JTG 5-A-Day

All-Stars For London, Coe wants Olympic XC, Ó Lionáird Update; Your JTG -A-Day

1. Leading Lights in London Line-up

The 2015 London Marathon is set to be a star-studded affair with the 5 fastest men from last year set to to the line. A certain Kenenisa Bekele is also included in the field with his 2:05:04 ranking him 9th in the world last year.

Check out the list of entrants here


2. Ó Lionárd Back On Track

Ciarán Ó Lionárd’s first blog for us is an update of how he has recouped and refocused post-Zurich. He details his current training setup as well answering some of your queries which were put to him via his twitter.

Read the full piece here


3. Laura Muir Interested By Relay Prospects

Fresh from an 8:51.75 PB over 3000m indoors, Muir is looking forward to being part of the Scotland ‘A’ team for the mixed 2x1km relay at this Sunday’s Edinburgh Cross Country. Ireland will be represented by Daniel Mooney and Maria McCambridge in the event.

More from Muir here


4. Seb Wants Olympic XC

Keeping with the cross country theme, Seb Coe has said he “would love to see cross country back in the Olympic programme”. He even suggests a possible Winter Olympics berth for the event which he feels is underrated by some younger coaches.

Watch the video interview here


5. Hurdle Phenom targets World Seniors

17 year old World Youth (110mH) and Junior (400mH) champion Jaheel Hyde is hoping to qualify for the world championships in Beijing this August. Having run a blistering 12.96 for 100m hurdles, at youth heights, he will be focusing on the 400m hurdles to try and seal a spot on the Jamaican team for worlds.

Read more about Hyde 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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