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# athletics - Today’s News

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# athletics - Yesterday’s News

POLL: How interested are you in the Commonwealth Games? Glasgow 2014 This post contains a poll

POLL: How interested are you in the Commonwealth Games?

Events got under way in Glasgow this morning. But will you be bothered watching?

From The Daily Edge John Barrowman’s gay kiss at Commonwealth Games illegal in 42 Commonwealth countries Glasgow Kiss

John Barrowman’s gay kiss at Commonwealth Games illegal in 42 Commonwealth countries

John Barrowman laid a smacked on another performer at the opening ceremony.

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# athletics - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

# athletics - Monday 21 July, 2014

Heffernan and Britton lead Ireland’s team of 30 at European Championships

Here’s who you can cheer on in Zurich next month.

Bolt confirms Copacabana appearance but Gatlin meeting must wait

No word yet on Barry Manilow’s return.

Ciarán O’Lionaird is named best athlete at Senior Track and Field Championships Winning This post contains images

Ciarán O’Lionaird is named best athlete at Senior Track and Field Championships

While Kelly Proper picked up her third medal of the meet.

# athletics - Saturday 12 July, 2014

Bearded American wonder smashes 34-year-old mile record at Morton Stadium

Mark English continued his recent run of form to win the Men’s 800m.

# athletics - Friday 11 July, 2014

Thomas Barr stuns reigning world champion to clinch 400m hurdles crown

The Waterford native broke the Irish record back in May and continues to impress on the track.

# athletics - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

I was sitting in a sandbox with my kids when I found out I had won European bronze — Roisin McGettigan

The Wicklow native can look forward to getting her hands on the medal she is owed from the 2009 indoor Championships.

# athletics - Monday 30 June, 2014

Double European Champion David Gillick confirms retirement from athletics

The Dubliner has endured two rough years with injury and today said he would ‘draw a line in the sand’.

Warren Weir forced to settle for 200-metre silver at Jamaican Championships

The Championships took place under cloud as this year’s doping controversies refused to go away.

# athletics - Friday 27 June, 2014

Five-time US champion competes at nationals… despite being 34 weeks pregnant

800m runner Alysia Montano says she ‘took away any fear of what the outside world might think about a woman running during her pregnancy’ yesterday.

# athletics - Monday 23 June, 2014

20 pictures that celebrate Derval O’Rourke’s brilliant hurdling career

Ireland’s most fierce track competitor hung up her spikes this morning. Here are some of her finest moments.

Derval O’Rourke has retired from athletics

Cork hurdler brings down the curtain on a 12-year career in which she won five championship medals.

# athletics - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Athletics Ireland confirms positive test for Irish sprinter

Reigning 200m champion Steven Colvert told the Irish Examiner he will fight to clear his name.

# athletics - Monday 2 June, 2014

3 hours 41 minutes and 10 seconds for a marathon, in full firefighting gear, in Cork

Alex O’Shea did the Rebel county proud by setting a new Guinness World Record for his sweltering feat.

# athletics - Sunday 18 May, 2014

Martin Fagan wins Terenure 5-mile as he returns from drugs ban

The Mullingar athlete is coming off a two-year ban for using EPO.

# athletics - Saturday 17 May, 2014

‘I’m not used to running sideways’ – David Gillick on his GAA comeback

The former sprinter lined out for Ballinteer St. John’s last night.

There’s a mentality that Irish people can’t win unless they cheat, it’s all wrong – Heffernan

The world champion is paving the way for the next generation, but pleads that more support be put in place for elite and developing athletes.

# athletics - Thursday 8 May, 2014

‘It’s frustrating to have only four medals, there’s one missing’ — Derval O’Rourke

The Cork hurdler is hoping to be back on the podium in Zurich this August, but has had to push her competitive return back by a month.

# athletics - Monday 5 May, 2014

Freddy Sittuk wins Belfast Marathon while Kildare man takes wheelchair prize Belfaster This post contains images

# athletics - Friday 2 May, 2014

Roger Bannister reveals he has Parkinson’s disease

Bannister is best remembered for being the first man to run a sub-four minute mile

# athletics - Monday 21 April, 2014

Runners reclaim Boston Marathon one year after attacks

36,000 competitors took part.

# 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

Slideshow: Foster qualifies for World Indoors at action-packed National Championships Winning This post contains images

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.

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