Haile Gebreselassie announced his retirement from competitive running after finishing 16th in the Great Manchester Run 10k in 30:05 yesterday. The 42-year-old Ethiopian claimed two Olympic gold medals, nine world championship victories and set 25 world records over his 25-year career and has finally called time on his competitive career.
Fionnuala Britton is back in action this morning and is looking forward to racing under no pressure. “I’m looking forward to racing where there’s no pressure but it’s a good high quality race. It will be good to challenge the British girls on their home turf this time and hopefully
Sonia O’Sullivan is set to be a special guest at the Ballymote 5km inter firms challenge today in Ballymote and she will be looking on to see can a relay attempt break her still-standing 2,000m world record. Before the fun and games will be the sub 4 mile challenge which
Paula Radcliffe’s career has been one of high-risk and pushing the boundaries to the limits which has brought much success but also some tear-jerking lows. Radcliffe traversed the streets of London today one last time in tear-jerking fashion – but this time it was for all the right reasons and
Last week, Athletics Kenya announced it was suspending two leading athletics agencies for six months while it continues to investigate doping among its elite athletes. The two agencies — Rosa & Associati, run by Italians Gabriele and Federico Rosa and Volare Sports, run by Dutchman Gerard van de Veen — manage many
“Oh my God, I won.” That was the first thought in the mind of Caroline Rotich yesterday morning, right after she steamed through the finish line of the Boston Marathon to take her first ever victory in a Marathon Major, an achievement which was the climax of a journey that
Martin Fagan is proving contentious amongst the running fraternity. I spoke to Midlands Sport on Sunday about Fagan’s Olympic qualifying run in the Zurich marathon (2:16:09) and how is situation sits in the running community.
One performance was expected at the very minimum despite dividing opinion. The other was a massive breakthrough and wholly unexpected, except for maybe the individual involved. The crazy marathon season is in full flow and for Irish interest this weekend it began this morning with Martin Fagan in the Zurich
For Zersenay Tadese, perhaps more than any other athlete who will line up for Monday’s Boston Marathon, the 26.2-mile distance continues to prove the ultimate test of patience. Tadese, 33, has been one of the best distance runners in the world for over a decade now, with a World Cross
The SPAR Great Ireland Run took place last week in the Phoenix Park with some top performances – Gemma Steel and Japhet Korir led the way while Fionnuala Britton impressed for the Irish. Relive the action below.