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

A third Irish record attempt in almost as many weeks proved a little too much for Ciara Mageean as she dropped off the pace of another super fast race(...)

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.(...)

Thomas Barr: “The only thing about Rio is I look back and think it was such a fantastic part of my career.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Times flies in Olympic cycles and in the four years since Thomas Barr finished fourth in Rio a lot of things have changed. One thing that hasn’t is B(...)

The Westport team react after accidentally breaking the Connacht Cup trophy, at the Sportsground, Galway. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

A – Asking for trouble Headline on the The42.ie ahead of Ireland’s Six Nations meeting with England back in February: “England adds experienced Josep(...)

A general view of empty seating in the stadium during the Women’s 200 Metres Heats on day four of the IAAF World Championships at The Khalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

Did you see that? They came and were heard with a little more clamour this time, and were duly treated to a World Championship 5,000m for the ages – (...)

Ireland’s Thomas Barr after finishing fourth in the semi-finals of the 400m hurdles at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Faraway, so close. Thomas Barr came into the homestretch of the super competitive 400 metre hurdles with a place in the World Championship final at hi(...)

The Khalifa International Stadium in Doha ahead of the IAAF World Athletics Championships. Photograph: Getty Images

The IAAF is discreetly moving away from using the term “fastest loser” on the eve of the world championships after complaints from some inside the spo(...)

Norway’s Karsten Warholm poses next to the screen reading the new European record after winning in the Men’s 400m Hurdles during the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Zurich. Photograph:  Stefan Wermuth/AFP/Getty Images

Another sensational race over 400 metres hurdles helped drag Thomas Barr to a sixth place finish at the IAAF Diamond League final in Zurich in his sec(...)

 Henrik  Jakob and Filip Ingebrigsten are expected to run for Norway on their home track at Sandnes  in the European Athletics Team Championships. Photograph:  Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

It may be a little unfair to bill it as Team Ireland versus Team Ingebrigtsen, only one at least partly stands in the way of the other in the quest to(...)

Ireland’s Sophie Becker with Phil Healy in Glasgow. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Both heat and lane draws can often double their weight and value when it comes to indoor championship running, at least in events up to and including (...)

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