Nic Bideau

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Sonie O’Sullivan is to take up a coaching role with Nike based in Portland, Oregon. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Sonia O’Sullivan has agreed to take up a new assistant coaching role with a Nike training group based in Portland, Oregon beginning this week, initial(...)

A dejected Sonia O’Sullivan after failing to qualify for the 5,000m final in the World Athletics Championships in Athens in 1997. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Inpho

I remember there were some wooden picnic tables, covered with red-and-white tablecloths, with a great big umbrella in the middle to offer some shade f(...)

Sonia O’Sullivan takes silver behind Gabriela Szabo in the 5,000m at the Sydney Olympic Games. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Before Dundrum became a Town Centre and they paved our paradise we lived just around the corner on Weston Park and every summer transformed the place (...)

Dublin Track Club coach Feidhlim Kelly leading a track session with Paul Robinson, Daire Finn and Brian Fay. Photograph: Dublin Track Cub

First rule of the Dublin Track Club is that this is not a club. Second rule of the Dublin Track Club is that they do not have a track. After that ther(...)

Smoke obscures the sun on the  running trails  at Falls Creek. Photograph: Sonia O’Sullivan

Three leading Irish athletes have been forced to abandon their planned training camp around the Australian mountain resort at Falls Creek, in north-ea(...)

Sinead Diver finished seventh in the London Marathon. Photograph: Matt King/Getty

All marathon runners know it’s not only the distance that kills, it’s the pace, and Sinead Diver bravely survived on both fronts to finish seventh bes(...)

Former Olympian Sonia O’Sullivan with her daughter Sophie at Malahide Castle Parkrun in April 2014. Photograph: Tomas Greally
Are a mother’s genes a blessing?
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  • September 26, 2017, 07:00

There are many things we might attribute to our genetics – a fiery temperament, baldness, high cholesterol – however, some are lucky to inherit a pare(...)

Life-like: Sonia O’Sullivan poses on the plinth in Cobh where a bronze statue in her image will be unveiled this weekend. Photograph: Cobh Tourism

She has won gold and silver on the track and in cross country, but now athlete Sonia O’Sullivan is to be honoured in bronze with a life-size statue to(...)

Mark English celebrates winning a silver medal in the men’s European Indoor 800m final, in which he ran a tactically perfect race. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The late great Noel Carroll would have been well impressed. There is a tactical art to 800m running which doubles its value indoors, and few Irish ath(...)

Mark English has been combining his athletics preparations with his third year of medical studies at UCD. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Not many Irish athletes can talk up their medal prospects in such realistic terms as Mark English. At 21, he may still be a student of 800 metre runn(...)

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