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09 Oct 2015

Merritt On The Mend; Elite Marathon Diet; Penn Diamond League? Your JTG 5-A-Day

Penn Diamond League a possibility The men at the helm of Franklin Field, home of Penn relays, hope that bringing Diamond League athletics to the famed stadium could now be a real possibility after $3 million renovations. Full story here. Aries Merritt on the road to recovery Track and field

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05 May 2015

Merber’s World Record Blog; Meb’s Milestone Relief; Your JTG 5-A-Day

1. Ten Thoughts From the World Relays Cathal Dennehy highlights the his 10 most memorable moments, both on and off the track, from this years World Relays in the Bahamas. It’s all athletics related from Cathal, this time around, but certainly worth a read. Have a read here 2. USA’s

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21 Mar 2015

Gay joins controversial coach; Farah set to fly in Lisbon; Fat man sets lofty goal; Your JTG 5-a-day

Gay goes to Smith, the coach to numerous cheats Chris Chavez of ESPN revealed today that doper Tyson Gay, on his return from a drugs ban, is now working with a coach with a highly questionable reputation, John Smith, who has coached a number of world-beating sprinters, and a number

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Leonard Korir takes the win at the NYC half marathon. Image: Photorun
16 Mar 2015

Korir’s killer kick steals the show in New York thriller

“Since I was in college, I used to like to kick,” said Leonard Korir, recalling the origins of the potent weapon he unleashed oh-so-late to sweep past Stephen Sambu in the shadow of the finish line at the United Airlines NYC Half on Sunday morning, taking victory in 1:01:06, barely

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05 Feb 2015

Amos’ words of wisdom; Coburn’s record in question – JTG 5-A-Day

1. Wise beyond his years Olympic silver at age 18 isn’t a bad way to announce yourself to the athletics world. Nijel Amos did so with a 1:41 800m and has since gone on to win this year’s Commonwealth Games, beating the great David Rudisha in the process. Read his

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Marathon Magic: Meb Keflezighi takes a memorable win at the Boston Marathon last year. Image:
09 Jan 2015

Three reasons why Boston would be brilliant

1) The Marathon will be Magnificent Think about it: it’s 20 miles into the 2024 Olympic marathon, right when the real race gets going, and the most famous hill in distance running, you know, the one that breaks hearts, is the one that sorts the men from the boys, the

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02 Jan 2015

A-Z of the Athletics Year, part two; Caleb the Challenger, Desert Dreams, Mutai’s Misfortune

N is for Ndiku: the man Farah needs to fear? Finally, there appears to be an athlete on the track with not just the physical ability, but also the tactical nous to challenge Mo Farah’s stranglehold on major championship gold. Caleb Ndiku had quite the year: World Indoor champion over

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Meb, Coach Larsen with the Track&Field News, 
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19 Dec 2014

Inside the mind of a master Coach; Bob Larsen Interview (Part 2)

This is the second part of Cathal Dennehy’s discussion with coach Bob Larsen. Part one can be found here.   Cathal Dennehy: How much do you utilise physiological testing or monitor heart rate and lactates in Meb’s training? Bob Larsen: It’s been proven that if you know what you’re looking

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Bob Larsen pictured with his star athlete Meb Keflezighi at the 2004 US Olympic marathon trials. Image by:
18 Dec 2014

Inside the mind of a master Coach; Bob Larsen Interview

As the man who has guided Meb Keflezighi for the duration of his senior career – and one of the  most instrumental figureheads in the renaissance of American distance running – Bob Larsen is a man with an enviable wealth of wisdom when it comes to coaching.  Currently, Larsen coaches just

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22 Apr 2014

Meb Magnificent; Boston stays strong; Fagan back in the game

We got the team back to a duo between Feidhlim Kelly and the briefly returning Cathal Dennehy before he jetted off again to Monte Gordo in Portugal to join Ronan Duggan where they will be infiltrating elite warm weather training camps. The podcast this week focuses on Boston where Meb

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