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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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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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