Runners at the start line in the 2018 Dublin Marathon. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Ten and a half months before the starting gun is fired all 20,000 entries for the 2019 KBC Dublin Marathon have already sold out. The 40th running of(...)

Kenya’s Geoffrey Kipkorir Kirui high fives spectators as he approaches the finish line in the men’s marathon at the  World Athletics Championships in London. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Kenya’s Geoffrey Kipkorir Kirui prevailed in a compelling east African duel with Ethiopian Tamirat Tola on the streets of London to win the men’s mar(...)

Ireland’s team for the men’s marathon - Paul Pollock, Kevin Seaward and Mick Clohisey. Photograph: Inpho

1.30pm - Men’s marathon And then there were three. Irleand have just a trio athletes yet to compete at the Olympics - and they get to make their Rio (...)

Rob Heffernan is the first Irish athlete to  be  selected for five consecutive summer Olympic Games after being named among a 17-strong team for Rio. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It’s not the largest ever Irish athletics team being sent to the Olympics but it’s already somewhat historic, Rob Heffernan becoming the first athlet(...)

 Fionnuala Britton, Kilcoole AC, Co. Wicklow, on her way to winning the Senior Women’s 8000m race at the GloHealth Inter County  Cross Country Championships at Dundalk Institute of Technology,  Co. Louth. Photograph: Ramsey Cardy / Sportsfile

Only the untouchables of cross country running make it look this easy, and in defending her National Inter-counties title Fionnuala Britton sent out (...)