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20 Mar 2014

Callaghan hits another ton as Rotterdam looms near

Eoin has his latest instalment as his marathon adventure in Rotterdam draws ever nearer. Our latest podcast is also at the bottom of the post with plenty of athletics chat and our greatest sporting moments and our very own temper tantrums.  Blog March 10-16 Another week, another 100+ miles but

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10 Mar 2014

Callaghan back on perfect pace for Rotterdam

Eoin Callaghan had a tough time last week after the loss of his close friend and a frustrating injury. He got back on the road to recovery this week with the help of his physical therapist, and soon to be physiotherapist, David Campbell and linking up with Emmett Dunleavy of

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05 Mar 2014

Callaghan feels physical and personal strain on road to Rotterdam

Eoin Callaghan had a tough week with the loss of one of his closest friends last week coupled with an injury that put his training on the back burner. He’s determined not to let it derail his marathon bid. Below he tells his story.   “The body decided enough was

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23 Feb 2014

Rotterdam marathon blog: “I think I may have overdone it!”

While Paul Robinson was running sub 4 minutes (3:59.56) for the mile to finish third in the Herb Elliot mile at the Perth Track Classic and Alberto Salazar was having a meltdown in Alex Ferguson style at the US National Indoor championships when things didn’t work out the way he

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19 Feb 2014

Roadwatch: Callaghan for Rotterdam

Above is our latest podcast reviewing the National Indoor Championships and all things running last week.  Below we have what will be a weekly blog by Star of the Sea’s Eoin Callaghan who broke 2:30 in the last Dublin Marathon. A primary school teacher by profession, Callaghan will now be

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28 Nov 2013

Cragg eyes marathon success in Japan

  Alistair Cragg is one of Ireland’s most talented athletes having achieved notable success including a European Indoor title over 3,000m and a two-time Olympic finalist over 5,000m. That is only part of the story of the Arkansas legend. His career like he says in the interview has ebbed and

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29 Oct 2013

Dublin debate: to be a domestic marathon or not to be…

The Airtricity Dublin Marathon on bank holiday Monday was a huge success with some exciting races up front – in particular  the duel between Sean Hehir and Joe  Sweeney.   Jumping the Gun got a ringside seat to the race in the media van. Dick Hooper described it as “a

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25 Oct 2013

Sonia recalls causing a stir on the streets of Dublin

Sonia O’Sullivan caused a stir at the Dublin Marathon in 2000 as she toed the line at the last minute after her heroics at the Sydney Olympics and duly won her maiden marathon voyage in 2:35:42. Here the Cobh legend recalls how her surprise debut over the marathon came to

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