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14 Jun 2018

Diamond Resurrection; NCAAs Untested; Healy Scorcher

On this week’s podcast we get stuck into the rebirth of the vintage Diamond League meetings in Oslo and Stockholm. Steeped in history, the meets have flagged in recent years but have come back to prominence with some impressive marketing, great local athletes and top class competition. This was proved

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29 May 2018

The Problem With “Potential”; Centrowitz – Past, Present and Prefontaine

In this week’s podcast we look at the leading Irish results from last weekend, before delving into our topic of discussion for this episode: the problem with potential and athlete development. We then go international to the Prefontaine Classic (31:30 into the podcast) with interviews with Matthew Centrowitz, Christian Coleman

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24 May 2018

PODCAST – Kevin Dooney: Running with Depression

On this week’s podcast we’re joined by one of Ireland’s leading distance runners Kevin Dooney. Starting with a recap of his running career to date, we then get into an in-depth discussion around mental health, and Dooney’s own battle with depression. In an open and honest interview, Dooney talks about the

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14 May 2018

Social Media: Scourge or Saviour?; Cash for Coaching; The Truth and Shanghai

It’s round three of the latest Jumping The Gun podcast reincarnation and we cut our teeth straight into the social media debate sparked by Sonia O’Sullivan’s article in The Irish Times last week. Are athletes losing their way on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook instead of getting the ultimate like… performances

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08 May 2018

Kiprop caught out, Healy on fire, Scullion dreams big

In this week’s podcast, we digest the stunning news of Asbel Kiprop’s positive test for EPO. Was he scammed? Did he cheat? Is it time to go after his agent? Is his explanation convincing? We debate all of the above. After that, we turn our attention to some good news:

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02 May 2018

The Comeback Podcast: Hyperandrogenism, doping positive and the stars of summer

Folks, it’s been a while.  Did you miss us? No?  Well, we’re back regardless, and have returned with the thing most people seemed to like about JumpingTheGun in the first place – our podcast. In this 47-minute rambling medley of hot takes, dodgy debates and pet hates, we unload our views

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Dual stars: David Campbell (left) winning the national senior 800m title in 2007 and Ciarán Ó Lionáird (right) taking victory at the Boston Indoor Grand Prix in 2012. Images: Kieran Carlin & PhotoRun
04 May 2017

STATE OF THE NATION PODCAST (PART TWO): THE FUTURE OF ATHLETICS

What can we learn from the mistakes of our best athletes? Is the doping problem in athletics as bad as we think? What needs to be done to the sport to restore its popularity? Those are some of the questions posed in part two of JumpingTheGun’s podcast special, edited by

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Dual stars: David Campbell (left) winning the national senior 800m title in 2007 and Ciarán Ó Lionáird (right) taking victory at the Boston Indoor Grand Prix in 2012. Images: Kieran Carlin & PhotoRun
20 Apr 2017

State of the Nation podcast (part one): what Irish athletics is missing

Irish athletics is changing, but is it for the better? That’s one of many questions posed in this two-part podcast, recently recorded with Irish elites David Campbell and Ciarán Ó Lionáird and edited by Ronan Duggan.  In the first part, Campbell and Ó Lionáird discuss what they feel Irish athletics is missing,

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The senior men's race at the 2017 IAAF World Cross Country in Kampala, Uganda (Roger Sedres for IAAF)
27 Mar 2017

World Cross is alive, but BBC made it dead

‘And in the naked light I saw Ten thousand people, maybe more People talking without speaking People hearing without listening People writing songs that voices never share And no one dared Disturb the sound…of silence’ It’s more than 50 years since Simon & Garfunkel topped the charts with the above

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Frank Murphy with the Athletics Ireland Hall of Fame Award. Pic: Sportsfile
06 Jan 2017

Frank Murphy: The George Best of Irish Athletics

Irish athletics legend Frank Murphy passed away last night after a long battle with Parkinon’s disease. Below is a piece by PJ Browne on the charismatic Dubliner – the George Best of Irish Athletics Frank Murphy 1965-1969. The George Best of Irish Athletics by PJ Browne There is a misperception

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Phil Healy (far right) in action at the Irish Universities Championships. Image: Tomás Greally, Sportsfile/Athletics Ireland
20 Apr 2016

The Healy Phenomenon: an incredible beauty is born for athletics

By now you’ve seen it. You’ve watched the video, probably rewound it, looked again at the impossible situation presented to Phil Healy on that final 400m leg, and thought to yourself: ‘no…****ing…way’. By now you’ve had it swarm your social media feeds, witnessed the feat of a modest Bandon sprinter snatching your attention ahead

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19 Nov 2015

Irish women battle for cross glory in Santry and Kentucky

Elizabeth Egan previews the GloHealth Inter Clubs Cross Country Championships this Sunday and the NCAA Championships the day before in Kentucky with a focus on the women. Success Breeds Success The battle for the Euro Cross selection is always intense, but the competition to get into the senior women’s team

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Silver lining: Jessica Ennis was one of many athletes who was beaten into second place at a major championship by a doper. Image: PhotoRun
10 Nov 2015

10 reasons to be hopeful in the wake of the latest doping scandal

By Kevin Byrne, guest columnist These are obviously bad times for the sport. That cannot be overstated. All it takes is a quick Google news search for the word “athletics” and you’ll see how bad the situation is. In the nuttiest of nutshells: Russia – one of the strongest athletics

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30 Oct 2015

Haile on his running addiction, his advice to Seb Coe and the formula to beat Farah

You would think, at 42 years of age, having won two Olympic gold medals, five world titles and set 27 world records, Haile Gebrselassie would be kind of done with this whole running thing. You’d think wrong. “I still do two sessions a day,” says the recently retired Ethiopian, who

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19 Oct 2015

Barr’s Olympic ambition: “I’d love to be in the final”

It starts tomorrow. After the season of his life, followed by three weeks exploring Kenya, a surfing trip to Portugal, and one exhaustive day spent doing interviews with the national press, it’s now time for Thomas Barr to get back to work. In 10 months’ time, the Waterford athlete will, barring injury, compete at

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