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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Breaking new ground: Wayde Van Niekerk breaks 20 seconds Image: PhotoRun
15 Jul 2015

Van Niekerk creates SA history again

There looks to be no halting Wayde Van Niekerk rapid ascent this season as he became the first South African to crack the 20 second barrier for 200m in Luzern last night running 19.94. Van Niekerk ran 43.96 for 400m in Paris and became the first South African to break

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US 5k champ Nicole Tully combines running and full-time work. Image: PhotoRun
14 Jul 2015

US 5k Champ works full-time; Gatlin ineligible – JTG 5-A-Day

US champion combines full-time work and elite running Nicole Tully ran only her second ever 5,000m race on the track last month to win the US championships. Tully, 28, has a full-time job, with flexible hours, handling advertising and public relations in the marketing department of Canon Solutions. Running, she

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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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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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Harty hit a world and Olympic qualifying time in Letterkenny
10 Jul 2015

No barrier to Rio standards in Letterkenny

The women’s 3,000m steeplechase took centre stage in Letterkenny with two world standards and three Olympic qualifiers for Irish athletes. USA’s Jamie Cheever won the race in 9:40.99 but the excitement for the locals came with the breakthrough performances by the Irish trio of Kerry O’Flaherty, Michelle Finn and Sara

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Treacy to take on steeple test in Letterkenny
10 Jul 2015

Women’s steeple and mile to highlight Letterkenny

The women’s 3,000m steeplechase looks set to highlight the Letterkenny AC Sub 4 Minute Mile Challenge event tonight. The women’s steeple is one of the races of the meeting with a host of athletes chasing the qualification standard for the World Championships in Beijing and next year’s Rio Olympics. The

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Flying Aussie: Brett Robinson on a training camp in Nijmegen, Netherlands
07 Jul 2015

Robinson looks for maiden victory in Cork

Brett Robinson only has one thing on his mind when he goes into tonight’s 3,000m at the Cork City Sports: a maiden victory on the European circuit. “I haven’t won before in Europe so I’m thinking Cork will be the perfect place to get my first win,” said the 24-year-old

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Number 1: Dibaba sparkled on a great night in Paris. Image: PhotoRun
04 Jul 2015

Oh Mon Dieu! Paris Diamond League sparkles

The French may not have gotten everything they had hoped for from their local heroes but cometh the final event, cometh Jimmy Vicault with a 9.86 second 100m to equal the European 100m record – and of course a new French record. Asafa Powell affirmed he is a medal contender

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