It wasn’t the medal everyone expected for the Irish in Samokov this morning – with Fionnuala Britton’s individual aspirations of a medal put on ice over the final lap as she faded to sixth – but it was, crucially, a medal nonetheless as the Irish took a surprise team
The European Cross Country course in Borovets for Samokov 2014 changed quite substantially overnight with a cold snap freezing over much of the course. Two visits to the course 24 hours before the race saw it thaw out but still it will prove very trying for Europe’s best distance athletes.
There’s no getting around it. This will be one of the toughest championship cross country courses on record. The European Cross Country Championships in the mountain ski resort of Borovets, in the municipality of Samokov, is proving more questionable by the hour. The snow top mountains are thawing out and
The Master’s Workshop We’re sitting, having lunch in the Westgrove hotel in Clane – halfway through Gerard Hartmann and David Campbell’s flexibility workshop – and Paul Robinson feels he’s seen enough to offer his opinion. “Mind-blowing,” he says, having just listened to Hartmann deliver a three-hour lecture to a riveted
Rita Jeptoo’s agent, Federico Rosa, has distanced himself from her positive test which has been reported as EPO in some publications. Rosa denies any involvement, as well as coach Claudio Berardelli, in the positive test and answers Cathal Dennehy’s questions on the matter. Can you confirm that Rita Jeptoo has
Our man Cathal Dennehy caught up with Paula Radcliffe at the New York marathon to discuss the latest drugs fallout with Rita Jeptoo’s positive test. Radcliffe tackles the issues head on and is keen for a role to stand up for the rights of clean athletes.