Ep 5: Jerry Kiernan Interview – 1982 & 1992 Dublin Marathon, 1984 Olympics & 4 minute miler – talks Irish Athletics

We are joined by former Olympic marathon runner Jerry Kiernan. We talk about his two Dublin marathon wins 10 years apart, finishing 9th in the Olympics 1984, running a 4 minute mile, working in RTE, the lack of coverage for Irish athletics, doping in sport and his love affair with Barcelona FC. 

We apologise for the slight background noise on Jerry’s line.

00:12 Introduction

02:10 Jerry Kiernan Interview

  • 02:30 Growing up in Kerry
  • 06:30 4 minute mile
  • 08:45 Dublin marathon
  • 12:30 National championships controversy
  • 14:43 Balancing running and teaching
  • 17:14 Olympics 1984
  • 21:10 Coaching
  • 29:17 Working with RTE
  • 33:00 Lack of Irish athletics coverage
  • 39:40 John Travers’ 13.28 5k time
  • 43:54 Irish Olympic hopes 2021
  • 47:55 Love of Italy and Barcelona FC
  • 50:43 Irish Sports Council Grants
  • 53:20 Doping in Sport
  • 57:06 Quick fire Questions

1:04:43 Our thoughts

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