Maria McCambridge after crossing the finishing line in second place in yesterday’s Dublin Marathon where she improved her lifetime best by one minute and nine seconds. Photograph: Sportsfile 2:37

Dublin’s Ailish Malone ninth in 2:48:48. Now coached by Chris Jones, head of endurance at Athletics(...)

Kenyan runner Eliud Too on his way to winning the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon 2014 yesterday. Photograph: Ray McManus

They really do need to start erecting a warning sign at 20 miles: marathon starts here. Because, not for the first time, that’s where the Dublin Ma(...)

Tony Mangan at Machu Picchu in Peru

Friday afternoon, driving down the N11, trying to find the man who has run around the world. Because if Tony Mangan is for real he must be at least se(...)

Kenya’s Dennis Kimetto crosses the line in Berlin as he completes the fastest marathon in history – his 2:02:57 breaking the 2:03-barrier for the first time. Photo: Tobias Schwarz/Getty

Some people still think of it as a sort of annual mass street demonstration in support of capital running punishment. What, they ask, are those sick p(...)

Maria McCambridge on her way to winning the Dublin Marathon last year. “I do feel very competitive again. The confidence is back.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho 3:38

(...)-time Dublin Marathon winner, and after an almost accidental encounter with Chris Jones, Athletics Ireland(...)

Oscar Pistorius may not be able to defend the gold medal he won for South Africa in the Men’s 400m T44 at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

The International Paralympic Committee has ruled that Oscar Pistorius will not be allowed to return to competition until 2019 after he was sentence(...)

Detail from Night Time in LA by Patrick Morrison. Photograph: Ciaran Connelly

(...) trajectory. He was born in Cork, in 1945, and from an early age he seemed destined for a career in athletics(...)

Abebe Bikila of Ethiopia and Jim Hogan of Ireland compete in the Men’s Marathon during the Tokyo Olympics on October 21, 1964. Photograph: The Asahi Sshimbun via Getty Images

(...) celebrated her 36th birthday two days into the trip, and even if this made her feel somewhat old by athletics(...)

Oscar Pistorius leaves North Gauteng high court in Pretoria yesterday. Photograph: Charlie Shoemaker/Getty Images

(...) outside museums in Pretoria. This would allow him to train and compete in athletics meetings again. But(...)

South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius arrived at the Pretoria High Court today for a sentencing hearing that will determine whether he serves jail time for the negligent killing of his girlfriend, or walks out a free man. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images 4:00

(...) that time.Such correctional supervision would allow Pistorius to train and attend athletics meetings(...)