Athletes in acton at LB Fitness
22 Sep 2015

Ask Larry (LBPT): Lower Back Pain

By Larry Brady of LBFitness for JTG Lower Back Pain Do you experience lower back tightness and pain when you run? Maybe even a touch of ‘sciatica’? Do you feel uncoordinated and “heavy” when you move? In this video we talk briefly about two basic dynamic movement drills, that our athletes

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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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19 Sep 2015

Celebration for Sonia at Anniversary 5k

Heartwarming return and celebration for Sonia 5k in Cobh Sonia O’Sullivan’s journey came full circle at the Sonia 5K in association with Euromedic Ireland. The event organised by Athletics Ireland marked the 20th Anniversary of Irish athletics icon Sonia O’Sullivan’s historic victory in the 5,000 metres at the IAAF World

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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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