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23 Dec 2014

Podcast: Belated bronze for Rob; Heffernan has his say

For our final podcast of 2014, we talk to Rob Heffernan as he receives his belated European bronze medal from Barcelona 2010. Heffernan talks about losing out on medals due to dopers, gives his views on the Russian scandal, and explains why the Irish anti-doping system is one of the

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16 Dec 2014

Women bag bronze, but have Europeans given up?

It was all about the European Cross Country in Samokov this week, and we have news, views, reflections, results, opinions and analysis to offer in the post-mortem. We hear from Fionnuala Britton, who led the women’s team to bronze, after her sixth-place finish, and also the National Endurance Coach Chris

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John Treacy, Catherina McKiernan, Sonial O'Sullivan
11 Dec 2014


We have a host of legends talking on the show this week, both Irish and International, from Sonia O’Sullivan to Jo Pavey and more. First up, we look back on last weekend’s Novice Cross Country, which saw a pair of invaders from North and South take the titles in Dublin.

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25 Nov 2014

Dundalk Delivers; Pollock and Britton prevail

This week, it was all about the Intercounties Cross Country Championships, and we were treated to a superb day of competition as Fionnuala Britton destroyed the women’s race for her fifth title and Paul Pollock edged a thriller in the men’s race to take his second. The course in Dundalk

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Cross Country is looming onto the Horizon for Junior Athletes
14 Nov 2014

A Week to Remember: The Road to Maynooth

This week, we had the full team back in the studio to cast our ever-critical, occasionally cynical eyes on a range of subjects, from last weekend’s Remembrance Run, where Brendan O’Neill and Fionnuala Britton took the titles, to the upcoming Intervarsity Road Relay Championships. We preview one of the most

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New York Marathon
05 Nov 2014

Big Apple, Big Scandals and Gregan goes for broke

This week we look back on all the action at the New York marathon from the tight finishes to the latest drug revelations that have affected the World Marathon Majors final result. Cathal Dennehy caught up with Paula Radcliffe and asked for her take on the Rita Jeptoo positive test

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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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