Laura Muir

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 Gold medallist Genzebe Dibaba (centre),  silver medallist Laura Muir and bronze medallist Stifan Hassan  of the Netherlands. Photograph: EPA/Facundo Arrizabalaga

Laura Muir has revealed how uneasy she feels about racing Genzebe Dibaba, who beat her twice in the world indoor championships in Birmingham. Muir a(...)

Ethiopia’s Genzebe Dibaba  celebrates winning n the Women’s 1500 metres final ahead of Scotland’s Laura Muir during the IAAF Athletics World Indoor Championships at Birmingham. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

It’s hard to get greatly excited about a World Indoor Championships where all the Irish interest is over almost as quickly as it begins. Which is a pi(...)

Ciara Mageean on her way to a 7th place finish in her 1,500m heat in Birmingham. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ciara Mageean kept saying Birmingham was just a sort of drive-by on route to the bigger championships later this season, although it probably didn’t h(...)

Ireland’s Keith Earls  against Wales   at  the Aviva Stadium in  Dublin. You would  expect there might just be some small report of the match in the Australian papers.  Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

I was in my local cafe in Melbourne on Monday morning, scanning the papers for a report or even a result of the game. But nothing, not so much as a wo(...)

South Africa’s Caster Semenya: After falling just short of winning the 1,500m on Monday night, Semenya duly won her heat  in London  in 2:01.34, extending a now unbeaten 23-month winning streak at that distance. Photograph:  Adam Davy/PA Wire

No athlete deserves to be burdened with the repeatedly sketchy attention that Caster Semenya has been getting over the last eight years – only at this(...)

Ciara Mageean: will have learnt a lot from competing at the Rio Olympics. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The difficulty with true championship running is that nothing can replicate it except for true championship running. And no one is more aware of that (...)

Ireland’s Ciara Mageean had to drop out of the 1,500m final at the European Indoor Athletics Championships in Belgrade. Photo: Inpho

The problem with one athlete carrying the medal hopes of a nation is that if it’s not delivered then everyone feels let down. The problem for Ciara Ma(...)

Ireland’s Ciara Mageean after dropping out of the 1,500m final at the European Indoor Athletics Championships. Photo: Sasa Pahic Szabo/Inpho

They say anything can happen in a championship final, although not finishing wasn’t what Ciara Mageean had in mind in Belgrade tonight, the Irish woma(...)

Ireland’s Ciara Mageean on her way to finishing fourth in her heat and qualifying for the European Indoor 1,500m final . Photograph: Sasa Pahic Szabo/Inpho

The relief was obvious – in every sense – as Ciara Mageean knew full well how properly sickening it would have been had she not qualified. She hadn’t (...)

Sir Mo Farah in Holyrood Park prior to Saturday’s Great Edinburgh XCountry in Scotland. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Mo Farah has admitted that he found it “weird” that he again missed out on a top-three finish in the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year award last (...)

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