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 (...)

South Africa’s Caster Semenya celebrates winning the women’s 800m final in Rio. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

Rarely in Olympic history have three gold medal winners talked so loudly on the track, only to sound a little more muted afterwards. Mo Farah – winni(...)

Britain’s Mo Farah completed a double-double after he added the 5,000m gold to his 10,000m success in Rio. Photograph: Afp

Rarely in Olympic history were two gold medal distance runners rolled into the press conference room having already done so much talking on the track.(...)

Kenya’s David Lekuta Rudisha reacts as he wins the men’s 800 metres in Rio. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

We came to witness another crack at Olympic history - although not many of us, as it turned out - and left instead after a near-action replay of the n(...)