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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13 Jul 2015

400m Star’s 10 Steps To Success; Gv Ryan IMC Roundup; Your JTG 5-A-Day

10 steps to success with Wayde Van Niekerk Wayde Van Niekerk has been running himself into contention for a world 400m medal this season, and he caught up with the IAAF to reveal how he has become a top quarter-miler. “Killer sessions and reps of 800m and 1000m have proved

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Yego throwing a monster. Image: PhotoRun
02 Jul 2015

Yego goes long; Pichardo’s triple threat; Top 10 of the Diamond League, part 2

Seven down, seven to go. With the Diamond League on hiatus in recent weeks to accommodate such events as the US Championships and European Team Championships, we now prepare to get back on track with meeting number eight in Paris this weekend. To mark the halfway point in the calendar,

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12 May 2015

Tergat Hails Haile, New Harting In Town, Lavillenie Out Of Doha; Your JTG 5-A-Day

1. Tergat Hails Haile One of Haile Gebrselassie’s greatest rivals on track and road, Paul Tergat, has welcomed the Ethiopian into retirement calling him a “great person and a great man”. More from Tergat here 2. Gatlin Wants Bolt-down Justin Gatlin won 18 out of 18 sprint races last year

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Pavel Maslak after winning the World Indoor Championships. Image: PhotoRun
04 Mar 2015

Prague Preview: 10 stars to Czech out this weekend

The European Indoor Championships are this weekend in Prague, and while we’re all looking forward to the Irish team taking to the track in the Czech capital, there will be plenty to look forward to elsewhere with a range of Europe’s biggest stars also in action. Here are 10 athletes

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15 Feb 2015

KJT reaches new heights; Centro pips Willis in classic – JTG 5-A-Day

1. The duel in the Armory: Centrowitz and Willis, and the Wanamaker mile Cathal Dennehy was in the Armory to witness a great duel between Matthew Centrowitz and Nick Willis. Read about the titanic battle here and the reaction of Ciara Mageean who ran a European 3,000m qualifying time and

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1. Renaud Lavillenie While he’s not the tallest on the list his shot-stopping potential is unrivalled. The upper-body strength and power required to be the world’s best pole vaulter could only lead to lightning-quick reactions and wrists of steel. That strong hand needed to scoop the ball from its top-corner

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11 Jan 2015

Rugby Star’s Shot Put Switch, French Vaulters Flying High; Your JTG 5-A-Day

1. Flying Start For Lavillenie 2014 World Athlete of the Year and indoor world record holder Renaud Lavillenie opened his season with a 5.80m pole vault in France. His female compatriot Marion Fiack took the women’s competition in a new outright French national record of 4.71m. Event report here  

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18 Feb 2014

Kelly props up the nationals

This week we review the highs and lows of the National Indoor Championships where Kelly Proper won her sweet sixteenth national title – a new record. We brought Hillary Duff in to sing an ode celebrating her achievement. We analysed the atmosphere, or lack thereof, and suggest some improvements for

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