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17 Jan 2015

Harting Calls out Russians, Video Workout With U.S. Sprinters; Your JTG 5-A-Day

1. On Track With The Future Of U.S. Sprinting Workout video with two stars of last year’s world junior championships in Oregon. Trayvon Bromell set the world junior 100m record in 2014 running a blistering 9.97, while his countryman Trentavis Friday only managed 10.00 and 20.04 for 200m… Check out

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13 Jan 2015


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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Robert Harting, the world and Olympic discus throw champion. Image: courtesy of
04 Jan 2015

Harting feels heat; Dibaba destroys field; Juiced-up Jeptoo to get two; Your JTG five-a-day

Harting fears doping attack The German discus giant, who took a stand against Justin Gatlin when he was nominated for the IAAF Athlete of the Year award, now fears that he may be subject to a manipulated anti-doping test due to his actions. He complains that other countries have poor

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Celebration time: Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad takes victory in the European 3,000m steeplechase, but was later disqualified for his topless antics. Image: PhotoRun
30 Dec 2014

Bad Boys, Doping Dilemmas, Crazy Comebacks; the A-Z of the athletics year: Part One

A is for the Anti-hero: Mekhissi-Benabbad To tell any good story, you need one. Every book, every film, and even every sport, needs the villain who fans either love to hate or just can’t help but love. This year, Frenchman Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad took that role. Previously, the steeplechase specialist was

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Robert Harting and his trademark celebration
07 Oct 2014

Champs, Cheats and Chi-town

This week, we first round up all the Irish in action last weekend and then review the international season, picking out the good, bad and ugly from the summer. We discuss the Athlete of the Year shortlist, and specifically. the inclusion of three athletes previously banned for doping. Was Robert

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