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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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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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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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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Big breakthrough: Cliodhna Manning winning the 200m at the national juniors last year
27 Jun 2015

Manning on the mark in Nivelles; Irish juniors shine in Mannheim

Cliodhna Manning slightly surprised even herself to run a European U23 qualifying time in the 100m with 11.71 seconds at the EAP meeting in Nivelles, Belgium. Kelly Proper was a few strides ahead in 11.59 – she ran 11.57 earlier in the day while Manning also ran a windy 11.61

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Record run: Mick Clohisey crossing the line in a new course record
27 Jun 2015

Clohisey on song with record run at Irish Runner 5

Mick Clohisey of Raheny Shamrock AC took the honours in Saturday’s Irish Runner 5 Mile race in the Phoenix Park – setting a new course record of 23:48. Kevin Maunsell (Clonmel AC) finished second in 24:30, followed closely by Gary Thornton (GCH) in third-24:37. Over 3,500 runners, joggers and walkers

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Kerry O'Flaherty leads a slew of women out who'll be running in Watford
26 Jun 2015

Irish invasion set for Watford BMC

No fewer than 67 Irish and Northern Irish athletes will toe the line at Woodside Stadium for the Watford British Milers Club meeting tomorrow. Karl Griffin and Niall Tuohy will be in the A men’s 800m while Sara Treacy will be looking to edge closer to the world championship qualifying

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26 Jun 2015

Mo backs Salazar but British Athletics review continues

Mo Farah has decided to back Alberto Salazar and will continue to work with the American coach and the Oregon Project. “Following all the speculation I want to make it clear where I stand,” said Farah on Facebook. “Although it’s been a difficult time, I asked Alberto to respond to

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Number 1: Galen Rupp wins title number 7. Image: PhotoRun
26 Jun 2015

Rupp bags 7th consecutive US title and says “the truth will prevail”

Galen Rupp bagged his 7th consecutive US title over 10,000m at Hayward Field with ease in 28:11.61 and admitted that the off track attention has been difficult to deal with. Rupp has too much for Ben True who was second in 28:14.26 and Hassan Mead who was third in 28:16.54.

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