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Rob Heffernan on doping in athletics

World Champion race walker Rob Heffernan speaks on Sunday Sport on RTÉ Radio 1 about performance-enhancing drugs in athletics, being retrospectively awarded medals and his fight against injury. Read more


Centra Pink Walk - Baltinglass

What a great turnout for Centra Baltinglass Pink Walk yesterday, where world champion Rob Heffernan led the charity walk in aid of Action Breast Cancer!

   

Let's Walk Bishopstown

Rob Heffernan led a walk in aid of Action Breast Cancer in Bishopstown, Cork as part of our Let's Walk campaign.


Walker Rob Heffernan set for Baltinglass fundraiser

The campaign is to raise needed funds for the Irish Cancer Society's Action Breast Cancer programme. Read more

   

Fitness, Focus And Why You Should Walk For Breast Cancer

Rob talks about starting out in racewalking, how he maintains his fitness routine, staying focused during training and why you should pull on your runners and stretch those legs for a good cause… Read more


World Champion Rob Heffernan Gets into the Pink with Centra’s
“Let’s Walk” Campaign

Irish athletics star and current World Champion walker Rob Heffernan launched Centra’s “Let’s Walk” initiative which aims to get thousands of people walking in their local community to raise much needed funds for the Irish Cancer Society’s Action Breast Cancer programme this October. Read more

Heffernan carries hopes of a nation on Zurich track

Set the alarm clocks early as the best 50km race walker in the world, Rob Heffernan, will attempt to add the European title to the World Championship gold he won last summer in Moscow at 8.0am on Friday morning. Read more


Strong Irish contingent capable of stirring Letzigrund showing

That’s because at age 36, and with 14 years of major championship experience latched on to his slender shoulders, Heffernan knows the exact meaning of the word “peak”, and that’s what Zurich has been all about. Not many Irish athletes, no matter what the sport, replicate a championship winning season the following year, although so far Heffernan has got everything right. Read more


Heffernan to get upgraded to Euro bronze after Russian banned

Ireland's world 50km race walking champion Rob Heffernan is to be upgraded to a European bronze medal after one of his opponents was retrospectively banned for doping back in 2010. The feisty Cork athlete finished fourth in both the 20km and 50km races at the 2010 Europeans in Barcelona, which was the first time he doubled up and raced the 'marathon' distance at a major championship. Read more


Rob Heffernan training smarter ahead of Euros

World 50k walking champion Rob Heffernan has given an insight into the intense and intelligent training regime he hopes will lead to success at next month’s European Championships. Heffernan will lead a highly promising Irish team in the Europeans in Zurich from 12-17 August. Read more


Heffernan to lead Team Ireland at Euros

Reigning 50k walk world champion Robert Heffernan will lead a team of 30 Irish athletes to compete at the European Track and Field Championships in Zurich between 12-17 August. Last August the Cork man made history by becoming Ireland’s third ever world champion when he struck gold in Moscow. Read more


Heffernan to lead Irish athletics team in Europe

Rob Heffernan will lead an Irish team of 25 athlete’s to Zurich for next months Europeans, which take place from August 12 – 17. "I am really looking forward to the huge challenge that lies ahead in Zurich and look forward to bringing more national pride to Ireland”. Heffernan said at the teams announcement. Read more


Official opening of LloydsPharmacy Kinsale with Rob & Marian

Rob Heffernan was on hand in Dublin to launch the network and provide his own take on the power of positivity. He said, “For me, it is vital to have a positive attitude with the work load I have to undertake. Also staying around positive like-minded people can help you achieve your goals. I don't feel there is anything I cannot achieve if I put my mind to it, combined with a desire to work hard.”

