John Lenihan  won the annual  Carrauntoohil mountain race  19 times, the first time in 1988. No man has run that route faster since.  Photograph:  Valerie O’Sullivan/Sportsfile

These are busy days in the Kingdom. Some people – indeed many people – think Sunday’s Munster football final is the only show in Killarney this weeken(...)

EUGENE, OR - JUNE 28: Justin Gatlin runs to victory in the Mens 200 Meter during day four of the 2015 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Hayward Field on June 28, 2015 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

The fastest man in both 2014 and 2015 over 100m and 200m is not a mouse. Were a mouse to crouch obediently on a miniature starting block and speed off(...)

A left leg complaint has forced Usain Bolt to withdraw from the next two Diamond League meetings in Paris and Lausanne. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

Usain Bolt has withdrawn from the next two Diamond League meetings in Paris and Lausanne due to injury but the six-time Olympic gold medallist still p(...)

Olympic gold-medallist Mo Farah has spoken of the effect allegations against his coach Alberto Salazar have had on him and insisted that he has never doped. Photo: Barry Coombes/PA Wire

(...) as it is overshadowing athletics. “They are just allegations. If there is wrongdoing I will be the(...)

RTE have lost the rights to the Olympic Games following 2018. Photograph: Getty Images

Next summer’s Olympic Games in Rio could be the last shown on RTÉ television following a new deal between the IOC and broadcasting giant Discovery. D(...)

 Justin Gatlin points at the clock as he celebrates winning the  200 metres at the USA Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon. Photograph: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Somehow Justin Gatlin keeps getting faster and faster. Five years after completing a four-year doping ban that would have ended the career of most sp(...)

 Alberto Salazar promised to co-operate with Usada if it decides to question him. Photograph: Andy Lyons/Getty Images

(...) figures at UK Athletics, which employs Salazar as a consultant. There is no suggestion that Farah has(...)

Ladies European Masters GAA Sky Sports 1 from 6.30pm (7.00) SHC: Wexford v Cork ATHLETICS Eurosport(...)

US Silver medallist Galen Rupp, US coach Alberto Salazar and British gold medallist Mo Farah at the London Olympics in 2012. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Distance runner Kara Goucher has struck back at her ex-coach Alberto Salazar, saying she did not like being made to look like a liar in his re(...)

Ireland badminton player Scott Evans in action during the European Games in Baku. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

First European Games or not, it wasn’t supposed to end like this, if not for Sean McComb, then definitely not for Scott Evans. Because while McComb(...)