Craig Harrington (left) and Jeremy Warner battling it out in the 3000m at the Cork Graded
14 Jul 2015

Talking Point Tuesday: The Graded Conundrum

This week presents us with an incredible array of races. Imagine for a second that you are a 1500m runner in Ireland. In the space of eight days you could quite easily run four races over the metric mile. On Saturday the 11th, you could have run the IMC, followed

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14 Jul 2015

Eating With The Eatons: The Diet Of Champions

When it comes to nutrition for sport who better to learn from than Ashton Eaton, and his wife Brianne Theisen-Eaton. The best all-round athlete there has ever been, and one of the best female all-rounders in the world right now, they are the power couple of mutli-event athletics and are

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14 Jul 2015

Seb Coe Ups His Game: IAAF Campaign Video

By Larry Eder of RunBlogRun.com This is a pretty impressive video with support from all around the globe. Seb Coe has finally decided to show that he is in his bid for the IAAF Presidency with his whole heart and soul. I have also attached the Manifesto from Seb Coe

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14 Jul 2015

Luzern Classic Live Stream

Live Stream kicks off on July 14, 2015 18:30 Kelly Proper runs at this meet but unfortunately is not going to make the live stream. Dennehy’s Dispatch: Luzern or Lucerne in English is a cracking little spot, Lovely little bridge, the incredible Mount Pilatus, even a town called Vegas (officially

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Gatlin, Gay and Rodgers competing at the 2014 Lausanne Meeting.
14 Jul 2015

TUE Tuesdays: Lausanne Rivals Seoul for Dirtiest Race in History

Ben Johnson is normally the first name of everyone’s lips when it comes to famous drug cheats but Justin Gatlin is giving him a run for his money. ( Pun fully intended) Last Thursday’s Lausanne Diamond League featured five athletes who have previously tested positive for banned substances. There were

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13 Jul 2015

The Return of the King: Can David Rudisha mount a comeback?

2014 was a good year for David Rudisha. Okay so he didn’t smash the World Record like he did en route to Gold in London 2012 but he gave us another side to his character. We witnessed the Lion, injured, fighting off the young challengers. He was willing to race

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John Akii-Bua and Coach Malcolm Arnold
13 Jul 2015

Man Killer: John Akii-Bua and the Hurt of 400m Hurdles

At the weekend we got to witness a rare moment in Irish Sport, Thomas Barr became the World University Games Champion. He fought off competition from all over world in one of the true Global sports, Athletics. If you haven’t yet watched it, please enjoy sensibly. When he competes he does so

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13 Jul 2015

400m Star’s 10 Steps To Success; Gv Ryan IMC Roundup; Your JTG 5-A-Day

10 steps to success with Wayde Van Niekerk Wayde Van Niekerk has been running himself into contention for a world 400m medal this season, and he caught up with the IAAF to reveal how he has become a top quarter-miler. “Killer sessions and reps of 800m and 1000m have proved

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Emmett Dunleavy of www.PerfectPacing.com
13 Jul 2015

Marathon Mondays: Using Lactate Threshold to Improve Performance

With 15 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. 15 weeks is more than enough time to fine-tune preparations, log the miles, buy the unnecessary water belts and sweat

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Barr on top of the World University Games Podium
12 Jul 2015

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

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Relay members Eanna Madden, Jonathan Browning, Kieran Elliott, Marcus Lawler, Keith Pike, and Relay coach Shane McCormack
12 Jul 2015

Sub-40 Flyers: Irish Men Smash U23 Record

The Irish men’s Under-23 4x100m relay team come away from the European U23 Championships in Tallinn, with a 5th place finish and another National Record in the bag. After setting an U23 record of 40.11 seconds in qualifying for the final earlier today, the quartet of Jonathan Browning, Eanna Madden,

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In position: Mark English waiting to strike in the semi-final
12 Jul 2015

Irish set for super Sunday in Tallinn

The Irish athletes will be looking to draw inspiration from Conor McGregor’s victory last night in this evening’s finals in the last day of competition at the European U23 Athletics Championships in Tallinn, Estonia. It was a productive morning for the Irish day with both 4x100m relay teams qualifying for

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11 Jul 2015

All the Interviews from Day 3 of the European U23 Championships

Sarah McCarthy just misses Long Jump final Sarah McCarthy (Mid Sutton)finished 15th overall with a best of 6.10m. She just missed out on making the final of the women’s long jump final in the morning session finishing 15th overall with a best of 6.10m. 6.19m made the final and she

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A standard: Robinson en route to a world and Olympic qualifier. Image: PhotoRun
11 Jul 2015

The JTG Finish Line: with Brett Robinson

Brett Robinson took his first victory on the European circuit at the Cork City Sports on Tuesday night in style in the 3,000m in 7:51.01. Robinson had an excellent 2013 season clocking 13:18.96 for 5,000m in Ostrava and making the world championship final in Moscow. He has bounced back to

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11 Jul 2015

Gay and Powell reflect on how to beat Gatlin

“Shit. A lot, man.” That’s what Tyson Gay believes it will take for him and the likes of Asafa Powell to close the gap on Justin Gatlin, writes Chris Chavez.  Gatlin ran away with another victory in the Diamond League running 9.75 for the 100-meter dash in Lausanne.   “Man, this

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