Rob Heffernan to lead the charge in China

World 50km Race Walking Champion Rob Heffernan will lead the Irish Team at the IAAF World Race Walking Cup in Taicang, China from 3-4 May. Heffernan, last year’s Athletics Ireland athlete of the year, made his competitive comeback on the race walking circuit at the Lugano Race Walking Grand Prix in Switzerland last month. He finished fifth in the 20km race in Lugano in a time of 1:20'57". Read more


Heffernan fifth in Swiss comeback

World champion Robert Heffernan (Togher AC) came fifth on his return to the international race walking circuit in Switzerland. Ireland's 50km world champion opened his season over the shorter distance of 20km and was understandably happy with his time of 80 minutes and 57 seconds. Read more


An Post series stamp of approval

Having taken up stationary cycling as a way to stay fit during pregnancy, former Olympic sprinter Marian Heffernan was this week announced as one of five ambassadors to the An Post Cycling Series, where she will tackle the 60k Cork Rebel Tour on September 13. Read more


Retired Marian steers clear of the slow lane

It’s just over a year since the 31-year-old Cork athlete drew the curtains on a career that had peaked just months earlier with an appearance at the 2012 London Olympics in the 4x400m relay. Read more


Rio still on the radar but Zurich the main goal for 2014

Robert Heffernan is continuing to aim to feature at the Olympics in Rio De Janeiro in 2016 but next August’s European Championships in Zurich are his immediate focus for 2014. Heffernan finished second at a mile race at the Millrose Games in New York recently and is gearing up for the season ahead after winning the gold medal in the 50km walk at last year’s World Championships in Moscow. Read more


Become a Series Cyclist!
Get on Your Bike This Summer with the An Post Cycle Series

What do Bressie, Paul Galvin, Matt Cooper, PJ Gallagher and Marian Heffernan have in common? They’ve all committed to getting back on their bikes this summer and becoming Series Cyclists for the 2014 An Post Cycle Series. The five event series, supported by An Post in partnership with the Irish Sports Council, take place over the summer from May to September in Sligo, Clare, Meath, Waterford and Cork. Read more


Up & Running: Heffernan walks away with city award for the third time

A couple of days before travelling to New York where he finished second to Sweden's Andreas Gustafsson over one mile at the Millrose Games, World 50k Walk champion Robert Heffernan, pictured above with the chairman of Cork City Sports Tony O'Connell, received the Cork City Sports Athletics Person of the Year award for the third time. Read more


Irish race walker Rob Heffernan on how Irish athletics can catch up

World champion Rob Heffernan wants to help walking gain popularity in the US and today’s 107th Millrose Games in Upper Manhattan will give him that opportunity. He spoke to John Riordan. This is the tough part, Rob Heffernan admits. He’s away from his new baby girl Regan for the first time since she was born late last month. Read more


Heffernan taking a walk on the wild side

World champion Rob Heffernan wants to help walking gain popularity in the US and today’s 107th Millrose Games in Upper Manhattan will give him that opportunity. He spoke to John Riordan. This is the tough part, Rob Heffernan admits. He’s away from his new baby girl Regan for the first time since she was born late last month. Read more


Marathon labour delivers 12lb girl for Rob and Marian

Writing on the Rob & Marian Heffernan Facebook page just after 6pm yesterday, the world 50km walk champion said: “Life doesn’t get any better than this. New baby daughter, so proud of my wife Marian and the magnificent staff in the Cork CUH. Thanks to everybody for the well wishes.” Read more


Humbled Heffernan walks Cork Person of the Year award

It came as little surprise to the 250 guests at the awards ceremony in Rochestown Park Hotel yesterday that the judges had chosen Rob Heffernan as the winner. The 35-year-old was always going to be a frontrunner after his triumph in the 50km walk in Moscow last August. Yesterday’s announcement was greeted by huge applause. Read more


Aoibhinn & Company with Rob and Marian Heffernan

Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin is joined each week by a guest who talks about their life, passions and influences, as well as choosing their favourite music. This week, Aoibhinn interviews World Champion walker Rob Heffernan and his wife Marian, an athlete herself and also his coach. Read more