Mark English

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 Mark English said he was ‘thrilled’ and ‘relieved’ after receiving an eleventh hour invite to the World Athletics Championships. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

An eleventh-hour invite – or seven-day advance notice – will see Mark English in Doha for the start of the World Athletics Championships this Friday,(...)

 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(...)

Stephen Scullion of Clonliffe Harriers (right) and Michael Clohisey of Raheny Shamrock AC in action during the men’s 10,000m during day one of the Irish Life Health National Senior Track & Field Championships at Morton Stadium in Santry. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

It wasn’t unbearably humid, or midnight for that matter, but winning the National 10,000 metres title has further convinced Stephen Scullion to run th(...)

Dragons’ Jeffrey Thys shoots under pressure from Three Rock Rovers’ s Luke Madeley during the Euro Hockey League KO8 match in Eindhoven. Photograph:  Frank Uijlenbroek/World Sport Pics

KHC Dragons 4 Three Rock Rovers 2 For a second year running, Three Rock Rovers battled hard but found the Euro Hockey League KO8 out of range as the(...)

Rena Buckley lifts the O’Duffy Cup in 2017. The  Cork star ticks all the boxes when it comes to an inspirational sporting figure. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Over the weekend I got completely caught up in a wave of cycling, athletics and even pentathlon. I thought 2018 was the year for learning new sports(...)

Ireland’s Ciara Mageean and Mark English with their bronze medals at the European Indoor Athletics Championships. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

They’ve likened it to the killing zone, the last strides of championship running causing such a state of oxygen deprivation it can feel like a case of(...)

Ireland’s Mark English after finishing fifth in the semi-finals of the 800m  at the European Athletics Indoor Championships in Glasgow. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Nearly down but not out! After a classic case of an indoor race where anything can and did go wrong, Mark English found himself tripping over and impe(...)

Ireland’s Phil Healy competes in the Women’s 400m heats in Glasgow. Photograph: PA

They say every indoor championship race is either an incident or an accident waiting to happen, and for a while at least it felt partly self-inflicted(...)

Mark English winning a sixth national indoor title in the men’s 800m at the  recent National Senior Indoor ChampionshipsChampionships at the  National Indoor Arena, Dublin. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

You know what every athlete says about making a championship final: anything can happen! For Mark English, what happened the last two times he made a(...)

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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