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 (...)

Sean Hehir, winner of last year’s men’s race, was the first Irishman to win the marathon in 20 years. File Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times 3:38

More than 14,600 people will run through the streets of Dublin this bank holiday Monday for the 35th Dublin marathon. About 4,000 runners from 47 coun(...)

Ciarán Ó Lionáird from Leevale on his way to winning his 1,500m heat at the Morton Stadium.

So the stage is now set for a fascinating 1,500 metres showdown at the National Track and Field Championships at Santry - after the four main contende(...)

 The 2014 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon  was officially launched yesterday by last year’s winners Maria McCambridge and Seán Hehir. Photograph: David Maher/Sportsfile

The Kenyans and Ethiopians will be back, the big cash prizes too (€10,000 for the winner) and there’ll be some notable changes to the course. Otherwis(...)

 Participants in the Airtricity Dublin Marathon, passing Trinity College, yesterday.  Photograph: Eric Luke

There’s something a bit martial about the marathon. The first one, in ancient Greece, was run to declare a war victory. And now, as 14,500 of the fitt(...)

It was surely the sweetest Dublin Marathon victory in 20 years, Sean Hehir becoming first Irish men’s race winner since John Treacy in 1993 – altho(...)

DSD club-mates Joe Sweeney and Maria McCambridge are the favourites to win the Airtricity Dublin Marathon on Bank Holiday Monday. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Not since John Treacy survived a minor hamstring cramp in the last mile to win the 1993 edition has the Dublin Marathon produced an Irish men’s winner(...)