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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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07 Sep 2015

Week 2 At The IMG Academy: Athlete Blog

Week 2 at IMG seemed slightly less intense as I adjusted (a bit!) to the daily warm up and temperatures (still high 30’s). New things that were incorporated were medicine ball exercises, concentrating on all the power coming from your hips, ladder steps evolving into strides, and strides pulling sleds

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07 Sep 2015

Usain Bolt Calls His Season To A Halt

Bolt calls it a season Usain Bolt has announced that his 2015 season is over having been due to race in the final Diamond League event of the summer, the Brussels Diamond League. Preparation for the 2016 season is taking priority after retaining his 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay world titles in Beijing

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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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Yego throwing a monster. Image: PhotoRun
05 Sep 2015

The Country Conundrum: Yego holds his ground as Qatar comes knocking

Reports circulated in recent days that Julius Yego, the world javelin champion, had turned down an incredible offer of approx €8.5 million to switch to Qatar. He rubbished these claims saying “Why would I do that? Money can’t take me anywhere. Who will recognize me in Qatar? How many Kenyans

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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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05 Sep 2015

Winners, Losers, PED Abusers: Beijing Look Back Part 3

The PED Abusers The Two Kenyan Dopes Kenya topped the medal table at the world championships for the first time in Beijing, winning seven gold, six silver and three bronze medals. But two female athletes put a blot on the Kenyan card as they failed in-competition drug tests at the

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04 Sep 2015

English and Gregan for Flame Games; McCormack in Lille Half-Marathon

Mark English and Brian Gregan continue their season in Amsterdam tomorrow evening at the Flame Games competing the 600m and 400m respectively. English (UCD) will be looking to improve on his personal best of 1:16.14 which he set when finishing second in Ostrava earlier this summer behind world 800m silver

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04 Sep 2015

Asafa Issues Rallying Call For Athlete Support

Asafa Powell has taken to the media in his home country of Jamaica to highlight the struggle that some of his teammates must go through just to represent their country. Jamaica finished second on the medal table at the Beijing world championships with a total tally of 12 medals (7

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