Kevin Seaward produced the fastest Irish marathon performance in three years in Berlin. Photograph: Inpho

So already the selection dilemma begins, with four Irish men finishing the Berlin marathon well inside the qualifying standard for next summer’s Rio O(...)

Ireland’s Paul Pollock has already proved he is capable of bettering the Olympic marathon qualification time of 2:17:00. Photograph: Ian McNicol: Inpho.

Only 314 days to go! No one does this cheap and tiresome countdown better than the Olympics. And no one recognises the utter nonsense of it better (...)

At the finish line of the North Pole marathon. Photograph: Mike King

Anyone who knows Richard Donovan won’t be surprised to hear he has already registered domain names such as or

Handout photo of Gary Thornton, winning the UVU 2013 North Pole Marathon.  Photograph: Mike King/PA Wire

A Galway-based runner has won a marathon at the North Pole. Gary Thornton (33), a national school teacher who runs with the Galway City (...)