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25 Jun 2015

USA Today: Rupp in Day 1 of the USATF Championships

Day 1 of the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships in Hayward field are underway and you can watch all the action live here and get the live results here The women’s 800m heats have already been completed and the main protagonists such as Ajee Wilson and Brenda Martinez have

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Kara Goucher with her husband Adam after the 2011 NYC half. Image: PhotoRun
25 Jun 2015

Goucher to focus on USA’s before making full response to Salazar’s “false statements”

Kara Goucher is just one of the people that Alberto Salazar has gone on the front foot against in his open letter and she has given an initial short rebuttal. The 10,000m bronze medallist at the world championships in 2007 kept it short and sweet on Twitter as she prepares

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Alberto Salazar. Image courtesy of Photorun.
25 Jun 2015

Dissecting Salazar; Bolt out of trials; Claye looks to go platinum – JTG 5-A-Day

Salazar’s response analysed Alberto Salazar’s mammoth response to the allegations put against him have been analysed at length. We have two reads for you to begin with. The Telegraph have 7 things we learned from his open letter here. Sean Ingle of The Guardian, who has been one of those

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Proper winning the 100m at the 2014 national championships
25 Jun 2015

Proper closes in on world standard in Sollentuna

Kelly Proper edged ever closer to the world championships qualifying time of 23.20 when she finished second over 200m in Sollentuna tonight in a season’s best of 23.24. The multi-talented Proper, the Irish record holder for the long jump and European indoor finalist, has been specialising more and more in

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Giordano Benedetti
25 Jun 2015

Throwback Thursday: Benedetti upsets Bosse and Kszczot

Giordano Benedetti caused a surprise at the European Team Championships in Cheboksary, Russia last weekend when he gazumped Adam Kszczot and Pierre-Ambroise Bosse over 800m. The Italian who boasts an outdoor personal best of 1:44.67 from 2013 measured his finish to perfection and just edged out Bosse at the finish

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In full flight: Collis Birmingham and Brett Robinson doing 2km efforts in Nijmegen
24 Jun 2015

Workout Wednesday: Melbourne Track Club in Nijmegen

The Melbourne Track Club are on a 10-day training camp in Nijmegen in the Netherlands before the next bout of races kick in. On the camp are Genevieve LaCaze, Selma Kajan, Ryan Gregson, Brett Robinson and Collis Birmingham. Also joining them is Irish athlete Brendan O’Neill. Susan Kuijken, coached by

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Ciara Everard
23 Jun 2015

The race is on: Irish 800m runners and the two-minute barrier

The race is on: Irish 800m runners and the two-minute barrier There is only one time that matters in the women’s 800m, and that is 1:59.99. More challenging than the 4 minute mile for men, the two-minute barrier is what every female half miler worth her salt aims to break.

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21 Jun 2015

Barr and English lead Ireland to best ever performance in Heraklion

Ireland produced their best ever performance at the European Team Championships with a 6th place finish in the First League in Heraklion, Greece. There was no individual glory for Ireland in the second tier of elite of European athletics as Thomas Barr (Ferrybank) and Mark English (UCD) had to settle

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Image courtesy of Kieran Carlin
21 Jun 2015

Unheralded Malone shines as standards rise at the Tailteanns

The qualifying standards flowed at the Tailteann Games in Morton Stadium on Friday with the unheralded Niamh Malone producing under the radar in the 300m hurdles in 43.43 seconds – a qualifying time for the European Youth Olympics. Laura Ward won a great encounter in the girls 1500m to usurp

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candace hill
20 Jun 2015

16-year-old schoolgirl runs 10.98 100m

Candace Hill left everyone, including herself, “speechless” after blazing to a 10.98 second 100m at the Brooks PR meet at the Shoreline stadium in Seattle. “I just had a feeling this race was going to be good and it was,” answered Hill in a mixture of shock and joy on

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