Pat Hooper

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Pat Hooper represented Ireland in the 1978 European Championship marathon in Prague and recorded a personal best of 2:17:46. File photograph: Sportsfile/Connolly Collection

The sudden death has taken place of 1980 Olympian Pat Hooper, who competed in the marathon alongside his younger brother Dick in Moscow, and who also (...)

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 (...)

Ireland’s Paul Pollock has already proved he is capable of bettering the Olympic marathon qualification time of 2:17:00. Photograph: Ian McNicol: Inpho.

Only 314 days to go! No one does this cheap and tiresome countdown better than the Olympics. And no one recognises the utter nonsense of it better (...)