Ivo Van Damme sporting his glorious beard
17 Sep 2015

Throwback Thursday: Ivo Van Damme

So last week was the final Diamond League Meet of the season, the Brussels edition. It is officially known as the Memorial Van Damme. Many of you may have never heard of Ivo Van Damme. Most of you have heard of Prefontaine, most of you have heard of Steve Ovett

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Derval O'Rourke in action at the European Indoor Championships; Image courtesy of PhotoRun
20 Aug 2015

Throwback Thursday: Derval’s agonising fourth

Derval O Rourke, 3 time Olympian, World Indoor Champion and multiple European medalist missed out on a world medal by just a tenth of a second in 2009. After a disappointing performance in 2008, Derval would take on 5 Olympic finalists in Berlin and also put the great Sally Pearson

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Dick Fosbury in action at 1986.
14 Aug 2015

Flashback Fridays: Fosbury Flop; A Roaring Success.

Think about it. You sight a bar, run towards in and then turn and try and launch yourself over it while looking away from the bar. The bar hurts when you fall on it and if not that you cannot see what you are landing on. When everyone else is

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Gebresilaise
13 Aug 2015

Throwback Thursday: Three World Records in One Night

18 years ago,in the space of 70 minutes at the Weltklasse Zurich, three World Records were broken. The 5000m, the 800m and the 3000m Steeplechase. 13 August 1997: 5000 m 12:41.86-Haile Gebrselassie-Ethiopia The memorable 1997 edition featured the 5000 metres rematch between Gebrselassie and Daniel Komen. The former ran one

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Michael Johnson 200m World Record
06 Aug 2015

Throwback Thursday: Michael Johnson’s Record-Breaking 200m

Johnson Takes 200m Running To Another Level On August 1st (last Saturday) it was 19 years since Michael Johnson set the track alight in Atlanta, smashing his own 200m world record. In the blink of an eye, a 19.32 second blink, Johnson confirmed himself as the fastest half-lapper on the planet. This great feat

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Bob Beamon creates History in Mexico 1968
31 Jul 2015

Flashback Friday-The Man who could fly; Bob Beamon’s leap into the record books

Jack Corbett takes a look at one of the most awe inspiring moments in Athletics: Bob Beamon. The Long Jump. Mexico 1968. Every sport has its own outstanding moments or performances; feats which may ridicule prior expectation or even defy cold logic. However, few will add an apparent defiance of

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Thomas Barr qualifies for Final as fastest Qualifer
23 Jul 2015

Throwback Thursday: Morton Games 2014 400m Hurdles

What: Morton Games, International Track and Field Where: Morton Stadium Santry, Dublin When: Friday July 24th – International programme from 7 p.m. (pre programme from 5.30 p.m.) Last Year’s Morton Games started off with a bang as Thomas Barr beat the reigning World Champion Jehue Gordon. Barr announced himself to

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16 Jul 2015

Throwback Thursday: Hicham El Guerrouj 1500m World Record

Hicham El Guerrouj smashed the World Record in way back in 1998 this week. The 14th of July was the date when Hicham El Guerrouj managed to run an average of 54.93 per lap for a final time of 3.26.00 El Guerrouj had an incredible 2 year record setting spree.

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Sonia O Sullivan
09 Jul 2015

Throwback Thursday: Sonia’s 2000m World Record

Edinburgh on 8th July 1994 was the setting for Sonia O Sullivan’s still standing World Record. 21 Years ago yesterday(Wednesday) Sonia smashed the 2,000 metre world record knocking more than three seconds off the record. The Cork Legend clocked 5 minutes, 25.36 seconds at the TSB Challenge meet beating the

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Kevin McGrath
02 Jul 2015

Throwback Thursday Tailteann Games: 800m Boys Video

Ok so a relatively short throw back to Friday the 19th of June but all in all, a smashing race. See what happens when you put the Junior Boys Record Holder in Mark Milner, the Intermediate Boys Champion in Kevin McGrath and 11 other athletes who want to make their

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