JTG 5-A-Day

Gay joins controversial coach; Farah set to fly in Lisbon; Fat man sets lofty goal; Your JTG 5-a-day

Gay goes to Smith, the coach to numerous cheats

Chris Chavez of ESPN revealed today that doper Tyson Gay, on his return from a drugs ban, is now working with a coach with a highly questionable reputation, John Smith, who has coached a number of world-beating sprinters, and a number of drug cheats. Check it out here.

Farah ready to rock Lisbon

Mo Farah takes to the streets of Lisbon tomorrow in a loaded half-marathon field, at 11am Irish time. Check out the preview of his race from European Athletics here.

Martinez logs the miles ahead of Carlsbad

800m specialist Brenda Martinez is set to race the Carlsbad 5k in the coming week, and she talked to Competitor.com yesterday and explained her hopes for the upcoming event and how she’s logging 70-80 miles a week in preparation. “All I can give is my best,” she says. “My training is going really well, so I think I can be a lot tougher this year. There is always a point in the race where I’m saying to myself, ‘Oh, this hurts,’ but I’ve been pushing myself more this year. I really want to test myself.” Read it here.

570-pound man to run one 5k a month

Derek Mitchell, an American who tips the scales at a mammoth 570lbs, has decided that he’s going to become a 5k specialist, and complete one race per month for the whole year. He got off to a good start on his first attempt, and now hopes he’s kickstarted a process that will see him lose much of his body weight. Story here.

Meb ready for Boston as the big birthday looms

Meb Keflezighi will return to the Boston Marathon next month, and he will soon face a big birthday as he prepares to turn 40. Check out this piece by RunBlogRun on the American marathon great.


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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.
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