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Coe wants Bolt involved for the future of the sport

Seb Coe was in Jamaica this week as he continued his campaign for the IAAF Presidency, and he told the Jamaicans exactly what they wanted to hear when it came to the role they have in our sport, and specifically, how much Usain Bolt has contributed to its popularity. If Coe gets in, he wants Bolt to be used to promote the sport, long after he retires. Story from the Jamaica Gleaner here.

Ó Lionáird talks to the Irish Examiner

The miler from just outside Macroom talks about what he loves most about coming home, how he views marketing yourself as an athlete, hammering himself on the infamous sand dunes at Owenahincha, and lots more. Check it out here.

The life of Brian: a world class beer miler

This interesting tale charts the rise of Brian Anderson, who recently finished fourth in the Beer Mile World Championships, beating Nick Symmonds. Anderson explains the allure of the beer mile and the complicated blend between mastering the running and the drinking elements. Story here.

Levins looks for breakthrough year

The Canadian spoke to RunBlogRun about his breakthrough indoor meet in the Armory, and explained his subsequent underperformance at the Millrose Games. As soon as he conquers the illness that laid him low in recent weeks, Levins hopes to make a big impression on the track later this summer. Story here.

Farah says sport moving forward after doping crisis

Mo Farah spoke to BBC this week about where the sport is going in the wake of the recent doping scandals. The man who set a world record over two miles yesterday in Birmingham thinks the future is bright and that things are looking up on the doping front. Story 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.
His banter levels are often poor, occasionally exceptional.

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