JTG 5-A-Day

Ennis-Hill set for comeback as Ritz on the rise – Your JTG 5-A-Day

Plenty to read with Jessica Ennis-Hill set for a comeback and how to throw like an Egpytian.

1. Ennis-Hill set for multi-event comeback in Gotzis

Jessica Ennis-Hill is set to make her comeback at the Hypo Meeting in Gotzis on May 30-31. The Olympic heptathlon champion will return to competitive multi-event action for the first time since winning gold in London in 2012 Read the full story on Athletics Weekly here

2. Ritzenhein puts a bad year behind him

Cathal Dennehy caught up with Dathan Ritzenhein at the Great Edinburgh Cross Country over the weekend and wrote an excellent feature on him for Runners World


3. Throw like an Egyptian

Ihab Abdelrahman El-Sayed ended up as the world number one in the javelin last year. His coach believes he can throw 100m. Read his profile on Spikes Mag here

4. Former marathon record holder grows his own coffee

Former world marathon record holder, Patrick Makau, is now a coffee connoisseur and grows his own beans in his native Kenya. Runners World have a short piece on him here

5. Supermiler Walker turns 63

New Zealand super miler John Walker turned 63 today. Walker was the first man to go under 3:50 for the mile in 1975 and followed it up with Olympic glory over 1500m in Montreal in 1976. Check out rare footage of him on the site here

Record Run: former national 1500m champion Liam Reale crosses the line to anchor the record-setting, 105-strong relay team in Limerick. Image: courtesy of Ian Horgan
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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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