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Faster Drug Testing; Kipsiro Top In Scotland; Can Barber Vault It? Your JTG 5-A-Day

KIPSIRO AND KIPLAGAT TOP the PODIUM AT THE GREAT SCOTTISH RUN

Commonwealth Games 10,000m gold medalist Moses Kipsiro headed the field in Glasgow on Sunday with Kenya’s Edna Kiplagat taking the women’s title. “I enjoyed the run, it was a nice smooth race,” Kipsiro said

Full Report here.

Kenyan’s Step up doping fight

Kenyan police have conducted raids on chemists in Nairobi and Kapsabet over the past two days, stores which are believed to be behind much of the doping problem in the East African nation, arresting five pharmacists and doctors on suspicion of supplying banned performance-enhancing drugs.

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Could Shawn barber vault it?

World champion Shawn Barber is put to the test in a CBC quiz of things the pole vaulter could possibly vault over. Video below.

Faster Drug testing on the way

“Drug testing the world’s athletes will be faster and more independent in future to ensure clean competitors are not unfairly tainted by doping rumours, IAAF president Sebastian Coe said on Monday.”

More from Coe here.

Jager Reflects on the rise and THAT fall

“When Evan Jager walked off the track at the Zurich Diamond League last month, having finished a tired third in 8:18.39, he knew, there and then, his season was over.”

Cathal Dennehy spoke to Evan Jager about the ups and downs of his 2015 season, when he was headed for greatness until the fall…yes that one.

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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