We had an Irish athlete travel to Shanghai and take a Kona slot last week. Click on through for details… Read More
Ironman Wales is well known as being one of the hardest Ironman’s in the world. Despite that fact we had not only a Kona qualifier but an age group winner. Click on through to see who is Kona bound next October.
Ironman Barcelona has been one of the most popular races for Irish triathletes for the last few seasons. A combination of a late date allowing for Summer training, a flat easy course appeals to beginners and fast times making it a target for those chasing PB’s.
The huge numbers of Irish athletes also tends to result in a number of both Kona slots and podiums. The most notable being the women’s 60-64 age group where all three podium places were taken by Irish athletes.
Click on through for the list of Irish Kona qualifiers and podium finishers at the 2018 Ironman Barcelona.
We had record numbers of Irish athletes qualified for and racing at the Ironman World Championships at Kona, Hawaii yesterday.
Here is all of the finishing results of the Irish athletes for 2018.
Irish pro athlete Robbie Wade raced at Ironman 70.3 at the weekend alongside some of the sports biggest superstars including Jan Frodeno, Lionel Sanders and Tim Reed and acquitted himself very well.
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We had another two Irish athletes take not only Kona slots but also an Ironman trophy and a spot on the podium.
Click on through to see who are the latest members of the Irish 2018 Kona contingent. Read More
The Irish have opened their Kona account at Ironman Chattanooga in September. Click on through to see who’s gotten themselves a ticket to the big island in October 2018… Read More
We had a record number of not only qualifiers but starters at the Ironman World Championships in Kona this year. Click on through to see who was the fastest of the Irish finishers and where everyone placed. Read More
There have been few marathons in the last couple of years that have exercised opinions or attracted as much attention as Nikes breaking2 attempt at Monza last Saturday. Rarely does a marathon result register in the mainstream media in the same way that Eliud Kipchoge’s 2:00:24 did.
One of the most interesting things about it though is not how close he came to breaking that elusive 2 hour barrier rather that it divided opinion so much amongst runners.
Ask most runners what they think about how how some of the biggest marathons in the world, London or Boston or were raced or won this year they probably wouldn’t have an answer. Ask them who had stood on the top step of the podium and they also couldn’t tell you.
Ask them what their thoughts were on Nikes Breaking2 attempt and you are almost guaranteed to get an answer that is either gushing excitement at how close they came to making history or a negative reaction that it was just a marketing stunt, wasn’t a real marathon or that the use of pacers or some other factor was all wrong and against the ethos of the sport. Either way most have an opinion and are at least aware that it took place.
This months Ironman news has been almost all about Ironman Texas. I’ve found a couple of really good race reports from female pro Jocelyn Gardner McAuley and fast Irish age grouper Ian Farrell.
Ironman Texas also saw an incredible return to racing for big yank über biker Andrew Starykowicz who, after a horrific crash where he was dragged along under a truck ended up with a back brace and leg in a full cast. Texas was his first Ironman since the crash and his bike and run splits are pretty impressive considering his accident was only eight months ago.
IM Talk also have a really inspiring interview with an athlete called John Young who’s the first person with dwarfism to complete an Ironman.
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