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13 Feb 2015

Millrose Magic: the fab five races not to miss

Men’s Wanamaker Mile, 7:53pm US time/ 12:53am Irish time Just like any good show, they’re saving the best for last at the Millrose Games, but we’re getting straight into it and discussing the event that unquestionably merits top billing. This race – this battle of speed, wits and tactical prowess

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12 Feb 2015

Fab five: the stars who made Boston brilliant

With the Oscars less than a fortnight away, we decided to assume the role of the Athletic Academy and dole out our own awards to those who starred on what was a gripping night of action at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Boston on Saturday. Here are the five

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10 Feb 2015

Kallur’s Historic Hurdling

On this day in 2008 Sweden’s Susanna Kallur hurdled her way into the history books with the run of her career in Karlsruhe, Germany. The race in question was the women’s 60m hurdles, and the time 7.68 seconds – the still-standing world record. Kallur’s career has been dogged by recurring

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Irish eyes are smiling: The Distance Medley Relay team which finished third in Boston: Ciara Mageean, Christine McMahon, Claire Tarplee and Katie Kirk.
08 Feb 2015

Irish Women take 3rd in Boston; Ó Lionáird drops out; Murray hits Euro time

The Irish quartet of Claire Tarplee, Christine McMahon, Katie Kirk and Ciara Mageean finished third in the distance medley relay at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Boston tonight, running 11:03.07. The race was won by US Team New Balance in 10:42.57. “It was good,” said Claire Tarplee afterwards,

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07 Feb 2015

Carlow cannonball returns to form at University championships

Thomas Barr and Marcus Lawler starred at the Irish Universities Championships Indoor championships In Athlone IT yesterday. Barr, representing UL, edged DCU’s Dara Kervick over 400m with a late surge in 47.22 seconds ahead of Kervick’s 47.28. They were narrowly outside the European indoor standard of 47.20 with Timmy Crowe

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06 Feb 2015

Irish girls ready to rock in Boston

A formidable Irish quartet of Ciara Mageean, Christine McMahon, Katie Kirk and Claire Tarplee will face off against the best of America at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Boston on Saturday night, and hopes are high that they can go one better than their male counterparts, who finished

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06 Feb 2015

LIVESTREAM: IUAA Indoors

IUAA Intervarsity T&F championships LIVE from Athlone Indoor arena. Full timetable below the stream.    

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04 Feb 2015

Live: Barshim Looking To Open Season On A High

The Banska Bystrica meet in Slovakia hosts the world’s best high jumpers this evening (Wednesday). Four jumpers who have cleared 2.40m or higher are included in the men’s field, with 2.43m man Mutaz Essa Barshim the star attraction. Barshim will be of course be headlining the Athlone International Indoor event

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02 Feb 2015

Lagat aims to eclipse Coghlan’s record at Millrose Games

Eight-time champion Bernard Lagat of Tucson, AZ, and New York native and defending champion, Mary Cain, 18, of Portland, OR, will star in the NYRR Wanamaker Mile at the 108th NYRR Millrose Games on Saturday, February 14, it was announced today by Mary Wittenberg, president and CEO of New York

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01 Feb 2015

LIVESTREAM: GloHealth AAI Open Indoor Games

Live coverage of the GloHealth AAI Open Indoor Games on youtube below. Coverage begins at 11.45am with ourselves on commentary duty and Aertv doing the camerawork. Be sure to subscribe to the Athletics Ireland youtube channel here so that you’ll be notified of future broadcasts. Scroll down further for the

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