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Olympic Champ Avoids Prison, What’s the women’s Sub 2 Equivalent? Your JTG 5-A-Day

1. Olympic champion Schwazer avoids prison term.
Retired Italian racewalker Alex Schwazer avoided a stint in prison after he was handed down an 8 month suspended sentence under a plea bargain. Schwazer claimed gold in the 50km walk in Beijing before failing a test for EPO prior to the London games.

Full details of his case here

2. Have Women gone sub-2 before the men?
Have women achieved a standard in the marathon equivalent to sub 2 hours for men? This piece in Runnersworld looks at a study which hoped to find out the answer.

Find out with the full story here

3. Six biggest doping busts in athletics
With a doping story hitting the headlines at an all too frequent rate, this list details 6 key doping cases in the history of athletics

Read on here

4. The best answers from best athletes
IAAF’s work, rest and play interviews the best in the world of athletics, and now this end of year complilation shows us the best answers of 2014.

Read more here

5. Bolt’s Commonwealth Games story
Oliver Brown of the Telegraph details the story of Usain Bolt’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this summer, where he returned from an almost disastrous PR incident to recapture the adoration of the Scottish fans.

Full piece 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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