27 November 2005

For the Green, and winning Gold

A few years ago, Alistair Cragg was a rising star in South African athletics, but Athletics South Africa had no place for him in their developing group. He left the country and went to study at the University of Arkansas in the USA. Not too long ago, Alistair won the gold medal in the mens' 3,000 meters - for Ireland at the European Indoor Championships in Madrid. Alistair (24), a former Greenside High School student, was the only European athlete in the 5,000 m finals at the Athens Olympics.