Yego throwing a monster. Image: PhotoRun
05 Sep 2015

The Country Conundrum: Yego holds his ground as Qatar comes knocking

Reports circulated in recent days that Julius Yego, the world javelin champion, had turned down an incredible offer of approx €8.5 million to switch to Qatar. He rubbished these claims saying “Why would I do that? Money can’t take me anywhere. Who will recognize me in Qatar? How many Kenyans

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05 Sep 2015

‘Historic’ Hayward Field goes back to the future on countdown to World Champs

One of the most famous venues in world athletics is set for a major facelift next year as Eugene, Oregon gets set to host the 2021 IAAF World Championships. Hayward Field — which for some unknown reason has been tagged with the try-hard nickname of ‘Historic’ Hayward Field in recent

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05 Sep 2015

Winners, Losers, PED Abusers: Beijing Look Back Part 3

The PED Abusers The Two Kenyan Dopes Kenya topped the medal table at the world championships for the first time in Beijing, winning seven gold, six silver and three bronze medals. But two female athletes put a blot on the Kenyan card as they failed in-competition drug tests at the

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04 Sep 2015

English and Gregan for Flame Games; McCormack in Lille Half-Marathon

Mark English and Brian Gregan continue their season in Amsterdam tomorrow evening at the Flame Games competing the 600m and 400m respectively. English (UCD) will be looking to improve on his personal best of 1:16.14 which he set when finishing second in Ostrava earlier this summer behind world 800m silver

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04 Sep 2015

Asafa Issues Rallying Call For Athlete Support

Asafa Powell has taken to the media in his home country of Jamaica to highlight the struggle that some of his teammates must go through just to represent their country. Jamaica finished second on the medal table at the Beijing world championships with a total tally of 12 medals (7

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Dawn and out. Harper-Nelson crashed out of the 100m hurdles
04 Sep 2015

Winners, Losers, PED Abusers: Beijing Look Back Part 2

The Losers Team USA 18 medals in total, 6 of each colour, is deemed a poor championships for team USA. While 6 golds was also the final mark at the previous world championships, it is the lowest total tally since 2003 in Paris. So where did it all go wrong?

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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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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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