Drew Harrison

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Selemon Barega of team Ethiopia celebrates winning gold in the men’s 10,000 metres final at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo. Photograph: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

Even with countless tales already written into the long annals of Games history there may never be another night of so many firsts, ending here with t(...)

Rob Heffernan was named Athlete of the Year at the Irish Life Health National Athletics Awards  at the Crowne Plaza hotel  in Santry. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Not a vintage year by recent standards, and yet in celebrating 2017, Athletics Ireland did get to toast one of the finest moments of its times – a rec(...)

 Pictured at The Cove Bar, Waterford City are Thomas Barr supporters and members of Ferrybank A/C  Emily Goff, Anna Rafter, Zoe Kiely, Stephanie Goff, Ashling Lowe and in front Mollie Hutchinson. Picture: Patrick Browne

They cheered when he arrived on the track. They cheered when he was introduced to the stadium. They cheered when he took his position on the blocks. T(...)

 Thomas Barr of Ireland competes during the Men’s 400m Hurdles semi-finals earlier this week. Photograph: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

Every athlete aspires towards the perfect race, preferably in an Olympic final, their chance to leave an indelible mark on history. And Thomas Barr i(...)

Thomas Barr on his way to winning the Davy international Mens 400 Hurdles in a time of 48.95. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

No athletics event sounds more like the perfect recipe for disaster than the 400 metres hurdles. Try lining the track with 10 hurdles, each three-foot(...)

Thomas Barr celebrates his victory in last year’s 400m hurdles at the AAI Senior Track & Field Championships at  Morton Stadium in Santry, Dublin. “It’s now all about refining and perfecting the technique as much as possible.” Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

“Nine years, nine months and nine days,” he tells me, off the top of his head – pretty impressive considering Thomas Barr wasn’t even born when Edwin (...)