Track & Field

Twitter Voices Its Opinion On Gatlin’s Nike Deal

Justin Gatlin will be running under the Nike swoosh for the 2015 season after the sports brand signed him to a sponsorship deal. There have been reports that Tyson Gay has also signed up with Nike but this not the case – he is however training with a Nike sponsored group under his new coach John Smith. Jo Pavey, who inspired so many last season with one the most successful seasons of her career, has been dropped from her Nike sponsorhip deal. Social media has been awash with outrage after confirmation of the Gatlin deal – check out some of the most popular tweets below, including Nike sponsored Paula Radcliffe. World and Olympic discus champion, and Nike athlete, Robert Harting famously withdrew from the 2014 athlete of the year nominations after Gatlin was included, we’ll have to wait and see if he speaks out on the issue.

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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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