Britain’s Mo Farah celebrates after victory and a world record in the men’s one-hour event at The Diamond League AG Memorial Van Damme athletics meeting at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels.  Photograph: Martin Bureau/AFP via Getty Images

Billed as the fastest half marathon field ever assembled in Northern Ireland, the only worry for the race organisers is whether or not it will be fast(...)

Harold Abrahams wins the 100 yards at the 1924 AAA Championships at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Central Press/Getty Images

The beach running scene is still acted out along the Old Course at St Andrews and so too is the Trinity Great Court run at Cambridge. The soundtrack i(...)

Pádraig Harrington says he would usually be about 5-10 years ahead of the trend when it comes to new ideas. Photo: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

The sports scientist laughs at the joke against himself. As an aspiring athlete in his own right when studying in London, among those who pounded the (...)

Sonia O’Sullivan takes silver behind Gabriela Szabo in the 5,000m at the Sydney Olympic Games. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Before Dundrum became a Town Centre and they paved our paradise we lived just around the corner on Weston Park and every summer transformed the place (...)

Lukas Bates, dressed as Big Ben, struggles to get over the finish line during the London Marathon. Photo: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

It’s possibly no consolation to Liverpool fans after 29.1 millimetres banjaxed their Sunday, but there’s always someone worse off. Like that man dre(...)

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge won a record fourth London Marathon. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty

Mo Farah ended a week in which he was savaged by one distance running great by being blown away by another. Farah was bidding to win the Virgin Money(...)

Grin and bear it: A study, recently reported in the journal ‘Psychology of Sport and Exercise’, found  that compared with frowning, smiling during running improved running economy by 2.8 per cent. Photograph: Getty

In many long-distance races, elite athletes often appear relaxed, with some – remember the legendary Ethiopian Haile Gebrselassie? – even smiling. By (...)

 Mo Farah applauds the crowd after the race. Photo: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

So they caught him in the end, Mo Farah losing his last championship race on the track inside a packed London Olympic Stadium, beaten into second plac(...)

South Africa’s Caster Semenya celebrates winning the women’s 800m final in Rio. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

Rarely in Olympic history have three gold medal winners talked so loudly on the track, only to sound a little more muted afterwards. Mo Farah – winni(...)

Britain’s Mo Farah completed a double-double after he added the 5,000m gold to his 10,000m success in Rio. Photograph: Afp

Rarely in Olympic history were two gold medal distance runners rolled into the press conference room having already done so much talking on the track.(...)

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