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28 Oct 2014

Dublin Marathon: Magic or Mediocre?

It was Marathon Monday in Dublin yesterday, and while the race brought the usual magic atmosphere to the city’s streets, the winning times were distinctly mediocre. We look back on the race, hearing from men’s champion Eliud Too, and the Irishman who guides him, Neil Fleming. We hear from the

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Brendan O'Neill on his way to victory
21 Oct 2014

XC Season up and running as Marathon Monday looms

This week, it was all about the cross country as the season got into full swing with the Autumn Open Cross Country in the Phoenix Park. Brendan O’Neill took victory in the men’s race and further down the mixed field, Fionnuala Britton showed her good form when unsurprisingly being first

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Bernard Koech shows off his Chicago Marathon footwear
14 Oct 2014

Elites are better-weather you like it or not

This week, we discuss the Chicago Marathon, which saw Eliud Kipchoge and Rita Jeptoo take victory amid some of the worst television coverage ever afforded to an elite event,with NBC considering weather updates more important than covering the race itself.. Things get heated when we ask, in light of Gerry

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Robert Harting and his trademark celebration
07 Oct 2014

Champs, Cheats and Chi-town

This week, we first round up all the Irish in action last weekend and then review the international season, picking out the good, bad and ugly from the summer. We discuss the Athlete of the Year shortlist, and specifically. the inclusion of three athletes previously banned for doping. Was Robert

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Dennis Kimetto and Cathal Dennehy
30 Sep 2014

Brilliant Berlin; Kimetto is King; 2:02:57

  History was made in Berlin on Sunday as Kenya’s Dennis Kimetto smashed the marathon world record with 2:02:57, and Cathal Dennehy was there to witness the drama unfold and get all the reaction immediately after the race. In this podcast, we review the historic Berlin race, which saw both

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Irish Women's 4x100m relay team after thier National Record run
23 Sep 2014

So Long Summer; Records, Returns and Retirements

As we wave farewell to the track season, we pick out the Irish athletes who shone brightest this summer. Which Meathman did we deem the Irish junior athlete of the year? Who shocked us all with their stunning performance at a mid-summer meet on home turf? Which athlete resurrected their

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Paul Robinson and Ciara Mageean after the 5th avenue mile
16 Sep 2014

Dash for cash in New York and Marrakech

This week’s podcast looks back on a successful weekend on the international stage for Irish athletes in New York and Marrakech. Paul Robinson and Ciara Mageean starred at the NYRR Fifth Avenue Mile in New York on Saturday taking some prized scalps with third place finishes in their respective races

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5th Avenue mile
13 Sep 2014

Irish descend on 5th Avenue mile as English goes Continental

The 5th Avenue mile gets underway shortly with Ciara Mageean, Paul Robinson and Ciarán Ó Lionáird set to compete in the elite races. Mageean will be looking to continue her fine form after finishing second in the Great North mile last weekend.  Mark English competes over 800m in Marrakech at

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Mark English and Feidhlim Kelly
09 Sep 2014

Medal Bagged; English marches on to Marrakech

This week, we were joined by European 800m bronze medallist Mark English, who talks us through his journey to that momentous day in Zurich. English takes a range of questions from our panel, along with those from our followers, and discusses his training, his attitude, and how he managed fo

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03 Sep 2014

Brussels Sprouts Diamond Dust-up

This week, as the Jumping The Gun crew set sail on more adventures to follow the world’s best athletes, we discuss all the recent and upcoming Diamond League action, from Americans falling over to the Masai man who carries himself like a champion. We put our necks on the line

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