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Dublin: 8 °C Thursday 17 April, 2014


# athletics - Monday 14 April, 2014

Runner dies after collapsing at finish line of London Marathon RIP

Runner dies after collapsing at finish line of London Marathon

The 42-year-old man was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

# athletics - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Asafa Powell given 18-month doping ban, says punishment is ‘unjust and unfair’

The Jamaican sprint star tested positive for oxilophrine last year.

# athletics - Sunday 6 April, 2014

Irish athletics star Fionnuala Britton on getting stung buying chocolate in her local shops

The two-time European cross country champion is hoping to win the Great Ireland Run at The Phoenix Park today.

Two-a-days and mam’s home-cooking fuelling Paul Robinson’s Olympic dreams

The Kildare athlete will defend his Spar Great Ireland Run title at the Phoenix Park this afternoon.

# athletics - Friday 4 April, 2014

SNAPSHOT: Irish cross country legends Britton, O’Sullivan and McKiernan catch up

The trio were at St Brigid’s in Castleknock this afternoon to promote the Spar Great Ireland Run.

Sonia O’Sullivan: ‘People are out there killing themselves and not getting any acknowledgement for it’

The former world champion and Olympic silver medallist feels Ireland’s athletes could do with more support.

Galway native Niamh Ní Chuaig back from Barcelona to take on Connemara marathon record

The 30-year-old runner first started her athletics career with Galway City Harriers.

# athletics - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Two of Kenya’s world champions will race in Ireland later this year

Japhet Korir and Milcah Chemos are coming to Dublin.

Rio still on the radar for World Champion Heffernan but Zurich the main goal for 2014

Last year’s World Champion is gearing up for a new season.

# athletics - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Aussie hurdler Michelle Jenneke invents new sport of hallway hurdles

We’re not sure her neighbours will be too happy though.

# athletics - Monday 17 February, 2014

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Slideshow: Foster qualifies for World Indoors at action-packed National Championships

The Lisburn sprinter set a personal best in Athlone on Sunday.

# athletics - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

Records set to tumble at National Indoor Athletics Championships

Over 330 of Ireland’s top athletes will battle it out this weekend.

# athletics - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge Norwegian ad takes yet another stab at Russia’s anti-gay sentiments Tell 'em

# athletics - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Irish athlete Ciarán O’Lionáird backs LGBT protests at Winter Olympics

In an interview with Off the Ball, the 25-year-old encouraged the sports world to stand up to Russia’s anti-gay laws.

# athletics - Thursday 19 December, 2013

‘No grounds for doping sanction’ against 1500m Olympic champ Alptekin

Turkish athletics say their 1500 metre Olympic champion did not violate any rules.

# athletics - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Irish Olympian Colin Griffin giving up athletics for 2014

The Leitrim walker is taking a break from his sporting activities to focus on a new business venture.

# athletics - Sunday 8 December, 2013

Fionnuala Britton finishes fourth at European Cross Country Championships

The runner was bidding for three consecutive gold medals in the competition.

Fionnuala Britton bids for historic European hat-trick today

Ireland’s Fionnuala Britton is the one they all have to beat in Belgrade later today.

# athletics - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

Jamaica doping scandal ‘the tip of the iceberg’, says drug tester

A senior official in the Jamaican Anti-Doping Commission believes it is widespread in sport.

# athletics - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

Oldest woman to run in New York marathon dies next day

Joy Johnson was 86 when she completed her 25th NYC marathon on Sunday.

# athletics - Saturday 2 November, 2013

‘You feel sick when you see things like that’ – O’Sullivan on the doping scourge

The Irish athlete told us that retrospective medal upgrades could never replace the stolen thrill of victory.

# athletics - Friday 1 November, 2013

Many Irish athletes not living up to their potential – Sonia O’Sullivan

The Olympic Silver Medallist is taking part in the Melbourne leg of Run in the Dark this month.

# athletics - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

The new multi-coloured Sochi Olympics uniforms are pretty awful

There are 100 days to go until the Winter Games get underway. And this what the volunteers will have to wear.

# athletics - Monday 28 October, 2013

Step 7: Getting from the couch to the Run In The Dark 5k start-line in eight weeks

‘It’s important that you only compare you with you and not with those around you as we all progress at a different rate.’

# athletics - Monday 14 October, 2013

World anti-doping bosses to open ‘extraordinary’ audit of Jamaican testing

WADA to investigate months at the beginning of 2012 where there was “no effective operation” by Jamaican authorities.

# athletics - Monday 7 October, 2013

Step 4: Getting from the couch to a 5k start-line in eight weeks

Ultra marathon guru John O’Regan has us well on the road… but don’t get ahead of yourself.

# athletics - Thursday 3 October, 2013

Campbell-Brown gets off with warning for positive test — report

Jamaican sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown tested positive for a diuretic in May.

# athletics - Monday 30 September, 2013

Step 3: How to get from the couch to the start line of a 5k in eight weeks

Ultra marathon guru John O’Regan has us well warmed up at this stage. Let’s kick on.

# athletics - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Step 2: How to get from the couch to the start line of a 5k in eight weeks

Last week we strapped on our runners for week one of a two-month plan ahead of the Life Style Sports Run In The Dark. Here’s the next stage.

# athletics - Saturday 21 September, 2013

Record-breaking Everard relishing chance to make running her main focus

The Irish 800m runner talks national records, recovering from injuries and learning different styles at the European Indoor Championships.

# athletics - Friday 20 September, 2013

How to get from the couch to the start line of a 5k in eight weeks

The Life Style Sports Run in the Dark is eight weeks away. Ultra marathon runner John O’Regan plots out a plan to get beginners from the couch to the start line in two months.

# athletics - Thursday 12 September, 2013

Ben Johnson claims drugs still blighting athletics

The man who lost a gold medal in 1988 has turned anti-doping campaigner.

# athletics - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

Rob Heffernan’s wife Marian named manager of the month

The Irish athlete was accompanied by her world champion husband as she received the award today.

# athletics - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

Usain Bolt will retire after the 2016 Olympics

The Jamaican has six Olympic and eight World Championship gold medals

# athletics - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

Derval O’Rourke in line for medal upgrade as Yanit handed doping ban

Athletics Ireland contact European bosses to clarify the implications of Nevin Yanit’s two-year ban for Derval O’Rourke.

# athletics - Thursday 22 August, 2013

World record holder Rudisha to run 800m in Galway

The event will see the Kenyan race against celebrities over 800m.

# athletics - Monday 19 August, 2013

Usain Bolt gives Moscow 7/10 and says Russians need to smile more

The sprint world champion reflected on Gold Medal-filled week.

Russian sprinters appear to protest ‘anti gay’ law with podium kiss

Kseniya Ryzhova and Tatyana Firova claimed gold as part of Russia’s 4x400m relay team.

# athletics - Thursday 15 August, 2013

Pole vault champ Yelena Isinbayeva condemns homosexuality

Some of the world’s top athletes have responded angrily after Isinbayeva came out in support of Russia’s controversial anti-gay law.

# athletics - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

‘Fearless’ Rob Heffernan’s gold a fitting triumph in memory of late mum

Colin Griffin, who has competed with Ireland’s new world champion, has paid tribute to his epic win in Moscow.

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