Mick Clohisey

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 Mick Clohisey: the national marathon champion from 2018 is scheduled to run in Sunday’s Belfast Marathon.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

There will be no international elite field, no spectators at the start, no pacing and no handing out of energy foods along the way, and still no shor(...)

Elite Irish athlete Aoife Cooke: ‘I’m so just grateful to get the opportunity.’ File photograph: Inpho

The MS Stena Adventurer left Dublin Port at 8.15am and among the few passengers sharing the early morning glory of the sunny crossing is Aoife Cooke. (...)

Aoife Cooke from Cork after winning the women’s category in the 2019  Dublin Marathon. She is targeting the elite-only Wrexham marathon in Wales on April 25th in her bid to qualify for Tokyo.    Photograph:  Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Irish athletes are facing a race against time and opportunity in their quest to qualify for the Tokyo Olympic marathon, the worry being not just where(...)

Stephen Scullion of Ireland in action during the London Marathon. Photograph: EPA

The problem with big city marathons is that conditions and the course always differ, sometimes drastically, which means times aren’t always as they ap(...)

  Mick Clohisey taking part in last year’s Dublin Marathon in which he placed second. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

The flight from Dublin to London on Thursday morning is virtually empty. On arrival, Mick Clohisey is collected at Heathrow Airport and taken in a bio(...)

 The Vaporfly running shoes of Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge. Photograph: Alex Halada/AFP via Getty Images

The north Dublin suburb of Raheny used to have an ancient holy well. It was called St Anne’s, like the modern-day park there. And it must have been th(...)

Morocco’s Othmane El Goumri wins the 2019 KBC Dublin Marathon. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

He ran and won but he couldn’t hide from his shadowy past. Othmane El Goumri from Morocco was the first man home in the 2019 Dublin Marathon, just nin(...)

Stephen Scullion celebrates his second place finish in the Dublin Marathon. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

He ran and won but he couldn’t hide - Othmane El Gourmi from Morocco the first man home in the 2019 Dublin Marathon, just nine months after returning (...)

Mary McCarthy: ‘Did I embrace the long runs and the sanctioned leave from the kitchen and the kids? Not exactly.’

Nobody was more surprised than me when I ran the Dublin Marathon last year in 4 hours, 21 minutes. This was faster than 40 per cent of participants an(...)

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(...)

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