Sonia O’Sullivan celebrates with her gold medal after winning the women’s 5,000m final at the 1995 World Athletics Championships at the Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg, Sweden. Photo:  Mike Hewitt/Allsport

Time passes slowly on every long bus journey, and on this one, Sonia O’Sullivan rests her head against the window, stares out across the green fiel(...)

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge celebrates after winning the men’s elite race ahead of compatriot and defending champion Wilson Kipsang in the men’s elite race at the London Marathon. Photo: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters/Livepic

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge got the better of compatriot and defending champion Wilson Kipsang to win the London Marathon by five seconds on Sunday with wo(...)

Paula Radcliffe is being rightfully remembered in the build-up to tomorrow’s London Marathon not just as one of Britain’s greatest athletes, but an athlete we may never again see the likes of. Photograph: Alan Betson

The first time I interviewed Paula Radcliffe was towards the end of 2002, when we still used the good old cassette tape voice recorder. That tape i(...)

The Rio Olympics: only 475 days to go and each one of those will count for aspiring Irish athletes

Gore Vidal said us newspaper reporters should only be concerned about the present, not the future. And now more than ever that rings true. If anything(...)

Geoffrey Kipsang Kamworor of Kenya  wins at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Guiyang, China. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

How sad and yet entirely fitting that even while writing this column it already feels dated. Because, by the time you read it, the World Cross Country(...)

Paula Radcliffe will bid farewell to competitive athletics at this year’s London Marathon three years after fearing her days running the 26.2 mile distance had gone for good. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA

Paula Radcliffe will bid farewell to competitive athletics at this year’s London Marathon three years after fearing her days running the 26.2 mile dis(...)

Russia’s Liliya Shobukhova: it was claimed that a Russian official extorted €450,000 from  London Marathon winner in 2011  to allow her to compete at the 2012 Olympics. Photo: Tannen Maury/EPA

When Sebastian Coe launched his candidacy for the IAAF presidency on Wednesday he stressed that, while athletics needed reform, it was not in “a pa(...)

Helen O’Hanlon: trains five days a week, three times on her own and twice with a local club.

When did you start running and why?About three years ago, I started running with a friend to get fit and to keep my weight under control. What has bee(...)

Q I read Run, Fat Bitch Run and did a 10km in June, and am entered into the Rock and Roll Dublin Half-Marathon on August 5th. I’m really looking fo(...)

World marathon record holder Paula Radcliffe is facing up to the very real possibility she may never compete again because of ongoing complicat(...)