Leonard Korir takes the win at the NYC half marathon. Image: Photorun
16 Mar 2015

Korir’s killer kick steals the show in New York thriller

“Since I was in college, I used to like to kick,” said Leonard Korir, recalling the origins of the potent weapon he unleashed oh-so-late to sweep past Stephen Sambu in the shadow of the finish line at the United Airlines NYC Half on Sunday morning, taking victory in 1:01:06, barely

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13 Mar 2015

Older, wiser, stronger, Ritzenhein gets ready for Boston and beyond

For Dathan Ritzenhein, Sunday’s New York City Half Marathon will be the final checkpoint on the road to next month’s Boston Marathon and the 32-year-old – who missed much of 2014 through injury problems – is looking forward to once again taking his seat at the top table among the

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11 Mar 2015

Third in ten-part series: Christine Kennedy’s elite career spans 35 years and counting

Some elite masters athletes never enjoyed success as senior open athletes and many outstanding senior athletes retire long before they becomes eligible to compete as masters. Former Irish international Christine Kennedy is one of those athletes who can point to equally successful careers as both an open athlete and also

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Lizzie Lee with world record holder Florence Kiplagat. Image via Lizzie Lee
15 Feb 2015

Irish pbs in Barcelona half as Kiplagat rewrites world record

Leevale’s Lizzie Lee finished second in 74:06 behind Kenya’s Florence Kiplagat who set a new world record of 65:09 at the Barcelona half marathon yesterday. Kiplagat rewrote the record books for the second time in succession on this course and to put into context it was two 30:50 10ks back-to-back.

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O'Hanlon winning the Donadea 50km in record time (2:57:06). Image: Loughlin Campion
15 Feb 2015

O’Hanlon runs 50km record and world lead in Donadea

Gary O’Hanlon ran an Irish 50km record and the fastest time in the world for two years when he glided to victory in Donadea Forest in 2:57:06. “Irish 50k record and the fastest time in the world for 2 years. Delighted to win the National 50k in Donadea today in

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l-r: eventual winner Mick Clohisey, Gary Thornton, Mark Hanrahan and Sean Hehir. Image: Garry Lee
03 Feb 2015

Irish road running revival in search of perfect 10

There was a mini-revival in distance running on the road over the weekend with three men under 49 minutes four 10 miles and five in total under 50 minutes. The 10 mile distance is seen in some quarters as the classic distance where milers and marathoners meet. At the John

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23 Jan 2015

A marathon too far? Bekele drops out of Dubai

Kenenisa Bekele’s ability to conquer the marathon remains in doubt after he dropped out after 36-kilometers in the Dubai marathon in the early hours of this morning. The Ethiopian has been without doubt the greatest runner on the track and in cross country but it appears he is unable to

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05 Jan 2015

So many Races, So little Profit

Christmas is a great time to reflect on it all; not life – God no – athletics. It’s a time when everyone is back in their locality, Athletes turn up to local races to run, steward, watch and eat all the sandwiches at the community hall. Most of these races

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26 Dec 2014

Year to remember for Japan’s marathon warrior

For Yuki Kawauchi, the Japanese marathoner who is a sporting hero in his native country, 2014 was quite a year. As reported by his representative, Brett Larner, who is behind the popular Japan Running News site, Kawauchi has run a phenomenal 13 marathons this year, including a world record of

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19 Dec 2014

Rob finally gets Bronze

See the great Robert Heffernan accepting his European Championship Bronze from 2010. And he Spoke to Cathal afterwards…for as long as his phone allowed!

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