Ian O’Riordan travelled to Iten, Kenya, in December 2011, seven months before the London Olympics for a share fo the sacred air.

The plan was to live and train with the Kenyans for a few weeks and get some proper insight into why they’re so bloody good. I wasn’t born in the moun(...)

Kenya’s David Lekuta Rudisha reacts as he wins the men’s 800 metres in Rio. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

We came to witness another crack at Olympic history - although not many of us, as it turned out - and left instead after a near-action replay of the n(...)

David Rudish  walks with  Brother Colm O’Connell  ahead of a track training session at Moi University   in Eldoret, Kenya in 2012. Photo: Michael Steele/Getty Images

It was one of the most successful athlete-coach relationships of modern athletics, only now it seems David Rudisha has spilt from Brother Colm O’Conne(...)

Mo Farah: hasn’t lost a 10,000m race since the 2011 World Championships. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

(all times Irish) 1 Men’s 10,000 metres. Final, Saturday, 1:50pm: The longest race on the track, and trust me, right now impossibly close to ca(...)