An Irishman Abroad

Eamonn Coghlan: Episode 246

June 1, 2018

This week, Irish sporting icon, Eamonn Coghlan, joined Jarlath for a mammoth chat about his life and career at the top of Irish sport. Eamon opens up about his crippling homesickness at Villanova University (22:00), how he harnessed emotion and put it into his running technique (34:00) and how he coped with losing the 3 most important men in his life prior to winning a World Championship (54:00).

As things have changed significantly in the place of athletics in sporting life, Eamon explains why he believes the buzz is completely gone from the indoor circuits (59:00) and how it was guilt that stopped him from taking a performance enhancing prescription that he was given at a time when he was desperate for Olympic Qualification (1:02:00). From becoming the first man over 40 to run a sub-four minute mile (Patreon extended cut only) to setting the indoor world record for the 3:49 mile (Patreon extended cut only) and the time he was so distressed with an injury that he went to a vet for further consultation (49:00), this conversation is packed with quality conversation with one of Ireland’s sporting legends.

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