Thomas Barr finished third at the IAAF Diamond League in Zurich last night, the 22-year-old running 49.79 in cold conditions behind Kariem Hussein of Switzerland, who won in 49.16. “I just didn’t have it in me today,” said Barr. “It was a bit of a shoddy race. I struggled a
If you haven’t had enough track & field after 8 days of the Beijing World Championships the Diamond League is back in action from Zurich this evening. Things get underway from 7pm (Irish time) on the stream below, or on British Eurosport 2 if that suits you better. The men’s
The Winners Aries Merritt I’m sure you’ve heard his story by now but that doesn’t make it any less impressive. With just 20% kidney function since 2013 it’s amazing that the 110m hurdler world record holder made it to Beijing never mind picking up a medal along the way. Many
Advertorial Places are filling up fast with less than a week to go until a swarm of world class athletes, therapists and coaches get together for seminars and workshops on how to improve speed, strength, agility and reduce the risk of injuries for athletes of all levels and all sports.
Josh Stubbs is an 18-year-old middle distance athlete for Clonliffe Harriers A.C. who has faced some harrowing injuries in his short time in the sport. He has documented his story for us as he looks forward to further progress after finishing the 2015 season on a high. The breakdown “…I
Ellie McGeough is a talented young sprinter from Sligo who is lucky enough to be spending her school year (transition year) at the IMG academy in Florida. She’ll be under the guidance of world renowned sprint coaches like Loren Seagrave and training with international stars such as double world long jump champion Tianna Bartoletta. Ellie
In no particular order, here are the most shocking moments of Beijing 2015. No 1: Emily Infeld 3rd in 10000m Infeld was a mere third at the USAs and even though the strength in depth of the American team was clearly shown with their 3-4-6 placings in the World Championship
Diamond League for Barr Thomas Barr is set to compete in the 400m Hurdles at the Zurich Diamond League on Thursday September 3rd. The Ferrybank athlete just missed out on a place in the final of the IAAF World Championships finishing fourth in his semi-final in a time of 48.71
5 Best Beijing Moments The BBC has compiled their 5 best moments of Beijing. It’s heavily weighted in favour of the British team but overall gives you a picture of the highlights of Beijing. Read more here Canada on the rise? Canada managed to pick up eight medals in Beijing.
Advertorial On Sunday September 13, at the Dolmen Hotel Carlow, an array of experienced medical personnel from all over the world will partake in a day of seminars and workshops , alongside world famous athletes, in learning how to become faster and better athletes, improving in all areas of speed,
Women’s Marathon What a dust-up! 7 seconds separating the top four in this one. Mare Dibaba took the win in 2.27 35 as three women entered the home straight in the stadium in step. Helah Kiprop and Eunice Kirwa rounded out the top three. Full Results here #Jump-off Derek Drouin
An incredible World Record for Ashton Eaton. The Greatest athlete in the World broke his own World Record with a new score of 9045. Interview Full Results here 100m 10.23 Long Jump 7.88m Shot Put-14.53 High Jump 2.01 Video to added later 400m-45 Seconds Discus 43.34 Javelin 63.63 Video to
50km Walk Robert Heffernan was an excellent fifth here after an interrupted two years since Moscow. Matej Toth was the winner here with Jared Tallent 2nd and Takayuki Tanii the first of the Japanese in third. Full Results here Womens 4 x 400m Nigeria and the United States were the
Heffernan a fine 5th in brave title defence Robert Heffernan finished a fighting fifth place in the men’s 50km race walk in 3:44:17 in a brave bid to defend his world title at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing while the men’s 4x400m relay team set a new national record.
Relay Record The Irish men’s 4x400m relay team were always going to be up against it in Beijing, drawn in a heat with the USA, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago, but where qualification may have eluded them, an excellent performance certainly didn’t. The team of Brian Gregan, Brian Murphy, Thomas