Bill Ribbans says the second Lions Test in South Africa in 2009 was the most brutal match he had ever seen. Photograph: Inpho

“It’s incredible that sports medicine has only been recognised the last 15 years,” Bill Ribbans says as he reflects on his four decades of work as an (...)

Pádraig Harrington and his caddie Ronan Flood  move a tree branch out of the way to get to his ball at the 10th hole during the first round of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at  Galgorm Castle. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

You might have seen Pádraig Harrington and his caddie Ronan Flood apply Rule 15.1 of the Rules of Golf on the par-5 10th hole during his opening round(...)

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 (...)

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 (...)

Eliud Kipchoge wearing his Nike Vaporfly runners after completing a staged marathon in Vienna last October in a time of  1:59.40. Photograph: Alex Halada/AFP via Getty Images

After much speculation and considerable debate, World Athletics have published their amended rule with regards to competition running shoes, placing r(...)

 Eliud Kipchoge (in white)  became the first man to run a marathon in under two hours  and made it look easy in Vienna as he finally dipped under two hours finishing in 1:59:40 seconds. Photograph: Christian Bruna/EPA

In the space 36 hours last weekend the state of elite marathon running changed forever. Across two continents the benchmark for the men and women’s fa(...)

Sources claim it is unlikely that a new consensus position would be reached before the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. Photograph: Getty Images

Plans by the International Olympic Committee to introduce stricter guidelines for transgender athletes before the Tokyo 2020 Games have run into the s(...)

The Boston Marathon  will always be out on its own for tradition, only at times the Masters at Augusta runs it close. File photograph: Tim Bradbury/Getty Images

Boston Marathon 2019: what happens when a man runs as a woman? Some American traditions are as beautiful and renowned as to appear sacred. You can’t (...)

 Caster Semenya:  the IAAF plans to argue that Olympic women’s 800m champion Caster Semenya should be classified as a “biological male”. Photograph: Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty

Sports, sex, gender, biology and the case of Caster Semenya. Back when I entered my studies into the world of criminality, we had a class on gender,(...)

I’ve been running for about five years. I started because I wanted to get fitter and I carried on because it worked. When you’re in your 50s, with a j(...)

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