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19 Sep 2015

Celebration for Sonia at Anniversary 5k

Heartwarming return and celebration for Sonia 5k in Cobh Sonia O’Sullivan’s journey came full circle at the Sonia 5K in association with Euromedic Ireland. The event organised by Athletics Ireland marked the 20th Anniversary of Irish athletics icon Sonia O’Sullivan’s historic victory in the 5,000 metres at the IAAF World

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Fionnuala Britton taking victory in 2013 Edinburgh XC. Photo: european-athletics.org
24 Aug 2015

In The Running: Women’s Marathon And The Lure Of The Olympics

The 100m may be, for many, the showcase event of the Olympic Games: the ultimate measure of the fastest man or woman on earth. But it is the marathon, the ultimate battle of endurance, attrition and resilience, which epitomises the Olympic spirit more than any other event on the athletics

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07 Aug 2015

Flashback Friday: National Seniors 1996

BLE Championships- Santry June 15/16, 1996 We go all the way back to 1996 ahead of the year’s National Senior Championships. The Atlanta Olympics were just around the corner but if you check out the results, not much has changed!   Men 100 M 1 N Ryan Nenagh 10.74 2

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Barr on top of the World University Games Podium
12 Jul 2015

World Records and World Titles: JTG Reads Of The Week

Sonia sets the world alight 21 years ago this week Sonia O’Sullivan set the still standing World best of 5:25.36 for 2000m. Many have tried, but none have succeeded in besting that mark. Watch the race video and read more here.   Tom Barr takes Worlds title Thomas Barr was

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23 Jun 2015

The race is on: Irish 800m runners and the two-minute barrier

The race is on: Irish 800m runners and the two-minute barrier There is only one time that matters in the women’s 800m, and that is 1:59.99. More challenging than the 4 minute mile for men, the two-minute barrier is what every female half miler worth her salt aims to break.

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15 May 2015

Death sentence for Boston bomber; Barr dazzles in Doha; Sonia’s challenge – JTG 5-A-Day

Farah toppled as Doha dazzles The Doha Diamond League sparkled with two triple jumpers over 18m for the first time in one competition. Jasmin Stowers announced herself on the world stage with 12.35 seconds in the 100m hurdles. Mo Farah was toppled in the men’s 3,000m and much, much more.

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02 May 2015

Sonia set for Super Saturday in Ballymote; young stars to kick off IMC season

Sonia O’Sullivan is set to be a special guest at the Ballymote 5km inter firms challenge today in Ballymote and she will be looking on to see can a relay attempt break her still-standing 2,000m world record. Before the fun and games will be the sub 4 mile challenge which

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20 Apr 2015

Monday motivation: Rudisha and Sonia’s favourite song

Are you struggling for some Monday motivation? Well have a listen to David Rudisha and Sonia O’Sullivan’s current favourite song – Cheerleader by Felix Jaehn. Leave a comment on the site telling us your favourite pick-me-up and running songs. This should put a spring in your step.

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Marcus Lawler winning the IUAA 100m. He won his heat today in 20.94 Image via IUAA Facebook
18 Apr 2015

Lawler to lead young stars at Leevale Sports

The Leevale Sports is set to showcase Ireland’s best up-and-coming talent today as they bid for qualification for various age grade championships with Marcus Lawler heading over 330 entries. Sonia O’Sullivan will also be in attendance for the first time in 28 years when she was aiming to qualify for

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15 Apr 2015

Podcast: Great Britton, coaching and camps

This week’s podcast recaps the SPAR Great Ireland Run with interviews from Fionnuala Britton, Gemma Steel and Mark English. Fionnuala Britton reflects on her race and new coaching set-up with Joe Doonan who guided Catherina McKiernan to four world cross country silver medals and multiple major marathon victories. She feels

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