Even Mark English has toed the line at a Graded Meeting
19 Aug 2015

Dublin Graded Meetings in Review

The end of the domestic season is here and with that the Dublin Athletics Board is looking to conduct a review of their graded meetings. Most athletes will have run at least one graded meeting this season or at least one at some stage in their career. With that in

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19 Aug 2015

5 Coe Facts, Conte slates WADA, Radcliffe questions Data release: Your JTG 5 A DAY

Conte thinks Doping Tests are a Joke For more than a decade, BALCO founder Victor Conte has been an outspoken critic of anti-doping policies in sports. He doesn’t oppose drug testing. But he is opposed to the ineffective methods and mechanisms in place. His critiques are often aimed at sports

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18 Aug 2015

Can Kiprop Keep it up? 5 Upsets to Watch and Beijing Breakout Stars: JTG 5 A DAY

Can Asbel Kiprop beat one of the best fields of all time? In the last two years at Monaco, seven(2014) and six this year ran under 3.30 for 1500m. How could we have a favourite for the men’s 1500m? Somehow we do, Asbel Kiprop. Find out how he can win

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John Treacy en route to victory in the 1979 World Cross Country. Photo courtesy of: Athletics Ireland
17 Aug 2015

Marathon Mondays: John Treacy takes silver

This week’s Marathon Monday takes a look at the great John Treacy who broke the then Irish Record when he ran 2:09:56 in the L.A Olympics. The Double World Cross Country Champion won a silver medal that day and in the words of Jimmy Magee “And for the 13th time,

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Dick Fosbury in action at 1986.
14 Aug 2015

Flashback Fridays: Fosbury Flop; A Roaring Success.

Think about it. You sight a bar, run towards in and then turn and try and launch yourself over it while looking away from the bar. The bar hurts when you fall on it and if not that you cannot see what you are landing on. When everyone else is

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13 Aug 2015

Throwback Thursday: Three World Records in One Night

18 years ago,in the space of 70 minutes at the Weltklasse Zurich, three World Records were broken. The 5000m, the 800m and the 3000m Steeplechase. 13 August 1997: 5000 m 12:41.86-Haile Gebrselassie-Ethiopia The memorable 1997 edition featured the 5000 metres rematch between Gebrselassie and Daniel Komen. The former ran one

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Dirty Blood: Rashid Ramzi  takes victory in the 800m at the IAAF World Championships in Helsinki in 2005. At the time, his offscore was 148, a level which had less than a one-in-a-million chance of being natural. Image: PhotoRun
12 Aug 2015

As Beijing approaches, time to separate the truth from Chinese whispers

By Kevin Byrne It has been little more than a week since the German documentary ARD aired and the Sunday Times printed their doping scandal exclusive. Since then, the IAAF has issued several statements, the Sunday Times experts have responded and a few other organisations and athletes have weighed in.

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Katherine Switzer (261) being chased by officials.
10 Aug 2015

Marathon Mondays: Katherine Switzer: The Rogue Marathoner who changed Women’s Running

With 11 full weeks to go until the SSE Dublin Marathon kicks off at 9:00am we have decided to try and help you on your way towards that looming goal. This week we look at the second of our three marathoners that changed the world of the Marathon 13,751 women

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09 Aug 2015

Barr brilliant, Mageean Magnificent, Heffernan DQ’d; Nationals Day two Roundup

Thomas Barr won his 5th title in style at the GloHealth National Track and Field Championships in Morton Stadium today. “It was good consolidating run, after the London Diamond League,” said Barr, who won impressively in windy in 49.68 seconds. “I was a little bit deflated. I hadn’t competed in

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07 Aug 2015

Flashback Friday: National Seniors 1996

BLE Championships- Santry June 15/16, 1996 We go all the way back to 1996 ahead of the year’s National Senior Championships. The Atlanta Olympics were just around the corner but if you check out the results, not much has changed!   Men 100 M 1 N Ryan Nenagh 10.74 2

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