JTG 5-A-Day

Olympic Champ Jenner goes trans-gender; Brother Colm wants the truth, the whole truth; Your JTG 5-a-day

Dude, a former Olympic Champ, now looks like a lady

Bruce Jenner, the American who was Olympic champion in the decathlon, is now a woman, and his mother says he is more proud of him now than when he bagged his famous gold medal. The revolution, the trans-gender revolution that is, will also be televised, with Jenner set to take part in a reality TV show documenting his transformation. Why televise it, you wonder? Well, Jenner, 65, is a thrice-married father of six who is step-dad to three of the Kardashian girls and Rob Kardashian, so reality TV runs in the family. Read all about it here.

The Oregon Project’s first assignment: how Mr. Salazar rated his students
We tried to get inside the mind of Alberto Salazar on Saturday evening in the Armory. After swiftly failing, we instead wrote this piece reviewing how we thought the Oregon Project athletes fared on what was their first big test of the year in the Armory. Who flunked, though, and who flew? Story here.

Brother Colm calls for clarity
It’s all kicking off in Kenya once more after Rita Jeptoo’s doping ban, and legendary Irish coach Brother Colm O’Connell says more of the information around her doping case needs to be made public, such as the doctor she worked with. Story here.

Running is bad for you? Don’t believe the hype

A story the other day struck fear into the minds of serious runners all around the world, when it was suggested that too much running was just as deadly for your health as none at all. That story is here. However, a better-balanced article to read is this piece by Alex Hutchinson of Runner’s World, which picks apart many of the myths of the previous piece and tells us why it can’t be trusted.

Podcast: Medley of delights in the Armory; AAI Games sets the standard

All you need to know about the hot topics in athetics is here, from Athlone to the Armory, is covered in this week’s podcast, with interviews with Danny Mooney and comeback King, Dan King that is, also featured.


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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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