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Bromell Choses New Balance For Pro Career

World 100m bronze medalist Trayvon Bromell has moved into the world of professional track and field by signing a sponsorship deal with New Balance. The Baylor University student has effectively ended his college career by turning pro, in an impressive scoop for the largely distance-running focused New Balance.

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The Rare Tall Marathoners

“During Sunday’s Chicago Marathon, it was easy to pick American Luke Puskedra out of the pack, and not just because his singlet read “USA.” With a personal best of 2:10:24 and a height of 6 feet 4 inches, Puskedra is the newest entry on a short list—top marathoners who are at least 6 feet tall.”

Full story here.

English Lessons For Rio Taxi Drivers

The Rio Olympics organising committee will be provide 10,000 free online English language courses for the city’s taxi operators. As the first point of contact for many people travelling to the games it is aimed to make communication less of a struggle.

More here.

Bolt ‘more focused’ than Gatlin

Usain Bolt has claimed that he is more focused than his closest rival Justin Gatlin as he prepares to defend his Olympic sprint titles. Bolt is hoping to rewrite his 200m world record but knows that will be no easy task, saying “It’s one of my major goals. I think it’s one of the toughest ones, because it’s going to be hard to find the right day, and sometime the perfect race, to get this”.

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Diamond League throws review

“As winter approaches, it’s time to look back on a fantastic summer of IAAF Diamond League action in 2015. Throughout October, The IAAF will bring you regular recaps of all the Diamond Race action this year. Next up…it’s the throws.”

Full report 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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