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Bolt Babies; The Russian Inquisition; Bekele’s Dubai Mission; Your JTG 5-a-day

Bolt Babies; as cool as they are cute

Usain Bolt and his following kicked off an internet craze today as babies all around the world showed their love for the Jamaican and adopted his lightning bolt pose. The Telegraph captured some of the best ones here.

Bekele looks for redemption in Dubai

Kenenisa Bekele heads to Dubai this weekend and hopes it’ll be third time lucky in the marathon as he looks to rise to the very top tier in his new event. However, he’ll have some race on his hands, with no less than 20 other athletes who have already broken 2:10. Story here.

Dick goes digging in Russia

WADA are going on the hunt for dirt in Russia, and expect to have some findings by the end of the year. Dick Pound hopes to hammer some info from the former Soviet State. Story here.

Juantorena the raging bull

El Cabello, as he was called (which means the horse, not bull, but anyway) wasn’t content with being a world-beater over 400 and 800 back in the day; it seems the legendary Alberto Juantorena also liked kicking ass off the track. Great story from Spikes today about how he came to blows with a Germany journalist who had the cheek to go looking for an autograph later that day. Olaf, we salute your levels of banter. Read all about it here.

Rebel with a cause

Chris Harrington continues his blog from his trip to Ethiopia on our site today, and once again it makes for a fascinating, inspiring read. Check it out 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.
His banter levels are often poor, occasionally exceptional.

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