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400m Star’s 10 Steps To Success; Gv Ryan IMC Roundup; Your JTG 5-A-Day

10 steps to success with Wayde Van Niekerk

Wayde Van Niekerk has been running himself into contention for a world 400m medal this season, and he caught up with the IAAF to reveal how he has become a top quarter-miler. “Killer sessions and reps of 800m and 1000m have proved vital for his improvement in 2015, though he describes them as “a drag and torture”.

More on Van Niekerk here.

Brits sprinting in the right direction

While British sprinting has always had it’s shining lights it seems to be gathering serious strength and depth to back up the leading performers. And two of those leading performers are barely out of the Junior ranks. “Asher-Smith, 19, and Ujah, 21, are the exceptional names bandied about in the media and rightly so as both are indoors and outdoors national champions for 2015.”

More about the sprint stars here.

GV Ryan – Irish Milers Roundup

The latest Irish Milers Club meet took place in very blustery conditions in Morton Stadium, Santry last Saturday, but still managed to serve up some solid performances. Eoin Everard lead a strong field home in the men’s 800m to win in a time of 1:49.19, while Brian Murphy took the men’s 400m, running 47.74 seconds.

Full results of the meet here, and race videos can be watched courtesy of East Down AC on youtube here.

Lavillenie bounces back at French champs

After going two years without two consecutive losses, Renaud Lavillenie managed to escape an unlucky three in-a-row by taking the French title in Villeneuve-d’Ascq last weekend. Jimmy Vicaut and Cristophe Lemaitre did battle over the short sprints, taking one title each in the end, while the men’s sprint hurdles showed the depth in quality that the French possess.

Full event report here.

Track Town Classic

The Track Town Classic in Edmonton, Canada was highlighted by some classy one lap performances by two Olympic champions, Lashawn Merritt and Sanya Richards-Ross. Behind Merritt was a slight return to form from all-time no.3, Jeremy Wariner, who clocked 45.42 for 4th place.

Read the full event roundup here.

Emmett Dunleavy of www.PerfectPacing.com
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Gerard O'Donnell

Gerard O'Donnell

Gerard O'Donnell is an athlete, a coach, and a business management graduate. A former youth international, he represented Ireland in sprint hurdles, 400m hurdles, high jump and relays. He is current senior 60m & former 110m hurdles champion and ranks 3rd & 5th on the Irish all-time list for the events. Years of battling and finally overcoming injuries have led to his keen interest in strength and conditioning for athletes, as well as his current course of study: Neuromuscular Physical Therapy. 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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