Lance Armstrong

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 Eliud Kipchoge (in white)  became the first man to run a marathon in under two hours  and made it look easy in Vienna as he finally dipped under two hours finishing in 1:59:40 seconds. Photograph: Christian Bruna/EPA

In the space 36 hours last weekend the state of elite marathon running changed forever. Across two continents the benchmark for the men and women’s fa(...)

Diane LeMay, a paediatrician and former friend of John Looker, holds up a shirt with Looker’s name. Photograph: Maddie McGarvey/The New York Times

Erika Decker knew three things about John Looker when he reached out to her on Facebook in 2014: He was a cult figure in Columbus, Ohio, where they bo(...)

 Lance Armstrong  celebrates after winning  stage 17 of the Tour de France  in 2004. Photograph: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Former cycling champion Lance Armstrong has said he “wouldn’t change a thing” about the doping that led to him being stripped of his record seven Tou(...)

Donald Trump, a winner at the ballot box, but  ‘the Stoics argued one cannot take pride in one’s life unless it is a virtuous life’. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

It is commonly believed, particularly in business and sporting circles, that nice guys finish last. Never mind that a pile of psychological research (...)

 Maria Sharapova of Russia and Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark shaking hands at their  Australian Open match. Photograph: . EPA/Lukas Coch

Maria Sharapova is having a hard time, bless her. Now, don’t jump to conclusions. We can’t all have a heartwarming comeback like Petra Kvitova, who li(...)

Usada,  still chasing a follow-up to their 2012  effort with Lance Armstrong, have snapped on the rubber gloves for real this time and set about cleaning up the cesspool of nonagenarian doping in sport. Photograph:  Phil Walter/Getty Images

“January 4th 2019: Usada announced today that Carl Grove, of Bristol, Indiana, an athlete in the sport of cycling, has accepted a public warning for h(...)

Team Sky celebrate Geraint Thomas’s Tour de France victory on the Champs-Élysées back in July. Photograph: Sebastien Nogier/EPA

Every now and then a new force enters a sport with an impact so crushing that it reshapes and even deforms the whole competition. So it was with the s(...)

Dijon, France

The last time I set foot in Burgundy-Franche-Comté my mother had just passed away. I boarded a flight from Dublin to Paris, where I would connect by (...)

Bradley Wiggins pictured at the Olympic Park in London during the recent  Six Day London race. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Reuters

“People ask me now, ‘Are you Bradley Wiggins?’ and I always say, ‘I used to be,’” the former cyclist explains with a painful little smile as his famou(...)

Johan Bruyneel (L) with Lance Armstrong after the 20th stage of the 2010 Tour de France. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty

Lance Armstrong’s former team manager has been handed a lifetime ban from cycling for his role in a doping scandal that saw Armstrong stripped of his (...)

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