Jo Pavey

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British distance runner Jo Pavey  said  Nike had stopped their sponsorship payments while she was pregnant. Photograph:  Ian Walton/Getty Images

Sportswear giant Nike will waive performance-based targets for 12 months for any of their pregnant athletes after several runners revealed they had th(...)

Jessica Ennis-Hill (R) finished second behind Russia’s Tatyana Chernova in the Heptathlon at the 2011 World Championships - Chernova was banned for doping in 2013. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP

When the athletics world championships begin next month in London, there will be a few extra medal ceremonies. Eleven athletes and five teams whose r(...)

Don’t let your fear put you off running. Photograph: iStock

Q: I don’t run because I’m afraid of bad men who kidnap joggers. Have you ever been accosted by men? Have you been in dangerous situations? Some peopl(...)

Pauline Curley was the first Irish female athlete to finish the Dublin Marathon on the October Bank Holiday Monday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

The main difficulty in standing at the finish line of the Dublin Marathon is that every one of the 15,000 runners who begin passing by has their own s(...)

Paula Radcliffe will bid farewell to competitive athletics at this year’s London Marathon three years after fearing her days running the 26.2 mile distance had gone for good. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA

Paula Radcliffe will bid farewell to competitive athletics at this year’s London Marathon three years after fearing her days running the 26.2 mile dis(...)

“Rory’s got that real athlete’s body now,” said Greg Allen of RTÉ of the world’s number one golfer, Rory McIlroy, “not totally ripped, in the Tiger Woods sense; he’s just superbly conditioned, especially when you watch him from behind”. Photograph: Hunter Martin/Getty Images

I was having a beer with Greg Allen in Zurich last weekend and he was telling me about Rory McIlroy’s arse. It was early and the beer was light and it(...)