Ireland’s Ciara  Mageean leads during her qualifying heat for the women’s 1500 metres at the  European Athletics Championships  in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Photograph: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Not every athlete can justify or afford to celebrate making a European Championship final with such deep satisfaction although for Ciara Mageean it’s (...)

Maybe some Irish athletes can take a leaf from Rory’s book, and think more about what they need to do to get results on the big stage. Photo: Getty Images

There’s not much that goes on behind the scenes anymore that we don’t know about, not much that happens without being recorded or published in some fo(...)

Caster Semenya is unbeaten in her three Diamond League races, running times far faster than her opponents. Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

Alittle under two months to the Olympics and events have been heating up on the track and field. Luckily, they still show the Diamond League meetings (...)