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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Farah to double while Vernon is left out of British world's team. Image: PhotoRun
28 Jul 2015

Mo to double but no place for Vernon – JTG 5-A-Day

Van der Plaetsen bouncing back from positive test that revealed cancer When Belgian decathlete Thomas van der Plaetsen was notified in October last year that he had failed an out-of-competition doping control, he was utterly devastated. The results of the test indicated an abnormal result – the presence of human

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Image: PhotoRun
15 Mar 2015

Rudisha Ready For Record Return; Photo-Finish For NYC Half; Your JTG 5-A-Day

1. Rudisha Ready for more records? What did David Rudisha have to say after his season opener victory at the Sydney Track Classic? Well he was hoping for a 1:44/1:45 which he got, and has set out his plans for the season ahead. Read more here 2. McLeod Hurdles To

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Hard at work: Ger O'Donnell doing hill reps a few months before his big breakthrough. Image: Paddy Donovan
17 Feb 2015

O’Donnell’s big break; Diack thinks most athletes are clean; shoes go large; Your JTG 5-a-day

O’Donnell’s tale: an ordinary guy who made an extraordinary breakthrough Jumping-The-Gun’s very own Ger O’Donnell hit the headlines last week in Ghent with is 7.73-second run over 60m hurdles to qualify for the upcoming European Indoor Championships, and his story hit the national press this week, courtesy of this story

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