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Kiprop caught out, Healy on fire, Scullion dreams big

In this week’s podcast, we digest the stunning news of Asbel Kiprop’s positive test for EPO. Was he scammed? Did he cheat? Is it time to go after his agent? Is his explanation convincing? We debate all of the above.

After that, we turn our attention to some good news: Phil Healy’s scorching hot 100m times at the Tón Le Gaoithe meeting in Waterford last weekend, asking what they might mean for the summer ahead. We round up the best of the Irish performances at home and abroad before hearing from an Irish marathoner who’s packing his bags for Flagstaff, Arizona.

Stephen Scullion, fresh from his 2:15:55 run at the London Marathon last month, explains why he feels the need to train far from home to reach the next level, and in a candid interview, he opens up on the challenge of making it work financially while chasing the running dream.

To close, we look ahead to the Shanghai Diamond League on Saturday, running the rule over the best races, telling you what to expect when you’re expecting…a good meeting.

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Cathal Dennehy

Cathal Dennehy

Cathal Dennehy is a freelance journalist, a once-serious, now-retired athlete who writes for a number of international publications in the running industry. He has won two sports-writing awards, the Peter Ball Memorial Award in Ireland and the Wills Writing Award in the UK. Nationally, he previously worked for the Sunday Tribune, Irish Runner magazine and has written for the Sunday Independent, Irish Independent, the Guardian and The Independent in Britain. He is a regular contributor to Running Times, Runner's World, RunBlogRun and the IAAF website.
His banter levels are often poor, occasionally exceptional.

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