Paul Pollock

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Mark English is expected to make it through Friday’s 800m heat where he may attempt to run from the front. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

There is a tactical element to 800m running which doubles its value indoors. No one knows this better than Mark English, which is a good thing, becau(...)

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(...)

Announcement of the Irish Team for the European Indoor Athletics Championships in Prague - Ciara Everard, Declan Murray, Mark English and Dara Kevrick. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Twelve Irish athletes, led by 800 metres medal contender Mark English, will contest the European Indoor Championships, which get underway in Prague on(...)

 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 (...)

Ciarán Ó Lionáird (centre) will be joined by  Paul Robinson and John Travers in the 1,500 metres at the European Championships next month. Photograph: Inpho

A team of 30 Irish athletes with at least three medal favourites have been selected for the European Athletics Championships, which take place in Zuri(...)

Spain’s Alemayehu Bezabeh shows off his gold medal after his win in the men’s senior race.

There’s nothing unusual about Kenyans and Ethiopians dominating cross country races. You just don’t expect to see it at the European Championships.Ind(...)

If I was Sir Roger Bannister, the thought of what’s coming down the track next May would be terrifying. Imagine every sporting media outlet in the wor(...)

Ireland’s Fionnuala Britton won in Antwerp last weekend. Photograph: Inpho

Plans to add some international flavour to Sunday’s Intercounties Cross County Championships haven’t materialised, at least not in any significant way(...)

DSD club-mates Joe Sweeney and Maria McCambridge are the favourites to win the Airtricity Dublin Marathon on Bank Holiday Monday. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Not since John Treacy survived a minor hamstring cramp in the last mile to win the 1993 edition has the Dublin Marathon produced an Irish men’s winner(...)

Paul Pollock of Ireland after he finished the men’s marathon at the IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Uganda’s Olympic champion Stephen Kiprotich showed he was no one-hit wonder by breaking Kenya’s stranglehold on the men’s marathon at the world champi(...)

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