Loneliness of the long distance runner all too real for Mulcaire in injury trauma

A few years ago Kevin Mulcaire was the ‘next big thing’ but the 20-year-old is back enjoying his running with Oklahoma State University after injury. Photo: Sportsfile

Cathal Dennehy

Springtime at Stanford University, California, it's just after 7pm on a Friday evening and the sun creeps a steady descent through the oak trees, the branches resting still in the tranquil air.