Lizzie Lee went to number 5 on the Irish all-time list with 2:32:51
27 Sep 2015

Lee: “I’m blown out of the park by that performance.”

Lizzie Lee went to 5th on the Irish women’s marathon all-time list with a stunning 2:32:51 at the Berlin marathon. The time also smashed the Olympic qualifying standard of 2:42:00 and should surely book her seat on the plane to Rio. Lee (Leevale) has been in excellent form since becoming

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Trio for Rio? Mick Clohisey, Kevin Seaward and Sergiu Ciobanu put themselves in line for Olympic selection.
27 Sep 2015

Seaward and Lee lead Irish marathon renaissance in Berlin

Setting the standard Kevin Seaward and Lizzie Lee led a renaissance of Irish marathon running in Berlin today with five Irish athletes in total running Olympic qualifying times. A host of Irish athletes went over to Berlin in pursuit of Olympic qualification (2:17:00 for men and 2:42:00 for women) with

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Star billing: Eliud Kipchoge is the leading Olympic hope for Kenya in the marathon. Image via photorun
25 Sep 2015

Kipchoge on a marathon mission in Berlin: “all sport is about mentality”

On Sunday, Eliud Kipchoge returns to the Berlin Marathon two years after finishing second in the event and this time, the 30-year-old ranks as the clear favourite. In opposition, though, are two of the fastest marathoners in history: last year’s runner-up Emmanuel Mutai and former New York and Boston Marathon

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

Berlin Marathon competition: enter for free to win a piece of history

At the Berlin Marathon last year, history was made as Dennis Kimetto became the first man to run under 2:03, smashing the world record with his 2:02:57 run. Back in second, Emmanuel Mutai also ran faster than the old world record, recording 2:03:13 for what will go down as the

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Marathon challenge: Aberu Kebede, Gladys Cherono and Anna Hahner at the press conference on Thursday. Image: PhotoRun
24 Sep 2015

Cherono ready to rock in Berlin

Though it will, almost inevitably, be overshadowed by the stellar line-up in the men’s field, there is nonetheless every reason to keep one eye on the women’s race when the Berlin Marathon gets underway on Sunday morning. In Gladys Cherono – a former track and half-marathon standout who is a

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

Five reasons the Berlin Marathon is fast

At 9am on Sunday morning, 40,000 runners will line up in Berlin’s Tiergarten for the 41st edition of the world’s fastest marathon and with a typically stellar trio of athletes heading up the men’s field, there’s every chance Dennis Kimetto’s world record of 2:02:57 will be rewritten. If so, it

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Leading the way: Lauren Fleshman is a two-time US champion and five-time NCAA champion. Image: Oiselle
20 Sep 2015

Marathon Nutrition; King Kimetto; Van Damme Flashback; The Week’s Top Stories on JTG

Ivo Van Damme’s Double Olympic Silver Most of you have heard of Prefontaine, most of you have heard of Steve Ovett and Sebastian Coe. Prefontaine died young, Ovett and Coe went on to destroy World Records and dominate middle distance in the late 70s and early 80s, but one man

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Alisa Vainio in action on the track this summer
20 Sep 2015

17-Year-Old Finn Hits Rio Marathon Mark

Flying Finn Alisa Vainio of Finland hit the Rio Olympics qualifying standard for the marathon (2:36:00) in her first competitive attempt at the event, running an impressive 2:33:24 in Joutseno, southern Finland, on Saturday. But at just 17-years-of-age, born in 1997, she lies outside the age bracket for Olympic qualification. The

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19 Sep 2015

Celebration for Sonia at Anniversary 5k

Heartwarming return and celebration for Sonia 5k in Cobh Sonia O’Sullivan’s journey came full circle at the Sonia 5K in association with Euromedic Ireland. The event organised by Athletics Ireland marked the 20th Anniversary of Irish athletics icon Sonia O’Sullivan’s historic victory in the 5,000 metres at the IAAF World

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18 Sep 2015

Salazar in the clear; Epstein digs deeper into steroid issue; Your JTG 5-A-Day

“NO REASON TO BE CONCERNED” ABOUT SALAZAR ACCUSATIONS UK Athletics (UKA) has found no evidence of wrongdoing by Mo Farah, nor any evidence of inappropriate input from the Nike Oregon Project into Farah’s training regimen, after completing an investigation into the practices of coach Alberto Salazar. More here. Athletes only

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