In many ways what he did was crazy, but John Coghlan saw it as the method. As the pandemic set in in 2020, the Dubliner had a good stable job with Meath GAA, training their top players at different levels for speed and strength. But as a former sprinter who has worked with some of the best athletes in the world, his eyes were always open for a return to athletics.
It happened in 2020, a phone call from her friend Paul Doyle – one of the main agents in the athletics world – offering her the chance to lead the career of a young and talented sprint runner, Jasmine Camacho-Quinn. . The Puerto Rican had been a college star, but she got lost in the pro ranks a bit, with Doyle telling Coghlan she needed someone with her hurdling expertise to work with her full time.