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KJT More Marketable Than Bolt; Marathon Man Running With Parkinsons; JTG 5-A-Day

1. KJT Most Marketable Athelte

Team GB’s Katarina Johnson Thompson has been named among the world’s most marketable sportspeople and is the foremost athlete on the list, one spot ahead of the great Usain Bolt.

Check out who topped the list here

2. Running With Parkison’s

A remarkable story about Michael Westphal, a former runner, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s almost nine years ago and looks to run his first marathon in 23 years. Running almost acts as a temporary cure for Westphal as you can see in the video accompanying the piece.

Full story here

3. Kipchoge Playing The Long Game

After a highly successful track career which reached it’s peak with a 5000m world title, Eliud Kipchoge is now one of the world’s top marathoners. He has taken the route which westerners will be familiar with, moving up in distance as his age progressed, at at only 30 years of age now there must be more to come. Thanks to North Belfast Harriers (@nbharriers on twitter) for the link.

Full piece here

4. Grabarz Eyes Olympic Repeat

After enjoying a hugely successful 2012, including an Olympic bronze medal, British high jumper Robbie Grabarz is eyeing repeat success in Rio next year after enduring injury and surgery in the years since London.

Read more here

5. Beijing World Leads

The Beijing world challenge meet which said goodbye to Gatlin yesterday served u some good perfromances with four world lead marks being set.

Check out the IAAF report here

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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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