Barr Burning Rubber; McGrath Grabs Euro Gold; Your JTG 5-A-Day
Spinning the wheels with Tom Barr
Not just a speed demon on the track, Thomas Barr has been speaking to the42.ie about his other passion, drifting. Check out the videos below of World University Games champion Barr, burning rubber in his BMW at a disused tannery outside Waterford city.
Words Of Wisdom With David Rudisha
The world record holder for two laps of the track talks to the IAAF about all things athletics.
“Athletics is no different to any other professional sports career in that to succeed it is all about hard work, discipline and determination. I first discovered the importance of this back at school aged around 16″.
Full article here.
Kenyan Trials To Be a Showcase In Depth
The Kenyan Trials take place this coming weekend and it is veritable who’s who of World’s best distance runners.
There are 21 men quicker than 1.46.2, 21 athletes under 3.36.7 and 16 men under 13:22. It’s a disturbing array of quality.
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Kevin McGrath Stikes Gold In EYOF 1500m
Kevin Mcgrath added a second gold to team Irelands tally matching Ciara Neville’s achievement from yesterday. You can watch McGrath’s 1500m final here, and catch Neville’s 100m victory from yesterday, here.
Tuka Poised For Beijing Surprise
The man who shocked the world of 800m running in Monaco, winning in 1:42.51, speaks to the IAAF about his big breakthrough this season. “On his IAAF Diamond League debut, he took apart a stellar field including world champion Mohammed Aman and Olympic silver medallist Nijel Amos with a searing finish to break his national record for the third time this year, setting a mark of 1:42.51.”
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