Mark English winning a sixth national indoor title in the men’s 800m at the  recent National Senior Indoor ChampionshipsChampionships at the  National Indoor Arena, Dublin. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

You know what every athlete says about making a championship final: anything can happen! For Mark English, what happened the last two times he made a(...)

North Down AC’s Ben Reynolds winning the  110m hurdles at the National Senior Championships at Morton Stadium in Santry. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Men Leon Reid (Menapians AC) 100m/200m (PB 10.33/20.27) Age: 24 After his 11th-hour transfer from Great Britain to Ireland (his late mother is Belfas(...)

Mo Farah reacts after losing the 5,000m final at the World Athletics Championship. Photo: Getty Images

Saturday night in London and there’s a cup final atmosphere in and around the Olympic Stadium. It’s billed as the last championship race for Mo Farah (...)

Wayde van Niekerk romped to gold in the 400m in London. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Reuters

He’s already been dubbed the most complete sprinter in athletics history and Wayde van Niekerk continues to demonstrate why. In winning part one of hi(...)

Ireland’s Mark English has built up considerable experience, winning the bronze medal at the 2014 European Championships. Photograph: Ian MacNicol/Inpho

It’s a pity that the Christ the Redeemer statue doesn’t loom into view from anywhere inside the Olympic Stadium. Still, for Mark English, the image ha(...)

Ireland’s Mark English savours the moment as he crosses the line to take bronze in the 800m final in Zurich.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy / Inpho

Not long before Mark English toed the line for his 800 metres final a perfect rainbow broke out over the Letzigrund Stadium. English always said he n(...)