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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Decathlon world record holder Ashton Eaton
21 Sep 2015

The Reality of Injury & Rehab; Decathlon Fantasy Battle; Your JTG 5-A-Day

Six things nobody tells you about injury and rehab Steeplechaser Eilish McColgan gives six aspects of injury and rehab that most athletes will face, but are rarely discussed. “Nobody prepares you for the sleepless nights, the rising stress levels and your transformation into a recluse. But there comes a time

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Gillick won back-to-back European indoor 400m titles
21 Sep 2015

Gillick goes back to his roots to find New Breed

The next generation Former Irish athletics star David Gillick will return to his alma mater, St. Benildus College, on September 23rd to find the next generation of talent. The double European Indoor champion and Olympian will be back in the school where his athletics journey began as part of the

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Leading the way: Lauren Fleshman is a two-time US champion and five-time NCAA champion. Image: Oiselle
20 Sep 2015

Marathon Nutrition; King Kimetto; Van Damme Flashback; The Week’s Top Stories on JTG

Ivo Van Damme’s Double Olympic Silver Most of you have heard of Prefontaine, most of you have heard of Steve Ovett and Sebastian Coe. Prefontaine died young, Ovett and Coe went on to destroy World Records and dominate middle distance in the late 70s and early 80s, but one man

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Alisa Vainio in action on the track this summer
20 Sep 2015

17-Year-Old Finn Hits Rio Marathon Mark

Flying Finn Alisa Vainio of Finland hit the Rio Olympics qualifying standard for the marathon (2:36:00) in her first competitive attempt at the event, running an impressive 2:33:24 in Joutseno, southern Finland, on Saturday. But at just 17-years-of-age, born in 1997, she lies outside the age bracket for Olympic qualification. The

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Image courtesy of Photorun.
18 Sep 2015

Salazar in the clear; Epstein digs deeper into steroid issue; Your JTG 5-A-Day

“NO REASON TO BE CONCERNED” ABOUT SALAZAR ACCUSATIONS UK Athletics (UKA) has found no evidence of wrongdoing by Mo Farah, nor any evidence of inappropriate input from the Nike Oregon Project into Farah’s training regimen, after completing an investigation into the practices of coach Alberto Salazar. More here. Athletes only

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18 Sep 2015

UK Athletics: “No reason to be concerned” about Salazar accusations

UK Athletics (UKA) has found no evidence of wrongdoing by Mo Farah, nor any evidence of inappropriate input from the Nike Oregon Project into Farah’s training regimen, after completing an investigation into the practices of coach Alberto Salazar. The investigation was launched after thereport by BBC/PropPublica which alleged that Salazar had used banned

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Winner alright: Eamonn Coghlan anchors Villanova to victory at the Penn Relays.
17 Sep 2015

Chairman reflects on a champion career: “I worked bloody hard. I gave it my all”

By Dave Hunter Those of us who have followed track and field over the years need no prompting to recall the sparkling career and exceptional talent of Eamonn Coghlan – the first 5000m world champion back in 1983 and one of the most fearsome milers of all time. Now living

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Ivo Van Damme sporting his glorious beard
17 Sep 2015

Throwback Thursday: Ivo Van Damme

So last week was the final Diamond League Meet of the season, the Brussels edition. It is officially known as the Memorial Van Damme. Many of you may have never heard of Ivo Van Damme. Most of you have heard of Prefontaine, most of you have heard of Steve Ovett

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Trailblazer: Niall O'Shaughnessy will be posthumously inducted into the Southwest Hall of Fame in November. Image: Arkansasrazorbacks.com
16 Sep 2015

Mile great O’Shaughnessy passes away

One of Ireland’s greatest milers of the ’70s, Limerick’s Niall O’Shaughnessy, has passed away at the age of 59. O’Shaughnessy passed away at his home outside Atlanta, Georgia on Wednesday morning after a long battle with brain cancer. The Adare native, who represented Ireland in both the 800m and 1500m

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