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17 Jul 2015

Monaco Diamond League

The Diamond League is back and this time it’s Monaco. And i know we say it every time but it’s generally true, this one looks like it’s going to be a cracker! Check out our 5 reasons here as to why you should stay in on this fine friday evening

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17 Jul 2015

World Youth Wonders: Brightest Stars So Far

400m Final Is Taylor-Made Jamaican Christopher Taylor is 15 years old. Fifteen. Anyway, he just went ahead and ran 45.30 seconds in his 400m semi-final to mark his name as the fastest qualifier for today’s final. Fifteen! He also has a 200m PB of 20.78. Sickening really, isn’t it? Check

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Brotherly love: Love and Simon Litzell square off
17 Jul 2015

Swedish star Litzell tackles JTG Finish Line

Sweden’s Simon Litzell is potential future star in the javelin ever since he picked up the javelin as a child. He started in the sport at knee height alongside his brother, Love, on summer athletics camps trying all the throws. Now he’s one of the gold medal contenders at the

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17 Jul 2015

Flashback Friday: Irish National Seniors 2000

Highlights from Irish National Seniors 2000 provide us with our Flashback Friday this week. A short piece from RTE news recapping the meet shows us great performances from our team pre Sydney Olympics. The Irish team was in fantastic shape and there was an unprecedented level of quality across the

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17 Jul 2015

Monaco Preview: 5 Reasons to Stay in Tonight

1. Mens 1500m 19.15pm Above you can watch the 1500m from Monaco in 2013 where Asbel Kiprop confirmed himself as one of the few athletes capable of taking on the World Record of 3.26.00 we celebrated yesterday.More shockingly, Mo Farah showed his speed to break the European Record as he

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Final place: Sam Healy goes in this evening's final at 17:15 Irish time
17 Jul 2015

Healy looks for final leap

Sam Healy headlined an excellent first day for the Irish team at the 23rd European Junior Athletics Championships by qualifying fourth overall into today’s long jump final at 17:15 (Irish time) with a best of 7.38m. The young Leevale star was understandably delighted with his performance. “I’m absolutely delighted,” said

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16 Jul 2015

Chegin Finally Banned; Colvert Claims Miscarriage Of Justice: Your JTG 5-A-Day

Colvert Claims Innocence Irish sprinter Steven Colvert was officially handed a two year ban today for a failed drug test in the summer of 2014. Colvert made a statement and claims it has been a ‘micarraige of justice’. Read his statement here. Goucher has had her say Kara Goucher has

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16 Jul 2015

Colvert Protests His Innocence After 2 Year Ban Confirmed

Steven Colvert has been handed a two-year ban from athletics commencing on the 17th June 2014, the date he was initially suspended, for failing an out of competition drug test. Colvert took to twitter and other media sources to make a statement on the issue. Read the tweets below. The

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Michaela Walsh eyeing up the hammer sector. Image via Kieran Carlin
16 Jul 2015

World Youth Championships: Irish Athlete Schedule

World Youth Championships, Cali, Colombia Thursday, July 16 Michaela Walsh, girls’ shot put qualification, 3:35pm Nadia Power, girls’ 1500m heats, 5:35pm Michaela Walsh, shot put final, 1:30am (July 17) Friday, July 17 Elizabeth Morland, Heptathlon 100mH, 3:30pm Elizabeth Morland, Heptathlon high jump, 4:35pm Elizabeth Morland, Heptathlon shot put, 11pm Elizabeth

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Andre De Grasse wins the NCAA 100m
16 Jul 2015

Who is Andre De Grasse?

Andre De Grasse is this year’s NCAA champion and earlier this year he ran a Canadian Record over 200m. Who is he? Where did he come from? What does he want? When De Grasse was young he was a massive basketball fan but when his time was cut from the

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Viktor Chegin, Coach to over 20 banned athletes.
16 Jul 2015

#BanChegin finally happens: Viktor Chegin Suspended

The World of Race-Walking had a long awaited bit of positive news yesterday when Victor Chegin, the man behind thier Race Walking conveyor belt has been suspended. Over 20 Russian athletes have been banned by WADA whilst being coached by Chegin. In January, three Russian Olympic champion walkers from Chegin’s

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16 Jul 2015

Throwback Thursday: Hicham El Guerrouj 1500m World Record

Hicham El Guerrouj smashed the World Record in way back in 1998 this week. The 14th of July was the date when Hicham El Guerrouj managed to run an average of 54.93 per lap for a final time of 3.26.00 El Guerrouj had an incredible 2 year record setting spree.

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Set for Sweden: The Irish junior team
16 Jul 2015

Neville kicks off Irish challenge

Emerald’s Ciara Neville will be the first onto the track for the Irish at the 23rd European Junior Athletics Championships in Eskilstuna, Sweden this morning. The 15-year-old Ciara Neville has been generating the headlines this year and the first task for the Emerald youngster will be to qualify from heat

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MTC hill training: Genevieve LaCaze and Selma Kajan
15 Jul 2015

Workout Wednesday: MTC Hill Training

We’re back with another workout Wednesday from the Melbourne Track Club’s training camp in Nijmegen. Here they tackled a variety of hills and tempos depending on the group and schedule laid out by coach Nic Bideau. The main session for the men, Jesper van der Wielen, Brendan O’Neill, Brett Robinson

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15 Jul 2015

Centerfolds of Athletics

Since 2003 www.Trackandfieldnews.com (the self titled Bible of The Sport) have had a centerfold in their monthly magazine. It’s less exciting than it sounds but it does give readers a fantastic pull-out poster to adorn their wall until their parents complain about the blue tac and then paint your room

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