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Marathon madness: Callaghan’s big breakthrough; Fagan qualifies for Rio

One performance was expected at the very minimum despite dividing opinion. The other was a massive breakthrough and wholly unexpected, except for maybe the individual involved. Eoin Callaghan smashed his personal best at the Manchester marathon while Martin Fagan continues to divide opinion. The pot has continued to boil with his Rio qualification time at the Zurich marathon. Read the story here

Lawler delivers in Leevale as Behan leads junior charge

The Leevale Sports showcased some of Ireland’s best talent yesterday with Marcus Lawler leading the way with a 21.14 second clocking in the 200m while Matthew Behan broke the national junior record in the 110m hurdles. Read about all the up-and-coming stars here

Wemali rape case: Police survive accident, bees attack journalists

They are still big believers in black magic in Africa. In the Sebei Region, Peter Wemali is a feared man. He is considered to have supernatural powers. In fact many didn’t believe the embattled athletics coach could be arrested. This is all related to Moses Kipsiro whistle-blowing on Wemali’s inappropriate behaviour with young athletes. Read the full story here

Athletics doctor to Bolt and the stars quits role with Bayern Munich

Usain Bolt will continue to visit the former Bayern Munich doctor who unexpectedly quit the club on Thursday claiming he had been blamed for their Champions League defeat by Porto. Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt had been Bayern’s club doctor for 38 years, during which he built his reputation by using unconventional substances including Hyalart, extracted from the crest of cockerels, and Actovegin, derived from calves’ blood. Read the full story here

Neil Cusack: King of the road

Neil Cusack won the Boston marathon which takes place on Monday 41 years ago. We’ve pulled Kieran Shannon’s piece from the Irish Examiner last year that caught up with Ireland’s only Irish winner of the race. Here’s a taster: “Limerick’s own Neil Cusack saw a lot in America, like hillbillies with shotguns chasing athletes, but for a moment he owned America too. This weekend 40 years ago he won the oldest and most celebrated city marathon in the world, a moment that brought a welcome sense of joy and colour and even the exotic to Ireland 1974.” Read the full interview here

Eoin Callaghan with his girlfriend Gillian Egan post-race in Manchester
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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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