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12 Apr 2015

Clohisey leads the way in Rotterdam with Olympic qualifier

Mick Clohisey led an Irish charge at the Rotterdam marathon finishing 18th overall in 2:17:43 on his debut for the classic distance and getting under the Olympic qualifying standard of 2:18:00. Ethiopia’s Abera Kuma was first across the line in 2:06:47 followed by Kenyans Mark Kiptoo in 2:07:21 and Bernard

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12 Apr 2015

“Experience” the difference for Britton

Fionnuala Britton may have been denied a maiden victory at the SPAR Great Ireland Run in the Phoenix Park by Gemma Steel who won in 33:03 but this was a big improvement and clear marker for the Wicklow woman. Her 33:07 in blustery conditions a massive improvement on her 33:54

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Even Mark English has toed the line at a Graded Meeting
08 Apr 2015

English To Take On The Great Ireland Mile

Double European medal winner, Mark English, will be venturing into the unknown when he contests the elite men’s mile at the SPAR Great Ireland Run on home ground on Saturday 11 April. The 22-year-old Irish 800m runner, who backed up his bronze medal run at the SPAR European outdoor championships

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07 Apr 2015

Interview: Fionnuala Britton on a new road to Rio

How is your training going for the Great Ireland Run and are you looking forward to the event? Training is going well and I hope that will be reflected in my race but as it’s early in the year, and in the training cycle, I’m just looking to build on

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06 Apr 2015

Why we should appreciate (and support) the Great Ireland Run

The Spar Great Ireland Run takes place this Saturday and it’s easily forgotten the value this race gives to the sport domestically as a whole. Some will view the €29 entry fee as a little steep or think that a big brand such as Nova, headed by Brendan Foster, is

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Fionnuala Britton
30 Mar 2015

Britton to take on Straneo at SPAR Great Ireland Run

Double European cross country champion, Fionnuala Britton, will go head-to-head with the inspirational world and European marathon silver medallist, Valeria Straneo of Italy, when she carries the home hopes into the elite women’s race at the SPAR Great Ireland Run in Dublin’s Phoenix Park on Saturday 11 April. Having decided

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25 Mar 2015

Olympic medal hope for Heffernan as IAAF appeal Russian bans

Rob Heffernan’s hopes of finally bagging an Olympic medal have received a major boost today with the news that the IAAF, the sport’s governing body, is appealing the doping bans handed down to several Russian race walkers, among them Sergey Kirdyapkin, who won the 50K race walk at the 2012 Olympic Games

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22 Mar 2015

Video interview: Farah to focus on the track to Rio

Alberto Stretti caught up with Mo Farah immediately after the Lisbon half marathon in the mixed zone to get his post-race analysis and find out his future plans. Farah will focus on the 5,000m and 10,000m at the world championships in Beijing this summer on the road to Rio where

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22 Mar 2015

Farah cracks 60 and runs European record at Lisbon half

Mo Farah backed up his sensational form from his world 2 mile best at the Sainsbury’s Indoor Grand Prix with a new European record at the Lisbon half marathon in 59:32 edging Micah Kogo by one second this morning. Farah fell less than a metre after he had finished after

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20 Mar 2015

Live: IAAF Race Walking Challenge

The IAAF Race Walking Challenge meeting in Dudince, Slovakia is live at the link below from 7:30am Irish time on Saturday (20th). Ireland’s world champion Rob Heffernan is one of the headline entrants in the men’s 50km, with countrymen Brendan Boyce, Luke Hickey, and Alex Wright also toeing the line.

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