Gone to the dogs

Gone to the dogs
Thomas Chamney running in the heats of the Men’s 1500m at the 2010 European Athletics Championships in BarcelonaINPHO/Morgan Treacy

A decade ago, Thomas Chamney ran for Ireland at the Beijing Olympics and got no thanks for it. Today, running a small food business in Sweden, he can look back at the madness of his athletics days and laugh

A message came through from Thomas Chamney a couple of weeks back. “Getting married Saturday, grilling burgers in a tuk-tuk at a dog agility contest in the middle of Swedish field on Sunday. Another weekend in the life of a big, swinging mickey.”

I’d wanted to touch base for a while, what with it being a decade since his appearance at the Olympics and five years since he hobbled from an athletics career that often...

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