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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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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Winner alright: Eamonn Coghlan anchors Villanova to victory at the Penn Relays.
17 Sep 2015

Chairman reflects on a champion career: “I worked bloody hard. I gave it my all”

By Dave Hunter Those of us who have followed track and field over the years need no prompting to recall the sparkling career and exceptional talent of Eamonn Coghlan – the first 5000m world champion back in 1983 and one of the most fearsome milers of all time. Now living

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Ivo Van Damme sporting his glorious beard
17 Sep 2015

Throwback Thursday: Ivo Van Damme

So last week was the final Diamond League Meet of the season, the Brussels edition. It is officially known as the Memorial Van Damme. Many of you may have never heard of Ivo Van Damme. Most of you have heard of Prefontaine, most of you have heard of Steve Ovett

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Trailblazer: Niall O'Shaughnessy will be posthumously inducted into the Southwest Hall of Fame in November. Image: Arkansasrazorbacks.com
16 Sep 2015

Mile great O’Shaughnessy passes away

One of Ireland’s greatest milers of the ’70s, Limerick’s Niall O’Shaughnessy, has passed away at the age of 59. O’Shaughnessy passed away at his home outside Atlanta, Georgia on Wednesday morning after a long battle with brain cancer. The Adare native, who represented Ireland in both the 800m and 1500m

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16 Sep 2015

Diamond League Gone Stale; Dopers Winning The Battle; Your JTG 5-A-Day

Fighting a losing battle against doping Steve Magness takes a look at the psychlogy of cheating and the dopers themselves. “If the Lance Armstrong or Marion Jones’ of the world have taught us anything, it’s that passing a drug test means little except that you are smart enough to not

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Decathlon world record holder Ashton Eaton
15 Sep 2015

Eatons in Beijing; Doping Dilemma; Lazy, Karaoke-Singing Athletes; Your JTG 5-A-Day

Behind the scenes in beijing” Ashton Eaton and Brianne Theisen-Eaton give us an insider view of their preparation, and final days before competition, at the world championships in Beijing. Video here. Athletes hard-wired for laziness? A study published in the Current Biology journal has shown that the human body will

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15 Sep 2015

Doping Dilemma: suspicious minds mean many questions, but few right answers

On the first Sunday night of the IAAF World Championships, in the bowels of the Bird’s Nest Stadium in Beijing, one European journalist raised his hand with a question for Justin Gatlin. “Justin, a few of the other athletes in the race have said it was an important victory for

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14 Sep 2015

Mo’s Triumphant Half; Diamond League Cash Rankings; Your JTG 5-A-Day

Diamond League Cash Rankings Who made the most from this years diamond league events? Track-stats.com have compiled the prize money rankings for 2015 series and it’s a thrower who tops the table. More here. Marathon Mondays – Eat Like An Elite With 6 weeks to go to the Dublin City

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Leading the way: Lauren Fleshman is a two-time US champion and five-time NCAA champion. Image: Oiselle
14 Sep 2015

Marathon Mondays: Fleshman’s Fantastic Food Tips

Marathon Mondays are back and with only six weeks left to Dublin we want to give you the best chance to achieve your goals and run to your potential. So we asked two-time US 5000m champion and five-time NCAA Champion Lauren Fleshman for advice. The Oiselle athlete [which by the

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