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Olympic Lessons

Olympic Lessons

In the next few weeks the world will be transfixed by the 2012 London Olympics so it’s an appropriate time to reflect on the vision of Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympics. De Coubertin believed that a country can only truly call itself...

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The Inside Job

The Inside Job

Distance running can be a blissful experience once you have mastered the discipline required, writes Peter Maher (Irish Runner June/July 2010). Some runners become so preoccupied with performance, times and niggling injuries that they fail to fully savour the sheer...

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