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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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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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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Matt Yates
29 May 2015

Interview: Forgotten hero Yates lifts the lid on a golden era of British miling (part one)

by Jack Corbett Former British 800m and 1500m stalwart Matthew Yates is the last British athlete to be ranked in the top 10 for the 1500 (1993 & 1994) and one of a great line of milers preceded by the likes of Coe, Ovett, Elliott and Cram who no doubt

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Coghlan breaking 3:50 for the mile indoors. Courtesy of Eamonn Coghlan
27 Feb 2015

Flashback Friday: Coghlan transcends time with historic indoor mile (video)

“Never doubt Eamonn Coghlan. He’ll get you in the end,” said the New York Daily News in 1983 when Eamonn Coghlan broke the 3:50 barrier on this date at the Vitalis Invite Indoor Mile with 3:49.78 – the first sub 3:50 mile indoors. “Coghlan’s time transcends the stopwatches and decimal

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24 Feb 2015

First in ten-part series: Irish masters performances for the ages

First in a ten-part series highlighting the best Irish masters performances. My first memories of watching track and field date back to the summer of 1976 when my dad and I watched Ireland’s Eamon Coghlan advance through the rounds of the 1500 meters at the Montreal Olympics. The outcome has

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20 Feb 2015

Flashback Friday: Coghlan runs mile relay by himself

Eamonn Coghlan’s Wanamaker mile record may have been broken by Bernard Lagat but in 1987 he was the man. He won his 7th Wanamaker Mile and Frank Litsky’s opening paragraph of the night in the New York Times summed up the popularity and character he still holds in New York.

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Centrowitz takes the title from Nick Willis. Image: PhotRun
15 Feb 2015

The duel in the Armory: Centrowitz and Willis, and the Wanamaker Mile

In the end, the battle that determined the winner of the men’s Wanamaker mile was not so much the final run to the finish line – as tight and thrilling as that home-stretch duel was – but the one that occurred when Matt Centrowitz and Nick Willis raced to the

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Usain Bolt on what he'd say to kids: "It’s just all about hard work and dedication." Image: PhotoRun
02 Feb 2015

Oregon Project invade Armory; World’s fastest lifestyles; Your JTG 5-A-Day

1. The Nike Oregon Project Invades the Armory! Jeff Benjamin wrote a piece for RunBlogRun on Alberto Salazar and the Nike Oregon Project at the Armory Invitational in New York on Saturday. Full story here   2. Lagat eyes Coghlan’s record Bernard Lagat is aiming to eclipse Eamonn Coghlan’s indoor

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02 Feb 2015

Lagat aims to eclipse Coghlan’s record at Millrose Games

Eight-time champion Bernard Lagat of Tucson, AZ, and New York native and defending champion, Mary Cain, 18, of Portland, OR, will star in the NYRR Wanamaker Mile at the 108th NYRR Millrose Games on Saturday, February 14, it was announced today by Mary Wittenberg, president and CEO of New York

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