Frank Greally has been editing and printing Irish Runner magazine for 35 years. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónail

Con Houlihan always said we all have three dimensions – the public self, the private self and the secret self. After watching Black Mass, the (...)

World athletics’ governing body the IAAF has said there were “clearly plausible explanations” that are “entirely innocent” for blood level readings provided by marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe during her athletics career. Photo: John Giles/PA Wire.

Paula Radcliffe has been declared innocent of any blood doping by world athletics’ governing(...)

Irish players warm up in the Keep Rugby Clean IRB Anti-doping tee shirts before the 2014 Junior World Championship match between Fiji and Ireland. Photo: Jason Oxenham/Getty Images

(...) much more extensive. Doping in sports such as athletics and cycling has had far more media(...)

IAAF president Sebastian Coe has stepped down from his role as a Nike ambassador. Photo: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

(...) athletics. However, head of world athletics’ governing body insisted his decision to cut ties with the(...)

The IAAF have announced the Russian athletics federation have accepted a full athletics suspension over its doping scandal. Photograph: PA

The Russian athletics federation has accepted full suspension over its doping scandal and(...)

Sonia O’Sullivan: “I never really thought about winning the race, just getting myself to the point in the race where victory was an option.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It still takes something special for a woman to grab the sporting headlines. Especially in Australia. The first Tuesday in November was one o(...)

Mal Whitfield (right) of the USA beats Arthur Wint of Jamaica to win the 800 metres at the 1948 London Olympics. Photograph: Getty Images.

(...) organised athletics in Africa”. To the Mayor of Nairobi, his evangelism made him “the Billy Graham of the(...)

 Thomas Barr goes up to collect his  won Athlete of the Year award during the GloHealth National Athletic Awards at the  Crowne Plaza Hotel in Santry. Photograph:  Matt Browne/Sportsfile

Athletics Ireland, while the latest induction into the Hall of Fame was former two-time World Indoor(...)

Fionnuala McCormack won her seventh   National Inter-club Cross Country title at Santry. Photograph:  Sasa Pahic Szabo/Inpho

Different name, same result, and any fear that Fionnuala McCormack might struggle to rediscover her cross-country roots swiftly disappeared over the s(...)

Russia’s Liliya Shobukhova: the marathon runner ran race after race untroubled by the fear of suspension despite showing blood values which were off the charts. Photograph: Sean Dempsey/PA

(...) members that Russia’s disgraced athletics programme was already taking significant steps towards(...)