Category Archives: Athletics

2,000 athletes take to the lakes and valleys

OVER 2,000 adventure aficionados, from all corners of the globe, descended on Killarney at the weekend for the annual Quest adventure race which saw the participants scaling mountains, cycling the roads and kayaking on Muckross Lake. The world’s biggest adventure race, in its ninth year, continues to attract Ireland’s top endurance athletes and competitors from around… Continue Reading

It’s long, it’s tough, it’s the Kerry Way

A TRULY epic weekend of endurance and willpower saw over 200 gritty athletes compete in the non-profit Kerry Way Ultra which involved an energy-sapping 200km non-stop endurance race over 40 hours, from 6.00am on Friday to late on Saturday night. They had to take on the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, Iveragh Peninsula’s ancient trails and coastal cliffs… Continue Reading

True grit on a truly spectacular course

DEMONSTRATING incredible strength, willpower, stamina and determination, gritty endurance athletes have set out on the Kerry Way Ultra Marathon and they are staying the course in dramatic style despite the huge physical and mental demands it is placing on them. The spectacular but teak-tough event is a daunting 40-hour, 200km, non-stop trek which traverses the… Continue Reading

Paris turns to gold for super Jordan

BRILLIANT young Killarney athlete Jordan Lee covered himself in glory at the World Paralympic Grand Prix in Paris this afternoon when he outclassed the field with a devastating display. With first time clearances in all his jumps, he finished on 1.92 in the high jump ­– his international personal best – to cinch the gold medal in… Continue Reading