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.


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Feidhlim Kelly

Feidhlim Kelly

Con Houlihan once told me that tomorrow is now. In taking on this venture I’ve started to try and put his words into action.

I worked for Con from 2007 till his passing in 2012 taking down his copy and a whole lot more. I have a Con Houlihan section which will go in to more depth on that.

I’m a long-time contributor to the Irish Runner magazine and am also working for the Irish Examiner.

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