Barr on top of the World University Games Podium
12 Jul 2015

World Records and World Titles: JTG Reads Of The Week

Sonia sets the world alight 21 years ago this week Sonia O’Sullivan set the still standing World best of 5:25.36 for 2000m. Many have tried, but none have succeeded in besting that mark. Watch the race video and read more here.   Tom Barr takes Worlds title Thomas Barr was

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Relay members Eanna Madden, Jonathan Browning, Kieran Elliott, Marcus Lawler, Keith Pike, and Relay coach Shane McCormack
12 Jul 2015

Sub-40 Flyers: Irish Men Smash U23 Record

The Irish men’s Under-23 4x100m relay team come away from the European U23 Championships in Tallinn, with a 5th place finish and another National Record in the bag. After setting an U23 record of 40.11 seconds in qualifying for the final earlier today, the quartet of Jonathan Browning, Eanna Madden,

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In position: Mark English waiting to strike in the semi-final
12 Jul 2015

Irish set for super Sunday in Tallinn

The Irish athletes will be looking to draw inspiration from Conor McGregor’s victory last night in this evening’s finals in the last day of competition at the European U23 Athletics Championships in Tallinn, Estonia. It was a productive morning for the Irish day with both 4x100m relay teams qualifying for

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Donegal.Dreamers
11 Jul 2015

All the Interviews from Day 3 of the European U23 Championships

Sarah McCarthy just misses Long Jump final Sarah McCarthy (Mid Sutton)finished 15th overall with a best of 6.10m. She just missed out on making the final of the women’s long jump final in the morning session finishing 15th overall with a best of 6.10m. 6.19m made the final and she

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A standard: Robinson en route to a world and Olympic qualifier. Image: PhotoRun
11 Jul 2015

The JTG Finish Line: with Brett Robinson

Brett Robinson took his first victory on the European circuit at the Cork City Sports on Tuesday night in style in the 3,000m in 7:51.01. Robinson had an excellent 2013 season clocking 13:18.96 for 5,000m in Ostrava and making the world championship final in Moscow. He has bounced back to

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11 Jul 2015

Gay and Powell reflect on how to beat Gatlin

“Shit. A lot, man.” That’s what Tyson Gay believes it will take for him and the likes of Asafa Powell to close the gap on Justin Gatlin, writes Chris Chavez.  Gatlin ran away with another victory in the Diamond League running 9.75 for the 100-meter dash in Lausanne.   “Man, this

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Image courtesy of Kieran Carlin
11 Jul 2015

Live Stream: GloHealth National Juvenile Championships

The National Juvenile Championships are back, with days 2 and 3 taking place this weekend. You can keep an eye on all the action via the live stream below. There is also a link to live results and timetable which you can find here.  

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Harty hit a world and Olympic qualifying time in Letterkenny
10 Jul 2015

No barrier to Rio standards in Letterkenny

The women’s 3,000m steeplechase took centre stage in Letterkenny with two world standards and three Olympic qualifiers for Irish athletes. USA’s Jamie Cheever won the race in 9:40.99 but the excitement for the locals came with the breakthrough performances by the Irish trio of Kerry O’Flaherty, Michelle Finn and Sara

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Marcus Lawler winning the IUAA 100m. He won his heat today in 20.94 Image via IUAA Facebook
10 Jul 2015

Euro U23 Championships: The Irish In Action on Day 2

Sarah Lavin bows out Lavin was the first athlete to run this morning, finishing in 13:87 which was just short of the 13:86 needed to qualify. She finished an impressive 5th in her heat. She was mere centimeters away from qualification as you can see.     Marcus Lawler wins 200m

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Treacy to take on steeple test in Letterkenny
10 Jul 2015

Women’s steeple and mile to highlight Letterkenny

The women’s 3,000m steeplechase looks set to highlight the Letterkenny AC Sub 4 Minute Mile Challenge event tonight. The women’s steeple is one of the races of the meeting with a host of athletes chasing the qualification standard for the World Championships in Beijing and next year’s Rio Olympics. The

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10 Jul 2015

Lausanne Diamond League – Video Roundup

Men’s 800m – David Rudisha ran it from the front but Nigel Amos was too hot to handle in the final straight.   Men’s 100m – Inspiring stuff in this one. G*tlin leads it home, top-4 have served doping bans.   Men’s Triple Jump – Pedro Pablo Pichardo jumps 17.99m…and

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Daniel Komen wins 5000m in Athens 1997
10 Jul 2015

Flashback Friday-Daniel Komen 3000m

He came and went so fast he never even made an Olympics. He was like a bull in a china shop, he came in like a whirlwind and smashed world records and was gone before you had a chance to appreciate him. While Haile Gebrselassie, his great rival, was the

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10 Jul 2015

Barr Takes World Universities Title

Thomas Barr has just claimed his first international medal in some style, taking the World University games title in a time of 48.78 seconds, his second fastest time ever. Barr was made to work hard for 350m but once he came off the last hurdle, he showed that finishing strength

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10 Jul 2015

Awesome Amos takes down Rudisha

He tracked him, stalked him, for more than 700 metres – biding his time until the perfect moment –and when Nijel Amos caught sight of the finish line in Lausanne tonight, he emerged from the slipstream of his great rival David Rudisha, powered past, and won the 800m in 1:43.27.

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10 Jul 2015

Mo makes monster comeback, but is he unbeatable in Beijing?

We didn’t need to be told how much this meant to Mo Farah, how much he cared about making a statement on the track in Lausanne tonight and how much he wanted to get back to doing what he does best – winning – but he told us anyway. Or,

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