Sonia O Sullivan

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 Runners cross the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge at the start of the  New York City Marathon in  Brooklyn. Photograph:  Alex Goodlett/Getty Images

Don’t feel bad. Ease yourself into it. It’s only the first Saturday of the New Year. Your heart is pure and your intentions remain true and unsulli(...)

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 (...)

 Sonia O’Sullivan presenting Mary Davis of Special Olympics the Outstanding Achievement award at The Irish Times/Sport Ireland Sportswoman of the Year Awards in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Everything about Sonia O’Sullivan presenting Mary Davis with the outstanding contribution to women’s sport award was entirely fitting. For O’Sullivan,(...)

Dr Brian Moore of Orreco: “Our ultimate aim is to build the world’s first artificial intelligence  coach”

Orreco, the fast-growing Irish sports tech firm, has signed multiyear contract renewals deals with Premier League team Newcastle United and an unnamed(...)

In his first two years as president of the IAAF, the governing body of world athletics, Sebastian Coe has taken a strong stance against doping. Medals(...)

Ireland athletics manager Patsy McGonagle has stepped down from his position. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Patsy McGonagle has confirmed he is stepping down as manager of the Irish Athletics team, completing a 25-year stint which first began at the World Ju(...)

Chinese athletics coach Ma Junren at a press conference in Beijing, 1993. Photograph: Manuel Ceneta/AFP/Getty Images

Fresh evidence has emerged suggesting that Sonia O’Sullivan was almost certainly denied two World Championship gold medals due to the widespread dopin(...)

President Higgins said he was absolutely delighted to hear about the result during his State visit to Australia.

President Michael D Higgins praised the Republic of Ireland soccer team for the spirit they showed in beating Wales 1-0 in Cardiff on Monday night and(...)

Former Olympian Sonia O’Sullivan with her daughter Sophie at Malahide Castle Parkrun in April 2014. Photograph: Tomas Greally
Are a mother’s genes a blessing?
  • Fitness
  • September 26, 2017, 07:00

There are many things we might attribute to our genetics – a fiery temperament, baldness, high cholesterol – however, some are lucky to inherit a pare(...)

 Professor John Coolahan,  Sonia O’Sullivan and Labhrás Ó Murchú at the ceremony in DCU where they were awarded Honorary Doctorates. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

She won every major honour on the track and now Sonia O’Sullivan has received another honorary degree - Dublin City University awarding her a Doctor o(...)

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