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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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Josh Stubbs (5th from left) on his way to a PB at this year's national championships
02 Sep 2015

Comeback Kid: Young Harrier Stubbs Out Serious Injury

Josh Stubbs is an 18-year-old middle distance athlete for Clonliffe Harriers A.C. who has faced some harrowing injuries in his short time in the sport. He has documented his story for us as he looks forward to further progress after finishing the 2015 season on a high. The breakdown “…I

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IMG athletes being put throught their paces
01 Sep 2015

Athlete Blog With Ellie McGeough: IMG Academy Week 1

Ellie McGeough is a talented young sprinter from Sligo who is lucky enough to be spending her school year (transition year) at the IMG academy in Florida. She’ll be under the guidance of world renowned sprint coaches like Loren Seagrave and training with international stars such as double world long jump champion Tianna Bartoletta. Ellie

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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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Marathon Des Sables action shot
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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Craig Harrington (left) and Jeremy Warner battling it out in the 3000m at the Cork Graded
14 Jul 2015

Talking Point Tuesday: The Graded Conundrum

This week presents us with an incredible array of races. Imagine for a second that you are a 1500m runner in Ireland. In the space of eight days you could quite easily run four races over the metric mile. On Saturday the 11th, you could have run the IMC, followed

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Ciarán Ó Lionáird and Paul Robinson in the 2014 national 1500m final
04 Jun 2015

On the road to recovery and Rio; Ó Lionáird goes under the knife

Ciarán Ó Lionáird underwent surgery in America yesterday with renowned achilles specialist Dr. Amol Saxena and will miss the remainder of the track season. The 27-year-old has struggled since early 2012 with chronic problems in his left lower leg, something he feels should finally be cleared up by the latest procedure.

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