There is something truly captivating about the crucible of Olympic competition. From growing up as an avid sports fan, to competing in the Olympic Stadium in London two years ago, I couldn’t help but be struck with awe and humbled as I contemplated the many steps, small and large, my fellow athletes had taken in their journey to the Olympic stage. Read more
There is a good line from Greg Louganis which I’ve always subscribed to. He surmises that sport, at its most perfect, is simply ‘meditation in motion’. I had reason to quote him recently in an interview with Ciaran O’Lionaird, currently our best middle-distance runner. Read more
Irish athlete Ciarán O’Lionáird has backed calls for athletes to protest Russia’s controversial LGBT laws at the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi. Read more
Ciaran O’Lionaird burst back onto our sporting radar last March at the European Indoors. He’s now building to this year’s Europeans in Zurich and joined us in studio.
Ciaran O’Lionaird showed more flashes of brilliance in the indoor season with a 3:52.10 mile and a bronze medal over 3,000m at the European Indoor Championships in Gothenburg in March but his outdoor season was scuppered by injury. Read more
Do you ever wonder what it takes to run a fast mile indoors? Well wonder no more. We came across a training log by Steve Magness from 2011-2012 before Ciaran O’Lionaird ran a 3:54 mile in Arkansas. Read more
It wasn’t the colour he wanted but Cork runner Ciaran O’Lionaird finally got his first major championship medal when he took bronze in the 3000m at the European Indoor Championships. Read moreImages supplied by Ireland’s leading sports photography agency based in Dublin city.