Olympian Jerry Kiernan dies aged 67

Irish Olympian Jerry Kiernan has died at the age of 67.

A long-distance runner, the Listowel native represented Ireland at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles where he finished ninth in the men’s marathon.

He won the Dublin Marathon in 1982 and 1992 and was the seventh Irishman to run a sub-four-minute mile.

Kiernan would go on to coach a number of athletes including middle-distance runner Ciara Mageean.

Kiernan represented Ireland on the biggest stage, at the 1984 Olympics in LA

Having represented Ireland on the biggest stage, Kiernan went on to work at RTÉ for many years as one of its most renowned pundits, covering the athletics, most notably on successive Olympic Games’ television coverage.