John Treacy en route to victory in the 1979 World Cross Country. Photo courtesy of: Athletics Ireland
17 Aug 2015

Marathon Mondays: John Treacy takes silver

This week’s Marathon Monday takes a look at the great John Treacy who broke the then Irish Record when he ran 2:09:56 in the L.A Olympics. The Double World Cross Country Champion won a silver medal that day and in the words of Jimmy Magee “And for the 13th time,

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16 Dec 2014

Women bag bronze, but have Europeans given up?

It was all about the European Cross Country in Samokov this week, and we have news, views, reflections, results, opinions and analysis to offer in the post-mortem. We hear from Fionnuala Britton, who led the women’s team to bronze, after her sixth-place finish, and also the National Endurance Coach Chris

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John Treacy en route to victory in the 1979 World Cross Country. Photo courtesy of: Athletics Ireland
16 Dec 2014

Treacy: “Europeans, to a large degree, have given up”

Former World Cross Country champion John Treacy believes the majority of European distance runners have simply given up trying to compete with East Africans, and the Waterford man says that in order to arrest the decline in standards, European athletes need to follow the approach of Americans and return to the

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John Treacy, Catherina McKiernan, Sonial O'Sullivan
11 Dec 2014


We have a host of legends talking on the show this week, both Irish and International, from Sonia O’Sullivan to Jo Pavey and more. First up, we look back on last weekend’s Novice Cross Country, which saw a pair of invaders from North and South take the titles in Dublin.

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27 Jan 2014

Doherty stuns Lawler in Athlone as Cullen storms Raheny

There was a feast of athletics action over the weekend  with top road races and indoor action in Ireland and around the globe. Rose-Anne Galligan kicked things off by pacing Mary Cain of the Oregon Project on Friday night in Boston to near world junior record – pretty much as

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