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Irish Athletics Legend Jerry Kiernan Has Died Aged 67

Irish Athletics Legend Jerry Kiernan Has Died Aged 67

Irish athletics legend Jerry Kiernan has died aged 67.

The Kerryman finished ninth in the Olympic marathon in 1984, running 2:12.20, a race in which John Treacy won silver for Ireland.

The former school teacher is ranked at number eight on the all-time Irish marathon list.

He won the Dublin Marathon in 1982 and 1992.

In recent times, Kiernan was a coach to many Irish athletes including Ciara Mageean. He also featured on RTÉ as an athletics analyst during major championships.

The Clonliffe Harriers athletics club, of which Kiernan was a lifetime member, confirmed that he died on Wednesday.

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