Brendan O'Neill on his way to victory
21 Oct 2014

XC Season up and running as Marathon Monday looms

This week, it was all about the cross country as the season got into full swing with the Autumn Open Cross Country in the Phoenix Park. Brendan O’Neill took victory in the men’s race and further down the mixed field, Fionnuala Britton showed her good form when unsurprisingly being first

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John Frazer on his way to the Dublin novice title
05 Oct 2014

Weekend wrap: US, county novice championships and road round-up

The main talking point over the weekend was Robert Harting’s request to be taken off the list of nominations for the IAAF athlete of the year. The German discus thrower was not happy to be on the list alongside convicted drug offenders Justin Gatlin and LeShawn Merritt. You can check

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Dennis Kimetto and Cathal Dennehy
30 Sep 2014

Brilliant Berlin; Kimetto is King; 2:02:57

  History was made in Berlin on Sunday as Kenya’s Dennis Kimetto smashed the marathon world record with 2:02:57, and Cathal Dennehy was there to witness the drama unfold and get all the reaction immediately after the race. In this podcast, we review the historic Berlin race, which saw both

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Brandenburg Gate
29 Sep 2014

Marathon Monday: all you need to know about Berlin

In some corners the first man, Dennis Kimetto, to break 2 hours and 3 minutes (2:02:57 to be exact) for the marathon went largely unnoticed. The Kenyan was involved in a titanic battle with his compatriot, Emmanuel Mutai, who also went under the old record (2:03:23) with 2:03:13 on a

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Paul Robinson and Ciara Mageean after the 5th avenue mile
16 Sep 2014

Dash for cash in New York and Marrakech

This week’s podcast looks back on a successful weekend on the international stage for Irish athletes in New York and Marrakech. Paul Robinson and Ciara Mageean starred at the NYRR Fifth Avenue Mile in New York on Saturday taking some prized scalps with third place finishes in their respective races

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5th Avenue mile
13 Sep 2014

Irish descend on 5th Avenue mile as English goes Continental

The 5th Avenue mile gets underway shortly with Ciara Mageean, Paul Robinson and Ciarán Ó Lionáird set to compete in the elite races. Mageean will be looking to continue her fine form after finishing second in the Great North mile last weekend.  Mark English competes over 800m in Marrakech at

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Colin Griffin
10 Sep 2014

“No regrets” as Colin walks away

After competing in two Olympic Games and flying the flag for Leitrim at the highest sporting level, Ballinamore’s Colin Griffin has decided to hang up his spikes. The multiple race-walking champion and former Irish record holder confirmed to the Leitrim Observer that he had walked his final race as Colin

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Marathon Magazine
24 Aug 2014

Stars set to descend on Cobh for Sonia’s 3000m road race

The Sonia O’Sullivan Ballymore Cobh AC 3000m road race takes place in Cobh town on Monday the 25th of August with some of Ireland’s best athletes set to take part.  World champion race walker Robert Heffernan will lace up his runners alongside Irish 800m record holder David Matthews on the

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22 Apr 2014

Meb Magnificent; Boston stays strong; Fagan back in the game

We got the team back to a duo between Feidhlim Kelly and the briefly returning Cathal Dennehy before he jetted off again to Monte Gordo in Portugal to join Ronan Duggan where they will be infiltrating elite warm weather training camps. The podcast this week focuses on Boston where Meb

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Neil Cusack
17 Apr 2014

Four reasons to meet forgotten Boston winner 4 decades on

You can count the number of Irish major marathon winners in the modern era on one hand – two fingers in fact. Catherina McKiernan is one when she famously won the London marathon in 1998. The other is the not so famous Neil Cusack who won the Boston marathon 40

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