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Breege Connolly achieves Rio Olympics marathon qualifying time

Breege Connolly became the first Irish woman to run the Olympic qualifying time for Rio with 2:37:29 in London – just 34 seconds slower than Paula Radcliffe who bowed out in style. Read reports on Breege’s success here and here

Pre men’s 800m set to be a Classic

The men’s 800m at the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League is set to be, pardon the pun, a classic. Nijel Amos heads the field but find out who else is in the line-up here

Paula’s perfect farewell

Paula Radcliffe had an emotional farewell at the London marathon yesterday and it proved quite fitting as she traversed the streets one more time to thank the public and the race that has made her a living legend. Read our tribute here

Barr on track for Beijing

Thomas Barr’s hurdle rise shows no sign of abating and he put in a scintillating performance to win the Tom Jones Invite in Florida in 49.08 seconds. You can read our report here and more in the Irish Examiner along with a round-up of other sprints results here

Justin Gatlin says Tyson Gay deserves second chance after doping ban

Justin Gatlin is the gift that keeps on giving. Not in the right way of course. Cathal Dennehy caught up with Gatlin to find out his thoughts on Usain Bolt’s comments that Tyson Gay’s punishment was too lenient. Read the full story 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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