JTG 5-A-Day

Jager frustrated, Ennis-Hill indecisive and Adams ambivalent: Your JTG 5 A DAY

Evan Jager frustrated but Happy after 8 minute clocking

Evan Jager was about to run 7:56 and become the first non African male under 8 minutes when he stumbled off the last barrier. He is upbeat but understandly frustrated after the incident.

“I just couldn’t believe how fast I was running,” he said. “I saw the clock said 7:41 with about 100m to go and I thought, ‘I’m going to run an amazing time here.’

He is happy however to have made the Kenyans fear him. “Of course, I’m happy I made the Kenyans worried,” he said. “I trained for that. I know there will be other chances. I think I gave them a shock. I knew I had him.”

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Rutherford unhappy with form
Greg Rutherford, the surprise winner of the London Olympic Long Jump says he is unhappy with his recent form, he may have won the British Championships and booked his place in Beijing but he isn’t happy with his progress.

“I was absolutely dreadful today,” he told BBC Sport. “I have come away with a win and that’s great, but my jumping today was terrible.

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Ennis Hill can’t make her mind

Jessica Ennis Hill can’t decide if she will run in Beijing. She has struggled with injury in recent weeks follwoing her return after the birth of her Baby last year.

Asked if she had made up her mind on Beijing, Ennis-Hill said: “No, not yet. I think it’s going to be quite last minute, probably after the Anniversary Games, because I want to see what my hurdles are.

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Adams upbeat despite losing for the first time in 57 outings

Valerie Adams remains upbeat following first loss since August 2010. The four-time World champion, three time World Indoor champion and two-time Olympic and three-time Commonwealth champion said she threw much better in the warm-up and while upset about losing her streak, she remains upbeat about her chances in Beijing.

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Dina Asher Smith leads British Sprints at UK Trials

Dina Asher Smith won the British Trials on Sunday and she was the star of a very high quality day of sprinting. The British 100m record holder ran a championship best of 11.08.

Ahser Smith said of her win “I am absolutely over the moon about being British champion. It is one of those things you always want to be but until you get out there and do it you can’t say you are.”

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Ronan Duggan

Ronan Duggan

Ronan Duggan is an athlete, coach, athletics fan and, most importantly, was once named Bandon AFC's under-12 Player of the Year. He was once a promising athlete but is now a promising coach, teacher and part-time athletics writer/broadcaster. While an 800m runner himself, Ronan has coached everything from pole vault to 10km with varying levels of bluffing. He has regularly been threatening to do something for years but is yet to deliver. He is regarded as our expert on the American running scene, though has yet, to prove his knowledge in this realm.

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