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24 Feb 2015

First in ten-part series: Irish masters performances for the ages

First in a ten-part series highlighting the best Irish masters performances. My first memories of watching track and field date back to the summer of 1976 when my dad and I watched Ireland’s Eamon Coghlan advance through the rounds of the 1500 meters at the Montreal Olympics. The outcome has

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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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31 Mar 2014

Triple crown Thie-peat and mission complete!

James Thie’s blog couldn’t have worked out better – well perhaps some world M35 records but three world titles is not to be sniffed at. Jumping the Gun would like to give James a special thanks for blogging daily since last Tuesday. We hope our Eoin Callaghan’s, marathon blogger, adventure

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30 Mar 2014

Thie for Three?

Here’s James Thie’s blog on qualifying for the 1500m final to set up the triple crown at the World Masters Indoor Championships in the M35 category in Budapes.  James Thie World masters Indoor Championships Final day of the finals…Thie for Three?????? 30th March Yesterday was a much more chilled out day

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29 Mar 2014

Two down, one to go for Thie’s world masters triple crown

Wales may be lagging behind Ireland in the rugby this season but there is no stopping Welsh dynamo James Thie on the track in Budapest. He’s well on his way to a triple crown having won the 3,000m and 800m – he goes into Sunday’s 1500m as the fastest qualifier

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28 Mar 2014

Thie conquers the world part one

We’re delighted that we have a world champion blogger on our team. In fact he is two-times over having won the M35 800m today in 1:53. James will now be targeting the 1500m to make it a hat-trick. Let’s find out how he won his first title – the 3,000m. 

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27 Mar 2014

Thie’s World Masters tales: Race day and still on track

Blog 3, James Thie, World Masters Indoor Championships, Thursday 27th March, Race day & still on track! Race day! Long time in the waiting and was just grateful to be on the start line healthy and ready! In the morning I went out for an easy 10 minute jog and found

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26 Mar 2014

Blog 2: James Thie’s Masters adventure and winter build-up

James Thie is back with his latest instalment. He’s already run his heat and won in 2:00.81. A great read all about his winter build-up for the championships. Blog 2. James Thie World Masters Indoor Championships March 25th  Winter Build-up to Champs by James Thie Thanks for the positive response

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25 Mar 2014

Thie’s Budapest 10 year reunion of his greatest achievement

We’re delighted that Welsh athletics legend James Thie has come on board for the week to write a blog for Jumping the Gun as he competes in the World Masters Indoor Championships. James is returning to the site of his best achievement when he finished 4th in the world indoors

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14 Mar 2014

Podcast: So what really happened in Sopot?

We’re up a little later than usual but our latest podcast looks back on the World Indoor Championships in Sopot, Poland with some insightful interviews with the stars of the championship. Cathal Dennehy caught up with Nick Symmonds, Ayanleh Souleiman, Bernard Lagat and Caleb Ndiku. He spoke to them about

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