Joshua Cheptegei smashed the men's 10,000 metres world record on Wednesday at the Valencia World Record Day, crossing the line in a stunning 26 minutes 11.02 seconds. Photograph: PA

You’re standing in line thinking you’ve nothing to worry about, then, for a second, you suddenly wonder what happens if for some reason it does come b(...)

Ethiopian athlete Letesenbet Gidey  and Ugandan athlete Joshua Cheptegei pose after breaking the 5,000m and 10,000m track world records, respectively, during the NN Valencia World Record Day at the Turia stadium in Valencia. Photograph: Jose Jordan/AFP via Getty Images

Two world records were smashed within an astonishing hour in Spain on Wednesday as Nike’s controversial track spikes again proved a gamechanger for at(...)

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge celebrates as	he crosses the finish line after breaking the mythical two-hour barrier for the marathon in Vienna last October. Photograph:    Alex Halada/AFP via Getty Images

It’s starting where it normally would finish. Instead of being one big lap it’s 20 small ones. Some say it’s more a shoe-down than showdown, others th(...)

  Mick Clohisey taking part in last year’s Dublin Marathon in which he placed second. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

The flight from Dublin to London on Thursday morning is virtually empty. On arrival, Mick Clohisey is collected at Heathrow Airport and taken in a bio(...)

Conor in St James’ Park, near Buckingham Palace, where this year’s London Marathon takes place on October 4th with elite runners only.
My cancer scare, the marathon and me
  • Fitness
  • September 28, 2020, 06:01

I’d never really given much thought as to how I’d feel if my cancer returned. It simply hadn’t been on my radar. In March, 2017, surgeons in the Roya(...)

Last year’s race saw a record number of 22,500 runners. Photo: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Race on, off or otherwise, the 2020 Dublin Marathon will this week be reviewing its starting orders. It may be time, race director Jim Aughney has adm(...)

 Eliud Kipchoge (in white)  became the first man to run a marathon in under two hours  and made it look easy in Vienna as he finally dipped under two hours finishing in 1:59:40 seconds. Photograph: Christian Bruna/EPA

In the space 36 hours last weekend the state of elite marathon running changed forever. Across two continents the benchmark for the men and women’s fa(...)

Fionnuala McCormack finished 18th in Denmark. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty

The high praise which greeted Fionnuala McCormack’s performance at Saturday’s World Cross Country in Denmark is built on several fronts. On the Aarhus(...)

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge  setting a new world record when winning the Berlin Marathon on September 16th, 2018. Photograph:  Getty Images

Enough already. Nowhere does the objective meet the subjective with greater fear or envy than at the annual sporting awards, and everyone keeps saying(...)

A panoramic view of the Berlin Marathon on Sunday Photograph: Michael Dadder/Reuters

Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge staved off a surprise challenge from Ethiopian debutant Guye Adola to win an enthralling Berlin marathon on Sunday, b(...)

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