JTG 5-A-Day

Non-Stop Ron, Taylor Going Dutch; Your JTG 5-A-Day

1. 50 years of running
Ron Hill started running 50 years ago today, and he hasn’t stopped yet. Well he has, but you know what i mean. At least a mile a day for 50 years has seen him clock up almost 160,000 miles, and he experimented with up to 160 miles a week at certain stages.

Read more on Ron here

 

2. Where’s Kenny Cormier?
Kenny Cormier was a prolific high school athete in the U.S. taking the 2004 Footlocker Cross Country title in 2004. Three years later her had left the sport behind. Letsrun tracked him down to see where is he now, and it makes for some good reading.

Full piece here

 

3. Taylor going Dutch with coach Reider

Olympic triple jump champion Christian Taylor is set to follow his coach to the Netherlands in January 2015. Taylor relocated from Florida to Loughborough in 2013 when Reider took up a post with UKA, and the pair are now on the move once again.

Full story here

 

4. Lucky number 13 for Kawauchi

Japanese serial marathoner Yuki Kawauchi picked up a victory in his 13th marathon of the year, running 2:09:46 at the Hofu Yomiuri Marathon. His goal of 2:07 fell by the wayside but he still produced his 10th career sub 2:10 clocking. It is also the 11th sub 2:10 marathon by a japanese man this year which shows their depth in the event.

Story and Results here

 

5. Spikes Mag pics of the year
20 incredible photos from the world of track and field compiled by Spikes magazine. Each photo links to a further related story so plenty of scope for further reading if you’re having a lazy Sunday.

Check them out 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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