Sarah Lavin

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Sarah Lavin celebrates qualifying for the final after lowering her personal best. Photograph: Sasa Pahic Szabo/Inpho

You know what they say about making finals. Not once, but twice on Sunday the Irish 4x400 metre relay teams were left wondering what possibilities mig(...)

Ireland’s Sarah Lavin competing in the heats of the women’s 100m hurdles in Tokyo. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Aside from being born on the same day, 13 years apart, Sarah Lavin has spent a part of her life running in the shadow of Derval O’Rourke. A tall one a(...)

Phil Healy finished third in the  400m at the World Athletics Tour Indoor final in Madrid. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Three days after winning her 15th national senior title Phil Healy produced another indoor best time over 400 metres when finishing third at the World(...)

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(...)

Ireland’s Mark English will compete at his second Olympic Games in Tokyo. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Closing time, and in the last round of orders for Tokyo Olympic qualification several more Irish athletes got their shout in just in the nick of time (...)

Phil Healy pips Rhasidat Adeleke to victory in the 200m at Morton Stadium on Sunday. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Like all classic sprint showdowns they chased for the line and time seemed to slow, even as it was racing away, before the suddenly dawning moment of (...)

Mark English has decided to miss the national championships in a bid to run the  automatic qualifying time of 1:45.20 in the 800m at meetings  in Leverkuse  and Barcelona/ Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

In any ordinary Olympic year the national track and field championships would present the perfect opportunity to sign-off on pending qualification, on(...)

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(...)

After racing in January, February and March, Nadia Power had to wait until the middle of April to get some funding, and ended up having to front everything herself. File photograph: Inpho

I was on a group Zoom call recently talking Irish Olympic preparations and was asked a question by Antonio Maurogiovanni, the high performance directo(...)

Sarah Lavin competing in the 60m hurdles  at the 2021 European Indoor Athletics  Championships in Torun, Poland. “I’m under no illusion, it’s skin of my teeth. I know I’ll have to be better than ever before in the few outdoor races I get, if I am to make Tokyo.”  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

How many times would you check your lifelong investment knowing its value was slipping out of the black and into the red and there’s nothing to be don(...)

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