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.
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.