Once again, the fastest marathon in the world lived up to its renown, producing the 11th quickest performances of all time in both men’s and women’s races, courtesy of a pair of champions worthy of topping any marathon rostrum. Yet again, the morning of the race dawned cool, calm and
‘Monumental’ Step Forward For USA Athletics Good news for US track & field athletes as their governing body, USATF, will be providing some added cash bonuses for qualification and medal winning performances. “Beginning in 2016, roughly $1.8 million per year in cash will be distributed. In practice, this will mean
Lizzie Lee went to 5th on the Irish women’s marathon all-time list with a stunning 2:32:51 at the Berlin marathon. The time also smashed the Olympic qualifying standard of 2:42:00 and should surely book her seat on the plane to Rio. Lee (Leevale) has been in excellent form since becoming
Leevale’s Lizzie Lee finished second in 74:06 behind Kenya’s Florence Kiplagat who set a new world record of 65:09 at the Barcelona half marathon yesterday. Kiplagat rewrote the record books for the second time in succession on this course and to put into context it was two 30:50 10ks back-to-back.
1. Ó Lionáird on the Big Red Bench Ciarán Ó Lionáird is back healthy and raring to go for the upcoming indoor season. He spoke to Red FM, the popular Leeside radio station, yesterday. Skip to 30mins in the podcast here to hear the interview. 2. Lively Lee wins Raheny Read
Mary Cullen put 10 months of injury behind her to take a classy win at the Donore Harriers Jingle Bells 5km road race in 15:38 in the Phoenix Park yesterday. Cullen came out trumps in a quality field and finished ten seconds ahead of Ciara Mageean who also ran a