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13 Apr 2015

Kenyans look to China for quick cash; Steel too great for Britton – JTG 5-A-Day

Steel denies Britton; Korir retains title at Great Ireland Run Gemma Steel denied Fionnuala Britton the chance to etch her name alongside Sonia O’Sullivan and Catherina McKiernan on the winners scroll of the Great Ireland Run. Read how Steel had to keep pushing to the line to stave off Britton:

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12 Apr 2015

“Experience” the difference for Britton

Fionnuala Britton may have been denied a maiden victory at the SPAR Great Ireland Run in the Phoenix Park by Gemma Steel who won in 33:03 but this was a big improvement and clear marker for the Wicklow woman. Her 33:07 in blustery conditions a massive improvement on her 33:54

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18 Jan 2015

Equal running field; the age to make it; Williams protests innocence – your 5-A-Day

The 5-A-Day is back and plenty to read from an equal running field for men and women in cross country, the age you make it as a champion and Rhys Williams commitment to clean sport. 1. Equal running field Ever wondered why men and women race different distances in cross

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18 Jan 2015

Golden Girl Steel set to rise to greater heights

As she entered the final stretch in the senior women’s race at the European Cross Country in Samokov, Bulgaria, last month – lying in second place behind British teammate Kate Avery – Gemma Steel had one thought on her mind: “I can’t let this happen”. Or in other words, can’t

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10 Jan 2015

Gemma looking to Steel the show as stars descend at Great Edinburgh Cross Country

Gemma Steel will be looking to defend her title today at the Great Edinburgh Cross Country in Holyrood Park today with Fionnuala Britton one of her most likeliest challengers. Steel goes in as favourite having won the European Cross Country title last month. Emelia Gorecka and Fionnuala Britton will be

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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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Kate Avery and Gemma Steel battling for the lead in the 2014 Euro Cross
16 Dec 2014

Avery rues tentative tactics

Kate Avery came agonisingly close to completing an NCAA and European Cross Country double in Borovets last weekend. The Iona Gael dominated the NCAA Division I Cross Championships in Terre Haute, Indiana three weeks ago. In an interview with Jumping The Gun, Avery felt if she had a bit more

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15 Dec 2014

The Euro Cross Conundrum; lots of questions, few answers

Something needs to change, or this event will soon become irrelevant The European Cross Country Championships is 20 years old this year, and the question on many people’s minds as they watched three athletes born and bred in East Africa dominate the senior men’s race on Sunday was this: will

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