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07 Oct 2015

Bolt On Ellen; Cain Staying In NYC; 10 Questions With Heffernan; Your JTG 5-A-Day

10 Questions with Rob Heffernan Niall Breslin, or Bressie to you hip youngsters out there, interviews 2013 world 50km walk champion Rob Heffernan about the mental challenges that face an elite athlete like himself. “The mind can have a tendency to drift towards the dark side when you are really

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Ryan Gregson
06 Oct 2015

Gregson Q&A; Doping Allegations For Koch; Eaton’s Vacation Blog; Your JTG 5-A-Day

From Child Soldier To Running Trailblazer Mira Rai is a national hero in Nepal who flies largely under the radar. She transformed from child soldier to winning international 50km-100km races, and hopes to inspire the young women of her country. “When peace came, many Maoist fighters were incorporated into a

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06 Oct 2015

Women’s 400m record under cloud after fresh doping allegations

Fresh doubts have been cast on the legitimacy of the women’s 400m world record after allegations from one of Germany’s leading anti-doping experts that Marita Koch was part of the state-sponsored doping programme in East Germany. Koch, who was Olympic 400m champion in 1980, set the current world record of

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05 Oct 2015

Faster Drug Testing; Kipsiro Top In Scotland; Can Barber Vault It? Your JTG 5-A-Day

KIPSIRO AND KIPLAGAT TOP the PODIUM AT THE GREAT SCOTTISH RUN Commonwealth Games 10,000m gold medalist Moses Kipsiro headed the field in Glasgow on Sunday with Kenya’s Edna Kiplagat taking the women’s title. “I enjoyed the run, it was a nice smooth race,” Kipsiro said Full Report here. Kenyan’s Step

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Mohammed Aman competing at Hayward Field. Image via photorun
01 Oct 2015

No Ban on thyroid meds; Aman’s words of wisdom; Sitting Watching Sports Will Kill You; Your JTG 5-A-Day

Thyroid decision disappoints UK chiefs Wada have decided that thyroid medication does not meet the criteria needed to be added to the banned list – “For a substance or method to be prohibited, it must meet two of three criteria: enhance performance; pose a threat to athlete health; violate the

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30 Sep 2015

USA Snub Bolt Gatorade; Powell Signs With Puma; Your JTG 5-A-Day

How to race in a pack ESPN talks to Shannon Rowbury and Jenny Simpson about the thrills and spills of racing in a pack. “Middle-distance racing is peculiar. Often, runners will bunch up and wait for someone else to push the pace, rather than take charge and run as fast

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Larry Brady Shin splints
30 Sep 2015

Ask Larry (LBPT): Shin Splints

By Larry Brady of LBFitness for JTG Shin Splints, oh shin splints, how splinting you can be. Anyone — I mean ANYONE — who has experienced shin splints knows that they are debilitating. They stop you from doing just about anything. They give you a huge sense of failurem as anytime

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29 Sep 2015

NIKE Apologises, Gardener takes UKA Presidency; Travers On Top; Your JTG 5-A-Day

Nike Says Sorry About Marathon Shoe Dysfunction You’ve probably seen images (like above) of Berlin Marathon winner Eliud Kipchoge striding to victory with insoles hanging out of his shoes. Well now Nike have apologised for the malfunctioning footwear. “Nike have offered an apology to Eliud Kipchoge for their malfunctioning shoe

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World silver medalist Zhang Guowei had a season full of celebration
28 Sep 2015

‘Monumental’ Boost For USA Athletes; Ireland’s Marathon Revival; Your JTG 5-A-Day

‘Monumental’ Step Forward For USA Athletics Good news for US track & field athletes as their governing body, USATF, will be providing some added cash bonuses for qualification and medal winning performances. “Beginning in 2016, roughly $1.8 million per year in cash will be distributed. In practice, this will mean

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IMG athletes with 110m hurdler Orlando Ortega
27 Sep 2015

Athlete Blog 3 From The IMG Academy

Making progress Things have been going well out here  – conditions are pretty much the same, a few degrees cooler on the cloudy days, which for training is always a bonus! We have maintained a similar structure to the first 2 weeks and the warm up has become more coordinated

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