20 Apr 2015

Desi bounces back in Boston

For Desiree Linden, there were no regrets about today’s Boston Marathon. Though the eventual result–finishing 4th in 2:25:39–saw her fall just shy of reaching the podium, the way she approached  the race–bold, brave, always attacking–at least left her content that she left every last ounce of energy out on the

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20 Apr 2015

Boston brilliance; a race to savour on marathon Monday

“I will win,” says Lelisa Desisa, leaving you in little doubt as to who the favorite will be when the elite men’s field toes the line in Hopkinton for the 119th Boston Marathon. The Ethiopian 25-year-old goes into the race off the back of second-placed finishes in his last two

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10 Apr 2015

When Farah was mortal: the day in Daegu when Jeilan refused to die

The year was 2011 and, heading into the World Championships in Daegu, the best distance runner on the planet was undoubtedly Mo Farah. He had swept all before him since joining the Nike Oregon Project at the beginning of the year, improving immensely under the tutelage of Alberto Salazar. All year,

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Ciarán Ó Lionáird training in the thin air at 10,000ft in the mountains of Colorado in recent weeks.
03 Apr 2015

Ó Lionáird’s long and winding road back to health

He’s used to this, Ciarán Ó Lionáird. He’s used to disappointments, niggles, pains and puzzling performances. He’s 26 now, and the Irish miler and FSU graduate has been in the game long enough to know how all this works, how to pick himself up from the canvas, dust himself off,

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11 Mar 2015

Prague Archives: Emanuel’s silver run

This piece by Alex Mills first featured on RunBlogRun on March 8th. Here he reports on Lee Emanuel’s silver medal-winning performance. In Birmingham, England, two weeks ago, Lee Emanuel took five full seconds off his 1,500m PB and 13 seconds off his indoor 1,500m PB! Last night, running a fine

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Dara Kervick comes around the second bend on his way to 400m victory. Image: Kieran Carlin
23 Feb 2015

Video: National Indoor Championships Highlights

Sportsfile have compiled a nice montage of the weekend’s National Indoor Championships including race-footage and interviews with some of the stars of the show. Check it out below.   GloHealth Indoor Championships Round Up from Sportsfile on Vimeo.

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Mo Farah and Andy Vernon pictured afther the 10,000m at the European Championships in Zurich. Image: PhotoRun
17 Feb 2015

Farah and Vernon go to war on Twitter

Mo Farah is a two-time Olympic champion, three-time world champion, but for all his success, it seems he gets pretty defensive when facing some criticism on Twitter. This afternoon, British teammate and rival Andy Vernon, who finished second to Farah in the European Championships 10,000m last summer, spoke out criticising

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Hard at work: Ger O'Donnell doing hill reps a few months before his big breakthrough. Image: Paddy Donovan
17 Feb 2015

O’Donnell’s big break; Diack thinks most athletes are clean; shoes go large; Your JTG 5-a-day

O’Donnell’s tale: an ordinary guy who made an extraordinary breakthrough Jumping-The-Gun’s very own Ger O’Donnell hit the headlines last week in Ghent with is 7.73-second run over 60m hurdles to qualify for the upcoming European Indoor Championships, and his story hit the national press this week, courtesy of this story

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Comeback Ciara: Mageean has been beset by injuries but showed her latent talent with 4:08.32 in Heusden
14 Feb 2015

Mageean and Murray looking for Millrose magic

Ireland has two representatives in the Big Apple for tonight’s Millrose Games at the Armory. Ciara Mageean will race over 3,000m, and will look to secure the qualifying time for the European Indoor Championships in Prague next month. Mageean comes to New York off the back of her  anchor performance

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12 Feb 2015

Fab five: the stars who made Boston brilliant

With the Oscars less than a fortnight away, we decided to assume the role of the Athletic Academy and dole out our own awards to those who starred on what was a gripping night of action at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Boston on Saturday. Here are the five

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