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Moses Kipsiro getting death threats for exposing sexual abuse by athletics coach

Moses Kipsiro is one of Uganda’s most decorated sportsmen. Kipsiro is currently living in fear and nobody in Uganda is willing to help him. Why? Because he exposed sexual abuse of young girls by a coach who was put in charge of them. Read the story on JTG here

Kamworor maintains his perfect championship record in Guiyang

Geoffrey Kamworor enhanced his reputation as a runner for the big stage as he maintained his unbeaten championship record at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships. Using his trademark front-running tactics, the 22-year-old Kenyan added the senior men’s cross-country title to his junior title from four years ago, and his world half-marathon title from Copenhagen last year. Read the report here

Teenage talent Tirop triumphs in Guiyang

In the battle of East Africa, and with an impressive start-to-finish victory, Agnes Tirop brought home Kenya’s 300th IAAF World Cross Country Championships medal and became the youngest senior women’s winner since Zola Budd in 1985. Read the report here

Why are our best athletes no longer in the running for the World Cross Country?

Ian O’Riordan writes about the decline of the world cross country and why Athletics Ireland and Ireland’s best distance athletes need to get back to the country. Read his column here

Genzebe Dibaba eyes world record (14:46) at Carlsbad

The famous Carlsbad 5,000m road race has its 30th edition and Genzebe Dibaba is eying the world record of 14:46. Traditionally, the race has been the world’s fastest road 5K as it has played host to 45 of the 50 fastest men’s times ever (17 of the 30 fastest women’s) and is the site for both current world records (Sammy Kipketer 13:00 in 2000; Meseret Defar 14:46 in 2006). Read a preview on letsrun.com here

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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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