Track & Field

Felix’s Double Doubts; Mo Ready To Race; Your JTG 5-A-Day

Felix faces double dilemma

Allyson Felix has the enviable headache of trying decide whether she should contest both the 200m and 400m at this year’s world championships in Beijing. The timetable is quite unfavourable to the attempt, but it will be Felix’s coach Bobby Kersee who will make the decision. She will also be involved in at least one of the USA’s relay teams, could she pull in a four gold medal haul?

Read more on her decision here.

Farah back on track

Mo Farah will be back on track tomorrow (Thursday) in Lausanne, six weeks after his last race and after a testing time for his reputation. The double Olympic champion will toe the line against middle-distance heavyweights Hagos Gebrhiwet, Yomif Kejelcha, Caleb Ndiku, Thomas Longosiwa and more.

More on Farah here.

How easy is it to cheat in sport?

Four doping experts give their opinions to the BBC about how easy they feel it is cheat the system. They include Balco lab head man Victor Conte who says “once I realised that pretty much everybody was in on it, I made that decision to join the culture”.

Read more here.

Van Niekerk now on the next level

South African 400m athlete Wayde Van Niekerk set a new African record last weekend…which lasted around 24 hours, but he still believes his first sub-44 clocking is a game changer. The fact that he defeated Kirani James on his way to this record setting run is even more impressive. “To me it was definitely a breakthrough (running a sub-44 time) and it was something no-one believes until its finally done.”

More from the SA star here.

How Genzebe Dibaba set Paris alight

Cathal Dennehy talks us through the women’s 5000m from the Paris Diamond league. “The much-touted 5,000m world record didn’t happen, but for 14 minutes and 15 seconds inside the Stade de France on Saturday night, Genzebe Dibaba – with a little help from fellow Ethiopian Almaz Ayana – served up a race of the most enthralling nature”.

Read the full story 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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