Wilma Rudolph - 1956 Bronze Medalist in 400-meter relay at 16. At the 1960 Olympics in Rome, she won gold medals in the 100 meters, 200 meters and 400-meter relay, as she earned the nickname "The Tornado."
European Athletics is pleased to announce that the 2011 SPAR European Cross Country Championships winners Fionnualla Britton of Ireland and Belgium’s Atelaw Bekele have been voted as the European Athletes of the Month for December
Former London marathon winner, Catherina McKiernan, was the first woman home in the inaugural Conamara 10k, coming in less than a minute behind overall winner, Damien Ridge of Galway City Harriers, who won in a time of 36:34. McKiernan, who was at the event to start the race, made a last-minute decision to run, a decision that turned out to be fruitful.
The road to Poland for the Euro 2012 championships began in earnest online, with fans busy researching travel and accommodation for the matches at fever pitch in recent months. According to Google Insights, after Nepal and Poland, Ireland is the top country searching for Euro 2012.
Athletics: Fionnuala Britton kept her fine run of form going at this afternoon’s Antrim International Cross Country, the Wicklow athlete winning by a distance at Greenmount. The European title holder came home 15 seconds ahead of England’s Louise Damon with another sizeable gap to Kenya’s Madgalene Masai in third.
It is especially appropriate that John Treacy was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2009, as it was the 25th anniversary of his Marathon silver medal in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics’ Marathon and the 30th anniversary of him retaining his World Cross Country title in 1979.