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13 Sep 2015

Barr talks to JTG: “I’ll need to improve by half a second to make the Olympic final”

Thomas Barr capped off a breakthrough year with a fifth-place finish in the Brussels Diamond League and afterwards, the 23-year-old spoke to JumpingTheGun about his breakthrough year. Barr ran 49.80 in a race won by Jeffery Gibson of the Bahamas in 48.72. “I was a little bit switched off tonight,” he said. “It was

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13 Sep 2015

Farah too fast; Mo caps magnificent year with Great win

Mo Farah capped another year of dominance by sprinting to victory at the Great North Run this morning, the Briton taking a narrow victory over Kenya’s Stanley Biwott in 59:22, his fastest time for the half marathon. Biwott, who had tried for much of the race to break Farah, was never

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11 Sep 2015

After his beating in Beijing, Gatlin ready to rise again

As he prepares for his final two races of the season at the Brussels Diamond League tonight, Justin Gatlin, as ever, is keen not to look in the rear-view mirror. His mind has already moved on from the memory of that men’s 100m final in Beijing, in which Gatlin gifted

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11 Sep 2015

Battle of Brussels: the five best clashes to watch

Gatlin versus Van Niekerk, Men’s 200m, 8:16pm Newly crowned world 400m champion Wayde Van Niekerk takes on double sprint silver medallist Justin Gatlin and after the South African’s 200m personal best of 19.94 earlier this summer – and indeed his 43.48-second run to win in Beijing – there is every

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09 Sep 2015

Renowned therapist comes to Carlow

Dr Larry Van Such will attend this coming weekend’s RIP Tool training programme on Sunday 13th September in the Dolmen hotel Carlow at 10am. Dr Van Such has wrote numerous athletic programmes for many of the world’s top athletes. He has worked with many of the most famous football and

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07 Sep 2015

Ciara chases Olympic qualifier in Italy

Ciara Mageean will be targeting Olympic qualification over 1500m when she takes to the track in Rovereto, Italy today (Tuesday). The UCD athlete decided to skip the IAAF World Championships having qualified through the quota system to focus fully on recovering from injury and build up her fitness. In the

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06 Sep 2015

Beijing 2015: the good, the bad, the ugly (and the great)

The Good The Hosts Beijing can hold its head just as high and proud as it did seven years ago, when the greatest show on earth came to town and the world was left with a lifetime of good memories of the place. This time it was a smaller task

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06 Sep 2015

Chasing the American dream; Okoye pursues the Patriots

Britain’s former Olympic discus thrower Lawrence Okoye had a tryout with Super Bowl champions New England Patriots this week as the 23-year-old continues his attempt to make it in the NFL. While their star quarterback Tom Brady tries to shake off the shame of the deflategate scandal, the team are

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Murphy, Gregan, Barr and English after thier record run in Beijing. Image: Cathal Dennehy
05 Sep 2015

Live Stream: English and Gregan at the Flame Games

Mark English will race over 600m at the Flame Games in Amsterdam this evening, the Donegal athlete stepping down to 600m to race some of the world’s best at 7:45pm Irish time. Live stream link is here.  Men’s 600m start list 1 129 EL MANAOUI Amine MAR … 2 130

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05 Sep 2015

‘Historic’ Hayward Field goes back to the future on countdown to World Champs

One of the most famous venues in world athletics is set for a major facelift next year as Eugene, Oregon gets set to host the 2021 IAAF World Championships. Hayward Field — which for some unknown reason has been tagged with the try-hard nickname of ‘Historic’ Hayward Field in recent

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