Category Archives: World Championships

Coghlan on top of the World

The only athlete in the world today who’s a household name is Usain Bolt. In Ireland in the mid-1980s, when I was a kid, the role of proverbial runner was filled┬áby Eamonn Coghlan. Anyone running in the streets would be … Continue reading

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Rob Heffernan walks to World Championship gold

Well done to Ireland’s Rob Heffernan, who won gold in the 50km walk at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow today. Heffernan’s victory makes up for his near misses in previous championships – fourth at last year’s Olympics and also … Continue reading

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Catherina McKiernan’s silver on the snow

With all my bellyaching over snow and ice, you’d think no Irish person ever ran on a real winter’s day. Well, you might have seen recently Fionnuala Britton charging across the snowy plains of Hungary to European cross country glory, … Continue reading

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