Kevin Seaward

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North Down AC’s Ben Reynolds winning the  110m hurdles at the National Senior Championships at Morton Stadium in Santry. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Men Leon Reid (Menapians AC) 100m/200m (PB 10.33/20.27) Age: 24 After his 11th-hour transfer from Great Britain to Ireland (his late mother is Belfas(...)

Ethiopia’s Feyisa Lilesa makes a gesture after taking the silver medal in the men’s marathon at the Olympic Games in Rio. Photograph: Olivier Morin/AFP/Getty Images

No event carries more historical prestige than the Olympic marathon, which is partly why Feyisa Lilesa couldn’t let the moment pass without making som(...)

Ireland’s team for the men’s marathon - Paul Pollock, Kevin Seaward and Mick Clohisey. Photograph: Inpho

1.30pm - Men’s marathon And then there were three. Irleand have just a trio athletes yet to compete at the Olympics - and they get to make their Rio (...)

Rob Heffernan is the first Irish athlete to  be  selected for five consecutive summer Olympic Games after being named among a 17-strong team for Rio. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It’s not the largest ever Irish athletics team being sent to the Olympics but it’s already somewhat historic, Rob Heffernan becoming the first athlet(...)

Ireland’s Paul Pollock (r) continues to strengthen his chances of competing in the Rio Olympics Photograph: INPHO/Sasa Pahic Szabo

Paul Pollock is fast improving his chances of securing Rio Olympic marathon qualification after leading the Irish team to a seventh place finish at th(...)

Mark English will run the 800m at the  World Indoor Championships in Portland, Oregon. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ireland will have just two representatives at the World Indoor Championships in Portland, Oregon later this month, with Mark English qualifying for th(...)

Mick Clohisey finished 10th in the Seville Marathon, his time of 2:15:10 making him the second-fastest Irish qualifier to date for the Rio Olympic Games. Photograph:  Sasa Pahic Szabo/Inpho

So the plot thickens on Ireland’s Rio Olympic marathon qualifiers, with Mick Clohisey improving his chances of selection by running 2:15:10 when finis(...)

Kevin Seaward produced the fastest Irish marathon performance in three years in Berlin. Photograph: Inpho

So already the selection dilemma begins, with four Irish men finishing the Berlin marathon well inside the qualifying standard for next summer’s Rio O(...)

Ireland’s Paul Pollock has already proved he is capable of bettering the Olympic marathon qualification time of 2:17:00. Photograph: Ian McNicol: Inpho.

Only 314 days to go! No one does this cheap and tiresome countdown better than the Olympics. And no one recognises the utter nonsense of it better (...)