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13 Oct 2015

Britain’s first openly gay athlete: “I don’t want this to define me”

Race walker Tom Bosworth has become the first British athlete to come out as gay. The 25-year-old, who finished 12th in the 20km race walk at the European Championships in Zurich last year, revealed to BBC Sport how difficult the decision was. “Even in 2015, it’s difficult for people to

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13 Oct 2015

[Video] Gene Editing: Doping Of The Future

Gene Doping The editing of genes could be the future of doping in athletics, with the ability to alter defective genes in the human body becoming a real possibility. About 50% of what determines how fit you are comes from your genome, the other 50% is training, according to Dr.

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12 Oct 2015

The White Man In That Photo; Recognition For Cheated Olympians; Your JTG 5-A-Day

The White Man In ‘That’ Photo You’ve seen the iconic image (above) before, you may even have had the poster adorning your college bedroom, but what do you know about the third man in the photo? “I even thought that that guy – who seemed to be just a simpering

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12 Oct 2015

Barr and English the leading lights in memorable year for IUAA

As the new intervarsity season prepares to get under way, it seems as good a time as any to reflect on what a memorable 2015 it was,  a year when two of our leading lights, Thomas Barr and Mark English, took home medals from international competitions. English, a medical student at

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11 Oct 2015

Fionnuala sets out on Road to Rio: Chicago Marathon Live Stream

Yeah, we get it, there’s a lot of other live sport on today, but barging its way into your schedule should be the Chicago Marathon, which gets under way at 1:30pm Irish time. Fionnuala McCormack leads the Irish hopes against some of the world’s best, such as Kenya’s Florence Kiplagat, who

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09 Oct 2015

Merritt On The Mend; Elite Marathon Diet; Penn Diamond League? Your JTG 5-A-Day

Penn Diamond League a possibility The men at the helm of Franklin Field, home of Penn relays, hope that bringing Diamond League athletics to the famed stadium could now be a real possibility after $3 million renovations. Full story here. Aries Merritt on the road to recovery Track and field

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09 Oct 2015

After rollercoaster year, Merritt on the road to recovery

By Dave Hunter Stories of athletes overcoming physical adversity to stage dramatic comebacks are omnipresent in sports. Think of the numerous NBA players who rehab and return from debilitating ACL injuries. Or, the many Major League pitchers who work hard to perform well after undergoing Tommy John surgery. Successful and

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08 Oct 2015

Collins Blames Politics; Running Tough With Steve Jones; McCormack For Chicago; Your JTG 5-A-Day

Steve Jones tells it as it is Two-time Chicago marathon champion, Welshman Steve Jones, gave an insightful interview to competitor.com in which he had some harsh words for the ‘hobby-jogger’. “…I don’t believe that starting and finishing a marathon makes you a marathoner. I don’t believe that. If you’re racing

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08 Oct 2015

Fionnuala all set for first marathon major on the road to Rio

Fionnuala McCormack (née Britton) is looking forward to a new challenge at the Chicago Marathon this Sunday, October 11th, as she targets qualification for the Olympic Games next summer.The two-time European Cross Country champion is still undecided about the European Cross Country in December as she turns her focus the the roads

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08 Oct 2015

An insight into a legend: Run with Catherina

When Catherina McKiernan turned to the roads in 1997 she found what she was made to do. A human locomotive whose efficiency saw her record the fastest women’s debut marathon in Berlin and go on to win the London and Amsterdam marathons. “If there is such a thing as a

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