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Interview: O'Rourke firm clears its first hurdles

Former world indoor hurdles champion Derval O'Rourke has set big targets for her online business, she tells Fearghal O'Connor

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Derval O'Rourke. Photo: Joleen Cronin

Derval O'Rourke. Photo: Joleen Cronin

Derval O'Rourke. Photo: Joleen Cronin

When the gun fired and she glided over the first hurdle she knew she was back in the zone.

"I was running flat out. No fear. Feeling really good. Thinking my body can still do it. I still love it. I adore these hurdles. I love this track. Thinking it's time for me to go," says Derval O'Rourke.

Six years on, the former world champion is in her office on Cork's South Mall, sipping a flat white, talking into Zoom, recalling the effortless rhythm of hurdles flying past beneath her.