Dong Liu

7 results

Sonia O’Sullivan on her way to finishing second in the 1,500m. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

There are possibly some people, somewhere, who still attribute the most incredible running performances of our time to the fresh turtle blood and cate(...)

Sonia O’Sullivan kicks for home ahead of Portugal’s  Fernanda Ribeiro on her way to winning the 5,000m final at the World Championships  at the Ullevi stadium in Gothenburg. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Allsport

Where to begin? A gangly teenager winning her first Irish senior title; chasing a bronze medal in her first Olympics; European champion in Helsinki; o(...)

Timothy Cheruiyot of Kenya  in the  1,500m  final during day ten of the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. Photograph:  Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Don’t look now. After 10 long days and even longer nights the curtain came down on the World Championships in Doha with credibility and impossibility (...)

 Sifan Hassan of Netherlands celebrates wining gold in the Women’s 1,500 metres. Photograph:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Oh mercy. Now that was properly incredible, Sifan Hassan producing the single most impressive women’s 1,500 metres in World Championship history to co(...)

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(...)

Mo Farah reacts after losing the 5,000m final at the World Athletics Championship. Photo: Getty Images

Saturday night in London and there’s a cup final atmosphere in and around the Olympic Stadium. It’s billed as the last championship race for Mo Farah (...)

Sonia O’Sullivan celebrates with her gold medal after winning the women’s 5,000m final at the 1995 World Athletics Championships at the Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg, Sweden. Photo:  Mike Hewitt/Allsport

Time passes slowly on every long bus journey, and on this one, Sonia O’Sullivan rests her head against the window, stares out across the green fiel(...)