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  • #46
    Originally posted by Jon
    Originally posted by John G
    I may be being totally unfair on the guy but has any coach ever had as many injury prone athletes as Tony Hadley - Redmond, Ladejo, Benjamin, Sanders, Oyepitan, Mackie? I think I saw that his junior Jordan McGrath pulled a hammy a few weeks back.
    There's Tony Lester (who coaches Benjamin, Sanders and Oyepitan) and there's Tony Hadley (who coaches Jordan McGrath and used to coach Redmond & Ladejo). You're lumping the two together to form one big bad coach!

    A fair few of Lester's athletes get injured, but he does also have a major positive influence on them too, and transforms them into world class sprinters.
    What a Div I am! Sorry Tony ......and Tony.


    • #47
      Ohuruogu was beaten badly in Oslo and then was being caught in the last 50m of the nationals. It would do no good for her rep to be beaten badly again at the London GP. So, I wouldn't be surprisd if she doesn't have a strain at all and is instead knuckling down to some hard work. Rather she miss the UK's big sell and do well in Berlin then get a beating on home turf.

      Re Sanders, I've not seen the race but I didn't like the IAAF description whereby she was 5th at 300m then came through strongly. I hope she isn't going off too slowly again. She won by just 7/100ths so she cut this win fine. It would be fantastic if she could set a 50+ time in London, although with the UK weather at the moment I'm more interested in placings. Rain rain go away.

      Edited to add: have just watched the race, and Nicola positively jogged to 200m! You could see an obvious change in tempo at the 200m mark. She needs to start off quicker!! I was impressed with Phyhyda, who blasted out of the blocks and hung on well.