JTG 5-A-Day

Dina’s picture perfect; AW give their ratings; Kenyans go MIA – your JTG 5-A-Day

1. Dina Asher-Smith aims high in juggling sprinting and academic ambition

Around the time of the 2004 Athens Olympics Dina Asher-Smith drew a picture of herself and wrote she wanted to be Olympic champion. Ten years on and the GB sprinter is World junior 100m champion and well on her way. Read Sean Ingle’s excellent article in the Guardian here

2. Athletics Weekly Merit rankings

Leading athletics magazine, Athletics Weekly, have released their world merit rankings for every event, men and women, for 2014. You can find out the top 3 women here and men’s top 3 here For a bigger list you can buy their latest issue or digital.

3. Ireland’s rising juniors interviews

We interviewed two of Ireland’s rising distance stars, Hope Saunders and Kevin Mulcaire, last week. Saunders and Mulcaire were the leading junior runners for their respective teams at the recent European Cross Country Championships. Find out where the schools’ stars are heading next. Read about Hope here and Kevin here

4. Kenyans on the run

So, it seems 16 Kenyans have escaped punishment after testing positive because AK can’t find them. Can’t find them? Or don’t want to find them?

Read about the missing Kenyans on coastweek.com here

5. Top treadmill workouts: don’t tread water on the treadmill

Running Times have a post talking with 5 elite runners and coaches on top sessions you can do on the treadmill to keep the quality up and avoid the winter blues. 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.

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