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No Ban on thyroid meds; Aman’s words of wisdom; Sitting Watching Sports Will Kill You; Your JTG 5-A-Day

Thyroid decision disappoints UK chiefs

Wada have decided that thyroid medication does not meet the criteria needed to be added to the banned list – “For a substance or method to be prohibited, it must meet two of three criteria: enhance performance; pose a threat to athlete health; violate the spirit of sport.”

UK Anti-Doping said it was “disappointed” by the decision having submitted proposals to ban the medication for the last three years.

Full story here.

Mohammed Aman’s words of wisdom

800m world champion in 2013 Mohammed Aman shares his words of wisdom with Spikes Magazine.

“I never give up in training. I push myself until I feel I am dying, and if you do this, you can become a hero. I like to train hard – whether it is hill training, fartleks or speed work – until it feels like I have lost my mind.”

Read More here.

Sports sitting will kill us all

SITTING DOWN IS KILLING YOU!!! Did that make you stand up? Didn’t think so.

Anyway the wall street journal has been looking into the general medical consensus that sitting down for long periods is sending us to an early grave. So sitting down to watch your favourite sports is actually bad for your health. Luckily for us Athletics doesn’t get too much TV time.

More here.

Renovation of Hayward Field

Oregon associate athletic director Vin Lananna talks to the daily emerald about the renovations due to take place at the famed Hayward Field. The stadium will host the 2021 world athletics championships and will need a facelift, as well as an improvement in capacity, before then.

Full interview herehere.

BETT-er than the rest

Just how did Nicholas Bett come from nowhere to win the world 400m hurdles title? Spikes Mag speaks to the man who guided him to success, Hennie Kotze, about the special Kenyan talent.

“In Nicholas’ case I knew he would be able to do something special, because of his training results and at Kenyan Trials he ran 13 strides to hurdle ten.”

Read on 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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