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Harting feels heat; Dibaba destroys field; Juiced-up Jeptoo to get two; Your JTG five-a-day

Harting fears doping attack

The German discus giant, who took a stand against Justin Gatlin when he was nominated for the IAAF Athlete of the Year award, now fears that he may be subject to a manipulated anti-doping test due to his actions. He complains that other countries have poor anti-doping measures and reacts to the Russian scandal, Read it here

Dibaba dips under 2:20

No, not that Dibaba, or the other one. This is Mare Dibaba, who is not related to the most well-known Dibaba sisters, who dominated the Xiamen Marathon yesterday to win in 2:19:52. Check out the race report here

Bolt’s year of banter

Usain Bolt posted a photo montage on his instagram yesterday of his year. He didn’t do a whole lot of running last year, as you can tell in the video, but he certainly seemed to have the banter. Check it here

Juiced-up Jeptoo can get off with two

Rita Jeptoo, who tested positive for EPO, is likely to get off with a two-year ban, as her violation occurred before the new WADA code came into action, which now implements four-year bans for such an offence. Read all about it here 

Foster wants Farah to go faster

Great North Run organiser Brendan Foster says he’s going to get Mo Farah back to Newcastle in September, and wants him to win and go under 60 minutes. Hopefully this year there are worthwhile competitors from a different agency to Farah’s. Read it here.

 

 

 

 

 

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Cathal Dennehy

Cathal Dennehy

Cathal Dennehy is a freelance journalist, a once-serious, now-retired athlete who writes for a number of international publications in the running industry. He has won two sports-writing awards, the Peter Ball Memorial Award in Ireland and the Wills Writing Award in the UK. Nationally, he previously worked for the Sunday Tribune, Irish Runner magazine and has written for the Sunday Independent, Irish Independent, the Guardian and The Independent in Britain. He is a regular contributor to Running Times, Runner's World, RunBlogRun and the IAAF website.
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