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Dissecting Salazar; Bolt out of trials; Claye looks to go platinum – JTG 5-A-Day

Salazar’s response analysed

Alberto Salazar’s mammoth response to the allegations put against him have been analysed at length. We have two reads for you to begin with. The Telegraph have 7 things we learned from his open letter here. Sean Ingle of The Guardian, who has been one of those blazing a trail on this case, wrote his thoughts on where this leaves us on the ten allegations against the American here

Bolt out of Jamaican Championships

So the Jamaican Trials were supposedly always just an option for Bolt. HIs coach, Glen Mills, decided against it after training yesterday with no injury concerns (source Andre Lowe). You can read more on his withdrawal and the upcoming championships here

Throwback Thursday: the Italian job

Check out our Throwback Thursday where Giordano Benedetti upset the applecart at the European Team Championships in Cheboksary, Russia in the men’s 800m. Watch him time his finish to perfection to beat two of Europe’s leading 800m runners here

Claye looks to go platinum

Will Claye has bagged two medals at the London 2012 Olympics – silver in the triple jump and a bronze in the long jump. Of course gold is on the agenda but he may even go platinum if his music career takes off. His rap seems to have some substance and you can read all about it here

Love for track and field put to the test by cheaters

Philip Hersh has written a piece in the Chicago Tribune on how his love for track and field is being put to the test. “What to say when something you love keeps making that passion seem foolish by playing fast and loose, jilting your sense of moral responsibility and just plain cheating?

“That’s the question I keep asking about my reportorial relationship with track and field. The sport won my affection 35 years ago for the simple beauties of its essence — run faster, throw farther, jump longer or higher — but has sorely tested it, especially after being caught in one sordid affair after another of late.” Read his full piece here

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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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