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Hartmann opens up on Paula; Kipsang fears Kimetto; Pavey says thyroid medicine is unethical; JTG 5-a-day

Hartmann gives insider look into what made Radcliffe great

As her physical therapist for 14 years, there are few who know better just how Paula Radcliffe ascended to the top of the world and took women’s marathon times into the stratosphere. Ahead of Radcliffe’s marathon finale this Sunday, Limerick man Hartmann spoke to Running Times and offered a unique insight about her career – from her transformation after 2000 to her world record in 2003 to her meltdown in Athens in 2004. It’s all here.

Kipsang sees Kimetto as biggest threat

Reigning champion Wilson Kipsang sees training partner and world record holder Dennis Kimetto as his biggest threat in this Sunday’s London Marathon. “I’m expecting a big challenge from Dennis,” Kipsang, who set the London course record in 2:04:29 last year, told organisers. “I broke the world record in Berlin in 2013, then he broke the record last year. This is the first time we’ve met in a marathon but we’ve met in half marathons before. I’ve beaten him once [in Olomouc, the Czech Republic in 2014] and he’s beaten me once [in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE in 2012]. I have more experience in marathons but he has done very well in the few he’s done.” Story here.

Kenyan drug positives are due to ‘sabotage’, says Kipsang

Interesting comments from Wilson Kipsang ahead of Sunday’s London Marathon. He feels Kenya’s doping problem is down to ignorance and sabotage. What’s he mean by that? Find out in the Telegraph here.

Pavey slams thyroid medication abusers

Who could she be talking about? Draw your own conclusions here.

Super Síofra a champ at Penn

Dublin’s Síofra Cléirigh-Buttner was part of the Villanova quartet which won the showpiece event at last night’s Penn Relays, the distance medley relay championship of America. We caught up with her on the in-field after the race to reflect on the race, her first year at Villanova, and what lies in store this summer. Check it here.




The winning DMR team. Image by Cathal Dennehy at Penn
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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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