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Gregson Q&A; Doping Allegations For Koch; Eaton’s Vacation Blog; Your JTG 5-A-Day

From Child Soldier To Running Trailblazer

Mira Rai is a national hero in Nepal who flies largely under the radar. She transformed from child soldier to winning international 50km-100km races, and hopes to inspire the young women of her country.

“When peace came, many Maoist fighters were incorporated into a new national army but Rai, deemed a child combatant by the United Nations, which oversaw the transition process, was rejected. “I went home, and studied. But I kept running, by myself, every day,” she said.”

Full Story here.


Fresh doubts have been cast on the legitimacy of the women’s 400m world record after allegations from one of Germany’s leading anti-doping experts that Marita Koch was part of the state-sponsored doping programme in East Germany.

Full story here.

Sub 4 minute Q&A: Ryan Gregson

Ryan Gregson speaks to Runners Tribe about his 2015 season and what his plans are going into Olympic year of 2016.

“I’m starting up base training healthy for the first since 2009, so I’ll be ready.”

Full Q&A here

Eatons Blog from Japan

What do the world’s best multi-event couple do with their time off? The Eatons (Ashton & Brianne) went on vacation to Japan after the world championships and put together a comprehensive video and photo blog about their experience.

Check it out here.

Stowers finds calm after hectic 2015

“The sprint hurdles is athletics’ most chaotic spectacle. Victory can turn into defeat with the merest clip of a barrier. But when Jasmin Stowers competes, she feels a sudden sense of calm amongst the clatter. After a season of high drama, the US athlete tells us she’s ready to compete her own way.”

Read on here.

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Gerard O'Donnell

Gerard O'Donnell

Gerard O'Donnell is an athlete, physical therapist, and MSc student. He is current national 110m hurdles champion and ranks 3rd & 5th on the Irish all-time list for the sprint hurdles events. 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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