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Hogan’s Heroic tale; Kirk goes Green; Wariner to run 800; Your JTG five-a-day

Running Times remembers Hogan the Hero

A beautifully-written piece from American Roger Robinson of Running Times, paying tribute to his former rival Jim Hogan, the former European Marathon champion from Limerick who passed away last week. Check it out here

Cléirigh Büttner on living the American Dream

As the most successful athlete in the history of Irish schools athletics, Siofra Cléirigh Büttner went to Villanova University with high hopes for the future. Now, five months into her time there, the Dubliner answers our questions and explains what life is like as a scholarship athlete at one of America’s best running colleges. Read it here

Kirk to chase Rio dream in Green

Katie Kirk, who has up until now represented Great Britain and Northern Ireland, is seeking to switch allegiance to run in the green of Ireland. The 2:02 800m performer, who finished sixth in the Commonwealth semi-finals last summer, thinks she has a better chance of making the Olympics running for Ireland. She spoke to the Belfast Telegraph about her decision, and you can read it here.

Wariner to run 800m

Letsrun message boarders will be salivating over this one, as the third fastest 400m runner in history told Chris Chavez during the week that he plans to open his season with an 800m. If he gets injured this year, he says he’s done. If he doesn’t, he’ll keep trucking on to try to make the team for Rio. Read it here.

Coe says sport can unite after Paris attacks

The former double Olympic champion at 1500m wrote an interesting column in the Telegraph in which he argues that sport has the potential to bring the world together. Naturally, he brings up stories from the Olympics in 2012 and how they united the British people, if only for a few weeks. Read it here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.
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