Freddy Sittuk was initially awarded the Irish national title for the 2017 Dublin Marathon, before an eligibility issue saw Gary O’Hanlon (left) awarded the title. Also photographed is Sergiu Ciobanu, who placed third initially. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

After last year’s dispute and some confusion, Athletics Ireland have confirmed the eligibility of club athletes contesting the national title which co(...)

Natasha Yaremczuk finished as the 10th best woman overall at the Dublin marathon. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Canadian distance runner Natasha Yaremczuk has been banned for 14 months after failing an anti-doping test in the Dublin marathon last October, w(...)

Lizzie Lee in action at the European Cross Country Championships in Slovakia. Photograph: Inpho

Most athletes will tell you that age is but a number, and Lizzie Lee is certainly no exception. She turns 38 next week, and nearly two years on from r(...)

Men’s national medalists at the Dublin Marathon, second-placed Gary O’Hanlon, Clonliffe Harriers A.C, race winner Freddy Sittuk of Raheny Shamrock, and third-placed Sergiu Ciobanu of Clonliffe Harriers. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Nothing stirs national debate quite like the subject of nationality, such as a why a Kenyan runner is declared the first Irish finisher in the Dublin(...)

Laura Graham crosses the finish line to win the ladies race in the 2017 Belfast City Marathon last May. Photograph: Stephen Hamilton/Presseye

There are lots of good ways to fine-tune your marathon preparations, and running a marathon is not normally considered one of them. For Laura Graham, (...)

Competitors (Cliff Taylor not pictured...) in the first  London marathon in 1981. Photograph: Getty

The American passed me around eight or nine miles. “You’re going well,” he said. “You’ll finish under 2.50. IF you can keep the pace going.” It was (...)

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

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(...)