Track & Field

#TBT: 100 seconds to rule the world; the David Rudisha story (video)

David Rudisha won Olympic gold in the 800m in London 2012 in a world record of 1:40.91 in the greatest 800m of all-time. The BBC released a fantastic documentary charting his rise from a schoolboy to the top under the tutelage of Brother Colm O’Connell of Cork. Shot over ten years, the film begins in 2005 when David arrives as a shy 16-year-old at a training camp with nothing but a dream of emulating his father’s 1968 Olympic silver medal. It’s well worth the hour to watch it or, indeed, watch it 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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