Yego throwing a monster. Image: PhotoRun
02 Jul 2015

Yego goes long; Pichardo’s triple threat; Top 10 of the Diamond League, part 2

Seven down, seven to go. With the Diamond League on hiatus in recent weeks to accommodate such events as the US Championships and European Team Championships, we now prepare to get back on track with meeting number eight in Paris this weekend. To mark the halfway point in the calendar,

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The best training partners you could ask for with the Melbourne Track Club
01 Jul 2015

Workout Wednesday: Threshold with MTC in Nijmegen forest

The Melbourne Track Club having been continuing their training camp in Nijmegen in the Netherlands – home of European medallist Susan Kuijken. Threshold was on the cards last Thursday set down by coach Nic Bideau with the forest near the track in Nijmegen the setting. The session for the head

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Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin
01 Jul 2015

Gatlin versus Bolt “fight of legacy” rivalry shows what the sport is missing

Rivalries and hype are what make sporting contests great and attract the general public’s attention. Hardcore athletics fans may be loathe to admit it but there is only one rivalry, and one race, that people want to see this summer. And that’s Usain Bolt versus Justin Gatlin. It has the

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Erik Sowinski supreme in second
01 Jul 2015

Blankenship looks beyond, Sowinski Supreme: JTG 5 A DAY

Ben Blankenship trying to move on Ben Blankenship finished an agonizing 4th in the USA trials, missing out after leading for most of the race. Blankenship, who trains with Irelands Ciaran O Lionaird, has had a break-out season but came up just short of making the USA team for the

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Felix running in the USATF championships. Image: PhotoRun
01 Jul 2015

Flying Felix; Brilliant Barshim; Super Stowers; Top 10 of the Diamond League, part 1

Seven down, seven to go. With the Diamond League on hiatus in recent weeks to accommodate such events as the US Championships and European Team Championships, we now prepare to get back on track with meeting number eight in Paris this weekend. To mark the halfway point in the calendar,

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Goucher competing at the USATF Championships. Image: PhotoRun
30 Jun 2015

Goucher hints at rumoured incident as part of Salazar split

“I’m very tired,” Kara Goucher told the waiting media at the mixed zone after her 5,000m run at the USA Track and Field Championships last weekend. And it wasn’t because of her 18th place finish in 16:05.35 – her best time for the distance standing at 14:55.02. Her tiredness was

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Tomas Cotter ran 3.43, watch his race below
30 Jun 2015

Watford Wonders: Watch Race Videos from the BMC

Is there anything better than watching your race back? Yes, there’s a lot of things but I haven’t got the time or energy to name them. Ok Mint Feasts, that’s definitely one. Anyway if you are one of the “Watford 67″, that’s the cool new nickname we came up with

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Mairead Murphy competes at NCAAs
30 Jun 2015

American Scholarship Series:Mairead Murphy: Part One

Mairead Murphy attended University College Dublin for four years studying for a degree in Physiotherapy. She then left U.C.D to transfer to Kansas State at the end of her degree. Whilst there she broke the Irish Heptathlon record at the Big 12 Championships, posting 5399 points. She is currently fourth

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Leo Manzano has been top three at US Nationals a whopping ten times.
30 Jun 2015

De Grasse can handle it, PB’s With Symmonds, Manzano the Magnificent; JTG 5 A DAY

Andre De Grasse can’t fathom sudden stardom Andre De Grasse was a little known Canadian sprinter a few months ago but with his scintillating performances at the recent NCAA championships he is now being mentioned in the same breath as Usain Bolt. He won the NCAA 100m and 200m titles

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Image via PhotoRun
29 Jun 2015

English headlines European U23 selections

Mark English is the star name on the Irish team named for the European U23 Track and Field Championships in Tallinn, Estonia on July 9-12. The UCD starlet will be looking to add to his European medal haul having senior bronze and silver at the last two championships in Zurich

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Filbert Bayi sets World Record and wins Commonwealth Title
29 Jun 2015

Five Fantastic Front Runners:Catch me if You Can

So we have had our fast finishers but what about those who choose to lead from the front? We picked 5 of the best front runners in history. They are many more, we definitely had a few howlers and left some people out. Filbert Bayi These race has to be

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Jenna Prandani US Champion over 200m
29 Jun 2015

Symmonds does it again, Boltdown to Retirement; JTG 5 A DAY

Symmonds does it again Nick Symmonds beat out all the competition to win his sixth U.S. title in the 800 meters, running 1:44.53. Duane Solomon lead out the field in under 50 seconds but just like the fable of the hare and the tortoise, Symmonds was five metres back off

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Kelly Holmes One of the finest kickers of her generation
28 Jun 2015

Fantastic Female Finishers

On Friday we featured some of the finest male kickers, some went from 400m, some from 200m. But who were some of the greatest female kickers? Kelly Holmes(above) must surely rank as one of the best tacticians, she was in flying form during the Athens Olympics of 2004. In the

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Fun in the sun: Niall Tuohy and Karl Griffin together post 800m A race
28 Jun 2015

Irish legs are smiling at Watford BMC

Woodside Stadium has long been a happy hunting ground for athletes in search of personal bests and qualifying standards. Yesterday was no different at the British Milers Club Grand Prix where Ross Murray re-announced himself as one of Britain’s best metric milers and Ireland’s up-and-coming talent showed they have plenty

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Anita Wlodarczyk winning the Olympic Hammer. Image Courtesy of Photorun
28 Jun 2015

World Record Hammer Throw-Anita Włodarczyk 79.83m

Unconfirmed reports that Anita Włodarczyk of Poland broke the world record with an incredible 79-83m in Wroclaw, Poland. She broke her own world record which she set last year at the ISTAF meeting in Berlin. The record has been set to the IAAF to be ratified. The issue being that

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