Thomas Barr competing at the World Championships in Beijing. Image via Athletics Ireland
04 Sep 2015

Barr: “I just didn’t have it in me today”

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

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03 Sep 2015

Live Stream: Zurich Diamond League

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

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03 Sep 2015

Winners, Losers, PED Abusers: Beijing Look Back Part 1

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

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Star with 4x400m relay world champion Novlene Williams-Mills
02 Sep 2015

Places Filling Fast For Star’s World Class Workshop

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.

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Josh Stubbs (5th from left) on his way to a PB at this year's national championships
02 Sep 2015

Comeback Kid: Young Harrier Stubbs Out Serious Injury

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

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01 Sep 2015

Athlete Blog With Ellie McGeough: IMG Academy Week 1

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

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Speed queen: Dafne Schippers became the third fastest woman of all time when winning the 200m in 21.63. Image: PhotoRun
01 Sep 2015

5 Beijing Shocks: From Infeld to Schippers’ way out there 200m

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

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Thomas Barr competing at the World Championships in Beijing. Image via Athletics Ireland
01 Sep 2015

Barr set for Zurich Diamond League

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

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31 Aug 2015

Kimmage attacks BBC over Gatlin Coverage,What was the most successful shoe in Beijing? JTG 5 A DAY

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.

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Star with 4x400m relay world champion Novlene Williams-Mills
31 Aug 2015

Star’s Studded Workshop For Improving Performance And Recovery

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,

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30 Aug 2015

Day 9 Recap: Ayana the Annihilator, Dream Team Dethroned, Kiprop still the King

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

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Image courtesy of PhotoRun
29 Aug 2015

Ashton Eaton 9045 World Record. 45in the 400! 10.23 in the 100m, 7.88m in the LJ!

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

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Image via PhotoRun
29 Aug 2015

Day 8 Recap: Mo and Bolt do it again, Sum Shock in the 800m, World Record for Eaton

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

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29 Aug 2015

Fighting Fifth For Heffernan In Beijing

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.

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Murphy, Gregan, Barr and English after thier record run in Beijing. Image: Cathal Dennehy
29 Aug 2015

National Record For Irish Men’s 4x400m (Video)

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

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