Fionnuala McCormack (née Britton) finished 13th in the Chicago marathon in 2:33:15 to comfortably qualify for the Olympic Games. The two-time European Cross Country champion was on course for a sub 2:30 clocking for a large portion of the race but slowed in the second half. McCormack (Kilcoole) went through
Fionnuala McCormack (née Britton) is looking forward to a new challenge at the Chicago Marathon this Sunday, October 11th, as she targets qualification for the Olympic Games next summer.The two-time European Cross Country champion is still undecided about the European Cross Country in December as she turns her focus the the roads
The 100m may be, for many, the showcase event of the Olympic Games: the ultimate measure of the fastest man or woman on earth. But it is the marathon, the ultimate battle of endurance, attrition and resilience, which epitomises the Olympic spirit more than any other event on the athletics
Haile Gebreselassie announced his retirement from competitive running after finishing 16th in the Great Manchester Run 10k in 30:05 yesterday. The 42-year-old Ethiopian claimed two Olympic gold medals, nine world championship victories and set 25 world records over his 25-year career and has finally called time on his competitive career.
Fionnuala Britton is back in action this morning and is looking forward to racing under no pressure. “I’m looking forward to racing where there’s no pressure but it’s a good high quality race. It will be good to challenge the British girls on their home turf this time and hopefully
The SPAR Great Ireland Run took place last week in the Phoenix Park with some top performances – Gemma Steel and Japhet Korir led the way while Fionnuala Britton impressed for the Irish. Relive the action below.
This week’s podcast recaps the SPAR Great Ireland Run with interviews from Fionnuala Britton, Gemma Steel and Mark English. Fionnuala Britton reflects on her race and new coaching set-up with Joe Doonan who guided Catherina McKiernan to four world cross country silver medals and multiple major marathon victories. She feels
Steel denies Britton; Korir retains title at Great Ireland Run Gemma Steel denied Fionnuala Britton the chance to etch her name alongside Sonia O’Sullivan and Catherina McKiernan on the winners scroll of the Great Ireland Run. Read how Steel had to keep pushing to the line to stave off Britton:
Fionnuala Britton may have been denied a maiden victory at the SPAR Great Ireland Run in the Phoenix Park by Gemma Steel who won in 33:03 but this was a big improvement and clear marker for the Wicklow woman. Her 33:07 in blustery conditions a massive improvement on her 33:54
Great Britton to rise in the Phoenix Fionnuala Britton will spearhead the home challenge in this weekend’s Great Ireland Run. Check out Feidhlim Kelly’s race preview for the big race on the IAAF site here to find out her thoughts. Here’s a snippet: “It can be a difficult race to predict,