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27 Sep 2015

Kipchoge the champion: “My mentality was strong today”

At the Berlin Marathon on Sunday, just about nothing could stop Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge, who destroyed the field to win in a personal best of 2:04:00, coming home a whopping 81 seconds clear of runner-up Eliud Kiptanui. It was precisely with 10K to run that the former track man made

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Dennis Kimetto holds the Kenyan flag aloft. Image:
18 Sep 2015

Flashback Friday: Kimetto kicks for Home in World Record Run

King Kimetto Dennis Kimetto smashed the world record by 26 seconds when he ran 2:02:57 at the 2014 Berlin Marathon.  Relive his incredible performance below. His splits were astonishing, check them out below. Average pace per mile: 4:41.5 Average pace per 5K: 14:34.9 Average pace for one lap of a

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Leading the way: Lauren Fleshman is a two-time US champion and five-time NCAA champion. Image: Oiselle
14 Sep 2015

Marathon Mondays: Fleshman’s Fantastic Food Tips

Marathon Mondays are back and with only six weeks left to Dublin we want to give you the best chance to achieve your goals and run to your potential. So we asked two-time US 5000m champion and five-time NCAA Champion Lauren Fleshman for advice. The Oiselle athlete [which by the

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John Treacy en route to victory in the 1979 World Cross Country. Photo courtesy of: Athletics Ireland
17 Aug 2015

Marathon Mondays: John Treacy takes silver

This week’s Marathon Monday takes a look at the great John Treacy who broke the then Irish Record when he ran 2:09:56 in the L.A Olympics. The Double World Cross Country Champion won a silver medal that day and in the words of Jimmy Magee “And for the 13th time,

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27 Jul 2015

Marathon Mondays: Six Marathons in Six Days in the Sahara: David O’ Keeffe

With 13 full weeks to go until the SSE Dublin Marathon kicks off at 9:00am we have decided to try and help you on your way towards that looming goal.This week we look at one of the maddest Marathons. David O Keeffe has been in involved in athletics with Togher A.C

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20 Jul 2015

Marathon Mondays: Chasing the Marathon Barriers

With 14 full weeks to go until the SSE Dublin Marathon kicks off at 9:00am we have decided to try and help you on your way towards that looming goal. Last week we looked at the idea of lactate here and a week has gone by very quickly since. Emmett

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23 Jan 2015

A marathon too far? Bekele drops out of Dubai

Kenenisa Bekele’s ability to conquer the marathon remains in doubt after he dropped out after 36-kilometers in the Dubai marathon in the early hours of this morning. The Ethiopian has been without doubt the greatest runner on the track and in cross country but it appears he is unable to

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18 Apr 2014

Mission accomplished for Callaghan in Rotterdam

The Jumping the Gun blog success continued as Eoin Callaghan matched James Thie in achieving his ambitions. We look like a good luck charm but we won’t jump the gun just yet! Enjoy Eoin’s final blog. We’ll post up his complete training tomorrow. For now, enjoy his final race blog.

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08 Apr 2014

Callaghan getting ready for the big dance

This time next week it’ll all be over – the build up to a marathon is worse than the lead up to Christmas. You start off thinking, ‘ah sure it’s grand, I’ve loads of time’ before blind panic sets in and you start to worry that you’ve nothing done! In

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02 Apr 2014

Taper time for Callaghan as Rotterdam looms

We have Ciarán Ó Lionáird as top of the pile with the latest podcast that has been making waves but Eoin Callaghan is building towards the Rotterdam marathon and he’s now coming into his tapering phase.  Taper Time by Eoin Callaghan The week just gone was the last week of

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