Cullen refuses to back down, Indoor season ignites, and Rupp ‘cains’ opposition
Mary Cullen joined us for this week’s podcast to talk about her journey back to the top after a litany of injuries. She returned to form with a bang at the Raheny 5-mile on Sunday to move to second on the all-time Irish list, and with a clean bill of health, she has high hopes for a big summer. Cullen discusses the difficulties of life as an elite athlete, trying to support herself and chase the Olympic dream with no financial support and why the thought of competing at Rio 2016 is what keeps her going.
We also look back at the National junior and under-23 indoor championships and pick out some of the star performers from what was a great day’s action in Athlone.
We discuss the performances of Galen Rupp and Mary Cain, and ask whether the powers of recovery of Oregon Project athletes are too good to be true.
We close with a preview to this weekend’s AAI Games where our crack team are on commentary duty for the live stream once again.