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(...)

Jamaica’s Yohan Blake (centre) on the way to winning   the Aon Men’s International 100m in Santry. His time of 10.12 is the fastest ever run in Ireland.  Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Kingston, Jamaica, it was not, although Yohan Blake brought a little taste of the Caribbean to Santry Stadium on Friday night, running the fastest (...)

Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake looks on in front of a Swiss flag prior to compete the men’s 100 m sprint race during the Spitzen Leichtathletik Luzern meeting on July 14th, 2015. Photograph: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images

It’s hard to imagine what sort of appearance fee Yohan Blake would have commanded in the immediate aftermath of the London Olympics, although less th(...)

Jamaica’s sprinter Yohan Blake will race in Santry this coming Friday. Photograph: Getty Images

Jamaican 100m sprinter Yohan Blake will take part in the Morton Games in Santry this Friday afternoon. The organisers announced on Tuesday morning tha(...)

Jamaican athletes could face exclusion from the global stage after world anti-doping chief John Fahey warned the nation’s drug testers they must prove(...)

Usain Bolt of Jamaica poses with his national flag after winning the men’s 100 metres final during the IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Usain Bolt regained his world 100 metres crown and restored some credibility to a sport tarnished by a plethora of doping scandals as he scorched to g(...)

“I’ve broken every record in every one of my events for over 10 years. All I can do is keep working hard and running fast to help the sport.” Photo: Dylan Martinez: Reueters.

Usain Bolt sits bang in the middle of a sprawling hotel room on a lazy Sunday afternoon. After he stretches out his hand, smiles and says a soft hello(...)

Two-time Olympic 200m champion Veronica Campbell-Brown of Jamaica tested positive for a banned diuretic and faces a two year ban from athletics competition. Photograph: Andy Lyons/Getty Images

The Jamaican government needs to establish an accredited anti-doping laboratory to protect its world-class athletes from taking contaminated substance(...)