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13 May 2015

Jones gone in the distance; Gay costs silver lining; Gatlin wants gold – JTG 5-A-Day

Jones leaves endurance role; Haile gone for good Listen to our latest podcast which discusses the departure of Ireland’s National Endurance Coach Chris Jones and the retirement of Haile Gebrselassie along with plenty of talking points here and read about Jones’s departure in the Irish Examiner here Tyson Gay case

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12 May 2015

Tergat Hails Haile, New Harting In Town, Lavillenie Out Of Doha; Your JTG 5-A-Day

1. Tergat Hails Haile One of Haile Gebrselassie’s greatest rivals on track and road, Paul Tergat, has welcomed the Ethiopian into retirement calling him a “great person and a great man”. More from Tergat here 2. Gatlin Wants Bolt-down Justin Gatlin won 18 out of 18 sprint races last year

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05 May 2015

Weir And Bailey Build Beijing Grudge Match

Aside from the performance-enhanced past of 3/4 of the USA 4x100m World Relay champions, it was their man with the clean past who struck up some controversy of his own post-race. Ryan Bailey, who anchored team USA to victory over Usain Bolt‘s Jamaica, celebrated by using Bolt’s famous “To Di

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28 Apr 2015

Podcast: Paula Penns Farewell; no holds barred to Bahamas

We’ve split this week’s podcast into two parts as we look to streamline the bumper news package from London leading to the Bahamas. Part One In part one we look at all the road action with a brief recap of the Boston marathon and then move on to the blockbuster

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Thomas Barr qualifies for Final as fastest Qualifer
27 Apr 2015

Barr on track for Beijing; Breege’s Rio run; Paula’s perfect farewell – JTG 5-A-Day

Breege Connolly achieves Rio Olympics marathon qualifying time Breege Connolly became the first Irish woman to run the Olympic qualifying time for Rio with 2:37:29 in London – just 34 seconds slower than Paula Radcliffe who bowed out in style. Read reports on Breege’s success here and here Pre men’s

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08 Apr 2015

Borzakovskiy: Russians are clean; English doubles distance; Stars align in the Bahamas; Your JTG 5-a-day

Borzakovskiy: doping in Russia is a thing of the past In a conveniently confident move, given his new position as head coach of the Russian athletics team, the former Olympic 800m champion believes the country has left its dark doping past behind. “”I’m sure that all of the country’s athletes understand

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Liu Xiang kisses the final hurdle goodbye.
04 Apr 2015

The Female Specific Injury List; Hurdles Hero Set To Retire; Your JTG 5-A-Day

1. How Doping Steals Our Innocence Former Nike employ, and employee for our sport, Joe Rafferty tells us how the lastest Gatlin controversy has left him questioning his love for the sport once again in this interesting blog. Check it out here 2. Gunnell Not Expecting Rio Fireworks Barcelona Olympic

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04 Apr 2015

How doping stole my innocence

Joe Rafferty is a former junior international athlete who has worked within the athletics industry for over 14 years. Nike’s re-signing of Justin Gatlin has left this athletics aficionado in a spin and he wrote us a blog to chart the process. Drugs and athletics, athletics and drugs. Like death

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Gatlin, Gay and Rodgers competing at the 2014 Lausanne Meeting.
26 Mar 2015

Twitter Voices Its Opinion On Gatlin’s Nike Deal

Justin Gatlin will be running under the Nike swoosh for the 2015 season after the sports brand signed him to a sponsorship deal. There have been reports that Tyson Gay has also signed up with Nike but this not the case – he is however training with a Nike sponsored

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25 Mar 2015

Nike Backing Drug Cheat; Heffernan Set For Olympic Bronze? Your JTG 5-A-Day

1. Belated Bronze again for Heffernan? Rob Heffernan could be set to secure a retrospective bronze medal from the 2012 Olympics in London. The Russians have been up to their usual tricks but the IAAF are appealing the duration of doping suspensions. Full Story here 2. Nike sign sprint cheat

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