Erik Sowinski supreme in second
01 Jul 2015

Blankenship looks beyond, Sowinski Supreme: JTG 5 A DAY

Ben Blankenship trying to move on Ben Blankenship finished an agonizing 4th in the USA trials, missing out after leading for most of the race. Blankenship, who trains with Irelands Ciaran O Lionaird, has had a break-out season but came up just short of making the USA team for the

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Kyle Merber leading the US men's world record dmr celebrations. Image via Getty
04 May 2015

Americans run riot on day 2 in Bahamas

The World Relays finished just as they began, with a shrieking, deafening roar from the home crowd, but this time the result was different – the United States taking a narrow win over the home heroes in the men’s 4x400m final to close the action on what was an unforgettable

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Image via PhotoRun
25 Feb 2015

Latest drug ban; Farah feud good for athletics; gains in Africa – 5-A-Day

2012 world junior champion banned 2012 world junior 1500m champion Hamza Driouch has been banned for two years due to irregularities with his blood profile. He was recently training with Mo Farah in Ethiopia. Read about his ban here IAAF World half marathon championships, 2016, launched The 2016 World half

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Ben Blankenship crosses the line to become the first man sub-4 for the indoor mile in Ireland
24 Feb 2015

Video interview: Ben Blankenship on fire in Birmingham

Ben Blankenship has been on fire this indoor season with a series of top performances culminating in a personal best for fourth in 3:35.28 at the Sainsbury’s Indoor Grand Prix. We caught up with him immediately after his race to talk about the indoor season and what lays ahead. The

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High Achiever: Mutaz Essa Barshim was the star of the show in Athlone with a 2.41m clearance. Image: Loughlin Campion
19 Feb 2015

Barshim flies high, but we’ve hit a new low

There is a moment, during the 1976 film Network — which chronicles the story of a struggling US TV news channel — where lead character Howard Beale, the stressed-out news anchor, finally and completely loses it. “I don’t have to tell you things are bad,” he states aggressively, live on air, to his viewers. “We know

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18 Feb 2015

Podcast: Barshim set for Take off; Mo goes Mad; O Lionaird hunts history

There were plenty of talking points on this week’s podcast with Mo Farah and Andy Vernon grabbing centre stage with their Twitter spat. We look behind the feud and where it sparked and who came out on top if at all. Sara Treacy had the performance of her career when

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Ciaran O' Lionaird celebrating his 1500m win at the 2014 National Championships
29 Jan 2015

O’Lionaird’s Workout Wednesday

Flotrack caught up with Ciaran O’Lionard for a workout at 5000 ft. in Sedona, Arizona with Oregon Track Club teammate Ben Blankenship. O’Lionard will run the 1600m leg for Ireland’s DMR team at the Armory Track Invitational this Saturday (31st). Other team members will include Brian Gregan (400m), Mark English (800m)

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08 Jan 2015

Ó Lionáird’s blog: the fall is history, time to rise again

With the calendar now turned to a new year, and a surprisingly healthy appetite emerging out of my request for blog ideas on Twitter, it’s time to get the finger out and kick off what I hope will be a satisfactory, if not mildly insightful, peek into my journey towards

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