Martin Fagan ran inside the marathon qualification time for the 2016 Olympic Games during a race in Zurich. Photogrph:  Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Martin Fagan fully expected some degree of contention, and now here it comes: because in running 2:16:09 at the Zurich marathon Fagan has almost certa(...)

Ireland’s Martin Fagan has made the qualifying time for the Rio Olympic Games after running a time of      2:16:09 at the Zurich marathon in his first race back after a two-year ban for doping. Photo:  Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

In running 2:16:09 at the Zurich marathon, Martin Fagan has quite probably qualified for the Rio Olympics, and almost certainly divided opinion.It’s s(...)

Photographers scramble to get out of the runners’ way at the start of the Belfast Marathon. Photograph:  Alan Lewis/PhotopressBelfast.co.uk

There were a couple of surprises at yesterday’s Belfast City Marathon. The first was that the sun came out and it staye(...)