Silver lining: Jessica Ennis was one of many athletes who was beaten into second place at a major championship by a doper. Image: PhotoRun
10 Nov 2015

10 reasons to be hopeful in the wake of the latest doping scandal

By Kevin Byrne, guest columnist These are obviously bad times for the sport. That cannot be overstated. All it takes is a quick Google news search for the word “athletics” and you’ll see how bad the situation is. In the nuttiest of nutshells: Russia – one of the strongest athletics

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16 Aug 2015

Coe enters final lap in Presidential race, but will he reign supreme?

And so, after several thousand miles, hundreds of flights, countless persuasive handshakes and any number of hopeful promises to the electorate, it comes down to this – Sebastian Coe and Sergey Bubka squaring off against each other in Beijing next week. At stake: the most sought-after position in the sport

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06 Aug 2015

Kiprop defends Kenyans; Coe’s toughest race yet; Drouin’s wise words; JTG 5-a-day

Kiprop and Kipsang defend Kenya Asbel Kiprop and Wilson Kipsang have fought back against the report last weekend which suggested that doping is a widespread problem in Kenyan athletics. “Those interviewed were athletes who have lost hope in their lives without a running formula. That should not be misconstrued to

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30 Jul 2015

Ireland casts its vote in race for IAAF President, but who leads on the final lap?

It’s a big month ahead for the future of the sport. Next month, on August 19 to be precise, the IAAF congress will take place in Beijing and national federations will vote to decide the future leader of the sport. It’s a two-man race, with both candidates as established in the

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29 May 2015

Interview: Forgotten hero Yates lifts the lid on a golden era of British miling (part one)

by Jack Corbett Former British 800m and 1500m stalwart Matthew Yates is the last British athlete to be ranked in the top 10 for the 1500 (1993 & 1994) and one of a great line of milers preceded by the likes of Coe, Ovett, Elliott and Cram who no doubt

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09 Apr 2015

Britton on the rise in the Phoenix; Bubka V Coe showdown; Return of the Mak(au); JTG 5-a-day

Great Britton to rise in the Phoenix Fionnuala Britton will spearhead the home challenge in this weekend’s Great Ireland Run. Check out Feidhlim Kelly’s race preview for the big race on the IAAF site here to find out  her thoughts. Here’s a snippet: “It can be a difficult race to predict,

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24 Feb 2015

Heffernan’s favourite things; Gillick talks to Euro hopefuls; should we forgive dopers? Your JTG 5-a-day

Heffernan’s personal bests Rob Heffernan spoke to the IAAF this week and outlined all his favourite things, from his biggest achievement to his best training venue to his best piece of advice, which comes from former coach Robert Korzeniowski, who told him “don’t be distracted by the lights”. Want to

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22 Feb 2015

Coe wants Bolt; Ó Lionáird Q&A; Farah talks doping; Your JTG 5-a-day

Coe wants Bolt involved for the future of the sport Seb Coe was in Jamaica this week as he continued his campaign for the IAAF Presidency, and he told the Jamaicans exactly what they wanted to hear when it came to the role they have in our sport, and specifically,

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07 Feb 2015

DMR, GOD and Coe – your JTG 5-A-Day

Irish Girls ready to rock in Boston   A DMR team of four Irish Girls will compete in the New Balance Indoor Games tonight. Check out our preview here Aussies and Coe shadow box over Russian Drug Claims Aussie authorities are attempting to coax Coe into going after the Russian

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28 Jan 2015

Bubka to challenge Coe; Gillick & war on drugs – 5-A-Day

1. Gillick and the war on drugs David Gillick wrote his latest blog for RTE on the war on drugs. Read his story here 2. Tactical considerations in the middle-distance running events at the 2012 Olympic Games: a case study. Pub Med has a case study to identify tactical factors

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