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18 Feb 2015

Brawl in Ugandan XC trials; Lolo slams 50 Shades; Dibaba’s WR attempt – JTG 5-A-Day

1. Mo Farah and Andy Vernon go to war on Twitter It was all action on Twitter yesterday as Andy Vernon went for tit for tat over the latest field that Mo Farah is facing in the 2 miles at the Sainsbury’s Indoor Grand Prix on Saturday. Read Cathal Dennehy’s

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18 Feb 2015

Podcast: Barshim set for Take off; Mo goes Mad; O Lionaird hunts history

There were plenty of talking points on this week’s podcast with Mo Farah and Andy Vernon grabbing centre stage with their Twitter spat. We look behind the feud and where it sparked and who came out on top if at all. Sara Treacy had the performance of her career when

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Mo Farah and Andy Vernon pictured afther the 10,000m at the European Championships in Zurich. Image: PhotoRun
17 Feb 2015

Farah and Vernon go to war on Twitter

Mo Farah is a two-time Olympic champion, three-time world champion, but for all his success, it seems he gets pretty defensive when facing some criticism on Twitter. This afternoon, British teammate and rival Andy Vernon, who finished second to Farah in the European Championships 10,000m last summer, spoke out criticising

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Harrington and Haile
06 Feb 2015

Ethiopian Blog: “I’ve already won” – training with the champions

Chris Harrington’s final Ethiopian Blog. “I’ve won already” As much as I was looking forward to going home I’ll miss Ethiopia, especially Yaya village where I’m staying – the ambience of the place, the staff & food etc. I’ll even miss when it’s, let’s say, 1 o’clock Irish time which

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05 Jan 2015

No-Show For Mo, Best Of The Best With Eaton; Your JTG 5-A-Day

1. Edinburgh no-show for Mo Mo Farah has withdrawn from this weekend’s Edinburgh cross country after suffering from a bout of flu over Christmas. He’s playing it safe with the world championships in Beijing in mind, and the small matter of defending his 5000m/1000m titles. Read more here   2.

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Robert Harting, the world and Olympic discus throw champion. Image: courtesy of
04 Jan 2015

Harting feels heat; Dibaba destroys field; Juiced-up Jeptoo to get two; Your JTG five-a-day

Harting fears doping attack The German discus giant, who took a stand against Justin Gatlin when he was nominated for the IAAF Athlete of the Year award, now fears that he may be subject to a manipulated anti-doping test due to his actions. He complains that other countries have poor

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03 Jan 2015

The DJ who beat Farah, Rowbury’s Irish Dancing Past; Your JTG 5-A-Day

1. Harrington’s Ethiopian Expedition Only one place to start for today’s 5-A-Day and it’s with Cork man Chris Harrington as he chronicles his journey to Ethiopia. Leaving a wife and 5 kids behind for a month, Harrington will be blogging along the way as he seeks athletic bliss. Check out

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Celebration time: Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad takes victory in the European 3,000m steeplechase, but was later disqualified for his topless antics. Image: PhotoRun
30 Dec 2014

Bad Boys, Doping Dilemmas, Crazy Comebacks; the A-Z of the athletics year: Part One

A is for the Anti-hero: Mekhissi-Benabbad To tell any good story, you need one. Every book, every film, and even every sport, needs the villain who fans either love to hate or just can’t help but love. This year, Frenchman Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad took that role. Previously, the steeplechase specialist was

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Gemma Steel all smiles after taking gold in the European Cross Country Championships in Samokov
19 Dec 2014

Sub-2 Marathon, Farah for Edinburgh, Athlone Baseline; Your JTG 5-a-Day

1. Letsrun ask “Was Tyson Gay on HGH before Jon Drummond?” Letsrun give their four thoughts on the Jon Drummond/Tyson Gay doping case. Read more here 2. Geb reckons Sub 2 will do Haile Gebrselassie reckons a Sub 2 Marathon is possible in the next 5 years. He puts the

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Mo Farah
26 Aug 2014

Inside Mo’s mind; a chat with the champion

This week, we got up close and personal with a global star in Mo Farah. The double Olympic Champion spoke to us in Birmingham about his goals for the next number of years, what effect the marathon had on him, and whether he thinks he’ll return to it in the

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