Meb, Coach Larsen with the Track&Field News, 
photo courtesy of UCLA newsroom
19 Dec 2014

Inside the mind of a master Coach; Bob Larsen Interview (Part 2)

This is the second part of Cathal Dennehy’s discussion with coach Bob Larsen. Part one can be found here.   Cathal Dennehy: How much do you utilise physiological testing or monitor heart rate and lactates in Meb’s training? Bob Larsen: It’s been proven that if you know what you’re looking

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Bob Larsen pictured with his star athlete Meb Keflezighi at the 2004 US Olympic marathon trials. Image by: Photorun.net
18 Dec 2014

Inside the mind of a master Coach; Bob Larsen Interview

As the man who has guided Meb Keflezighi for the duration of his senior career – and one of the  most instrumental figureheads in the renaissance of American distance running – Bob Larsen is a man with an enviable wealth of wisdom when it comes to coaching.  Currently, Larsen coaches just

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Cullen winning the Jingle Bells 5k in December
07 Dec 2014

Cullen’s comeback has the right Jingle as Travers breaks record

Mary Cullen put 10 months of injury behind her to take a classy win at the Donore Harriers Jingle Bells 5km road race in 15:38 in the Phoenix Park yesterday. Cullen came out trumps in a quality field and finished ten seconds ahead of Ciara Mageean who also ran a

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Ciara Mageean winning the national 1500m title last summer is set to take on Mary Cullen and Maria McCambridge in the Jingle Bells 5km
05 Dec 2014

Jingle Bells 5km set for cracking competition

The Donore Harriers Jingle Bells 5km road race (December 6th, 11am) is set to be a classic in the Phoenix Park with Ciara Mageean, Mary Cullen and Maria McCambridge set to do battle. It will be a comeback of sorts for all three. Mary Cullen should be the favourite in

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18 Nov 2014

D Day in Dundalk; Maynooth Madness; Worlds bite the dust

It’s the final countdown to the big race of the cross country season: this Sunday’s Intercounties in Dundalk. With national titles on the line, along with places at next month’s European Cross Country, some thrilling races should be in store. We run the rule over the junior, under-23, and senior

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Cross Country is looming onto the Horizon for Junior Athletes
14 Nov 2014

A Week to Remember: The Road to Maynooth

This week, we had the full team back in the studio to cast our ever-critical, occasionally cynical eyes on a range of subjects, from last weekend’s Remembrance Run, where Brendan O’Neill and Fionnuala Britton took the titles, to the upcoming Intervarsity Road Relay Championships. We preview one of the most

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Image courtesy of PhotoRun
31 Oct 2014

Star agent distances himself from doping scandal

Rita Jeptoo’s agent, Federico Rosa, has distanced himself from her positive test which has been reported as EPO in some publications. Rosa denies any involvement, as well as coach Claudio Berardelli, in the positive test and answers Cathal Dennehy’s questions on the matter. Can you confirm that Rita Jeptoo has

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Paula Radcliffe
31 Oct 2014

Video interview: Radcliffe tackles doping dilemma

Our man Cathal Dennehy caught up with Paula Radcliffe at the New York marathon to discuss the latest drugs fallout with Rita Jeptoo’s positive test. Radcliffe tackles the issues head on and is keen for a role to stand up for the rights of clean athletes.

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28 Oct 2014

Dublin Marathon: Magic or Mediocre?

It was Marathon Monday in Dublin yesterday, and while the race brought the usual magic atmosphere to the city’s streets, the winning times were distinctly mediocre. We look back on the race, hearing from men’s champion Eliud Too, and the Irishman who guides him, Neil Fleming. We hear from the

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Garda Vest
26 Oct 2014

Short story: Gardai’s Dublin marathon adventure in 2013

We got this short story in courtesy of Anthony Malone on last year’s Dublin Marathon where the Gardai took to the challenge of completing 26.2 mile challenge. Below is what happened. Now read on. We will have an elite preview later today.  “You’re going to reap just what you sow” 

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