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#Rob Heffernan

# rob-heffernan - Tuesday 8 December, 2020

Olympic decision to ditch 50km walk is unfair and big blow to Ireland - Barr
# Unimpressed
# Unimpressed

Olympic decision to ditch 50km walk is unfair and big blow to Ireland - Barr

Dec 8th 2020, 3:53 PM 6,362 Views 3 Comments

The event’s Olympic demise is because it is a male-only competition.

# rob-heffernan - Sunday 22 November, 2020

'It's a real example of, 'You can do anything'' - Irish greats unite to help kids walk tall through lockdown
# Good News Story
# Good News Story

'It's a real example of, 'You can do anything'' - Irish greats unite to help kids walk tall through lockdown

Nov 22nd 2020, 9:00 AM 6,356 Views 0 Comments

The Robert Heffernan Race Walking Academy has been a huge success.

# rob-heffernan - Monday 20 January, 2020

The son of Olympians Rob and Marian Heffernan on choosing soccer over athletics
# Potential
# Potential

The son of Olympians Rob and Marian Heffernan on choosing soccer over athletics

Jan 20th 2020, 6:20 AM 13,463 Views 1 Comment

The young defender was made captain of Ireland U15s at the weekend.

# rob-heffernan - Sunday 29 December, 2019

'A lot of the guys will keep going until they collapse, I've done it myself' - the agony of 50km racewalking
# One Step At A Time
# One Step At A Time

'A lot of the guys will keep going until they collapse, I've done it myself' - the agony of 50km racewalking

Dec 29th 2019, 10:00 AM 13,643 Views 3 Comments

Brendan Boyce talks to The42 about the rigours of his craft and his hopes for Tokyo 2020.

# rob-heffernan - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Son of Olympians Rob and Marian Heffernan scores for Ireland U15s
# Sporting Family
# Sporting Family

Son of Olympians Rob and Marian Heffernan scores for Ireland U15s

Nov 20th 2019, 11:03 AM 12,990 Views 2 Comments

There was also a stunning goal from Shamrock Rovers’ Kevin Zefi in the 2-1 win over Poland.

# rob-heffernan - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

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

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

Jun 18th 2019, 6:00 AM 15,599 Views 3 Comments

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
# Walking Tall
# Walking Tall

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

Mar 24th 2019, 10:00 AM 62,811 Views 9 Comments

Irish racewalker Kate Veale reflects on a difficult few years.

# rob-heffernan - Thursday 26 July, 2018

Irish Olympic medallist Rob Heffernan announces his retirement
# Sporting Great
# Sporting Great

Irish Olympic medallist Rob Heffernan announces his retirement

Jul 26th 2018, 11:28 AM 14,313 Views 16 Comments

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
# Awards Season
# Awards Season

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

Dec 6th 2017, 5:00 PM 11,118 Views 4 Comments

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

# rob-heffernan - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

Contrary to speculation, Rob Heffernan has not retired
# Stall On
# Stall On

Contrary to speculation, Rob Heffernan has not retired

Aug 15th 2017, 8:35 PM 7,369 Views 5 Comments

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
# Disappointment
# Disappointment

Ireland's Alex Wright disqualified at World Championships

Aug 13th 2017, 4:31 PM 7,908 Views 10 Comments

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
# Walking Tall

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

Aug 13th 2017, 12:01 PM 18,455 Views 46 Comments

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
# Tokyo 2020
# Tokyo 2020

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

Apr 6th 2017, 11:50 AM 5,259 Views 7 Comments

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
# Late Late

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

Nov 5th 2016, 3:08 PM 4,433 Views 4 Comments

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
# Better Late Than Never
# Better Late Than Never

Belated Olympic bronze still a dream come true for Heffernan

Nov 3rd 2016, 8:59 PM 4,066 Views 3 Comments

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
# Dream Come True
# Dream Come True

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

Oct 21st 2016, 3:07 PM 15,996 Views 11 Comments

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
# Rio 2016
# Rio 2016

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

Aug 20th 2016, 7:50 AM 22,117 Views 11 Comments

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
# Friday
# Friday

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

Aug 19th 2016, 8:47 PM 25,250 Views 14 Comments

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
# Rio 2016
# Rio 2016

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

Aug 19th 2016, 4:39 PM 27,142 Views 39 Comments

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

Rio Olympics liveblog: Day 14
# Updates
# Updates

Rio Olympics liveblog: Day 14

Aug 19th 2016, 11:54 AM 129,887 Views 12 Comments

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 Jerries
# The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Rob Heffernan

Aug 3rd 2016, 2:30 PM 5,017 Views 2 Comments

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
# Walking Into History
# Walking Into History

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

Jul 13th 2016, 9:39 AM 4,183 Views 2 Comments

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
# Golden Moment
# Golden Moment

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

Mar 24th 2016, 5:18 PM 5,718 Views 3 Comments

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
# In The Books
# In The Books

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

Mar 24th 2016, 11:46 AM 4,648 Views 0 Comments

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
# Road To Redemption
# Road To Redemption

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

Mar 24th 2016, 10:50 AM 26,438 Views 25 Comments

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 Waiting Game
# The Waiting Game

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

Feb 26th 2016, 11:53 AM 3,717 Views 4 Comments

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'
# Road To Rio
# Road To Rio

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

Feb 24th 2016, 10:31 AM 8,940 Views 7 Comments

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
# Champion
# Champion

Thomas Barr is named Irish Athlete of the Year

Nov 25th 2015, 3:31 PM 3,207 Views 3 Comments

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
# Doping
# Doping

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

Nov 11th 2015, 9:08 AM 10,419 Views 12 Comments

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'
# Upgrade
# Upgrade

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

Nov 9th 2015, 9:33 PM 26,500 Views 22 Comments

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
# Walking Tall
# Walking Tall

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

Oct 4th 2015, 10:00 AM 7,779 Views 8 Comments

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
# Report
# Report

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

Aug 29th 2015, 9:19 AM 15,308 Views 19 Comments

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'
# About A Boyce
# About A Boyce

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

Mar 28th 2015, 10:00 AM 11,729 Views 17 Comments

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
# Road To Rio
# Road To Rio

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

Mar 26th 2015, 6:29 PM 24,056 Views 31 Comments

€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
# Road To Rio
# Road To Rio

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

Mar 21st 2015, 10:32 PM 5,176 Views 3 Comments

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
# Twittersphere
# Twittersphere

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

Mar 8th 2015, 3:34 PM 5,573 Views 1 Comment

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
# Upgrade
# Upgrade

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

Jan 20th 2015, 3:13 PM 16,881 Views 24 Comments

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
# Challenge
# Challenge

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

Nov 1st 2014, 10:00 AM 23,053 Views 37 Comments

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
# Snap Happy
# Snap Happy

13 of our favourite images from the past week in sports

Aug 17th 2014, 8:15 AM 6,247 Views 0 Comments

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
# Friday
# Friday

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

Aug 15th 2014, 8:32 PM 13,044 Views 2 Comments

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

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