the injury. Check out this short article which will act as a prelude to a video series on the issue.
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