Picture via Great Ireland Run
06 Apr 2015

Why we should appreciate (and support) the Great Ireland Run

The Spar Great Ireland Run takes place this Saturday and it’s easily forgotten the value this race gives to the sport domestically as a whole. Some will view the €29 entry fee as a little steep or think that a big brand such as Nova, headed by Brendan Foster, is

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Aselefech Mergia and Kenenisa Bekele. Photo: photorun.net
23 Jan 2015

Bekele’s Dubai Drop-Out, Rutherford’s Rescue, Boston Bans Bad-Mouthing; Your JTG 5-A-Day

1. Badmouth Ban For Boston If you happen to work for the city of Boston it is now forbidden for you to bad-mouth the 2024 Olympic bid. The mayor of Boston and the U.S. Olympic committee signed an agreement which fobids city employees from statements, written or oral which “reflect

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Image courtesy of PhotoRun
23 Jan 2015

A marathon too far? Bekele drops out of Dubai

Kenenisa Bekele’s ability to conquer the marathon remains in doubt after he dropped out after 36-kilometers in the Dubai marathon in the early hours of this morning. The Ethiopian has been without doubt the greatest runner on the track and in cross country but it appears he is unable to

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19 Jan 2015

Bolt Babies; The Russian Inquisition; Bekele’s Dubai Mission; Your JTG 5-a-day

Bolt Babies; as cool as they are cute Usain Bolt and his following kicked off an internet craze today as babies all around the world showed their love for the Jamaican and adopted his lightning bolt pose. The Telegraph captured some of the best ones here. Bekele looks for redemption

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08 Jan 2015

All-Stars For London, Coe wants Olympic XC, Ó Lionáird Update; Your JTG -A-Day

1. Leading Lights in London Line-up The 2015 London Marathon is set to be a star-studded affair with the 5 fastest men from last year set to to the line. A certain Kenenisa Bekele is also included in the field with his 2:05:04 ranking him 9th in the world last

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Photo by Dan Vernon at European Cross Country Championships
22 Dec 2014

Britton, Bekele and a World Youth pole vault best – JTG 5-A Day

1. Bekele to rise again An excellent piece on Running Times on Bekele’s post Chicago marathon performance and where he needs to go from here Read more here 2. Zatopek Programme A 30 minute piece on distance legend Emil Zatopek on BBC Radio 4 Listen in here 3. Britton third

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08 Apr 2014

Mad Len Strikes Back

It’s part two of our engaging interview with Ciarán Ó Lionáird where he tells us about a typical day of training up at altitude, what Nick Symmonds eats for breakfast, answers the listeners questions and who is the best coach he’s ever had. He also reveals his love for Joe

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12 Jan 2014

Bekele lacks bite as Britton battles in Edinburgh

The Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country delivered its expected host of stars and slick production but what wasn’t expected was Kenenisa Bekele in fifth place in the men’s 4km race nor Fionnuala Britton beating the European champion, France’s Sophie Duarte, yet still finishing second to a rejuvenated Gemma Steel in

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Kenenisa Bekele
15 Apr 2013

Brilliant Bekele batters field

Kenenisa Bekele’s star quality was able to pierce through a blustery crosswind at the Spar Great Ireland Run 10km in the Phoenix Park yesterday. The Ethiopian retained his title in 28:51 and now has his sights set on qualifying for the World Track and Field Championships in Moscow in August. 

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