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

Berlin Marathon competition: enter for free to win a piece of history

At the Berlin Marathon last year, history was made as Dennis Kimetto became the first man to run under 2:03, smashing the world record with his 2:02:57 run. Back in second, Emmanuel Mutai also ran faster than the old world record, recording 2:03:13 for what will go down as the

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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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