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The Female Specific Injury List; Hurdles Hero Set To Retire; Your JTG 5-A-Day

1. How Doping Steals Our Innocence

Former Nike employ, and employee for our sport, Joe Rafferty tells us how the lastest Gatlin controversy has left him questioning his love for the sport once again in this interesting blog.
Check it out here

2. Gunnell Not Expecting Rio Fireworks

Barcelona Olympic champion Sally Gunnell has warned the British public not to expect the same level of success as London 2012, when the Rio Olympics roll around next year. She believes London was exceptional and that the british team will return to ‘normal’ levels of success in the next edition of the games.
Video interview here

3. The Female Specific Injury List

Athletics Weekly have highlighted some of the most common injuries among female athletes and what can be the causes and treatments for such ailments.
Read the full piece here

4. Xiang Set To Bow Out

Hurdles legend Liu Xiang looks set to retire from athletics after battling injury in recent years in a bid to make a home world championships in Beijing later this year Xiang was forced to withdraw on the startline of the Beijing Olympics and failed to finish his heat in London, both due to similar lower-leg injuries.

More here

5. Jamaican Schools’ Needs Professional Help

The Jamaican Observer believes that the schools championships in Jamaica last week ran into chaos due to a lack of professional event management. Aside from some truly outstanding performances on the track, in the stands and outside the stadium fans were fighting for viewing space and entry.

Read more here

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Gerard O'Donnell

Gerard O'Donnell

Gerard O'Donnell is an athlete, a coach, and a business management graduate. A former youth international, he represented Ireland in sprint hurdles, 400m hurdles, high jump and relays. He is current senior 60m & former 110m hurdles champion and ranks 3rd & 5th on the Irish all-time list for the events. Years of battling and finally overcoming injuries have led to his keen interest in strength and conditioning for athletes, as well as his current course of study: Neuromuscular Physical Therapy. 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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