Dirty Blood: Rashid Ramzi  takes victory in the 800m at the IAAF World Championships in Helsinki in 2005. At the time, his offscore was 148, a level which had less than a one-in-a-million chance of being natural. Image: PhotoRun
12 Aug 2015

As Beijing approaches, time to separate the truth from Chinese whispers

By Kevin Byrne It has been little more than a week since the German documentary ARD aired and the Sunday Times printed their doping scandal exclusive. Since then, the IAAF has issued several statements, the Sunday Times experts have responded and a few other organisations and athletes have weighed in.

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04 Aug 2015

IAAF fights back: their full response to the doping allegations

The IAAF takes the allegations published by The Sunday Times and ARD very seriously and has investigated them thoroughly. • The published allegations were sensationalist and confusing: the results referred to were not positive tests. In fact, ARD and The Sunday Times both admit that their evaluation of the data

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Image via PhotoRun
14 Jul 2015

Seb Coe Ups His Game: IAAF Campaign Video

By Larry Eder of RunBlogRun.com This is a pretty impressive video with support from all around the globe. Seb Coe has finally decided to show that he is in his bid for the IAAF Presidency with his whole heart and soul. I have also attached the Manifesto from Seb Coe

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27 Jan 2015

PB’s From Nick Willis, The Greatest Show On Earth; Your JTG 5-A-Day

1. Nick Willis’ Personal Bests 3.29 metric miler Nick Willis speaks to IAAF about his life in athletics, his biggest rivals, the best coaching advice he recieved and much more. Check out the full piece here   2. Latest Doping Sanctions The latest info on athletes who have recieved doping

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21 Jan 2015

Radcliffe defiant on doping; Loughnane’s belated gold; Outback to the track – JTG 5-A-Day

1. Paula Radcliffe defiant on doping doubts and ready for London Marathon. The female marathon world record holder is pleased to be running again, albeit not at an elite level, and says doubts of her achievements are ‘horrible.’ Read Sean Ingle’s story for the Guardian here 2. Olive Loughnane set

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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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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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03 Sep 2014

Brussels Sprouts Diamond Dust-up

This week, as the Jumping The Gun crew set sail on more adventures to follow the world’s best athletes, we discuss all the recent and upcoming Diamond League action, from Americans falling over to the Masai man who carries himself like a champion. We put our necks on the line

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30 Jul 2014

Murray mints up for Zurich in Salzburg

We caught up with Ireland’s latest 800m runner Declan Murray along with messers Mark English and Paul Robinson and put Murray under the microscope and see what makes him tick.  

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Ciaran OLionard
16 Jul 2014

Ó Lionáird qualifies right on time for Europeans

Ciarán Ó Lionáird qualified for the 1500m at the 2014 European championships right in the nick of time before the Irish national championships this weekend to win with a classy display at the Watford Gold Standard BMC in 3:37.72 – the standard is 3:39.3. Eoin Everard narrowly missed out on

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