A general view of empty seating in the stadium during the Women’s 200 Metres Heats on day four of the IAAF World Championships at The Khalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

Did you see that? They came and were heard with a little more clamour this time, and were duly treated to a World Championship 5,000m for the ages – (...)

Ciaran Mageean congratulates Caster Semenya after the South African won the athletics women’s 1500m final during the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games at the Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast. Photo: Adrian Dennis/Getty Images

There is nothing new or mediocre in bowing to the superiority of Caster Semenya. In winning 1,500m gold at the Commonwealth Games – a personal best to(...)

Ciara Mageean on her way to a 7th place finish in her 1,500m heat in Birmingham. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ciara Mageean kept saying Birmingham was just a sort of drive-by on route to the bigger championships later this season, although it probably didn’t h(...)