Dempsey McGuigan was 16th in the European u23
09 Jul 2015

Irish Interviews and Races after Day 1 of European u23s

Day 1 of the European Under 23 Championships are now over, no irish qualifying onward towards finals later in the week. We present Athletics Ireland interviews with today’s competitors. Full Results from day 1 here Brandon Hargreaves and Kevin Dooney after the 10000m Dooney and Hargreaves finished 11th and 12th

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Gatlin, Gay and Rodgers competing at the 2014 Lausanne Meeting.
09 Jul 2015

Live Stream: Lausanne Diamond League

The Lausanne Diamond league promises to be an absolute cracker featuring some of the main athlete match-ups that we’ll be looking forward to in Beijing next month. It’ll do well to top Paris last week, but with some of the athletes involved it might just deliver. This year’s two 18m

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Thomas Barr qualifies for Final as fastest Qualifer
09 Jul 2015

Barr Qualifies, Sonia Smashes, Yego wants Gold: Your JTG 5 A DAY

Throwback Thursday Sonia Smashes World Record In 1994 Sonia was in sparkling form, utterly dominating the international distance running circuit. She set the fastest time of the year in four events, the 1500 m, 1 mile, 2000 m and 3000 m, and the second fastest time in the 5000 m.

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Genzebe Dibaba
09 Jul 2015

Dibaba and Souleiman blitz Barcelona

Jama Aden may be a name unfamiliar with many but he’s becoming something of a “super coach” producing outstanding results over the last number of years. Aden hails from Sudan and among his current crop are Ethiopian starlet Genzebe Dibaba and Djibouti’s Ayanleh “soul man” Souleiman. In Barcelona last night

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Sonia O Sullivan
09 Jul 2015

Throwback Thursday: Sonia’s 2000m World Record

Edinburgh on 8th July 1994 was the setting for Sonia O Sullivan’s still standing World Record. 21 Years ago yesterday(Wednesday) Sonia smashed the 2,000 metre world record knocking more than three seconds off the record. The Cork Legend clocked 5 minutes, 25.36 seconds at the TSB Challenge meet beating the

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Ciara Everard
09 Jul 2015

Barr and Everard Secure Final Spots at World University Games

It was good news for the Irish in action today(Thursday) at the World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea as both Thomas Barr and Ciara Everard made it through their second-round races to reach the 400m hurdles and 800m finals respectively. Both finals takes place tomorrow (Friday) and will be

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

Cork City Sports in Review: Six Quick Thoughts

The Cork City Sports is one of the top events on the Irish Calendar. In Cork, we think it’s only just behind the Olympics in terms of stature. It’s now known just as the “Sports”, kind of like Madonna or Cher. There have been some excellent performances over the years,

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08 Jul 2015

Felix’s Double Doubts; Mo Ready To Race; Your JTG 5-A-Day

Felix faces double dilemma Allyson Felix has the enviable headache of trying decide whether she should contest both the 200m and 400m at this year’s world championships in Beijing. The timetable is quite unfavourable to the attempt, but it will be Felix’s coach Bobby Kersee who will make the decision.

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Mo Farah falling at Lisbon half. Image via PhotoRun
08 Jul 2015

Back on track, it’s time for Farah to stand up and fight

Six weeks on from his last race, having endured the fight of his life to save his reputation and fend off an inquisitive, sceptical media which probed every orifice it could find, the time has come for the world’s best distance runner to get back on track. On Thursday night

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Will Geoghegan has been re-watching Without Limits again.
08 Jul 2015

Re-live the Cork City Sports

If you missed last night’s City Sports you can re-live the event above. It was a wet and windy one but still some excellent performances including Sub 50 seconds in the 400mh Hurdles, Sub 9 minutes in the women’s 3000m, Sub 8 minutes in the men’s 3000m and finally a

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dibaba (1)
07 Jul 2015

How Genzebe the great set Paris alight

In the end, the much-touted 5,000m world record didn’t happen, but for 14 minutes and 15 seconds inside the Stade de France on Saturday night, Genzebe Dibaba – with a little help from fellow Ethiopian Almaz Ayana – served up a race of the most enthralling nature. It was a race

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Photo courtesy of PhotoRun.net
07 Jul 2015

Cork City Sports Live Stream

Every single thing you could possibly need for tonight’s Cork City Sports. As an old friend once said “Is there anything better than being there or thereabouts?” Tonight if you can’t be there you can watch the live stream above. Main program starts at 6.15pm. Track start list can be

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Image via PhotoRun
07 Jul 2015

Cork City Sports Preview- 4 Races to Watch

The Cork City Sports take place tonight at CIT track. Over the last 65 years the Cork City Sports has provided the opportunity for Domestic Irish athletes to take on some of the world’s best. Names ranging from Sonia O’Sullivan and Mark Carroll to Steve Ovett and Yuri Sedykh have competed

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Flying Aussie: Brett Robinson on a training camp in Nijmegen, Netherlands
07 Jul 2015

Robinson looks for maiden victory in Cork

Brett Robinson only has one thing on his mind when he goes into tonight’s 3,000m at the Cork City Sports: a maiden victory on the European circuit. “I haven’t won before in Europe so I’m thinking Cork will be the perfect place to get my first win,” said the 24-year-old

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Image via photorun
06 Jul 2015

Jager frustrated, Ennis-Hill indecisive and Adams ambivalent: Your JTG 5 A DAY

Evan Jager frustrated but Happy after 8 minute clocking Evan Jager was about to run 7:56 and become the first non African male under 8 minutes when he stumbled off the last barrier. He is upbeat but understandly frustrated after the incident. “I just couldn’t believe how fast I was

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