JTG 5-A-Day

No-Show For Mo, Best Of The Best With Eaton; Your JTG 5-A-Day

1. Edinburgh no-show for Mo

Mo Farah has withdrawn from this weekend’s Edinburgh cross country after suffering from a bout of flu over Christmas. He’s playing it safe with the world championships in Beijing in mind, and the small matter of defending his 5000m/1000m titles.

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2. Ashton Eaton’s – Personal Bests

Olympic decathlon champion and world record holder talks to the IAAF about the best part of life as a professional athlete.

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3. The Yego show rolls on for 2015

Kenya’s commonwealth champion, their first in a field event, talks about his successful 2014 season. He had world bronze snatched from his grasp in Moscow 2013, and hopes to get both feet on the podium in Beijing this August.

Full story here


4. Where does the worth lie in hosting the Olympic Games?

An interesting piece in the Irish Examiner last week discussing the merits of hosting a global championship such as the Olympic Games or World Cup. Where do the benefits lie for the host-nation? Profit? Tourism? Legacy?

Full piece here


5. Junior star Wambui hopes to join 800m elite

World junior 800m champion Margaret Nyairera Wambui has her sights firmly set on the 800m for 2015. After taking the world title in Oregon last year Wambui hopes to follow fellow Kenyan two-lappers Jelimo, Jepkosgei and Sum to the top of 800m running.

Full Story 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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