Derval O'Rourke in action at the European Indoor Championships; Image courtesy of PhotoRun
20 Aug 2015

Throwback Thursday: Derval’s agonising fourth

Derval O Rourke, 3 time Olympian, World Indoor Champion and multiple European medalist missed out on a world medal by just a tenth of a second in 2009. After a disappointing performance in 2008, Derval would take on 5 Olympic finalists in Berlin and also put the great Sally Pearson

Ronan Duggan 0
Proper
20 Aug 2015

Meet The Team: Queen Of Speed, Kelly Proper

ATHLETE: Kelly Proper AGE: 27 EVENT: 200m PERSONAL BEST: 23.15 EVENT SCHEDULE: Wednesday 26th: Heats, 12:15pm/local time: 19:15 Thursday 27th: Semi-final, Irish time: Irish time: 12:35pm/local time: 19:35 Friday 28th: Final, Irish time: 14:00/local time: 21:00 Kelly Proper is one of four Irish athletes who benefited from the IAAF quota

Gerard O'Donnell 0
Even Mark English has toed the line at a Graded Meeting
19 Aug 2015

Dublin Graded Meetings in Review

The end of the domestic season is here and with that the Dublin Athletics Board is looking to conduct a review of their graded meetings. Most athletes will have run at least one graded meeting this season or at least one at some stage in their career. With that in

Ronan Duggan 2
Image via PhotoRun
19 Aug 2015

5 Coe Facts, Conte slates WADA, Radcliffe questions Data release: Your JTG 5 A DAY

Conte thinks Doping Tests are a Joke For more than a decade, BALCO founder Victor Conte has been an outspoken critic of anti-doping policies in sports. He doesn’t oppose drug testing. But he is opposed to the ineffective methods and mechanisms in place. His critiques are often aimed at sports

Ronan Duggan 0
Radcliffe_Paula.FL.ING04
19 Aug 2015

Radcliffe: athletes should not release blood data

Paula Radcliffe has spoken out about the recent doping scandals in athletics, telling BBC today that she agrees with anti-doping agencies’ in advising athletes not to make their blood data public, despite several athletes doing so in recent weeks. “I stand with the advice of WADA and UK Anti-doping on that point,”

Cathal Dennehy 0
Felix_AllysonFL1.OlyGame12
19 Aug 2015

Who will be the champions in China? Women’s track Previews

100m: The Shelly-Ann Show Since she first announced herself to the world at the Olympics Games in Beijing back in 2008, Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has been beaten only once in five global 100m championships – finishing fourt in Daegu in 2011. That blip aside, she’s collected two Olympic 100m titles

Cathal Dennehy 0
Even Mark English has toed the line at a Graded Meeting
19 Aug 2015

Meet The Team: Two-Lap Tornado, Mark English

Athlete: Mark English Age: 22 Event: 800m Personal Best: 1:44.84 Event schedule: Saturday 22nd: Heats, Irish Time: 4:50am/local time: 11:50 Sunday 23rd: Semi-final, Irish time: 13:15/local time: 20:15 Tuesday 25th: Final, Irish time: 13:55/local time: 20:55 Mark English takes on the 800m from day one of the championships, an event which is harder to predict than in

Gerard O'Donnell 0
kiprop_asbel.worchps13500
18 Aug 2015

Can Kiprop Keep it up? 5 Upsets to Watch and Beijing Breakout Stars: JTG 5 A DAY

Can Asbel Kiprop beat one of the best fields of all time? In the last two years at Monaco, seven(2014) and six this year ran under 3.30 for 1500m. How could we have a favourite for the men’s 1500m? Somehow we do, Asbel Kiprop. Find out how he can win

Ronan Duggan 0
ThomasBarrJuly2014_large (1)
18 Aug 2015

Meet The Team: Waterford Star, Thomas Barr

Athlete: Thomas Barr Age: 23 Event: 400m Hurdles Personal Best: 48.65 Event schedule: Saturday 22nd: Heats, Irish time: 11:35am/local time:18:35, Sunday 23rd: Semi-final, Irish time: 11:40am/local time: 18:40 Tuesday 25th: Final, Irish time: 13:25/local time 20:25 Thomas Barr goes into the World Championships ranked 11th in the world for 2015

Gerard O'Donnell 0
John Treacy en route to victory in the 1979 World Cross Country. Photo courtesy of: Athletics Ireland
17 Aug 2015

Marathon Mondays: John Treacy takes silver

This week’s Marathon Monday takes a look at the great John Treacy who broke the then Irish Record when he ran 2:09:56 in the L.A Olympics. The Double World Cross Country Champion won a silver medal that day and in the words of Jimmy Magee “And for the 13th time,

Ronan Duggan 0
Farah.BoltPose1a.OlyGame12
16 Aug 2015

Who will be champions in China? Men’s track previews

100m: clash of the sprint titans In a race where only two athletes have a conceivable shot at gold, Justin Gatlin will start favourite after a year in which he has eviscerated all challengers who have stood in his way. Beijing, though, with a back-in-form Usain Bolt on the start

Cathal Dennehy 0
Bolt_UsainFH_OlyGames08 (2)
16 Aug 2015

On this day: lightning Bolt strikes twice and shocks the world

The date was August 16, 2008, and in the cauldron that was the Bird’s Nest Stadium in Beijing, the pressure was heaped upon Usain Bolt’s 21-year-old shoulders. The Jamaican has already broken the world record for 100m earlier that summer, running 9.72 in New York, but could he now prove

Cathal Dennehy 0
CMCzAHVWwAArqGG.jpg.large
16 Aug 2015

Quota System Boosts Irish; Doping Talk In Simple Terms; Top JTG Stories Of The Week

Funniest Moments in Athletics History From premature celebrations to drunken athletes, pole vault pandemonium to Carl Lewis singing, check out athletics’ funniest moments. Part 1:  Here Part 2:  Here No more Chinese whispers – Setting the doping record straight It’s been a torrid couple of weeks for athletics in the

Gerard O'Donnell 0
Sebcoe
16 Aug 2015

Coe enters final lap in Presidential race, but will he reign supreme?

And so, after several thousand miles, hundreds of flights, countless persuasive handshakes and any number of hopeful promises to the electorate, it comes down to this – Sebastian Coe and Sergey Bubka squaring off against each other in Beijing next week. At stake: the most sought-after position in the sport

Cathal Dennehy 0
kira (1)
15 Aug 2015

Grunberg fights on after Pole Vault accident leaves her paralysed

Just three weeks ago, Kira Grunberg was one of Europe’s most promising pole vaulters, the Austrian record holder, and it was business as usual for the 21-year-old as she went training, finalising her preparations for the upcoming World Championships in Beijing.   Just moments later, her career was finished, her life

Cathal Dennehy 0
SHARE

Home