Paul Pollock

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Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge celebrates retaining his  Men’s Marathon crown as he crosses the finish line  at Sapporo Odori Park, Sapporo. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The greatest of all time. The greatest of all time. Believe me there are a few athletes carved out across several events who are walking away from T(...)

 Faith Kipyegon of Kenya goes past Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands on her way to winning gold in the women’s 1,500m final  at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo. Photograph: Diego Azubel/EPA

No harm in trying, as mad as it was, Sifan Hassan denied an unprecedented distance running treble at the second last step and only after she helped ma(...)

Ireland’s Leona Maguire has ground to make up in the final round of the women’s individual stroke play golf. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Stephanie Meadow and Leona Maguire both have ground to make up in the final round of the women’s individual strokeplay golf in the early hours of Satu(...)

Mark English booked his Tokyo berth a matter of hours before Tuesday’s midnight deadline. File photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Imagine waking up in the morning to discover you’ve qualified for the Olympics, then having to double check to make sure the dream is indeed the reali(...)

Christopher O’Donnell, Shartene Mawdsley, Thomas Barr and Phil Healy of Ireland after the 4x400 Metres Relay Mixed at the World Athletics Relays Silesia21. Photo: PressFocus/MB Media/Getty Images

Medals or no medals – and unfortunately no, despite some congratulatory messages it wasn’t a championship event – the 2021 World Athletics Relays in S(...)

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(...)

Paddy Barnes leads Team Ireland out at the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Olympics. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

With the golfers to be added, the boxing team to resume their qualification process, judo and badminton to ratify names, swimmers to swim and the rugb(...)

Ireland’s Kevin Seaward clocked a lifetime best of 2:10.10 at the Seville Marathon. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Some secondary school teachers use the midterm break to go skiing or catch up on corrections: others go about qualifying for the Olympics. And after s(...)

Nike Vaporfly 4%: the shoe of choice for champion marathon runners

What are Nike Vaporfly? Vaporfly running shoes were first developed as prototypes for the 2016 Rio Olympics – as it turned out they were worn by the (...)

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