Benjamin Rai

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Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge celebrates retaining his  Men’s Marathon crown as he crosses the finish line  at Sapporo Odori Park, Sapporo. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The greatest of all time. The greatest of all time. Believe me there are a few athletes carved out across several events who are walking away from T(...)

Norway’s Jakob Ingebrigtsen celebrates after winning the men’s 1,500m final at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo. Photograph:  Andrej Isakovic/AFP via Getty Images

“Age is just a number.” So said Jakob Ingebrigtsen when gently reminded by The Irish Times that he had just broken several Olympic 1,500 metres recor(...)

Norway’s Karsten Warholm poses with the scoreboard displaying his new world record after winning the men’s 400m hurdles  in Tokyo. Photograph:   Giuseppe Cacace/AFP via Getty Images

Shadows are falling and I’ve been here all day. The short walk from inside the Olympic stadium to the exit lighted up at the Main South Gate takes me (...)

 Norway’s Karsten Warholm after  winning the gold medal in the men’s 400m hurdles in Tokyo. Photograph:   Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Karsten Warholm could not feel his legs as he closed on the finish line. An accumulation of lactic acid is expected, and typically causes great discom(...)

High jump golf medallist  Gianmarco Tamberi of Italy congratulates team-mate  Marcell Lamont Jacobs after his win in the 100 metres at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo. Photograph: Christian Bruna/EPA

They always say anything can happen in an Olympic final, only no one predicted this, Marcell Jacobs becoming the first Italian winner of the men’s 100(...)

Selemon Barega of team Ethiopia celebrates winning gold in the men’s 10,000 metres final at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo. Photograph: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

Even with countless tales already written into the long annals of Games history there may never be another night of so many firsts, ending here with t(...)

 Norway’s Karsten Warholm clocked a magnificent 46.70 to break the 400m hurdles world record.

As if on cue it seemed Karsten Warholm finally broke the world record over the 400 metres hurdles at the Oslo Bislett Games when making his 2021 Diamo(...)

The Khalifa International Stadium in Doha ahead of the IAAF World Athletics Championships. Photograph: Getty Images

The IAAF is discreetly moving away from using the term “fastest loser” on the eve of the world championships after complaints from some inside the spo(...)