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12 Oct 2015

The White Man In That Photo; Recognition For Cheated Olympians; Your JTG 5-A-Day

The White Man In ‘That’ Photo You’ve seen the iconic image (above) before, you may even have had the poster adorning your college bedroom, but what do you know about the third man in the photo? “I even thought that that guy – who seemed to be just a simpering

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Ryan Gregson
06 Oct 2015

Gregson Q&A; Doping Allegations For Koch; Eaton’s Vacation Blog; Your JTG 5-A-Day

From Child Soldier To Running Trailblazer Mira Rai is a national hero in Nepal who flies largely under the radar. She transformed from child soldier to winning international 50km-100km races, and hopes to inspire the young women of her country. “When peace came, many Maoist fighters were incorporated into a

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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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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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06 Sep 2015

Beijing 2015: the good, the bad, the ugly (and the great)

The Good The Hosts Beijing can hold its head just as high and proud as it did seven years ago, when the greatest show on earth came to town and the world was left with a lifetime of good memories of the place. This time it was a smaller task

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03 Sep 2015

Winners, Losers, PED Abusers: Beijing Look Back Part 1

The Winners Aries Merritt I’m sure you’ve heard his story by now but that doesn’t make it any less impressive. With just 20% kidney function since 2013 it’s amazing that the 110m hurdler world record holder made it to Beijing never mind picking up a medal along the way. Many

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Speed queen: Dafne Schippers became the third fastest woman of all time when winning the 200m in 21.63. Image: PhotoRun
28 Aug 2015

Evening Recap Day 7: Scintillating Schippers, Hurdle Heroics, Eaton’s 400m Fireworks

Morning recap here. Women’s 200m Final Wow. Dafne Schippers not only took the world 200m title, but smashed the European record in the process. Elaine Thompson of Jamaica lead the race for all of 195m before the Dutch sprinter surpassed her on the line taking the title in a time

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Image courtesy of PhotoRun
28 Aug 2015

Day 7 Morning Recap: Eaton Leads, Hardee Out, Chinese Walk Away With Medals

One of the quieter morning sessions of the World Championships so far with the men’s decathletes taking centre stage. Medals were decided in the women’s 20km walk, and the men’s high jumpers began their championships with their qualification round. Full results for this session can be found here. Men’s Decathlon

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Image via PhotoRun
14 Aug 2015

US Gear Row Cleared up? Brits Lose Main Sponsor; Your JTG 5-A-Day

U.S. Athletes Can Wear Own Gear “The requirement for U.S. athletes to wear Nike-branded apparel at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing is not all-encompassing, and team members with sponsors other than Nike can wear their sponsor’s gear on many occasions during the meet”, USA Track & Field has now

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Image via PhotoRun
20 Jul 2015

Symmonds Vs Eaton; Lessons in Lactate; World Youths Roundup; Your JTG 5-A-Day

World Youths Roundup The World Youth Championships in Cali, Colombia have come to a close after five days of outstanding performances. You can catch up on all the action with analysis of all the events now available on the IAAF website, many of them compiled by our own Cathal Dennehy.

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