JTG 5-A-Day

Your Injuries – All In The Hips? Meadows Set For Major Glory; Your JTG 5-A-Day

1. It’s all in the hips
One thing we learned from Happy Gilmore’s ill-fated golf coach Chubbs is that it’s all in the hips – and that goes for running too. The below Runners World piece is taking the emphasis off foot placement and looking a little further up the kinetic chain for injury prevention.

Full piece here


2. Major title on Meadows’ horizon

33 year old Briton Jenny Meadows has often been trumped by injuries as well as dopers, but now heads towards Prague as favourite for the European 800m title. After clinching her seventh British title last weekend it would be her first time to top the international podium, having received the 2011 indoor title retroactively.

Read more here


3. The Story of the Wanamaker Mile

One of the highlights of an action-packed past weekend of athletics, Cathal Dennehy talks us throught the excitement that was the Millrose Games Wanamaker mile. Dennehy had courtside seats to watch young vs. old…and even older.

Full story here


4. A thrower right out of this Kozmus

Former world and Olympic hammer throw champion Primoz Kozmus talks through his personal bests from his professional career. The Slovenian strong-man picks out the best athlete he’s ever seen as well as some solid advice from a fellow thrower.

Q&A with Kozmus here


5. The 6.5 year Olympic itch for Armstrong

It was better late than never for the aptly named Canadian Shot-putter Dylan Armstrong as he finally received his bronze medal from the Beijing Olympics. The 34 year old finished in fourth in the bird’s nest stadium, by just one centimetre, but after the Belarussian in bronze was found to be doping he now has his hands on bronze.

Full story 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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