23 Jun 2015

Bolt under trial, Marathon Cheats, Salazar’s Silence; JTG 5-A-DAY

Bolt, Blake, Shelly Ann, Powell all under trial at Jamician Championships. Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake, Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce and Asafa Powell are all slated to run the Jamaican trials this weekend. Bolt and Fraser Pryce are already automatic qualifiers but with both struggling with early season form they have both

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28 Apr 2015

Podcast: Paula Penns Farewell; no holds barred to Bahamas

We’ve split this week’s podcast into two parts as we look to streamline the bumper news package from London leading to the Bahamas. Part One In part one we look at all the road action with a brief recap of the Boston marathon and then move on to the blockbuster

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Record Run: former national 1500m champion Liam Reale crosses the line to anchor the record-setting, 105-strong relay team in Limerick. Image: courtesy of Ian Horgan
12 Jan 2015

Limerick gets Together to set Marathon Relay Record

Dennis Kimetto: eat your heart out. Yesterday, a team of 105 athletes got together in Limerick to establish a new world record for the marathon, albeit the relay version of the 26.2-mile distance. They duly achieved it in convincing style, taking almost 14 minutes off the previous marathon relay record of

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26 Dec 2014

Hall looks to LA; Kawauchi’s unconventional approach; 4 fast workouts – JTG 5-A-Day

It doesn’t matter whether it’s St Stephen’s Day or Boxing day, these five stories pack a punch. Your JTG 5-A-Day. Now read on. 1. Hall looks to LA to get on the road again Ryan Hall will look to get his marathon career back on track in LA at the

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26 Dec 2014

Year to remember for Japan’s marathon warrior

For Yuki Kawauchi, the Japanese marathoner who is a sporting hero in his native country, 2014 was quite a year. As reported by his representative, Brett Larner, who is behind the popular Japan Running News site, Kawauchi has run a phenomenal 13 marathons this year, including a world record of

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23 Dec 2014

Olympic Champ Avoids Prison, What’s the women’s Sub 2 Equivalent? Your JTG 5-A-Day

1. Olympic champion Schwazer avoids prison term. Retired Italian racewalker Alex Schwazer avoided a stint in prison after he was handed down an 8 month suspended sentence under a plea bargain. Schwazer claimed gold in the 50km walk in Beijing before failing a test for EPO prior to the London

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Paula Radcliffe
31 Oct 2014

Video interview: Radcliffe tackles doping dilemma

Our man Cathal Dennehy caught up with Paula Radcliffe at the New York marathon to discuss the latest drugs fallout with Rita Jeptoo’s positive test. Radcliffe tackles the issues head on and is keen for a role to stand up for the rights of clean athletes.

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28 Oct 2014

Dublin Marathon: Magic or Mediocre?

It was Marathon Monday in Dublin yesterday, and while the race brought the usual magic atmosphere to the city’s streets, the winning times were distinctly mediocre. We look back on the race, hearing from men’s champion Eliud Too, and the Irishman who guides him, Neil Fleming. We hear from the

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Brendan O'Neill on his way to victory
21 Oct 2014

XC Season up and running as Marathon Monday looms

This week, it was all about the cross country as the season got into full swing with the Autumn Open Cross Country in the Phoenix Park. Brendan O’Neill took victory in the men’s race and further down the mixed field, Fionnuala Britton showed her good form when unsurprisingly being first

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Mo Farah
26 Aug 2014

Inside Mo’s mind; a chat with the champion

This week, we got up close and personal with a global star in Mo Farah. The double Olympic Champion spoke to us in Birmingham about his goals for the next number of years, what effect the marathon had on him, and whether he thinks he’ll return to it in the

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