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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25 Sep 2015

Kipchoge on a mission, Crazy Celebrations, Farah and Bolt in Top 50:Your JTG 5 A DAY

Kipchoge is all about mentality ahead of this weekend’s Berlin Marathon I want the world record to be in my name. These are the fastest guys on the planet, though, so winning only is not important, but it’s about how to prepare to win. The one who crosses the finish

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Viktor Chegin, Coach to over 20 banned athletes.
23 Sep 2015

10 Things I Hate about Track and Field, Russian Dopers,Triple Jump not a sport: Your JTG 5 A DAY

10 Things I hate about Track and Field Coaches and Athletes who lie about their seed times, Athletes who celebrate before the finish Line,Sharing a lane in the 800m all feature in this uncompromising list. Read more here Is Triple Jump a sport? The Guardian argues that Triple Jump is

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Star billing: Eliud Kipchoge is the leading Olympic hope for Kenya in the marathon. Image via photorun
22 Sep 2015

Redmond’s winning mindset; Kipchoge’s time goals; Your JTG 5-A-Day

Football’s Dirty Doping Secret It may not be about athletes, but surely that’s a good thing? Essential reading by Cathal Dennehy on a potential doping scandal in football. “68 players across the Champions League, Europa League and European Championships between 2008 and 2013 were most likely knocking back some good

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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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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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Image via PhotoRun
17 Sep 2015

Dwight’s Words Of Wisdom; Symmonds Speaks on Sponsorship; Your JTG 5-A-Day

Passing of Mile Great One of Ireland’s greatest milers of the ’70s, Limerick’s Niall O’Shaughnessy, has passed away at the age of 59. The Adare native, who represented Ireland in both the 800m and 1500m at the 1976 Olympics, was once the European Indoor mile record holder, and still holds

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Nothing dull about Harradine's competition kit
16 Sep 2015

Diamond League Gone Stale; Dopers Winning The Battle; Your JTG 5-A-Day

Fighting a losing battle against doping Steve Magness takes a look at the psychlogy of cheating and the dopers themselves. “If the Lance Armstrong or Marion Jones’ of the world have taught us anything, it’s that passing a drug test means little except that you are smart enough to not

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Decathlon world record holder Ashton Eaton
15 Sep 2015

Eatons in Beijing; Doping Dilemma; Lazy, Karaoke-Singing Athletes; Your JTG 5-A-Day

Behind the scenes in beijing” Ashton Eaton and Brianne Theisen-Eaton give us an insider view of their preparation, and final days before competition, at the world championships in Beijing. Video here. Athletes hard-wired for laziness? A study published in the Current Biology journal has shown that the human body will

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