Evan Jager. Image courtesy of Photorun
24 Jun 2015

Salazar Strikes back, Fagan quits sport, Brooks Beast Symmonds; Your JTG 5 A DAY

Salazar on the attack with letter of Defence: Part One This is an incredibly long read but embattled coach Alberto Salazar has come out with a strong defence of his actions and the actions of his athletes. He rubbishes claims by Kara Goucher, Steve Magness and David Epstein. A must

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24 Jun 2015

Fagan quits the sport: “I’m happier not running right now”

Martin Fagan, who is currently Ireland’s sole qualifier for the 2016 Olympic men’s marathon, has quit competitive running. The 31-year-old from Mullingar, who returned from a two-year doping ban last year, said that for the sake of his mental health, he will quit the sport from a competitive standpoint, saying that he

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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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20 Apr 2015

Midlands Podcast: The Fagan dilemma

Martin Fagan is proving contentious amongst the running fraternity. I spoke to Midlands Sport on Sunday about Fagan’s Olympic qualifying run in the Zurich marathon (2:16:09) and how is situation sits in the running community.

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Fagan leading the Raheny 5
19 Apr 2015

Marathon madness; Lawler lights Leevale; Black magic – JTG 5-A-Day

Marathon madness: Callaghan’s big breakthrough; Fagan qualifies for Rio One performance was expected at the very minimum despite dividing opinion. The other was a massive breakthrough and wholly unexpected, except for maybe the individual involved. Eoin Callaghan smashed his personal best at the Manchester marathon while Martin Fagan continues to

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Eoin Callaghan with his girlfriend Gillian Egan post-race in Manchester
19 Apr 2015

Marathon madness: Callaghan’s big breakthrough; Fagan qualifies for Rio

One performance was expected at the very minimum despite dividing opinion. The other was a massive breakthrough and wholly unexpected, except for maybe the individual involved. The crazy marathon season is in full flow and for Irish interest this weekend it began this morning with Martin Fagan in the Zurich

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Cathal Lombard on the right. Image via Leevale
12 Feb 2015

Are there differences between drugs cheats?

Cathal Lombard celebrated his 39th year in this mortal world today and he must wonder what are the differences between drugs cheats. On the 11/07/04 Lombard completed a drugs test and tested positive for EPO which resulted in a ban from 10/08/2004 to 9/08/2006. The Leevale athlete returned to win

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04 Feb 2015

Podcast: Medley of delights for Armory Irish; AAI Games sets the standard

On this week’s podcast we take a look back at an action packed weekend which included the AAI Open Indoor Games, Ireland’s DMR record at the Armory, as well as lots of domestic road racing action.From the AAI Games we hear from stars of the day including European qualifiers Ciara

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l-r: eventual winner Mick Clohisey, Gary Thornton, Mark Hanrahan and Sean Hehir. Image: Garry Lee
03 Feb 2015

Irish road running revival in search of perfect 10

There was a mini-revival in distance running on the road over the weekend with three men under 49 minutes four 10 miles and five in total under 50 minutes. The 10 mile distance is seen in some quarters as the classic distance where milers and marathoners meet. At the John

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Marcus Lawler and Zak Irwin going head-to-head in 2014. Photo: Kieran Carlin
28 Jan 2015

Podcast: Juniors make the jump; Fagan back on top, but questions remain; World Cross woes

This week, we pick out the stars from last weekend’s National junior and under-23 championships, and hear from some of the stars of the day such as Phil Healy and Karl Griffin. Back in the capital, Feidhlim Kelly was our man on the ground at the Raheny 5, and he

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