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Jerry Kiernan: The hardiest of bastards as a runner, the most honest of analysts, the most caring of coaches and a man who taught so much

Cathal Dennehy


He was a leader on and off the track - his legacy to athletics will be lasting

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Jerry Kiernan: Athlete, analyst, teacher. Photo: Sportsfile

Jerry Kiernan: Athlete, analyst, teacher. Photo: Sportsfile

Jerry Kiernan: Athlete, analyst, teacher. Photo: Sportsfile

They cried, they laughed, they reflected. For those who knew Jerry Kiernan, this had all come too soon, a traumatic, impossibly grim situation that made no sense.

On Wednesday night, Kiernan had been texting friends shortly before going to bed, cracking a joke to one of them about Donald Trump. Hours later, he was gone.


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