JTG 5-A-Day

KJT reaches new heights; Centro pips Willis in classic – JTG 5-A-Day

1. The duel in the Armory: Centrowitz and Willis, and the Wanamaker mile

Cathal Dennehy was in the Armory to witness a great duel between Matthew Centrowitz and Nick Willis. Read about the titanic battle here and the reaction of Ciara Mageean who ran a European 3,000m qualifying time and Declan Murray’s physical 1,000m race here

2. Sponsorless Brycen Spratling Runs New 500m World Record of 1:00.06

With pbs of 20.64 and 45.09, both set last, one would expect Brycen Spratling to have a gear sponsor. He doesn’t but that didn’t stop him setting a new world record over 500m at the Millrose Games. Read more here

3. Lavillenie falls short of world record in Berlin

Olympic champion Renaud Lavillenie improved his own world-leading pole vault mark to 6.02m at the ISTAF Indoor meeting in Berlin on Saturday before having three solid but unsuccessful attempts at a would-be world record of 6.17m. Read the event report here

4. Coe to visit Jamaica in election campaign trail

LORD Sebastian Coe, who will be seeking the presidency of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) in August, will be visiting Jamaica this week. His visit is specifically geared towards assessing the overall state and development of track and field in Jamaica. Read more here

5. Katarina Johnson-Thompson and Morgan Lake reach new heights

Katarina Johnson-Thompson, or KJT as she’s more affectionately known, set a new British high jump record of 1.97m at the British Championships on Saturday. Hot on her heels was fellow multi-events specialist Morgan Lake who broke the junior record with 1.94m. Read more here

Centrowitz takes the title from Nick Willis. Image: PhotRun
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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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