Silver lining: Jessica Ennis was one of many athletes who was beaten into second place at a major championship by a doper. Image: PhotoRun
10 Nov 2015

10 reasons to be hopeful in the wake of the latest doping scandal

By Kevin Byrne, guest columnist These are obviously bad times for the sport. That cannot be overstated. All it takes is a quick Google news search for the word “athletics” and you’ll see how bad the situation is. In the nuttiest of nutshells: Russia – one of the strongest athletics

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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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14 Aug 2015

Beijing 2015: the five events you can’t miss

Bolt, Gatlin and the race for credibility; Men’s 100m They can pitch it any way they want – good versus evil, drug cheat versus paragon of virtue, track’s hero versus its villain – but none of it will matter a jot to Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin when they settle

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25 Jul 2015

London Anniversary Games: Live Stream

Usain Bolt lived up to the hype at day one of the London Anniversary Games, and day two is set to be a cracker. Rudisha takes on Amos over 800m, Sub-44 400m guys Makwala and Van Niekerk do battle over one lap, while Christian Taylor takes on Greg Rutherford in

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10 Jul 2015

Lausanne Diamond League – Video Roundup

Men’s 800m – David Rudisha ran it from the front but Nigel Amos was too hot to handle in the final straight.   Men’s 100m – Inspiring stuff in this one. G*tlin leads it home, top-4 have served doping bans.   Men’s Triple Jump – Pedro Pablo Pichardo jumps 17.99m…and

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Gatlin, Gay and Rodgers competing at the 2014 Lausanne Meeting.
09 Jul 2015

Live Stream: Lausanne Diamond League

The Lausanne Diamond league promises to be an absolute cracker featuring some of the main athlete match-ups that we’ll be looking forward to in Beijing next month. It’ll do well to top Paris last week, but with some of the athletes involved it might just deliver. This year’s two 18m

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08 Jun 2015

Mo knows, Taylor talks triple, Double dutch, Amos answers, Birmingham battles; JTG 5-A-DAY

Only Mo Knows When did Mo find out find that Alberto Salazar was going to be under investigation for the infamous BBC panorama documentary? Thats the question on Ben Bloom’s lips. Farah, 32 claimed that he had only found out about the investigation a few days before the show aired. The Daily

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Supportive stance: Mo Farah was one teammate who supported Bosworth's decision. Image: PhotoRun
06 Jun 2015

Mo vs. the milers and the media; Felix set to fly; 5 things to watch in Birmingham

Mo Farah vs. the milers… and the media; Men’s 1500m, 4:50pm The most intriguing performance of the weekend will come when Mo Farah toes the line for the men’s 1500m to close Sunday’s meeting. In that contest – as we have come to expect when Farah races on home turf

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13 Jan 2015

JTG IAAF World XI

1. Renaud Lavillenie While he’s not the tallest on the list his shot-stopping potential is unrivalled. The upper-body strength and power required to be the world’s best pole vaulter could only lead to lightning-quick reactions and wrists of steel. That strong hand needed to scoop the ball from its top-corner

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Yuki Kawauchi At The 2013 New York Marathon. Photo courtesy of PhotoRun
21 Dec 2014

Non-Stop Ron, Taylor Going Dutch; Your JTG 5-A-Day

1. 50 years of running Ron Hill started running 50 years ago today, and he hasn’t stopped yet. Well he has, but you know what i mean. At least a mile a day for 50 years has seen him clock up almost 160,000 miles, and he experimented with up to

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