Mutaz Barshimof  Qatar fails to clear a world record attempt at 2.44 meters in the Alkermes men’s high jump event during the AIT International Arena Grand Prix at Athlone Institute of Technology International Arena. Photograph: Sportsfile

There was no world record, a no-show, because of injury, from Asafa Powell, but no stopping Ben Blankenship from running the first indoor sub-four min(...)

Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell has come to Athlone as he prepares for the World Championships in Beijing later this summer. Photograph: Matt Browne/ Sportsfile 3:25

There is a tense and slightly jaded look about Asafa Powell which tells you he knows the question is coming. So we joke about the weather, why the Jam(...)

Asafa Powell: headlines a meet in Athlone that also includes American sprinter Carmelita Jeter plus the world’s leading high jumper  Mutaz Barshim. Photo: Matt Browne/Sportsfile 3:25

In the legal sense Asafa Powell is perfectly entitled to run and the Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) have also been defending the moral sense o(...)

Asafa Powell of Jamaica will compete in the flesh next February after the Athlone Institute of Technology. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Irish athletics fans will get to see former 100 metres world record holder Asafa Powell compete in the flesh next February after the Athlone Institute(...)

Jamaican sprinters Asafa Powell, the former 100 metres world record holder, and Sherone Simpson have had their doping bans reduced from 18 months to s(...)

Jamaica’s Asafa Powell: tested positive for a stimulant, oxilophrine, at the 2013 national championships. Photograph: Getty Images

Jamaica’s former 100 metres world record holder Asafa Powell could yet compete at next month’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, if his appeal to the Cou(...)

Jamaica’s Olympic runner Asafa Powell  tested positive for doping at the Jamaican Championships in 2013. Photograph: Gilbert Bellamy/ Reuters

Former 100 metres world record holder Asafa Powell was banned for 18 months by a Jamaican anti-doping disciplinary panel on Thursday after he (...)

 Usain Bolt celebrates his victory in the  200 metres  at the World Championships in Moscow. Photo: Dave Thompson/PA

Just when it seemed plausible to get one last Christmas out of giving friends a cassette tape mix of my favourite running tracks, along came Spotify a(...)

Jamaican athletes could face exclusion from the global stage after world anti-doping chief John Fahey warned the nation’s drug testers they must prove(...)

Today Ben Johnson seems a little confused over how beneficial the drugs were, and maintains he would still have won the 1998 Olympic 100 metres gold medal if he hadn’t been doping. Photograph: Reuters

“Sprinters are born, my friend. Not made. You have to understand that. The hard training was put in there, 12 years of hard training. The only thing t(...)