Thomas Barr qualifies for Final as fastest Qualifer
20 May 2015

Podcast:Thomas Tanks It; Mulcaire magnificent, and is Gatlin good for the sport?

Thomas Tanks It; Mulcaire magnificent, and is Gatlin good for the sport? This week, we reflect and celebrate two breakout performances from a pair of young Irish stars and enter into a dark discussion about an ageing villain of the sport who continues to defy logic. Kevin Mulcaire broke John

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Celebration time: Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad takes victory in the European 3,000m steeplechase, but was later disqualified for his topless antics. Image: PhotoRun
30 Dec 2014

Bad Boys, Doping Dilemmas, Crazy Comebacks; the A-Z of the athletics year: Part One

A is for the Anti-hero: Mekhissi-Benabbad To tell any good story, you need one. Every book, every film, and even every sport, needs the villain who fans either love to hate or just can’t help but love. This year, Frenchman Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad took that role. Previously, the steeplechase specialist was

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03 Sep 2014

Brussels Sprouts Diamond Dust-up

This week, as the Jumping The Gun crew set sail on more adventures to follow the world’s best athletes, we discuss all the recent and upcoming Diamond League action, from Americans falling over to the Masai man who carries himself like a champion. We put our necks on the line

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Mark English after Morton Games 800m victory
07 Jul 2014

English ready to make European Mark

We tracked down Mark English in Lignano this week as he was preparing to take a cut off the Irish 800m record (1:44.82) for an exclusive interview. The Donegal athlete talked us through his tentative first steps into athletics, the influence of his athletic family and what his future targets

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01 Jul 2014

No doubting Thomas as Gillick bids farewell

This week we bid farewell to David Gillick as he brought the curtain down on a golden generation of Irish sprinting alongside Paul Hession and Derval O’Rourke. As one chapter closes another one opens and we had an in depth interview with rising star Thomas Barr – the new Irish

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Paul Robinson
09 Jun 2014

Diamond dreams; Ireland’s coaching quandary as Brits sprint ahead

The Diamond Leagues are coming thick and fast as we look back on Rome and forward to Oslo and New York in our latest podcast. Paul Robinson competes in the Dream Mile while Sarah Lavin is in the 100m hurdles and Laura Crowe goes for the European standard in the

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Cathal Dennehy with our bootful of books
13 May 2014

Running reads, Diamond Leagues and everything in between

In this week’s podcast, we review all the action from last weekend’s Doha Diamond League, and explain why white men actually can jump. A number of Irish were in action at the Highgate night of 10,000m PB’s, but unfortunately not many of them set personal bests. We run the rule

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09 May 2014

Galligan set for Doha; Britton targets 10k and Coghlan for office

The Diamond League season starts today (9 May) in Doha and Rose-Anne Galligan has an excellent opportunity for a quick opener. Fionnuala Britton is running at the Highgate Harriers Night of 10,000m PB’s tomorrow night as she targets the European qualifying time of 32:15.00. The Irish Milers Club kick off

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14 Jun 2013

CD Fridays – Lawler set for senior bow

Cathal Dennehy’s Friday column profiles Marcus Lawler, the most exciting talent in the sport presently, and includes a sample training week. There is a finish line video of his 200m record  run at the schools and also included is a video of Laura Crowe’s 800m pb (2:02.69) at the Oslo

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10 Jun 2013

Bolt and AAI have work to do

This week’s action wasn’t as exciting as the previous one but it still left us with plenty  of talking points. Bolt was beaten in Rome and the AAI empire have plenty of work to do if the European Team Championships are going to be a success judging by the AAI

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