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Jones gone in the distance; Gay costs silver lining; Gatlin wants gold – JTG 5-A-Day

Jones leaves endurance role; Haile gone for good

Listen to our latest podcast which discusses the departure of Ireland’s National Endurance Coach Chris Jones and the retirement of Haile Gebrselassie along with plenty of talking points here and read about Jones’s departure in the Irish Examiner here

Tyson Gay case costs 2012 US Olympic men’s sprint relay team its silver medal

Tyson Gay has coast the US Olympic 4 by 100m team from 2012 their silver medals. It’s hardly surprising and not much sympathy will abound for Justin Gatlin and his compatriots who have lost out on their medals. Read more here

Gatlin wants to ‘dominate on a higher level’ in 2015

Justin Gatlin can’t avoid seeing Usain Bolt everywhere he goes. Gatlin is in Doha for the opening Diamond League meeting and Bolt can’t escape his eyeline as the Jamaican is plastered all over the walls with posters. Read how Gatlin wants to be the number one sprinter in Mayweather vs Pacquiao style showdown in Beijing here

Bondarenko bounds in to take on Barshim at Shanghai Diamond League

Bohdan Bondarenko will renew his high jump rivalry with Mutaz Essa Barshim at the Shanghai Diamond League meeting on Sunday 17 May, the second stop on this year’s IAAF Diamond League calendar. Read more here

Leinster Schools Day 1

Unfortunately there was a timing issue for a period during day 1 of the Leinster Schools Track and Field Championships which saw star performances in the junior boys 800m by Mark Milner and in the senior boys 110m hurldes. Kate O’Connor impressed with 2nd in the junior girls 800m and then winning the javelin with a new record throw. Check the results here

Junior Boys 800m medalists including winner and record setter Mark Milner
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Feidhlim Kelly

Feidhlim Kelly

Con Houlihan once told me that tomorrow is now. In taking on this venture I’ve started to try and put his words into action.

I worked for Con from 2007 till his passing in 2012 taking down his copy and a whole lot more. I have a Con Houlihan section which will go in to more depth on that.

I’m a long-time contributor to the Irish Runner magazine and am also working for the Irish Examiner.

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