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07 Apr 2015

Male Jumpers Play Riskier Game; Britton’s Path Points To Rio; Your JTG 5-A-Day

1. Xiang Officially Hangs Up His Spikes 2004 Olympic 110m hurdles champion Liu Xiang officially announced his retirement today. Check out his roller-coaster of a career which ultimately ended with double Olympic heartache. Piece and videos here 2. Male Jumpers Playing A Riskier Game An Austrian study of over 300

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07 Apr 2015

Interview: Fionnuala Britton on a new road to Rio

How is your training going for the Great Ireland Run and are you looking forward to the event? Training is going well and I hope that will be reflected in my race but as it’s early in the year, and in the training cycle, I’m just looking to build on

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06 Apr 2015

Why we should appreciate (and support) the Great Ireland Run

The Spar Great Ireland Run takes place this Saturday and it’s easily forgotten the value this race gives to the sport domestically as a whole. Some will view the €29 entry fee as a little steep or think that a big brand such as Nova, headed by Brendan Foster, is

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30 Mar 2015

Britton to Spar in GIR; Carlsbad Classic; When cheats win – 5-A-Day

Britton to star in Spar Great Ireland Run Double European cross country champion, Fionnuala Britton, will go head-to-head with the inspirational world and European marathon silver medallist, Valeria Straneo of Italy, when she carries the home hopes into the elite women’s race at the SPAR Great Ireland Run in Dublin’s

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30 Mar 2015

Britton to take on Straneo at SPAR Great Ireland Run

Double European cross country champion, Fionnuala Britton, will go head-to-head with the inspirational world and European marathon silver medallist, Valeria Straneo of Italy, when she carries the home hopes into the elite women’s race at the SPAR Great Ireland Run in Dublin’s Phoenix Park on Saturday 11 April. Having decided

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24 Jan 2015

Britton Skips World Cross; Haile the Hero; Steeplechase Champ falls hard; Your JTG 5-a-day

1. Britton skips World Cross Country to hit the road Fionnuala Britton has decided the give the World Cross Country in China at the end of March a miss in favour of getting ready for a tilt at the marathon later in the year. The Kilcoole athlete’s non-participation means that

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10 Jan 2015

Britton strikes back with second in Edinburgh

Fionnuala Britton bounced back from her disappointment at the European Cross Country Championships last month when finishing second at the Great Edinburgh Cross Country yesterday. The 30-year-old from Kilcoole finished seven seconds behind British winner Emilia Gorecka over the 6km course. Afterwards, she spoke to JumpingTheGun. Ireland’s other competitors were

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10 Jan 2015

Gemma looking to Steel the show as stars descend at Great Edinburgh Cross Country

Gemma Steel will be looking to defend her title today at the Great Edinburgh Cross Country in Holyrood Park today with Fionnuala Britton one of her most likeliest challengers. Steel goes in as favourite having won the European Cross Country title last month. Emelia Gorecka and Fionnuala Britton will be

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27 Dec 2014

Junior Interview: Hope on the horizon

Hope Saunders was the surprise package of the Irish cross country season when she won the GloHealth Inter Counties junior women’s race and booked her place on the Irish team for the European Cross Country Championships in Samokov. She backed up her early season form as first Irish junior home

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23 Dec 2014

Podcast: Belated bronze for Rob; Heffernan has his say

For our final podcast of 2014, we talk to Rob Heffernan as he receives his belated European bronze medal from Barcelona 2010. Heffernan talks about losing out on medals due to dopers, gives his views on the Russian scandal, and explains why the Irish anti-doping system is one of the

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