JTG 5-A-Day

Haile’s Farewell, Asafa’s Back, Con’s King of the Mountains; Your JTG 5-A-Day

1. Haile’s Final Farewell

Haile Gebreselassie has announced his retirement from competitive running. 2 Olypmic Golds and 25 World Records are among his list of achievements
Read more from the man himself here.

2. Asafa Back In Business

Former 100m world record holder Asafa Powell has made his rivals take notice by running 9.84 for the distance in Kingston this weekend. Video below:

3. Jamaica International Roundup

Aside from Powell’s dominant display over 100m, there were a host of other strong performances including a sub-50 clocking for Sanya Richards-Ross over 400m.

Full event review here

4. Murray’s Latest Vlog

Check out Olympian Ross Murray’s latest video blog where he takes to the track for an interval workout.

Video here

5. The ballad of John Lenihan

A piece which proved popular on the site here yesterday is Con Houlihan’s account of ‘King of the Mountains’, John Lenihan.

Read the full story 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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