JTG 5-A-Day

Cas is class; Interclubs at a crossroads; Prague prep; Your JTG 5-a-day

America’s best do battle in Boston

JumpingTheGun also had representation at the US Indoor Championships in Boston yesterday, and you can find out everything about what went down as America’s best athletes squared off in the IAAF story here. Find out about the 600m record run, the duo of mothers who struck gold, and how Matt Centrowitz destroyed another top field over a mile.

Inter Clubs at a crossroads

Mick Clohisey and Maria McCambridge came out on top at yesterday’s Interclubs cross country, and while they were certainly two winners with abundant quality, the quantity of competitors in the fields has raised some major concerns over the future of the event. Find out all you need to know in this piece by Feidhlim Kelly.

Clarke top of the class

British hurdler Lawrence Clarke captains his team at this weekend’s European Indoor Championships, and the Eton graduate was the subject of an interesting story on Spikes this morning, in which his background as a mountaineer is explored, a sport he left behind after witnessing a climber fall to their death at the age of 15. However, Clarke has developed a new love for his chosen sport, athletics, and though he may be extremely privileged when it comes to his personal life, he takes nothing for granted when it comes to his sport. Story here.

Tallent throws down gauntlet: give him the gold

Australian race walker Jared Tallent has been denied several medals due to dopers, mostly of the Russian variety, and he is mad, very mad, and he’s not going to take it any more. He spoke to the Australian press today and said he wants his Olympic gold medals, which was denied in London 2012 by Sergey Kirdyapkin. Read all about it here.

Prepare for Prague

The big show this week, of course, is the European Indoor Championships in Prague, and with final entries now in, you can check out who the Irish will face in their respective events here. For a video interview with one of our 800m men, Declan Murray, click 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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