Mile News Tagged Frank O'mara

Remembering a special world record night at Belfield, 35 years on

August 17, 2020

Four of Ireland’s greats joined forces to shatter 4 x 1 Mile relay record and raise money for Ethiopia that magic August evening

By Ian O’Riordan, The Irish Times

The idea was to stage some sort of world record attempt on the grass track and raise a few quid towards the famine in Ethiopia....

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Frank O’Mara still an inspiration after all these years

July 18, 2020

Former World champion and Mile star using discipline of his athletic training in battle with Parkinson’s disease

By Sonia O'Sullivan, The Irish Times

In the summer of 1987, fresh out of my Leaving Cert and still a gangling 17-year-old, I was called up for my senior international debut, at the...

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When we were Kings: Ireland’s magic Milers

January 02, 2018

Island nation's athletes are notable part of the iconic distance's rich history

By Tom Hunt, Irish Examiner

Paul Robinson’s recent world best time of 4:17.9 for a Mile run in sub-zero Antarctica recalled memories of a previous era when Ireland’s leading Milers competed at elite level and...

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O’Mara’s tribute to Irish Mile legend Niall O’Shaughnessy

September 19, 2015

Much like George Harrison, Niall was the forgotten member of the Irish Milers club; likely because he walked away from the sport at the pinnacle of his abilities at just 24.

From Frank O'Mara, posted by Athletics Ireland

Former two-time world indoor 3000m champion Frank O'Mara has penned a...

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Sons of Frank O’Mara & Marcus O’Sullivan Team Up at Villanova

August 22, 2013

O'Sullivan, who ran 100 sub-4 minute Miles, to coach both of them

From Villanova Running

Twenty-eight years ago this month, four of Ireland’s greatest Milers -- two of whom attained greatness at Villanova -- combined to set a World Record of 15 minutes, 49.08 seconds in the 4 Mile relay at...

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