JTG 5-A-Day

Caleb’s record chase, Morton memories and AK on the take – JTG 5-A-Day

We’re on the eve of Christmas but there’s still plenty of good running stories to read when you get a chance to put the feet up or just want further distract yourself from sorting the presents.

1. Ndiku wants record and Mo in 2015

Calib Ndiku was one of the stars of the 2014 season and he has his eyes on Daniel Komen’s 2 mile world record and the 5,000m world title in 2015

Read more here

2. Athletics Kenya deduct cash-a-plenty after World Relays

Kenya’s top athletes have called into question the deductions by Athletics Kenya from the World Relays in the Bahamas totalling $55,000.

Read the full story here

3. Morton Mile one of the top ten best mile moments in 2014

The Morton Mile has been listed as one of the top ten best mile moments on American website bringbackthemile.com

Read the top ten best moments here

4. On the Role of the Patella, ACL and Joint Contact Forces in the Extension of the Knee

A little bit of science for your Christmas. The St Mary’s College S and C team in Strawberry Hill in London have done study on the knee. This study provides new insights as to how the structure of the knee is adapted to its purpose and illustrates how the functional anatomy of the knee contributes to its extension function.

Read more here

5. A guide to gold a golden read

Leading Irish middle distance coach, Robert Denmead, interview on the training involved to guide Colin Costello to European 1500m gold in 2005 is going down a treat. The attention to detail is a must read and if you’ve read it already, read it again.

Read more here

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Feidhlim Kelly

Feidhlim Kelly

Con Houlihan once told me that tomorrow is now. In taking on this venture I’ve started to try and put his words into action.

I worked for Con from 2007 till his passing in 2012 taking down his copy and a whole lot more. I have a Con Houlihan section which will go in to more depth on that.

I’m a long-time contributor to the Irish Runner magazine and am also working for the Irish Examiner.

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