Collins Blames Politics; Running Tough With Steve Jones; McCormack For Chicago; Your JTG 5-A-Day
Steve Jones tells it as it is
Two-time Chicago marathon champion, Welshman Steve Jones, gave an insightful interview to competitor.com in which he had some harsh words for the ‘hobby-jogger’.
“…I don’t believe that starting and finishing a marathon makes you a marathoner. I don’t believe that. If you’re racing it to go as fast as you can, that’s completely different than being part of an event and just wanting to get from point A to point B.”
Full interview here.
MCCormack set for first marathon major
Fionnuala McCormack (née Britton) is looking forward to a new challenge at the Chicago Marathon this Sunday, October 11th, as she targets qualification for the Olympic Games next summer.The two-time European Cross Country champion is still undecided about the European Cross Country in December as she turns her focus the the roads in a bid to make her third Olympic Games.
Probiotics for performance boost?
One of the current trends in the running diet is the consumption of probiotics, but do they serve a purpose?
“I would not look at a probiotic as a performance enhancer,” Nutritionist Lisa Dorfman says. “What probiotics can do is keep the runner healthier so they can train better.”
Read more here.
Kim Collins: Too Much politics in SKB athletics
Former world sprint champion, Kim Collins, believes “politics” is hindering the growth and development of athletes in his native St Kitts & Nevis.
“We can develop the youths but there is too much politics in track & field … the politics of track & field is what kills the sport”
Read more here.
AN INSIGHT INTO A LEGEND: RUN WITH CATHERINA
When Catherina McKiernan turned to the roads in 1997 she found what she was made to do. A human locomotive whose efficiency saw her record the fastest women’s debut marathon in Berlin and go on to win the London and Amsterdam marathons.
Full story here.