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Timothy Cheruiyot of Kenya  in the  1,500m  final during day ten of the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. Photograph:  Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Don’t look now. After 10 long days and even longer nights the curtain came down on the World Championships in Doha with credibility and impossibility (...)

 Sifan Hassan of Netherlands celebrates wining gold in the Women’s 1,500 metres. Photograph:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Oh mercy. Now that was properly incredible, Sifan Hassan producing the single most impressive women’s 1,500 metres in World Championship history to co(...)

Ireland’s Ciara Mageean on her way to finishing fifth to qualify for the semi-final in the 1,500M at Doha. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/inpho

It’s only been 22 years since an Irish woman last made the final of the 1,500 metres at the World Championships, some measure of both the task and opp(...)

Now, with Scotland in their sights, all that torture has been moulded into something resembling peak performance. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Small island, big dreams. There’s nowhere to hide on this green rock. Six hours cruising in his vintage mustang can have Jacob Stockdale beside Conor (...)

Rhasidat Adeleke celebrates winning the 200m final in Baku. Photograph:  Inpho/Bryan Keane

Rhasidat Adeleke has this week won double gold in the 100m and 200m at the European Youth Olympic Festival in Baku, Azerbaijan. The 16-year-old is fr(...)

Jimmy Reardon in 1948: his 400m best of 47.6 would have won him a bronze medal at the 2018 Irish championships, 70 years after he ran it.

“We could sure use you guys at Villanova” – the famous words spoken to Ireland’s first US scholarship athlete, Jimmy Reardon, who passed away on Thurs(...)

Sinead Diver finished seventh in the London Marathon. Photograph: Matt King/Getty

All marathon runners know it’s not only the distance that kills, it’s the pace, and Sinead Diver bravely survived on both fronts to finish seventh bes(...)

It was the perfect cycling break, as hard as you wanted to make it. And everyone was there to work hard and enjoy the effort in the beautiful scenic surroundings

Is it a cycling holiday or it is a training camp? This was the question I had in my head as I stood on the steps of the Ryanair flight from Cork bound(...)

Sinead Diver set another record in Japan. Photograph: Bradley Kanaris/Getty

There is simply no slowing or stopping the record-breaking times of Sinead Diver, the Irish-born runner clocking the fastest ever half-marathon for a (...)

Rachel Flaherty: “I’ve often wondered if am I the only person in Ireland not to have run a 5km race?”

I couldn’t put it off any longer. It was time to face my nemesis – running. The exercise I have yearned to be good at for many years, envied and admi(...)

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