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07 Aug 2015

Shobukhova stripped; Marathon Majors want their money back

Russia’s Liliya Shobukhova has finally been stripped of her London and Chicago Marathon titles, 18 months after she was banned by the Russian federation due to irregularities in her biological passport and unsurprisingly, the organisation that made her a very rich athlete now wants its money back. “We are considering

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South Africa's Josia Thugwane
06 Aug 2015

Josia Thugwane: The Marathon Man South Africa Forgot

If you have time, put the kettle on and buckle up. ESPN have compiled an incredibly interesting story based on the life of Josia Thugwane who is in his own words” The Greatest Story no one ever told”. The South African who was born into apartheid, abandoned by both his

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Shorter with fourth place teammate Kenny Moore
03 Aug 2015

Marathon Mondays: Frank Shorter and the Running Boom

With 12 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 first of our three marathoners that changed the world of Marathoning. Frank Shorter was

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13 Jul 2015

Marathon Mondays: Using Lactate Threshold to Improve Performance

With 15 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. 15 weeks is more than enough time to fine-tune preparations, log the miles, buy the unnecessary water belts and sweat

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Record run: Mick Clohisey crossing the line in a new course record
27 Jun 2015

Clohisey on song with record run at Irish Runner 5

Mick Clohisey of Raheny Shamrock AC took the honours in Saturday’s Irish Runner 5 Mile race in the Phoenix Park – setting a new course record of 23:48. Kevin Maunsell (Clonmel AC) finished second in 24:30, followed closely by Gary Thornton (GCH) in third-24:37. Over 3,500 runners, joggers and walkers

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24 Jun 2015

Fagan quits the sport: “I’m happier not running right now”

Martin Fagan, who is currently Ireland’s sole qualifier for the 2016 Olympic men’s marathon, has quit competitive running. The 31-year-old from Mullingar, who returned from a two-year doping ban last year, said that for the sake of his mental health, he will quit the sport from a competitive standpoint, saying that he

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Cullen has spoken out against Drug Cheats. Image by Michael Stott
13 Jun 2015

Cullen excited to take on top field at Oakley 10k

Mary Cullen is “excited and nervous” to be taking on a top class field at the Oakley 10k in New York this afternoon against a top class field. “I’m excited and nervous to be back competing in such a stellar field,” said Cullen. “I didn’t think I’d get back to

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Cillian O'Leary
01 Jun 2015

O’Leary wins a classic as Hunter cruises in Cork marathon

Raheny Shamrock’s Cillian O’Leary won the Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon in a thrilling comeback today in 2:30:41 as Leevale’s Nollaigh O’Neill cruised to victory in 2:57:45 in wet and wild conditions. Cillian O’Leary (Raheny Shamrock) was the first home winner since Michael Herlihy (North Cork) in 2009 and it

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31 May 2015

Quick cash Kenyans look set to skip Cork marathon as they dominate in Derry

A flock of Kenyans, and most recently Ugandans, have found nuggets of gold on the road racing scene in Ireland. Joining local clubs and staying for months at a time, they select races and hoover up cash prizes before heading back to the Rift Valley. They use the money to

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Clohisey clenches his fist as he seals victory. Image via Kieran Carlin
18 May 2015

Marathon Mick tells his tale of life on the road

Mick Clohisey made his marathon debut in Rotterdam on April 12th in a stellar 2:17:42. In our interview with Mick he tells us how he went off the beaten track for a number of years and travelled around America before meeting his girlfriend and finding the love for running once

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