Track & Field

World Records and World Titles: JTG Reads Of The Week

Sonia sets the world alight

21 years ago this week Sonia O’Sullivan set the still standing World best of 5:25.36 for 2000m. Many have tried, but none have succeeded in besting that mark. Watch the race video and read more here.

 

Tom Barr takes Worlds title

Thomas Barr was many peoples favourite to win the World University Games 400m hurdles title, but he still had to go to South Korea and do it. And do it he did, running his second fastest ever time for the win. Watch the race video here.

 

Letterkenny lights up road to Rio

The Letterkenny AC sub-4 international proved to be the meet of the year from an Irish perspective as three female steeple-chasers cleared the toughest barrier of all to secure the Olympic Games standard. More details on the athletes involved here.

 

Hurricane Tully sets sights on Tulsa

Up and coming 800m star Robert Tully will be heading stateside this autumn to start his stint as an NCAA athlete. Tully has just completed his first year in Trinity College Dublin, but tells us why he feels the American system will suit him better. Read Rob’s story here.

 

What was what at the Cork City Sports

We take a look back at the Cork City Sports which battled the elements to put on a showcase of international athletics. Ronan Duggan highlights 6 things which stood out from the meet. Check them out, including race videos, here.

Relay members Eanna Madden, Jonathan Browning, Kieran Elliott, Marcus Lawler, Keith Pike, and Relay coach Shane McCormack
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Gerard O'Donnell

Gerard O'Donnell

Gerard O'Donnell is an athlete, a coach, and a business management graduate. A former youth international, he represented Ireland in sprint hurdles, 400m hurdles, high jump and relays. He is current senior 60m & former 110m hurdles champion and ranks 3rd & 5th on the Irish all-time list for the events. Years of battling and finally overcoming injuries have led to his keen interest in strength and conditioning for athletes, as well as his current course of study: Neuromuscular Physical Therapy. He is occasionally referred to as GOD, not due to his initials, but because of his heavenly beard, which he has sported since the age of 5.

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