Paula Radcliffe to coach former Nike Oregon Project athlete Jordan Hasay

Nike ended NOP training programme after leading coach Alberto Salazar banned by US Anti-Doping Agency

Wednesday 20 November 2019 12:54
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Jordan Hasay crosses the line in the 2017 Chicago Marathon
Jordan Hasay crosses the line in the 2017 Chicago Marathon

Former marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe will coach former Nike Oregon Project athlete Jordan Hasay, the American has announced.

Hasay, 28, wrote on Instagram: “I’m excited and honoured to have Paula Radcliffe as my coaching advisor.

“I look forward to working with Paula, whose expertise in being the former world record holder in the marathon is unparalleled.

“I have always looked up to Paula as a pioneer for what is possible in the marathon, and most importantly in being a kind and inspiring person in life. I hope to follow in her footsteps as I continue my journey in the sport.”

Radcliffe held the world record for the marathon for 16 years until it was broken by Kenyan Brigid Kosgei in Chicago this year, where Hasay failed to finish.

Nike ended its NOP training programme for elite athletes in October after leading coach Alberto Salazar was banned by the US Anti-Doping Agency.

Salazar was given a four-year ban for doping offences. His appeal against the ban is unlikely to begin before March at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

PA

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