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(...)

 Ireland’s Ciara Mageean on her way to finishing fifth to qualify for the semi-final. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

After some gentle pushing and then a little shoving Ciara Mageean came safely through her 1,500 metres heat at the World Championships, running with t(...)

Ciara Mageean: will have learnt a lot from competing at the Rio Olympics. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The difficulty with true championship running is that nothing can replicate it except for true championship running. And no one is more aware of that (...)

Ireland’s Ciara Mageean dejected after failing to qualify for the final. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

She put herself in a position to make the Olympic 1,500 metres final, but she just couldn’t quite hold it, Ciara Mageean run out of the qualifying pla(...)

Kenya’s David Rudisha  beats Adam Kszczot of Poland to win gold in the Men’s 800m final at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

David Rudisha strained every sinew to win gold, Genzebe Dibaba dominated in the way the Kenyan once did and Usain Bolt’s second sprint showdown with J(...)