Dick Hooper

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Lizzie Lee crosses the line after finishing third in the Dublin Marathon. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Not quite a home victory, but two hometown heroes nonetheless - first Mick Clohisey and then Lizzie Lee making their Irish presence felt at the very e(...)

Rob Heffernan crosses the finish line in eighth place in London. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

He took a quick bow on crossing the finish line, as well he might, Rob Heffernan exiting the World Championship stage for the last time. His eighth p(...)

Niall Murtagh: “Salaries and rents would be similar or lower than those of Ireland,” he says

Niall Murtagh’s decision to move abroad was more to do with a desire to experience different cultures rather than the lack of jobs at home. Between gr(...)

Ethiopia’s Feyisa Lilesa makes a gesture after taking the silver medal in the men’s marathon at the Olympic Games in Rio. Photograph: Olivier Morin/AFP/Getty Images

No event carries more historical prestige than the Olympic marathon, which is partly why Feyisa Lilesa couldn’t let the moment pass without making som(...)

 Jim McNamara was different in that he didn’t just touch the elite end of distance running, he also “touched the ordinary end”.  Photograph: Tomás Greally

One of the stories told at the funeral of Jim McNamara was about the day he convinced one of his Donore club mates to go altitude training in the Dub(...)

 Ethiopia’s Alemu Gemechu crosses the line to win the the  men’s race at the  the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Rarely has the Dublin Marathon produced a more intriguing finish and not just in the obvious way. After 26 miles of running, Alemu Gemechu eventually (...)

Ireland’s Paul Pollock has already proved he is capable of bettering the Olympic marathon qualification time of 2:17:00. Photograph: Ian McNicol: Inpho.

Only 314 days to go! No one does this cheap and tiresome countdown better than the Olympics. And no one recognises the utter nonsense of it better (...)

Maria McCambridge on her way to winning the Dublin Marathon last year. “I do feel very competitive again. The confidence is back.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Noel Carroll always said it’s not the distance that kills, it’s the pace. There is another rule the founder of the Dublin Marathon might have added wh(...)

Vinny Fitzpatrick knew he was in deep trouble when the lady on crutches pulled away from him on Nutley Lane.He had stuck to her pins grimly, tapping i(...)

Seán Hehir has that winning feeling in  the Airtricity Dublin Marathon. Photograph:  Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Emil Zatopek always said the marathon begins around 20 miles. Sometimes that’s also where it ends. Here, it was where the race for victory was both wo(...)