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(...)

Revive Active ambassador Paula Radcliffe. The supplements firm now has eight products on the market. Photograph: Andrew Downes/Xposure

Galway supplement business Revive Active is investing €500,000 in a new manufacturing plant as it brings that part of its business back in-house. Th(...)

Eliud Kipchoge runs to win the 45th Berlin Marathon on Sunday. Kipchoge set a new world record in 2 hours 1 minute 39 seconds. Photo: Markus Schreiber/EPA

When Eliud Kipchoge woke to a dazzling Monday morning in Berlin he was greeted with global headlines lauding him as a “long-distance Usain Bolt” and “(...)

In case you have a severe attack, it is advisable to have a reliever inhaler on hand as it can act rapidly to relax straining airways. Photograph: iStock

More than 470,000 adults and children have asthma in Ireland, but, although it is a long-term condition, doctors now believe that, with the right prec(...)

Mo Farah reacts after crossing the finish line to finish third in the London Marathon. Photo: Daniel Leal-Olivas/Getty Images

Looking a sort of ghostly shadow of his recent self, his stride more laboured than loping, Mo Farah crossed the finish line of the London Marathon in (...)

Mo Farah of Britain crosses the finish line to take third place during the Virgin Money London Marathon. Photo: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

Ouch. Everyone knows it’s not the distance that kills in the marathon, it’s the pace – and that’s what ultimately killed Mo Farah’s chances of winning(...)

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