Bolt’s record will stay in the books – Ozil

first_imgThe World Championships in Beijing are starting in a couple of weeks. What is your favourite track and field event? “The sprints fascinate me the most, not just the event itself, but also the stars lining up at the start line.” So what is your 100m PB? “The last time I ran a timed 100m was probably back at school,” he laughs. “In training we normally focus on 40m sprints, but now that you mention it, I’d be intrigued to see how fast I could run a 100m these days.” Well, there’s only one way to find out. We’re more than happy to arrange a race. Who is your favourite track and field athlete? “I have to admit I haven’t got a favourite athlete as such, but it always makes me happy to see an athlete like Robert Harting winning awards such as Athlete of the Year in Germany. It shows how popular the sport is.” What do you think of Usain Bolt’s 100m 9.58 world record? “The time will always be synonymous with his name unless he manages to go even faster, of course. To me that is what every sports person’s goal should be: to have their performance remembered. “I believe his 9.58 will stand in the record books for quite a while until at some point in the very distant future that one-in-a-million guy will come along and beat it.” How important is running in your physical preparation? “Running obviously plays a vital part in my daily training routine more so in pre-season than during the season. It improves your stamina, you can recover quicker between two sprints, and you’re less likely to suffer from injury. “We have a lot of technically equally strong clubs in the Premier League, so it’s always beneficial to have that extra bit of horsepower in the final minutes to rely on.”last_img read more


first_imgThe Mayor of Letterkenny has slammed Minister for Health for snubbing local public representatives during his visit to the town today.Letterkenny General HospitalCllr Gerry McMonagle, who is also a member of the Regional Health Forum West, told Donegal Daily he received no invitation to Minister Leo Varadkar’s visit to Letterkenny General Hospital today.Mayor McMonagle said the secrecy of the visit is akin to the goings on of “the Russian Government.” “It’s like something out of a Russian spy novel. We are elected representatives and I am a member of the Regional Health Forum.“I have not received an invitation to today’s visit and I don’t even know why Minister Varadkar is here.“I would like the time to speak to him about several aspects of the hospital and the healthcare system in Donegal in general.“But we don’t even officially know that he is here so we cannot even ask him. “It is a ridiculous situation. He is answerable to the people of Donegal and, as a publicly elected politician, I should be able to ask those questions,” he fumed.A spokesperson for Letterkenny General Hospital has said that Public Representatives from all political parties, including each member of the Regional Health Forum were invited by the General Manager of Letterkenny General Hospital to attend the opening of the redeveloped catering unit and dining facilities and the redeveloped pulmonary laboratory.“The invitations were issued by email and the General Manager apologises if any addresses are no longer being used.”MAYOR OF LETTERKENNY CLAIMS HE HAS BEEN SNUBBED BY MINISTER VARADKAR was last modified: October 1st, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalgerry mcmonaglehospitalLEO VARADKARlast_img read more