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More Glory For Mo? Will Claye’s TJ Masterclass; The Future Of Doping; Your JTG 5-A-Day

Gene Editing: Doping’s Future?

Will the editing of genes become the future cheat of choice for would-be dopers? Or will it become the legal normality? Gene-editing is a real possibility for the prevention of diseases and other defects, and some think it could be open to sporting abuse.

Read on here.

Everything you need to know about the triple jump

Olympic silver medalist Will Claye of the USA talks through the three phases of the triple jump. Claye started out as an American footballer, running track as speed work, until a session of bounding changed his athletic direction.

More from Claye here.


We take a look back on last Sunday’s Chicago marathon and Cathal Dennehy talks us through his six thoughts on the proceedings. From Florence the machine to Chumba becoming a champion, if you’re a marathon fan (or not), check it out.

Full piece here.

Another memorable year for Mo

The European athletes of the year will be crowned later this week and once again Mo Farah is in the three-man shortlist for the male award. His competition will be fellow Brit Greg Rutherford, and Russian 110m hurdles world champion Sergey Shubenkov.

Read more here.

Heading for a run? Grab some spatulas

There are all kinds of fads and formulas for fixing your running gait, but this one is quite unique. And you know what, it makes sense. One athlete fixed her running form by holding two batons while she ran, and challenged her daughter to do the same with spatulas. But why?
Full report 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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