Ireland’s Paul Pollock (r) continues to strengthen his chances of competing in the Rio Olympics Photograph: INPHO/Sasa Pahic Szabo

Paul Pollock is fast improving his chances of securing Rio Olympic marathon qualification after leading the Irish team to a seventh place finish at th(...)

Kenya’s Geoffrey Kipsang Kamworor wins the men’s elite race at the   IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in Cardiff. Photograph:  David Davies/PA Wire

Kenya’s Geoffrey Kamworor recovered from falling flat on his face at the start to retain his world half-marathon title in rainswept Cardiff on Saturd(...)

 UK Athletics Chairman Ed Warner. Photograph: Getty

UK Athletics wants all world records to be reset due to the sport’s doping crisis and has announced it will seek to bring in a lifetime ban for any at(...)

Paddy Power sent a lorry to the French port with the slogan: “Immigrants, jump in the back! (but only if you’re good at sport).”

A Paddy Power marketing campaign making light of the Calais migrant crisis will be criticised by the advertising watchdog for causing offence, it has (...)

Paul O’Connell and the Ireland Rugby World Cup squad at St George’s Park in Burton-upon-Trent. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

If it’s good enough for Wayne Rooney, John Terry and the rest of the English soccer squad’s multimillionaires, then it must be good enough for Paul O(...)

Mo Farah: the British athlete said he would stick by Alberto Salazar unless there was clear evidence of wrongdoing  Photograph: Action Images via Reuters/Craig Brough

Mo Farah will be staying with Alberto Salazar’s training group after an independent audit set up by UK Athletics found there was “no reason” to lack c(...)

Paula Radcliffe, who is the world record holder in women’s marathon. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

A “devastated” Paula Radcliffe has insisted she has never cheated “in any form whatsoever at any time in my career”, following a British parliamentar(...)

Nickel Ashmeade, Usain Bolt, Nesta Carter and Astafa Powell take a picture with fans after winning gold in the 4x100m men relay during the Beijing 2015 IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium. Photo: Diego Azubel/PA

Nine days and every possible superlative later not even Sebastian Coe could have envisaged it all ending so majestically. And not just the way Asbel K(...)

Mo Farah made it a historic hat-trick of long distance doubles at the World Championships in Beijing. Photograph: Beijing

Mo Farah wrote his name into the record books by completing a hat-trick of long-distance doubles at global championships by retaining his world 5,000 (...)

Mo Farah on his way to qualifying for the Men’s 5000m final, during day five of the IAAF World Championships at the Beijing National Stadium, China. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

Britain’s Mo Farah regained his balance after stumbling and almost falling to the track in Wednesday’s heats at the world athletics championships to (...)