Thomas Barr: “When I saw the news on Tuesday, I was just glad they didn’t drag it on any longer.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Thomas Barr (athletics) The 27-year-old from Waterford finished fourth in the 400m hurdles in Rio in 2016, and was already well on track for Tokyo 20(...)

Ireland’s Kevin Seaward clocked a lifetime best of 2:10.10 at the Seville Marathon. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Some secondary school teachers use the midterm break to go skiing or catch up on corrections: others go about qualifying for the Olympics. And after s(...)

Paul Pollock qualified for the Tokyo Olympics after running the second fastest time by an Irish runner at the Valencia Marathon on Sunday. Photograph:   Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Paul Pollock scored on the double at the Valencia Marathon in Spain on Sunday when running a new personal best of 2:10.25 to secure the automatic qual(...)

Morocco’s Othmane El Goumri wins the 2019 KBC Dublin Marathon. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

He ran and won but he couldn’t hide from his shadowy past. Othmane El Goumri from Morocco was the first man home in the 2019 Dublin Marathon, just nin(...)

Stephen Scullion celebrates his second place finish in the Dublin Marathon. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

He ran and won but he couldn’t hide - Othmane El Gourmi from Morocco the first man home in the 2019 Dublin Marathon, just nine months after returning (...)

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 (...)

 Mark English said he was ‘thrilled’ and ‘relieved’ after receiving an eleventh hour invite to the World Athletics Championships. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

An eleventh-hour invite – or seven-day advance notice – will see Mark English in Doha for the start of the World Athletics Championships this Friday,(...)

Stephen Scullion of Clonliffe Harriers (right) and Michael Clohisey of Raheny Shamrock AC in action during the men’s 10,000m during day one of the Irish Life Health National Senior Track & Field Championships at Morton Stadium in Santry. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

It wasn’t unbearably humid, or midnight for that matter, but winning the National 10,000 metres title has further convinced Stephen Scullion to run th(...)

Brendan Boyce after finishing 19th in the 50km racewalk in Berlin. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

“Horrendous, traumatic, brutal at the best of times, technically his worst ever”. . . and still Brendan Boyce is taking something positive out of it. (...)

Ciara Mageean is one of Ireland’s main medal hopes at the European Championships in Berlin. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Follow that, as Neil Diamond once said backstage to Bob Dylan, the rest of which is better left unsaid. Some acts will always be bettered when followe(...)

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