In 1980 Muhammad Ali fought Larry Holmes for the WBC belt in an attempt to win the heavyweight championship a fourth time at 38, but it was not to be. File photograph: The Irish Times

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Paula Radcliffe has hit out at a UK Athletics proposal to reset world record due to doping. Photograph: Getty

Paula Radcliffe has hit out at a proposal to expunge all track and field world records from the books because she believes innocent athletes like hers(...)

Some sort of rewriting of the track and field record books is being examined as the sport continues to wrestle with its credibility in light of recent(...)

Kenya’s David Rudisha  beats Adam Kszczot of Poland to win gold in the Men’s 800m final at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

David Rudisha strained every sinew to win gold, Genzebe Dibaba dominated in the way the Kenyan once did and Usain Bolt’s second sprint showdown with J(...)