Christian Coleman of the United States wins  gold ahead of compatriot Justin Gatlin  and Andre De Grasse of Canada in the men’s 100 metres final at the  World Athletics Championships  at Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar. Photograph: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

It wouldn’t be a proper race to decide the fastest man on earth without the need to suspend some credibility. Two years after Justin Gatlin beat Usain(...)

Britain’s Queen Victoria  pictured in a carriage in Dublin in 1900. In this video still, Victoria Arnott is on the left in a white hat before she presents the monarch with flowers. Photograph: Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Rediscovered footage of Queen Victoria’s last visit to Ireland in 1900 has been described as of “astonishing” clarity . The minute and a half worth o(...)

British sprinter Dina Asher-Smith – who clocked 10.85 seconds in winning gold at the European Championships in 2018 – is able to harness the necessary strength and power by mixing track training with gym workouts. Photograph: Getty Images
7 tips to improve your sprinting

1) Build strength with gym workouts Sprinting is very high impact – when elite athletes hit maximum speed in a 100 metres race, their feet will strik(...)

Khabib Nurmagomedov could well be Conor McGregor’s toughest opponent yet when they square off in Las Vegas for UFC 229. Photo: Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Barging his way into a boxing ring with Floyd Mayweather and pocketing $100m for his troubles was all very well for Conor McGregor. But what did it do(...)

Michael Johnson is recovering from a “mini stroke”, the Olympic champion and former world record-holder said on Twitter on Saturday but expects to mak(...)

 Spain’s Oscar Husillos celebrates winning the Men’s 400 Metre final at the World Indoor Athletics Championships – but he was later disqualified for lane infringement. Photograph: John Sibley/Reuters

Granted, it was hard enough to see the telly over the weekend what with the stockpile of sliced pans in the living room, but where would we have been (...)

Britain’s women’s 4x400m relay team of  Zoey Clark, Laviai Nielsen, Eilidh Doyle and Emily Diamond  celebrate winning silver at the World Championships in London.  Photograph: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images.

The former world 400m record holder Michael Johnson has urged the British public not to get carried away with Britain’s late haul of medals at the wor(...)

Japan’s Abdul Hakim Sani Brown, Trinidad and Tobago’s Jereem Richards, Botswana’s Isaac Makwala, Turkey’s Ramil Guliyev, US athlete Isiah Young and South Africa’s Wayde Van Niekerk compete in the final of the men’s 200m at the World Championships in London. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerk hit out at Isaac Makwala and accused him of a lack of respect after missing out on his dream double at the World Cham(...)

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(...)

 Usain Bolt celebrating winning the men’s 200m final at the National stadium as part of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images

They say every generation throws a superstar up the pop charts. An Ali. Pele. And just like that a Usain Bolt. Unlike most people, not everything abo(...)

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