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#Rob Heffernan

# rob-heffernan - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

'I just didn't have the love anymore': Heffernan moves on with family life

The five-time Olympian on retirement and his children’s sporting careers.

# rob-heffernan - Sunday 24 March, 2019

A one-time world champion Irish prodigy's descent into hell and back

Irish racewalker Kate Veale reflects on a difficult few years.

# rob-heffernan - Thursday 26 July, 2018

Irish Olympic medallist Rob Heffernan announces his retirement

The 40-year-old race walker has called time on his career today.

# rob-heffernan - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

There's no stopping him! Evergreen Heffernan lands Athlete of the Year award

Athletics Ireland’s annual award ceremony took place this afternoon.

# rob-heffernan - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

Contrary to speculation, Rob Heffernan has not retired

The Cork man finished eighth at the World Championships in what many believed to be his final race.

# rob-heffernan - Sunday 13 August, 2017

Ireland's Alex Wright disqualified at World Championships

The 26-year-old racewaker suffered disappointment in today’s 20km event.

Irish Olympic hero Rob Heffernan announces retirement after 8th-place finish Walking Tall This post contains videos

Irish Olympic hero Rob Heffernan announces retirement after 8th-place finish

The Cork native bowed out after an excellent display at the world championships in London.

# rob-heffernan - Thursday 6 April, 2017

IAAF may consider removing Rob Heffernan's event from Olympic programme

The international governing body are reviewing its athletics programme in London next week.

# rob-heffernan - Saturday 5 November, 2016

Rob Heffernan's brilliant tale of being caught smuggling dodgy DVDs to fund his training Late Late This post contains videos

Rob Heffernan's brilliant tale of being caught smuggling dodgy DVDs to fund his training

But Rob’s Rentals didn’t last long in business.

# rob-heffernan - Thursday 3 November, 2016

Belated Olympic bronze still a dream come true for Heffernan

The proud Corkonian was awarded his medal from London in Cork tonight.

# rob-heffernan - Friday 21 October, 2016

Four years later, Rob Heffernan will finally be presented with his Olympic medal

The Irish race walker is looking forward to receiving the bronze at a special ceremony in Cork.

# rob-heffernan - Saturday 20 August, 2016

'A hollow victory': Getting an Olympic medal years after racing wasn't enough for Heffernan

Rob Heffernan was a happy man, crossing the finish line in sixth position.

# rob-heffernan - Friday 19 August, 2016

We'll Leave It There So: Rob Heffernan's heroism, Pat Hickey's hell and all today's sport

Elsewhere, Ryan Lochte starts to grovel and Conor McGregor weighs in for UFC 202.

'I tried to win the Olympic Games and I finished 6th': Heffernan delighted after seriously tough 50km

The Corkman was upgraded to fifth place after Japan’s Hirooki Arai was initailly disqualified post-race.

Rio Olympics liveblog: Day 14

London 2012 bronze medallist Rob Heffernan leads the way for Team Ireland on Friday.

# rob-heffernan - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Rob Heffernan

The 38-year-old Corkman will become the first Irish athlete to compete in five consecutive Olympics’.

# rob-heffernan - Wednesday 13 July, 2016

Ireland's Rob Heffernan to join Olympic elite by competing at fifth successive Games

The Cork race walker will make history in Rio.

# rob-heffernan - Thursday 24 March, 2016

'The icing on the cake': Olive Loughnane on her imminent upgrade to world champion

CAS ruling leaves Loughnane in line for overdue 2009 gold.

'When you don't win a medal you're forgotten': Heffernan thrilled by belated Olympic award

Preparing for another hard day’s work, the Corkman had the heart-rate to prove it.

Rob Heffernan set to finally receive London 2012 Olympic medal as Russian walker stripped

While Olive Loughnane finally looks set to claim gold from the Berlin World Championships.

# rob-heffernan - Friday 26 February, 2016

A decision was expected today but Rob Heffernan's wait for Olympic medal goes on

The Cork athlete is in line for a bronze medal.

# rob-heffernan - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

'The idea that someone who has gone to 5 Olympics is jumping out of bed to train is not true'

Rob Heffernan opens up on the long slog that goes with being an Olympian.

# rob-heffernan - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

Thomas Barr is named Irish Athlete of the Year

Barr won the 400m gold at the World University Games earlier this year.

# rob-heffernan - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

'Very strong' case for Rob Heffernan to be upgraded to Olympic bronze - agent

London 2012 winner Kirdyapkin is one of the Russian athletes named in explosive WADA investigation.

# rob-heffernan - Monday 9 November, 2015

Why Ireland's Rob Heffernan is now an 'Olympic medalist in waiting'

The Cork athlete finished fourth in London but could be awarded a bronze medal if the race winner is found guilty of doping.

# rob-heffernan - Sunday 4 October, 2015

'When you’re a bit older, you’re chasing to cut the weight' - Rob Heffernan meets The42

One of Ireland’s top medal hopefuls talks us through his Rio 2016 preparation.

# rob-heffernan - Saturday 29 August, 2015

'It shows my resolve' - Ireland’s Rob Heffernan finishes fifth at World Championships

Meanwhile, the Irish men’s 4x400m relay team have set a new national record.

# rob-heffernan - Saturday 28 March, 2015

'You can't go out there thinking everyone's on drugs'

Brendan Boyce on doping, Olympic qualification and breaking the world’s top ten.

# rob-heffernan - Thursday 26 March, 2015

These 20 Irish athletes will get the highest level of Sports Council funding

€1.57 million will be shared among 75 athletes this year.

# rob-heffernan - Saturday 21 March, 2015

One of Ireland's best medal hopes for Rio 2016 secured qualification today

If this day couldn’t get any better for Irish sport.

# rob-heffernan - Sunday 8 March, 2015

Heffernan, O'Rourke and Griffin react to English's Euros success

Twitter was impressed by the Irish athlete’s performance in Prague today.

# rob-heffernan - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

Irish athletes in line for World gold and Olympic bronze after further Russian suspensions

Olive Loughnane and Rob Heffernan could be set to benefit.

# rob-heffernan - Saturday 1 November, 2014

Why I went an entire month using only my body as transport

Can imagine going 31 days without using cars, trains or any type of vehicle? Well, we certainly can.

# rob-heffernan - Sunday 17 August, 2014

13 of our favourite images from the past week in sports

From high-diving in Kosovo to overhead kicks in Manchester via Valhalla and Paris.

# rob-heffernan - Friday 15 August, 2014

We'll leave it there so: Bronze medals, Heffo's withdrawal and all today's sport

This edition may contain traces of LVG, JBM and ROG.

'Sixth didn't appeal to me, I wanted to win': Rob Heffernan speaks after his mid-race withdrawal

The Corkman admits he ‘wasn’t great’ mentally and will have to learn from today’s experience.

Rob Heffernan withdraws after 40km of European Championship race

There was better news in the 1500m as two Irishmen qualified for the final.

Open thread: Will Rob Heffernan walk away with another gold medal today?

50km? No bother to him, boy!

# rob-heffernan - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

We'll Leave it There So: Medal joy for Rob Heffernan, Clare hurling glory and all today’s sport

There was also further success for Team NI at the Commonwealth Games.

Ireland's Rob Heffernan set to receive bronze medal for 2010 Euros

The star said on Twitter today that he has been told “unofficially” that he was set to receive the accolade.

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