Fionnuala Britton’s athletics Ryder Cup

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European cross country champion Fionnuala Britton reckons that a competition inspired by golf’s Ryder Cup – the biennial USA v Europe tournament – could be a massive hit for the sport of athletics.

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Rob Heffernan: “I don’t like walking anywhere”

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He’s a fast walker and an even faster talker. SPIKES find out what makes the world 50km race walk champion Robert Heffernan tick, with our lightning quick quiz.

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Is the 50km race walk athletics’ most gruelling event?

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It’s further than the marathon, and they walk quicker than most people run. With athletes on their feet for more than three-and-a-half hours, some say that the 50km race walk is the toughest event on the athletics programme. Ahead of Saturday’s 19th Dublin International Grand Prix of Race Walking, we ask the people who know: how do you do it?

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Meet the new Star of athletics’ war on injury

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There’s nothing sadder than the progress of a world-class athlete being curtailed by injury, like former 110m world record holder Liu Xiang (above). But could an Irishman known as Star Geoghegan hold the key to fitness? SPIKES finds out.

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Irish XC star Fionnuala Britton talks to SPIKES about spikes

Ever worried about which spikes to wear? Well, ahead of Sunday’s World Cross Country Championships, two-time Eurocross champ Fionnuala Britton is here to reveal her secrets…

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Queen of the country eyes up track success

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Cross-country ace Fionnuala Britton talks exclusively to SPIKES about being in the form of her life, marathons and her plans for taking her success on the snow to the track…

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