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23 Dec 2014

Olympic Champ Avoids Prison, What’s the women’s Sub 2 Equivalent? Your JTG 5-A-Day

1. Olympic champion Schwazer avoids prison term. Retired Italian racewalker Alex Schwazer avoided a stint in prison after he was handed down an 8 month suspended sentence under a plea bargain. Schwazer claimed gold in the 50km walk in Beijing before failing a test for EPO prior to the London

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Yuki Kawauchi At The 2013 New York Marathon. Photo courtesy of PhotoRun
21 Dec 2014

Non-Stop Ron, Taylor Going Dutch; Your JTG 5-A-Day

1. 50 years of running Ron Hill started running 50 years ago today, and he hasn’t stopped yet. Well he has, but you know what i mean. At least a mile a day for 50 years has seen him clock up almost 160,000 miles, and he experimented with up to

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Ronnie Delany celebrates taking the 1956 Oylmpic 1500m title
20 Dec 2014

Archives: Delany’s triumphant Olympic return (Part 2)

This is part two of Delany’s story and is taken from PJ Browne, The Villanova/Irish, 1950-2015. It will be published as an ebook in the Spring of 2015. Part one can be found here. Preparing For Melbourne How important was Jumbo Elliott to the Olympic success of Ron Delany? It’s

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Aries Merritt in action at the London Diamond League. Photo courtesy of PhotoRun
20 Dec 2014

Bronze Rob, ‘High’ Jumper, Jeptoo ‘B’ Result; Your JTG 5-A-Day

1. Barcelona bronze at last for Rob Rob Heffernan recieved his belated bronze at a medal ceremony in Cork city. Rob finally got his reward for his exceptional performance in the 2010 European Championships in Barcelona, after the initial winner was retrospectively disqualified for a doping violation. Videos from the

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Gemma Steel all smiles after taking gold in the European Cross Country Championships in Samokov
19 Dec 2014

Sub-2 Marathon, Farah for Edinburgh, Athlone Baseline; Your JTG 5-a-Day

1. Letsrun ask “Was Tyson Gay on HGH before Jon Drummond?” Letsrun give their four thoughts on the Jon Drummond/Tyson Gay doping case. Read more here 2. Geb reckons Sub 2 will do Haile Gebrselassie reckons a Sub 2 Marathon is possible in the next 5 years. He puts the

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17 Dec 2014

Missed Tests, Bearded Leer, U.S. Olympic Bid; Your JTG 5-A-Day

1. RIO 2016 There will be finals in every session of the 2016 Olympics in Rio. This means that track and field medals will be decided in the morning and afternoon sessions, as well as the 5 road events. The three walking events, as well as the marathons, men’s triple jump, Women’s

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Thumbs up from Rhona Auckland after victory in the women's U23 race
14 Dec 2014

Flowers of Scotland Flourish In Samokov

Samokov proved a happy hunting ground for the Scottish female contingent at the 2014 European Cross Country Championships. Rhona Auckland claimed individual gold in the women’s U23 race as well as picking up a silver for her team’s performance. Women’s senior team captain Steph twell put in a brave performance

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Fionnuala Britton
14 Dec 2014

Mixed emotions for Britton: Video Interview

Fionnuala Britton spoke to our own Feidhlim Kelly after her 6th place finish in this morning’s European Cross Country Championships. Mixed emotions for Fionnuala who says it was “a bit of a disaster” from an individual standpoint but takes some solace in securing Bronze for the Irish senior women’s team.

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John Treacy, Catherina McKiernan, Sonial O'Sullivan
11 Dec 2014

CULLEN’S COMEBACK; LEGENDS SPEAK; BULGARIA BOUND FOR EUROS

We have a host of legends talking on the show this week, both Irish and International, from Sonia O’Sullivan to Jo Pavey and more. First up, we look back on last weekend’s Novice Cross Country, which saw a pair of invaders from North and South take the titles in Dublin.

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EVENTUAL WINNER BEN THISTLEWOOD (LEEVALE) IN THE LEAD PACK IN THE MENS 6,000M NOVICE RACE
11 Dec 2014

THISTLEWOOD TRIUMPHANT; FEGAN FANTASTIC

There was a bitingly cold wind at the GloHealth National Novice and Juvenile Uneven Age Cross Country Championships but it didn’t stop over 2,000 club athletes toeing the line in Santry Demesne. Leevale’s Ben Thistlewood headed a field of close to 400 athletes in the men’s 6,000m race in 20:22

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