Marathon challenge: Aberu Kebede, Gladys Cherono and Anna Hahner at the press conference on Thursday. Image: PhotoRun
24 Sep 2015

Cherono ready to rock in Berlin

Though it will, almost inevitably, be overshadowed by the stellar line-up in the men’s field, there is nonetheless every reason to keep one eye on the women’s race when the Berlin Marathon gets underway on Sunday morning. In Gladys Cherono – a former track and half-marathon standout who is a

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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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Speed demons: Dennis Kimetto, Emmanuel Mutai and Geoffrey Kamworor during the 2014 Berlin Marathon. Image: PhotoRun
22 Sep 2015

Five reasons the Berlin Marathon is fast

At 9am on Sunday morning, 40,000 runners will line up in Berlin’s Tiergarten for the 41st edition of the world’s fastest marathon and with a typically stellar trio of athletes heading up the men’s field, there’s every chance Dennis Kimetto’s world record of 2:02:57 will be rewritten. If so, it

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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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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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Football has come under the doping spotlight after a study which showed 7.7pc of top-level footballers recorded high testosterone levels indicating a possible use of anabolic steroids. Image: 4dfoot.com
21 Sep 2015

Football’s dirty secret: ignorance is not bliss when it comes to doping

And so it begins. After decades of anecdotal evidence — think star players spotted at renowned doping clinics, rogue doctors bragging about trophies their pharmacology has won for club and country, major European titles being won by players with blood as thick as golden syrup — there is finally cold, hard evidence to suggest that

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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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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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18 Sep 2015

UK Athletics: “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. The investigation was launched after thereport by BBC/PropPublica which alleged that Salazar had used banned

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Dennis Kimetto holds the Kenyan flag aloft. Image: PhotoRun.net
18 Sep 2015

Flashback Friday: Kimetto kicks for Home in World Record Run

King Kimetto Dennis Kimetto smashed the world record by 26 seconds when he ran 2:02:57 at the 2014 Berlin Marathon.  Relive his incredible performance below. His splits were astonishing, check them out below. Average pace per mile: 4:41.5 Average pace per 5K: 14:34.9 Average pace for one lap of a

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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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