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10 May 2015

Emperor Haile blows final whistle; Britton battles to pb at Great Manchester Run

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.

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10 May 2015

Live Stream: Britton ready for Great Manchester City Run; Haile to run with masses

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

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02 May 2015

Sonia set for Super Saturday in Ballymote; young stars to kick off IMC season

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

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26 Apr 2015

Paula’s perfect emotional farewell in London #ThanksPaula

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

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Gerard van de Veen pictured alongside Dennis Kimetto (far left) and Wilson Kipsang (far right) who will both run the London Marathon on Sunday. Image: René van Zee
22 Apr 2015

Suspended agent talks to JTG as Kenyan doping investigation continues

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

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22 Apr 2015

A kid with a dream: Caroline Rotich’s journey to Boston glory

“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

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20 Apr 2015

Midlands Podcast: The Fagan dilemma

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.

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Eoin Callaghan with his girlfriend Gillian Egan post-race in Manchester
19 Apr 2015

Marathon madness: Callaghan’s big breakthrough; Fagan qualifies for Rio

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

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18 Apr 2015

Tadese ready to break on through in Boston

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

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17 Apr 2015

Flashback Friday: SPAR Great Ireland Run (video highlights)

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.

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