JTG 5-A-Day

Nike Backing Drug Cheat; Heffernan Set For Olympic Bronze? Your JTG 5-A-Day

1. Belated Bronze again for Heffernan?

Rob Heffernan could be set to secure a retrospective bronze medal from the 2012 Olympics in London. The Russians have been up to their usual tricks but the IAAF are appealing the duration of doping suspensions.

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2. Nike sign sprint cheat

Perennial drug cheat Justin Gatlin is back under the Nike swoosh after signing a sponsorship deal with the American company. The news has caused outrage among several top athletes, with Paula Radcliffe claiming she is very disappointed.

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3. Kiprop Takes Rudisha’s Lead

Beijing 1500m Olympic champion has taken the 800m world lead from David Rudisha after winning the Athletics Kenya relay series in preparation for the World Relays in the Bahamas.

Watch the race video here

4. Bolt Back to NYC

Usain Bolt will return to the city where he set his first world record as he takes on the 100m at the New York diamond league on June 13.

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5. Kipsiro Pulls Plug on World Cross

Commonwealth 10000m champion Moses Kipsiro has withdrawn from this weekend’s world cross country championships after recieving death threats over the phone.

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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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