Tom Brady accepts the Lombardi Trophy from general manager Jason Licht after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Super Bowl victory in February. Photograph: Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

On Sunday February 7th, 2021, a 43-year-old American who claims ancestral roots in Co Cavan forced tens of millions of people to recalibrate their per(...)

Letesenbet Gidey crosses the finish line to break the half marathon world record in Valencia. Photograph: Muguel Angel polo/EPA

Almost whenever an athletics world record is broken by a hitherto inconceivable time or distance the term Beamonesque is typically rolled out as if on(...)

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge celebrates retaining his  Men’s Marathon crown as he crosses the finish line  at Sapporo Odori Park, Sapporo. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

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Norway’s Karsten Warholm poses with the scoreboard displaying his new world record after winning the men’s 400m hurdles  in Tokyo. Photograph:   Giuseppe Cacace/AFP via Getty Images

Shadows are falling and I’ve been here all day. The short walk from inside the Olympic stadium to the exit lighted up at the Main South Gate takes me (...)

 Norway’s Karsten Warholm after  winning the gold medal in the men’s 400m hurdles in Tokyo. Photograph:   Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Karsten Warholm could not feel his legs as he closed on the finish line. An accumulation of lactic acid is expected, and typically causes great discom(...)

High jump golf medallist  Gianmarco Tamberi of Italy congratulates team-mate  Marcell Lamont Jacobs after his win in the 100 metres at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo. Photograph: Christian Bruna/EPA

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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

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 Norway’s Karsten Warholm clocked a magnificent 46.70 to break the 400m hurdles world record.

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The women’s 1500m event at the Diamond League Athletics meeting in Stockholm. Photograph: Getty Images

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Cardboard fans are displayed in the stands as Karsten Warholm of Norway competes in the men 300m hurdles event during the Impossible Games 2020 at the Bislett Stadium in Oslo. Photograph:  Heiko Junge/NTB Scanpix/AFP via Getty Images

Chris Rawlinson saw his 18-year-old 300m hurdles world record smashed by Norway’s Karsten Warholm at the behind-closed-doors Impossible Games in Oslo.(...)

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