Sinead Diver finished seventh in the London Marathon. Photograph: Matt King/Getty

All marathon runners know it’s not only the distance that kills, it’s the pace, and Sinead Diver bravely survived on both fronts to finish seventh bes(...)

Sinead Diver set another record in Japan. Photograph: Bradley Kanaris/Getty

There is simply no slowing or stopping the record-breaking times of Sinead Diver, the Irish-born runner clocking the fastest ever half-marathon for a (...)

   Ireland’s Fionnuala McCormack in action at the European Cross Country Championships in Slovakia last year. Photograph: Sasa Pahic Szabo/Inpho

Athletics Ireland has won the bid to host the European Cross Country Championships in 2020, the second time the event will be staged in Ireland. Memb(...)

Sinéad Diver was victorious in the Melbourne marathon, running the second-fastest time by an Irish woman. Photograph: Bradley Kanaris/Getty

There is no such thing as running the perfect marathon but Sinéad Diver has come pretty close. The first-placed woman in the Melbourne marathon on Sun(...)

Lizzie Lee in action at the European Cross Country Championships in Slovakia. Photograph: Inpho

Most athletes will tell you that age is but a number, and Lizzie Lee is certainly no exception. She turns 38 next week, and nearly two years on from r(...)

‘All the evidence shows that drinking to thirst is the only safe method during exercise,’ says Prof Timothy Noakes of Cape Town University

The running boom of the 1970s saw races for perhaps only dozens of well-trained club athletes evolve into the present day mass-participation events fo(...)

Katie Taylor of Ireland celebrates winning her bout against Sofya Ochigava of Russia. Photograph:  Scott Heavey/Getty Images

Throughout the week, on our amble through memorable moments produced by Irish sportswomen over the past 30 years, we went from 50 to 11 - no(...)

Katie Walsh and Seabass in the Aintree Grand National in 2012. Photograph: Paul Ellis/Getty Images

It started out as just a bit of fun, a rule-free spot of reminiscing, a list of 50 memorable moments produced by Irish sportswomen. But then(...)

Runner Catherina McKiernan is a fan of  breakfast before a tough session. Photograph: Eric Luke

Although breakfast is a likely source of pre-exercise nutrition in the morning, it’s often omitted by young females, says Rachel Veasey of Northu(...)

Sinead Galvin laughs out loud when being labelled as Ireland’s first “female Jerry Maguire”, because, all jokes aside, the comparison is justified. Sh(...)

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