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16 Oct 2015

Barr, English, and Heffernan to contest Irish Athlete of the Year

Athlete of the Year Thomas Barr, Mark English and Robert Heffernan are set to contest the National Athlete of the Year award at the GloHealth National Athletics Awards on Wednesday 25th of November from 12.00-3.30pm in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Northwood. The nominations have been announced for the awards ceremony

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Speed demons: Dennis Kimetto, Emmanuel Mutai and Geoffrey Kamworor during the 2014 Berlin Marathon. Image: PhotoRun
15 Oct 2015

Athletics Kenya says it will host Olympic Trials Marathon

Athletics Kenya announced it will host an Olympic Trials Marathon in February in order to select its team for the Games in Rio de Janeiro next summer, according to a report by Capital FM today. David Okeyo, AK’s vice president, made the announcement, saying that the trials would help the

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14 Oct 2015

New Balance Deal For Bromell; The Tall Marathoner’s Challenge; Your JTG 5-A-Day

Bromell Choses New Balance For Pro Career World 100m bronze medalist Trayvon Bromell has moved into the world of professional track and field by signing a sponsorship deal with New Balance. The Baylor University student has effectively ended his college career by turning pro, in an impressive scoop for the

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13 Oct 2015

More Glory For Mo? Will Claye’s TJ Masterclass; The Future Of Doping; Your JTG 5-A-Day

Gene Editing: Doping’s Future? Will the editing of genes become the future cheat of choice for would-be dopers? Or will it become the legal normality? Gene-editing is a real possibility for the prevention of diseases and other defects, and some think it could be open to sporting abuse. Read on

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13 Oct 2015

Six thoughts on the Chicago Marathon

Mission Accomplished for McCormack As good as it was to see Fionnuala McCormack run well below the qualifying time for next year’s Olympic Games, it would be an insult to both her ability and attitude to pretend it was a performance that will have left her delighted. McCormack, 31, appeared to set

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13 Oct 2015

Britain’s first openly gay athlete: “I don’t want this to define me”

Race walker Tom Bosworth has become the first British athlete to come out as gay. The 25-year-old, who finished 12th in the 20km race walk at the European Championships in Zurich last year, revealed to BBC Sport how difficult the decision was. “Even in 2015, it’s difficult for people to

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13 Oct 2015

[Video] Gene Editing: Doping Of The Future

Gene Doping The editing of genes could be the future of doping in athletics, with the ability to alter defective genes in the human body becoming a real possibility. About 50% of what determines how fit you are comes from your genome, the other 50% is training, according to Dr.

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12 Oct 2015

The White Man In That Photo; Recognition For Cheated Olympians; Your JTG 5-A-Day

The White Man In ‘That’ Photo You’ve seen the iconic image (above) before, you may even have had the poster adorning your college bedroom, but what do you know about the third man in the photo? “I even thought that that guy – who seemed to be just a simpering

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Murphy, Gregan, Barr and English after thier record run in Beijing. Image: Cathal Dennehy
12 Oct 2015

Barr and English the leading lights in memorable year for IUAA

As the new intervarsity season prepares to get under way, it seems as good a time as any to reflect on what a memorable 2015 it was,  a year when two of our leading lights, Thomas Barr and Mark English, took home medals from international competitions. English, a medical student at

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11 Oct 2015

Fionnuala sets out on Road to Rio: Chicago Marathon Live Stream

Yeah, we get it, there’s a lot of other live sport on today, but barging its way into your schedule should be the Chicago Marathon, which gets under way at 1:30pm Irish time. Fionnuala McCormack leads the Irish hopes against some of the world’s best, such as Kenya’s Florence Kiplagat, who

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