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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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07 Oct 2015

Bolt On Ellen; Cain Staying In NYC; 10 Questions With Heffernan; Your JTG 5-A-Day

10 Questions with Rob Heffernan Niall Breslin, or Bressie to you hip youngsters out there, interviews 2013 world 50km walk champion Rob Heffernan about the mental challenges that face an elite athlete like himself. “The mind can have a tendency to drift towards the dark side when you are really

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06 Oct 2015

Gregson Q&A; Doping Allegations For Koch; Eaton’s Vacation Blog; Your JTG 5-A-Day

From Child Soldier To Running Trailblazer Mira Rai is a national hero in Nepal who flies largely under the radar. She transformed from child soldier to winning international 50km-100km races, and hopes to inspire the young women of her country. “When peace came, many Maoist fighters were incorporated into a

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06 Oct 2015

Women’s 400m record under cloud after fresh doping allegations

Fresh doubts have been cast on the legitimacy of the women’s 400m world record after allegations from one of Germany’s leading anti-doping experts that Marita Koch was part of the state-sponsored doping programme in East Germany. Koch, who was Olympic 400m champion in 1980, set the current world record of

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06 Oct 2015

The Tuesday Troll: 10 steps to the best marathon of your life

1) Run more, lots more It’s these last few weeks, right before your marathon, that count most for accumulating absurd mileage. Never mind what came before, however many 50-mile weeks are in the bag, the time has come not just to increase your mileage, but to make some monstrous jumps.

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05 Oct 2015

Faster Drug Testing; Kipsiro Top In Scotland; Can Barber Vault It? Your JTG 5-A-Day

KIPSIRO AND KIPLAGAT TOP the PODIUM AT THE GREAT SCOTTISH RUN Commonwealth Games 10,000m gold medalist Moses Kipsiro headed the field in Glasgow on Sunday with Kenya’s Edna Kiplagat taking the women’s title. “I enjoyed the run, it was a nice smooth race,” Kipsiro said Full Report here. Kenyan’s Step

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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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