Eliud Kipchoge

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Carissa Moore of Team United States during a practice session at Tsurigaskai Surfing Beach on Thursday, ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan. Photograph: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

CARISSA MOORE Age: 28 Event: Surfing Country: United States Olympic Medals: 0 Surfing is among the four sports making their Olympic debuts in Tokyo –(...)

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge celebrates as	he crosses the finish line after breaking the mythical two-hour barrier for the marathon in Vienna last October. Photograph:    Alex Halada/AFP via Getty Images

It’s starting where it normally would finish. Instead of being one big lap it’s 20 small ones. Some say it’s more a shoe-down than showdown, others th(...)

  Mick Clohisey taking part in last year’s Dublin Marathon in which he placed second. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

The flight from Dublin to London on Thursday morning is virtually empty. On arrival, Mick Clohisey is collected at Heathrow Airport and taken in a bio(...)

Mo Farah will run this year’s London Marathon as a pacemaker, as he tries to help British athletes hoping to run the 2hr 11min 30sec Olympic qualifying time. File photograph: Getty Images

The London Marathon is to cut its prize fund for next month’s race by nearly half because of the financial hit from the Covid-19 pandemic. Last year (...)

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(...)

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge crosses the finish line in Vienna. Photograph: Alex Halada/AFP/Getty

Eliud Kipchoge has become the first runner to finish a marathon in under two hours. The 34-year-old Kenyan completed the course in Vienna, Austria, i(...)

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge  setting a new world record when winning the Berlin Marathon on September 16th, 2018. Photograph:  Getty Images

Enough already. Nowhere does the objective meet the subjective with greater fear or envy than at the annual sporting awards, and everyone keeps saying(...)

Eliud Kipchoge smashed the marathon world record in Berlin. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

At his training camp in Kenya, where Eliud Kipchoge takes his turn to clean out the toilets and draw water from the nearby well, his fellow athletes c(...)

A panoramic view of the Berlin Marathon on Sunday Photograph: Michael Dadder/Reuters

Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge staved off a surprise challenge from Ethiopian debutant Guye Adola to win an enthralling Berlin marathon on Sunday, b(...)

Ethiopian long distance runner, Lelisa Desisa, takes part in a practice session on the outskirts of Addis Ababa. Photograph: Getty Images

The next time you are on a treadmill, try this simple experiment. First, hold down the speed button until it reaches 13.1mph – assuming it even goes t(...)

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