Evan Jager. Image courtesy of Photorun
02 Oct 2015

After rollercoaster year, Jager reflects on the rise and fall

When Evan Jager walked off the track at the Zurich Diamond League last month, having finished a tired third in 8:18.39, he knew, there and then, his season was over. The residual fatigue from a summer in which he climbed some lofty peaks — though never quite reached the highest summit

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01 Oct 2015

Kenya steps up fight against doping as police raid chemists, arresting five

Kenyan police have conducted raids on chemists in Nairobi and Kapsabet over the past two days, stores which are believed to be behind much of the doping problem in the East African nation, arresting five pharmacists and doctors on suspicion of supplying banned performance-enhancing drugs. In Nairobi yesterday, police attempted

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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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Trio for Rio? Mick Clohisey, Kevin Seaward and Sergiu Ciobanu put themselves in line for Olympic selection.
01 Oct 2015

Irish invade, Kenyans reign supreme: six final thoughts on the Berlin Marathon

Once again, the fastest marathon in the world lived up to its renown, producing the 11th quickest performances of all time in both men’s and women’s races, courtesy of a pair of champions worthy of topping any marathon rostrum. Yet again, the morning of the race dawned cool, calm and

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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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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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John Travers winning the Rathfarnham 5k. Photo Credit: Brendan Ahearne
28 Sep 2015

Travers trounces field at Rathfarnham 5k

James Sullivan for Jumping-The-Gun.com There was success for John Travers at yesterday morning’s Rathfarnham 5K. The Donore Harriers athlete claimed a convincing victory in a time of 14:21 around the streets of Rathfarnham and Terenure in Dublin, defeating DSD’s Brandon Hargreaves (14:37) and Kilkenny City Harriers’ Brian Maher (14:51) into

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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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27 Sep 2015

Kipchoge the champion: “My mentality was strong today”

At the Berlin Marathon on Sunday, just about nothing could stop Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge, who destroyed the field to win in a personal best of 2:04:00, coming home a whopping 81 seconds clear of runner-up Eliud Kiptanui. It was precisely with 10K to run that the former track man made

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Lizzie Lee went to number 5 on the Irish all-time list with 2:32:51
27 Sep 2015

Lee: “I’m blown out of the park by that performance.”

Lizzie Lee went to 5th on the Irish women’s marathon all-time list with a stunning 2:32:51 at the Berlin marathon. The time also smashed the Olympic qualifying standard of 2:42:00 and should surely book her seat on the plane to Rio. Lee (Leevale) has been in excellent form since becoming

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Trio for Rio? Mick Clohisey, Kevin Seaward and Sergiu Ciobanu put themselves in line for Olympic selection.
27 Sep 2015

Seaward and Lee lead Irish marathon renaissance in Berlin

Setting the standard Kevin Seaward and Lizzie Lee led a renaissance of Irish marathon running in Berlin today with five Irish athletes in total running Olympic qualifying times. A host of Irish athletes went over to Berlin in pursuit of Olympic qualification (2:17:00 for men and 2:42:00 for women) with

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

Kipchoge on a marathon mission in Berlin: “all sport is about mentality”

On Sunday, Eliud Kipchoge returns to the Berlin Marathon two years after finishing second in the event and this time, the 30-year-old ranks as the clear favourite. In opposition, though, are two of the fastest marathoners in history: last year’s runner-up Emmanuel Mutai and former New York and Boston Marathon

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