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Symmonds Vs Eaton; Lessons in Lactate; World Youths Roundup; Your JTG 5-A-Day

World Youths Roundup

The World Youth Championships in Cali, Colombia have come to a close after five days of outstanding performances. You can catch up on all the action with analysis of all the events now available on the IAAF website, many of them compiled by our own Cathal Dennehy. Isn’t he great?

Read on here.

Marathon Mondays – Lactate Profiling

It’s that time of the week again, and Emmett Dunleavy of PerfectPacing.com is back to help you on route to the Dublin Marathon. With 14 weeks to go, this week he descibes how lactate profiling can give you goals, performance indicators, and a pacing plan for the big day.
Full piece here.

Two worlds collide: Symmonds Vs. Eaton

Nick Symmonds and Ashton Eaton are set to face off over 400m at the first Flotrack Throwdown event which will take place in Portland, Oregon, on Aug. 8. Irish fans may be familiar with both athletes having seen Eaton compete in Athlone in 2014, and Symmonds in the 2012 Morton Games.
“With both prepping for their prime at the end of August in Beijing, this one-lapper could be one of the most intriguing track races in history”. Wouldn’t be like Flotrack to over-hype athletes…but it should be interesting nonetheless.

More details here.

PBs With Jenny Simpson

The reigning diamond race winner for women’s 1500m, Jenny Simpson, has been telling the IAAF who her greatest rivals are, her greatest achievements, and how much she loves a good nap.

More from Simpson here.

Poor Prep From Jamaican Youths

Jamaica’s head coach at the World Youths has blamed a lack of preparation for the team’s one medal return from the championships.
“Even going back to the National Junior trials, you would have seen how dismal it was in terms of the turnout, so it has shown that the athletes have not really been involved in a lot of preparation after that period, which is cause for concern,”
Full story here

Emmett Dunleavy of www.PerfectPacing.com
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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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