Mo Farah of Britain wins the 5,000 metres race ahead of Yomif Kejelcha of Ethiopia at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland. Photograph: Pierre Albouy/Reuters

Running it seemed with extra spark and perhaps a little anger Mo Farah is back, winning the 5,000 metres at the Lausanne Diamond League with an astoni(...)

Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a forehand during his Men’s Singles match against Alejandro Falla of Colombia on day one of the 2015 French Open at Roland Garros. Photograph:  Julian Finney/Getty Images

Roger Federer uses a modified eastern grip for his forehand. Or as writer William Skidelsky puts it: “He locates his hand position on the border betwe(...)

Mark English was pipped into second place in the Golden Spike in Ostrava. Photograph: Inpho

Mark English was narrowly denied a victory at the Golden Spike meeting in Ostrava in what was billed as a world record attempt over 600 metres - altho(...)

With his latest medical exams at UCD now over, English is ready to open his outdoor season. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

When an athlete with the intelligence of Mark English calls for lifetime bans for doping offences it’s definitely time to take notice. For Engl(...)

Mark English with his 800m silver medal from the European Championships. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

There’s very little eating Mark English. A bronze medal last year in the European Championships, one colour better this year in Prague with a silver (...)

Winner of the Boston and Chicago marathons, Rita Jeptoo of Kenya, failed an out-of-competition test in October. Two more Kenyan athletes have tested positive and been banned for two years. Photograph: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Kenyan long-distance runners Viola Chelangat Kimetto and Joyce Jemutai Kiplimo have failed drugs tests and will be banned for two years, Athletics (...)

Kenya’s David Rudisha, 800m world record holder and Olympic champion, with his coach Br Colm O’Connell. The Mallow man believes it is time for the Kenyan athletics federation to take action. Photograph: Getty Images

It’s rainy season in Iten, and dark clouds can linger, for days, blanketing the village that lies perched at 7,875ft on the western escarpment of Keny(...)

 Brian Cody (left) and Eamon O’Shea (right) are accidental coaches in a way, facilitators and nurturers of talent who do not pretend to know more than they do. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Malcolm Gladwell is at it again. This time destroying some of the myths about the Mafia, and given his typically unexpected conclusions, offers a theo(...)

ark English, who is ranked fourth best in Europe heading into next weeks’s 800m championship. He clocked the time running second to world champion David Rudisha in June. Photograph Ian MacNicol/Inpho

There is a scene in the recent BBC documentary about David Rudisha – 100 Seconds to Beat the World – where Seb Coe talks about running the 800 metres (...)

Ireland’s Mark English after his heat of the men’s 800m event, where he finished in 4th place in a time of 1:47.08. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Mark English and Paul Robinson both missed out on a place in the semi-finals of the 800 metres on the opening morning of the World Championships in(...)