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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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Speed demons: Dennis Kimetto, Emmanuel Mutai and Geoffrey Kamworor during the 2014 Berlin Marathon. Image: PhotoRun
15 Oct 2015

Athletics Kenya says it will host Olympic Trials Marathon

Athletics Kenya announced it will host an Olympic Trials Marathon in February in order to select its team for the Games in Rio de Janeiro next summer, according to a report by Capital FM today. David Okeyo, AK’s vice president, made the announcement, saying that the trials would help the

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13 Oct 2015

Six thoughts on the Chicago Marathon

Mission Accomplished for McCormack As good as it was to see Fionnuala McCormack run well below the qualifying time for next year’s Olympic Games, it would be an insult to both her ability and attitude to pretend it was a performance that will have left her delighted. McCormack, 31, appeared to set

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11 Oct 2015

Fionnuala sets out on Road to Rio: Chicago Marathon Live Stream

Yeah, we get it, there’s a lot of other live sport on today, but barging its way into your schedule should be the Chicago Marathon, which gets under way at 1:30pm Irish time. Fionnuala McCormack leads the Irish hopes against some of the world’s best, such as Kenya’s Florence Kiplagat, who

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08 Oct 2015

Fionnuala all set for first marathon major on the road to Rio

Fionnuala McCormack (née Britton) is looking forward to a new challenge at the Chicago Marathon this Sunday, October 11th, as she targets qualification for the Olympic Games next summer.The two-time European Cross Country champion is still undecided about the European Cross Country in December as she turns her focus the the roads

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08 Oct 2015

An insight into a legend: Run with Catherina

When Catherina McKiernan turned to the roads in 1997 she found what she was made to do. A human locomotive whose efficiency saw her record the fastest women’s debut marathon in Berlin and go on to win the London and Amsterdam marathons. “If there is such a thing as a

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06 Oct 2015

The Tuesday Troll: 10 steps to the best marathon of your life

1) Run more, lots more It’s these last few weeks, right before your marathon, that count most for accumulating absurd mileage. Never mind what came before, however many 50-mile weeks are in the bag, the time has come not just to increase your mileage, but to make some monstrous jumps.

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Trio for Rio? Mick Clohisey, Kevin Seaward and Sergiu Ciobanu put themselves in line for Olympic selection.
01 Oct 2015

Irish invade, Kenyans reign supreme: six final thoughts on the Berlin Marathon

Once again, the fastest marathon in the world lived up to its renown, producing the 11th quickest performances of all time in both men’s and women’s races, courtesy of a pair of champions worthy of topping any marathon rostrum. Yet again, the morning of the race dawned cool, calm and

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John Travers winning the Rathfarnham 5k. Photo Credit: Brendan Ahearne
28 Sep 2015

Travers trounces field at Rathfarnham 5k

James Sullivan for Jumping-The-Gun.com There was success for John Travers at yesterday morning’s Rathfarnham 5K. The Donore Harriers athlete claimed a convincing victory in a time of 14:21 around the streets of Rathfarnham and Terenure in Dublin, defeating DSD’s Brandon Hargreaves (14:37) and Kilkenny City Harriers’ Brian Maher (14:51) into

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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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