Noel Carroll

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Australia’s Herb Elliott crosses  the finish line to win the  Olympic 1,500m  in Rome in 1960. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

I am running with my legs, and not on them. My knee lift is minimal and my arms are swinging just below waist level, softly tensioned as if carrying a(...)

Basil Clifford: Although he didn’t make it out of his 1,500m heat, Clifford was rightly welcomed back to Donore as a hero and inspiration following his appearance at the Tokyo Olympics in 1964.

We picked up the messages first and then did a quick swing by O’Briens. When you’ve two elderly parents still living nearby, and they’re both under th(...)

Dr Donal de Buitléir who has run every marathon over the last 39 years and is hoping to complete his fortieth today.

Dr Donal de Buitléir has run every marathon over the last 39 years and is a member of select “39 club”. This afternoon, all going well, he will join (...)

Competitors in the 1983 Dublin City Marathon

IT’S DUBLIN MARATHON WEEKEND. IN AN EXTRACT FROM HIS NEW BOOK, SEAN MCGOLDRICK LOOKS BACK ON THE IRELAND OF 1980, WHEN THE FIRST EVENT TOOK PLACE (...)

Jimmy Reardon in 1948: his 400m best of 47.6 would have won him a bronze medal at the 2018 Irish championships, 70 years after he ran it.

“We could sure use you guys at Villanova” – the famous words spoken to Ireland’s first US scholarship athlete, Jimmy Reardon, who passed away on Thurs(...)

Irish sub-four minute miler and former Irish 1,500 metres champion Andrew Walker remains in intensive care after being struck by a car at Santa Brigíd(...)

The Dublin Marathon takes place this Sunday. Photograph: Inpho

No, I am not running the Dublin Marathon on Sunday. Yes, I have been asked that question quite a few times this week, but I’ve run enough marathons a(...)

Jim Hogan, who has died aged 81, was the only Irish winner of the European marathon title, which he won while wearing a British singlet in 1966. He ha(...)

 John O’Shea starting one of the Goal Mile runs at  Leopardstown race course on Christmas Day. Photograph: Alan Betson

Noel Carroll always said the day you’re too busy to go for a run is the day you’re too busy. And in saying that he definitely meant Christmas Day, to(...)

Maria McCambridge on her way to winning the Dublin Marathon last year. “I do feel very competitive again. The confidence is back.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Noel Carroll always said it’s not the distance that kills, it’s the pace. There is another rule the founder of the Dublin Marathon might have added wh(...)

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