February 12, 1990 |
As soon as Eamonn Coghlan of Ireland peeled off his green warm-up suit and stepped onto the track for the Wanamaker Mile at the Millrose Games last week at New York, the crowd erupted into applause. The world record-holder in the indoor mile, Coghlan was making his comeback after a two-year absence. But age has robbed Coghlan, 37, of the kick he used to become the first man to run a sub 3:50 mile indoors. He was badly beaten by Marcus O'Sullivan, also of Ireland.
February 2, 1990 |
Eamonn Coghlan has run two races since coming out of retirement, but he says they were just warm-ups and his comeback on the indoor track circuit will really begin in the Wanamaker Mile tonight at the Millrose Games in Madison Square Garden. "I can't wait to get to the starting line for the Wanamaker Mile," Coghlan told the Associated Press. "I live in New York. I've won the race seven times, and there's the tradition of the event.
January 3, 1990 |
Eamonn Coghlan, the world indoor record-holder in the mile and the world outdoor champion at 5,000 meters in 1983, said today he is returning to indoor competition. The often-injured Coghlan, 37, announced his retirement in December, 1988, after suffering a hairline fracture of the right leg, superficial bruises of the left arm, and neck and back injuries in an auto accident. At the time, he ruled out running competitively during the outdoor season but suggested he might return indoors.
December 18, 1987 |
Injury-plagued Eamonn Coghlan, the fastest indoor miler in history, is hurt again. Coghlan said Thursday that he suffered a strained ligament in his lower back last week when he missed a step while leaving his home in Rye, N.Y. He said the injury was not serious and he should be able to resume training shortly for the 1988 indoor track and field season. He plans to run Jan. 15 at Vancouver, Canada.
December 13, 1987 |
Eamonn Coghlan, the fastest indoor miler in history, has gone into the tank. No, Coghlan isn't planning to dump any races; he thinks he can win more races by strengthening his body through swimming. Instead of running daily as in the past during training, Coghlan has been working out three times a week in Manhattanville College pool since October, and getting helpful hints from Rick Carey, three-time Olympic gold medalist. "When I started swimming, I couldn't even swim 100 meters," Coghlan said.