Former World Champion and Olympic bronze medallist Rob Heffernan has donated running gear to an initiative that aims to bring together those living in direct provision with the wider Irish community through sport.
Former World Champion and Olympic medal-winning race walker, Rob Heffernan, will have to keep a slower pace than usual when he serves as Grand Marshal at thecity St Patrick’s day parade which gets under way at 1pm tomorrow.
Long-serving Cork GAA medic Dr Con Murphy noted the symbolism of the gala tribute night in his honour in Cork’s City Hall last Saturday night, hoping it signals an era of harmony and cooperation between all parties with Cork GAA’s interests at heart.
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World champion, Olympic medallist, husband, father, and coach — for Rob Heffernan, there seems little left to accomplish, but the 39-year-old will nonetheless take to the start line in London tomorrow morning desperate for a medal in what will likely be his last hurrah as a race walker. Can he rescue a mediocre world championships for the Irish?
It is, in many ways, a make-or-break weekend for Ireland at the IAAF World Championships in London, with seven of the 11-strong team taking to the track or roads in the English capital over the next two days.