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Morton Magic as Nationals loom


It was a hectic week on the athletics front in Ireland with the Cork City Sports, Morton Games and the Letterkenny Sub 4 Mile Challenge.

Highlights in the Sports were the mile, 3,000m and women’s 800m and of course Thomas Barr in the 400 Hurdles. He wasn’t able to hit the heights in Cork but he changed all that at a magical Morton Games where he beat world champion Jehue Gordon. There were six stadium records with Mark English winning his fourth race in a row – he made it five in Letterkenny – running 1:45.30 in the 800m. Molly Huddle impressed in the mile as a prelude to a pulsating Morton Mile where Will Leer ran 3:51.82 to break Steve Scott’s stadium record of 3:53.80 set in 1980.

Juan Luis Barrios proved he was the tough of the track having competed in the 3,000m in Cork and Dublin before becoming the first man to break four minutes for the mile in Donegal on Sunday.

We preview the national championships and the exciting prospect of five athletes going for three spots for the European Championships in the men’s 1500m.

Jason Harvey posted his athletics football XI which we discuss and also how David Rudisha has returned to rude health in Glasgow.

Tune in to all that and a whole lot more in our action-packed podcast.

Paul Robinson
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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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