07 May 2015

Bahama Drama: World Relays Round-Up

The latest JumpingTheGun podcast looks at all the drama at the World Relays in the Bahamas from Ryan Bailey’s slaying Bolt pose and his twitter spat with Warren Weir to some crazy splits by the Kenyan men’s DMR team. There was plenty to talk about and debate both internationally and

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Kyle Merber leading the US men's world record dmr celebrations. Image via Getty
04 May 2015

Americans run riot on day 2 in Bahamas

The World Relays finished just as they began, with a shrieking, deafening roar from the home crowd, but this time the result was different – the United States taking a narrow win over the home heroes in the men’s 4x400m final to close the action on what was an unforgettable

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Bailey holds off Bolt in the men's 4 by 100m relay. Image via Getty
03 May 2015

Bolt beaten by dirtiest team in history; Barr still blazing; Irish women 5th in Bahamas

Usain Bolt and his Jamaican teammates could do nothing to stop the USA, arguably one of the dirtiest teams in history, in the men’s 4 by 100m relay final at the IAAF World Relay Championships in the Bahamas last night. The US quartet of Mike Rodgers, Justin Gatlin, Tyson Gay

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30 Apr 2015

Denners “walking the streets in the rain” awaiting Bahamas selection

Well the Irish squads have been announced for the IAAF World Relay Championships in the Bahamas but Denners is lurking in the Bahamian rain awaiting the Irish teams to be finalised. He thought he was on course for the trip of a lifetime basking in the sunshine. Instead he had

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29 Apr 2015

Bahamas bound; Bolt set for film – your JTG 5-A-Day

Bahamas bound: The five best races at the World Relays The sun lotion is packed, the crash course in local culture has been taken – The Bahamas, Denners has learned, comprises 700 islands, with a grand total of just 319,000 residents – and all that’s left is to turn our

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28 Apr 2015

Podcast: Paula Penns Farewell; no holds barred to Bahamas

We’ve split this week’s podcast into two parts as we look to streamline the bumper news package from London leading to the Bahamas. Part One In part one we look at all the road action with a brief recap of the Boston marathon and then move on to the blockbuster

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25 Apr 2015

Nothing unusual about Barr as he purrs at Tom Jones Invitational

Thomas Barr driving for the line (below) en route to his 49.08 400m hurdles win at the Tom Jones Invitational which was well inside the World Championships qualifying time of 49.50. Barr is in scintillating form and the Waterford man looks like he is on course to better his national

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20 Jan 2015

Radcliffe’s Top Ten, Masklak’s 300m Comeback, Loughnane The World Champ; Your JTG 5-A-Day

1. 100 Days ’til World Relays The world relay championships in the Bahamas proved to be a massive success last year and this years version is now just 100 days away. Hopefully there’ll be a few Irish teams involved in this years action, i doubt many athletes would turn down

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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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Calib Ndiku, Photo by photorun.net
24 Dec 2014

Caleb’s record chase, Morton memories and AK on the take – JTG 5-A-Day

We’re on the eve of Christmas but there’s still plenty of good running stories to read when you get a chance to put the feet up or just want further distract yourself from sorting the presents. 1. Ndiku wants record and Mo in 2015 Calib Ndiku was one of the

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