Catherina McKiernan finishing the Women’s Mini Marathon in 2014. Photograph: ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Like many people over the lockdown, a chef in Co Dublin took up running. He started in March, 2020, with the Couch-to-5k app, working his way up to a(...)

Sanita Puspure was last year's winner of the award. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

So there we were, in the Shelbourne hotel in December 2019, listening to our monthly award winners talk about how much they were looking forward to 20(...)

 Tom O’Riordan from Tralee CBS winning the senior boys mile at the 1956 Irish Schools Athletics Championships at Duggan Park, Ballinasloe.

The plan was to sit back until the last 300m and then kick blindly to the line. There was no sure or best way of winning, only the dream way, and when(...)

Ireland’s Fionnuala McCormack in the European Cross Country Championships in Lisbon, Portugal, in December. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It’s an indication of both the longevity of her sporting career and the consistent success she has enjoyed through the years that Fionnuala McCormack (...)

  Fionnuala McCormack: It’s exciting to be able to go out and compete on an undulating, mucky, tough, ‘level playing field’ where times and shoe technology don’t have an impact and it comes down to the purest element of our sport, racing!”

The last thing Fionnuala McCormack wants is some fancy headline or blurb announcing her next big race, which is fair enough. Some athletes feel that n(...)

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(...)

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