Bolt flashing his abs in Rome. Image courtesy of PhotoRun
06 Feb 2015

Bolt set for romantic start; Harrington hunts down Haile – JTG 5-A-Day

1. WADA signs Partnership Agreement in boost to Kenyan anti-doping program WADA has signed a Partnership Agreement with four organizations in what is seen as a significant boost to Kenya’s anti-doping program. Read more here 2. Harrington hunts down Haile Chris Harrington has completed his training camp and journey in

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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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19 Jan 2015

Bolt Babies; The Russian Inquisition; Bekele’s Dubai Mission; Your JTG 5-a-day

Bolt Babies; as cool as they are cute Usain Bolt and his following kicked off an internet craze today as babies all around the world showed their love for the Jamaican and adopted his lightning bolt pose. The Telegraph captured some of the best ones here. Bekele looks for redemption

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Chris with Ryan Hall and Mo Farah
19 Jan 2015

Harrington’s Ethiopian blog: Work Ethic and staying on course

Chris Harrington is well into his journey and training camp in Ethiopia. Here he looks at the work ethic of the people and how he had a mild panic attack when he went off course on a long run. “Work ethic” This trip has brought many of my goals I

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09 Jan 2015

Kiprop Eyes Ice-Cold Gold, Olympic Champ Losing Belief; Your JTG 5-A-Day

1. Campbell Finds The Sport Hard To Believe In 2004 Olympic Champion Darren Campbell has said with each new allegation of systematic doping “it is very difficult to keep believing in the sport.” He spoke on a 90 minute programme with BBC on Thursday which also featured Irish 400m record

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Chris Harrington, second from left, with some of the other Western runners
09 Jan 2015

Harrington’s Blog: The highs and lows of week 1 in Ethiopia

Blog 2 Ethiopia – “Yes, the operated knee.” Nearly a fall too far. Chris Harrington’s troublesome knee and high altitude nearly took there toll on the first week in Ethiopia. Here he recounts his story. Week 1 Claire (wife) and the kids dropped me to the airport- “Goodbye so” she

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Fionnuala Britton taking victory in 2013 Edinburgh XC. Photo: european-athletics.org
07 Jan 2015

Chris Chooses Life; Edinburgh’s Great Expectations; Sonia’s Training Secrets; Podcast

It’s our first podcast of the New Year, and we ring it in by first discussing the inspirational tale of one Cork man who had the balls to follow his dream, all the way to the high hills of Ethiopia. As 2015 gets into full swing, the hottest action of

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Photo courtesy of PhotRun.net
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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03 Jan 2015

Blog: Harrington dares to dream on Ethiopian expedition

Some people have literally laughed in Chris Harrington’s face when he’s told them about his dream – to run on the world stage for Ireland. In his early 30s with five kids, a wife and a full-time job as a builder, Harrington has packed his bags and gone to Ethiopia

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