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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Justin Gatlin
24 Aug 2015

Gatlin Tests Positive, 10000m Drama, Day 3 Video Recap; Your JTG 5-A-Day

Gatlin Tests Positive…For Failure “The American sprinter’s sample also tested positive for trace amounts of ‘bottling it’ after a final which saw him give in to the pressure and stumble as he dipped for the line some 10 metres before the finish.” For those of you outside of Ireland this

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28 Jul 2015

British Team Announced For IAAF World Championships

After making herself available for selection earlier today, Jessica Ennis-Hill has indeed been included in the British team for next month’s IAAF World Championships in Beijing. There have been a number of high-profile omissions from the team with the likes of European medalists from 2014 Andy Vernon not selected and

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28 Jul 2015

Ennis-Hill Available For Beijing World Championships

Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill has today announced that she is making herself available for selection for next month’s world championships in Beijing. Ennis-Hill’s last major championships was London 2012, and this will be her first return to the big stage since the birth of her son Reggie, should she

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06 Jul 2015

Jager frustrated, Ennis-Hill indecisive and Adams ambivalent: Your JTG 5 A DAY

Evan Jager frustrated but Happy after 8 minute clocking Evan Jager was about to run 7:56 and become the first non African male under 8 minutes when he stumbled off the last barrier. He is upbeat but understandly frustrated after the incident. “I just couldn’t believe how fast I was

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Henrik Ingebrigtsen
19 May 2015

Ingebrigtsen’s Fan-Following, Gatlin Booted From China; Your JTG 5-A-Day

1. Ingebrigtsen Building Fan-Following 2012 European 1500m champion, and 2015 euro indoor 3000m medalist Henrik Ingebrigtsen has been working wonders for athletics in Norway causing his local club to be inundated with memberships. He has said he hopes kids will chose athletics over the often more popular team sports. More

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11 May 2015

Bailey wanted more boos; High School Sub 4; All Haile The King – your JTG 5-A-Day

Matthew Maton Becomes Sixth U.S. High Schooler To Break 4:00 In The Mile With 3:59.38 At Oregon Twilight Matthew Maton became the sixth US high schooler in history to break the 4 minute mile. Find out how he did it and check the all-time list on letsrun.com here Ryan Bailey

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Thomas Barr qualifies for Final as fastest Qualifer
01 May 2015

Olympians Live Longer, Vote Barr For Europe; Your JTG 5-A-Day

1. Olympians Live Longer In a new study, researcers have found that Olympic medalists live an average of 2.8 years longer than the general population. Read more here 2. Denners Does Bahamas Cathal Dennehy has found himself in the Bahamas ahead of the world relays this weekend. He has penned

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Jack Green competing at the 2010 World Junior Championships where he finished 5th. Image: PhotoRun
17 Apr 2015

Ennis-Hill Almost Quit, Jack Green’s Strong Start; Your JTG 5-A-Day

1. Flashback Friday Check out all the video highlights from last weekend’s great Ireland run in the Phoenix park, featuring a solid second-place from Fionnuala Britton. Check out the video here 2. Return of the Jack 400m hurder Jack Green made his return to competitive athletics running a sub-45 seconds

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Dennis Kimetto holds the Kenyan flag aloft. Image: PhotoRun.net
14 Apr 2015

Kiprop/Kimetto Agents Banned, Johnson Breaks Down Bolt; Your JTG 5-A-Day

1. Johnson Analyses Bolt The man with the golden shoes, and 400m world record, Michael Johnson talks through just why Usain Bolt is so good with focus on his 100m performances in particular. Check out the video interview here 2. Kiprop And Kimetto Are Agent Free The Kenyan Athletics Federation

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