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 (...)

Justin Gatlin and Usain Bolt cross the finish line  in Beijing. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Never has 100 metres of running added up to so much more than the sum of its parts. Never has 9.79 seconds felt like such an eternity. And even if Usa(...)

Mo Farah won the 10,000 gold medal at the World Championships in Beijing. Photograph: EPA

Mo Farah put a summer of speculation behind him to make it half a dozen global titles as he again proved unbeatable over 10,000 metres at the World Ch(...)

Mo Farah: hasn’t lost a 10,000m race since the 2011 World Championships. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

(all times Irish) 1 Men’s 10,000 metres. Final, Saturday, 1:50pm: The longest race on the track, and trust me, right now impossibly close to ca(...)

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt  after his news conference ahead of the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) World Championships, in Beijing, China, August 20, 2015. Photograph:  Reuters

Usain Bolt has been saddened by the doping crisis engulfing athletics — but warned he could not save the scandal-hit sport by himself. The Jamaican’s(...)

Russia’s Liliya Shobukhova: the former London Marathon winner has been banned for 14 months.   Photo: Sean Dempsey/PA

London Marathon organisers say they are “very concerned” following allegations that the race was won seven times in 12 years by athletes who recorded (...)

Sebastian Coe is in the final two weeks of his campaign to take over as president of the IAAF. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

If Sebastian Coe wasn’t entirely sure about what he’s letting himself in for by going forward as the new leader of world athletics, then he is now. Ev(...)

Mo Farah is preparing to defend his 5,000m and 10,000m titles in Rio.   Photograph: Barry Coombs/PA Wire.

UK Athletics has found no evidence of wrongdoing by Mo Farah in the initial findings of its investigation into allegations of doping against his coach(...)