Gina Akpe-Moses: ‘I don’t want to raise my children in a world where I have to tell them to be careful just walking down the street’ Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Gina Akpe-Moses ends the interview with a sprinter’s flourish; her words bound by idealism and terrifying reality. “I wish I could travel back in tim(...)

Ben Stokes speaks after receiving the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award - the public vote saw him finish ahead of Lewis Hamilton and Dina Asher-Smith. Photograph: PA

Ben Stokes has become the first cricketer since Andrew Flintoff in 2005 to be named BBC’s sports personality of the year after helping England to Worl(...)

Mary Cain told the New York Times she was “emotionally and physically abused by a system designed by Alberto [Salazar] and endorsed by Nike”. Photograph:  Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images

What more can one say about Nike except that in a hotly contested field it once again leads the way in being the biggest hypocrite in global sport? I(...)

Ireland’s Ciara Mageean on her way to finishing fifth to qualify for the semi-final in the 1,500M at Doha. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/inpho

It’s only been 22 years since an Irish woman last made the final of the 1,500 metres at the World Championships, some measure of both the task and opp(...)

A general view of empty seating in the stadium during the Women’s 200 Metres Heats on day four of the IAAF World Championships at The Khalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

Did you see that? They came and were heard with a little more clamour this time, and were duly treated to a World Championship 5,000m for the ages – (...)

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(...)

Mo Farah celebrates winning 10,000m gold in the 2017 World Championships in London. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Mo Farah has given his strongest indication yet that he will make a shock return to the track to run in the 10,000m at the world championships in Octo(...)

British sprinter Dina Asher-Smith – who clocked 10.85 seconds in winning gold at the European Championships in 2018 – is able to harness the necessary strength and power by mixing track training with gym workouts. Photograph: Getty Images
7 tips to improve your sprinting

1) Build strength with gym workouts Sprinting is very high impact – when elite athletes hit maximum speed in a 100 metres race, their feet will strik(...)

Ireland’s Marcus Lawlor after finishing his 200m heat in Berlin. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Most athletes will tell you that times count for nothing in championship running. Marcus Lawler was reminded of that the hard way on Wednesday morning(...)

Britain’s women’s 4x400m relay team of  Zoey Clark, Laviai Nielsen, Eilidh Doyle and Emily Diamond  celebrate winning silver at the World Championships in London.  Photograph: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images.

The former world 400m record holder Michael Johnson has urged the British public not to get carried away with Britain’s late haul of medals at the wor(...)