Eamonn Coughlan, Ray Flynn and Marcus O’Sullivan dominated middle-distance running in the eighties and early nineties. Paul Gains catches up with the three runners today. ℘℘℘ The images remain even if the passing of two decades has dulled them somewhat — a trio of Irish middle-distance runners racing to victory against the best competition in theRead more..
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A County Louth native battled frigid temperatures in Iowa to win the men’s 10,000 meter National College Athletic Association cross-country championship. Keith Kelly, a student at Providence College, finished the race in 30 minutes 14.5 seconds in temperatures of 17 degrees with biting winds. “If the race had been 20 meters more,” he told TheRead more..
Sonia’s Silver Ireland brought home only one Olympic medal from the Sydney Games. The country’s hopes for gold were dashed when runner Sonia O’Sullivan narrowly lost the woman’s 5,000 meter race. She accepted the defeat gracefully and was visibly proud of her silver medal. Dolan Does It! Tom Dolan did it again. Following his OlympicRead more..