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11 Aug 2015

Funniest moments in athletics, part two; drunks, fighters and strippers

5) Haile questionable sportsmanship It’s the 10,000m final at the World Junior Championship in 1992 and Kenya’s Josephat Machuka has had just about enough of leading an Ethiopian kid around for the best part of 25 laps, only to have him blast by down the home straight. He’s mad as hell

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10 Aug 2015

Funniest moments in athletics, part one; temper tantrums, smoking Mo, Carl crash TV

10) College runner’s Premature celebration They say you should never, ever celebrate until you’ve crossed the line. Oregon Senior Tanguy Pepiot found out the hard way, allowing Washington’s Meron Simon to pass him at the line. And anyway, it’s not like the Hayward Field crowd NEEDED stoking. 9) “I DID NOT MOVE”

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Katherine Switzer (261) being chased by officials.
10 Aug 2015

Marathon Mondays: Katherine Switzer: The Rogue Marathoner who changed Women’s Running

With 11 full weeks to go until the SSE Dublin Marathon kicks off at 9:00am we have decided to try and help you on your way towards that looming goal. This week we look at the second of our three marathoners that changed the world of the Marathon 13,751 women

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09 Aug 2015

Barr brilliant, Mageean Magnificent, Heffernan DQ’d; Nationals Day two Roundup

Thomas Barr won his 5th title in style at the GloHealth National Track and Field Championships in Morton Stadium today. “It was good consolidating run, after the London Diamond League,” said Barr, who won impressively in windy in 49.68 seconds. “I was a little bit deflated. I hadn’t competed in

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08 Aug 2015

Cullen crowns comeback, Christie a class apart; National Seniors roundup, Day one

Mary Cullen crowned her return to the top level by taking her first national senior outdoor title since 2007 when sauntering to victory over 5,000m at the GloHealth National Championships in Santry today. Cullen missed the last seven editions of these championships through injury, but looked on the way back

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Mark English, Declan Murray, 2014 Nationals 800m
07 Aug 2015

GloHealth National Senior Championships: Live Results And Timetable

The 2015 GloHealth National Championships take place this weekend, August 8/9 at Morton Stadium, Santry (location on google maps here). While we highly reccomend getting yourselves track-side to watch all the action live, we’ve got you covered if you can’t quite make it. You can keep up to speed with

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Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin
07 Aug 2015

Olympic Champ Wants Gatlin Win; Beer Mile Record Bested; Your JTG 5-A-Day

British Athletes Warned Not To Reveal Blood Data In the aftermath of last weeks German documentary on blood doping British athletes have been warned to keep their data to themselves. “British Athletics has warned track-and-field stars past and present against allowing their blood data to be revealed after it emerged

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07 Aug 2015

Shobukhova stripped; Marathon Majors want their money back

Russia’s Liliya Shobukhova has finally been stripped of her London and Chicago Marathon titles, 18 months after she was banned by the Russian federation due to irregularities in her biological passport and unsurprisingly, the organisation that made her a very rich athlete now wants its money back. “We are considering

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07 Aug 2015

Harris smashes beer mile world record

First there was Bannister, then there was El Guerrouj, and now, with four beers on board, continuing to re-define the limits of human ability, there is Josh Harris. The Australian smashed the beer mile world record with a 4:56.2 performance today, a run which, subject to ratification (by beermile.com, not the

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Proper winning the 100m at the 2014 national championships
07 Aug 2015

Ireland’s Fastest Females: The Ones To Watch At Nationals

Elizabeth Egan brings us this peice on all things women’s sprints as we look forward to this weekend’s National Championships, as well as a brief look at the main contenders for the World Championships in Beijing later this month.   The Young Guns The new generation of sprint stars are

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07 Aug 2015

Flashback Friday: National Seniors 1996

BLE Championships- Santry June 15/16, 1996 We go all the way back to 1996 ahead of the year’s National Senior Championships. The Atlanta Olympics were just around the corner but if you check out the results, not much has changed!   Men 100 M 1 N Ryan Nenagh 10.74 2

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06 Aug 2015

Symmonds refuses to yield; threatens to sue USATF after Nike conflict

Nick Symmonds has threatened to sue USA Track and Field if they prevent him from running at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing later this month after a dispute about sponsorship. Symmonds, a world silver medallist at 800m in 2013, refused to sign a contract which required him to wear

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06 Aug 2015

Kiprop defends Kenyans; Coe’s toughest race yet; Drouin’s wise words; JTG 5-a-day

Kiprop and Kipsang defend Kenya Asbel Kiprop and Wilson Kipsang have fought back against the report last weekend which suggested that doping is a widespread problem in Kenyan athletics. “Those interviewed were athletes who have lost hope in their lives without a running formula. That should not be misconstrued to

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Steve Cram's training inside
06 Aug 2015

How did Steve Cram run 3.46 for the Mile?

The British and European record for the mile has lasted 30 years. On July 27, 1985 Steve Cram ran a staggering 3:46.32 for the mile taking a full second off Sebastian Coe’s World Record. Athletics Weekly has an excellent article on Cram’s development and coaching principles. Cram focused on steady

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06 Aug 2015

Josia Thugwane: The Marathon Man South Africa Forgot

If you have time, put the kettle on and buckle up. ESPN have compiled an incredibly interesting story based on the life of Josia Thugwane who is in his own words” The Greatest Story no one ever told”. The South African who was born into apartheid, abandoned by both his

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