Jim McNamara with Kip Keino. Image via  donoreharriers.com
27 Apr 2015

Sixth in a ten-part series: Jim McNamara has 18 national masters records, but which one is most impressive?

If you were or are a fan or a participant in Irish athletics in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s or any of the 2000 decades, you are familiar with the running exploits of Donore Harriers icon Jim McNamara. When Ron Delany won his Olympic gold in 1956, McNamara was 17

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The author, Joe Conway, racing in the World Masters in Budapest in 2014
20 Jan 2015

Masters athletes not immune from doping or cheating

Written by Joe Conway Athletes are never too old to cheat. Perhaps the most intriguing and somewhat amusing case doesn’t involve doping, but rather an athlete who claimed to be ten years older than he actually was. According to the WMA, [Brazilian] Francisco do Carmo de Oliveira’, a Civil Servant,

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31 Jan 2014

Super Bowl gladiators? PEDs? Who cares?

By Joe Conway @joeaconway It’s Super Bowl week in America. Denver versus Seattle in New York, New Jersey. America’s gladiators battle Sunday for the sport’s greatest prize at Met Life Stadium in New Jersey. I’ll be hosting a Super Bowl party. It’s a spectacle like no other — the Super

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25 Jan 2014

American mile record-holder Webb to trade track for triathlon

By Joe Conway @joeaconway American mile record-holder Alan Webb has spent the last six-plus years searching for the formula that made him arguably the best miler in the world in 2007. Enough already. The former high school phenom has finally called it a track career. Webb, 30, will now embark

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18 Jan 2014

Jumping the Gun from across the pond

By Joe Conway @joeaconway In the world of TMZ, Deadspin and the like, smut, the need to embarrass and scandalize are what the masses seem to prefer. Nothing new. The more things change, the more journalism stays the same. My journalism mentor in college at McNeese State — Bill Brown

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