Thomas Barr

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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 (...)

A general view of empty seating in the stadium during the Women’s 200 Metres Heats on day four of the IAAF World Championships at The Khalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

Did you see that? They came and were heard with a little more clamour this time, and were duly treated to a World Championship 5,000m for the ages – (...)

Brendan Boyce celebrates his sixth-place finish in the Men’s 50K Race Walk at the World Athletics Championship in   Doha, Qatar. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Preparing without fail for sweltering heat and humidity is one thing; enduring it without fail for over four hours is something else, and Brendan Boyc(...)

Ireland’s Brendan Boyce moonwalks across the finish line as he came home sixth in the 50km walk at the  IAAF World Athletics Championship at  Corniche in Doha. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Brendan Boyce survived the most gruelling of events at the World Championships in Doha and turned in the performance of his career to finish sixth in (...)

Ireland’s Thomas Barr after finishing fourth in the semi-finals of the 400m hurdles at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Faraway, so close. Thomas Barr came into the homestretch of the super competitive 400 metre hurdles with a place in the World Championship final at hi(...)

Pierce O’Callaghan: “It will be a little bit different to London all right. That’s not to say there won’t be some great athletics.”  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

“It will be a little bit different to London alright,” says Pierce O’Callaghan, gently addressing some of the fears and concerns surrounding the World(...)

 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,(...)

Norway’s Karsten Warholm poses next to the screen reading the new European record after winning in the Men’s 400m Hurdles during the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Zurich. Photograph:  Stefan Wermuth/AFP/Getty Images

Another sensational race over 400 metres hurdles helped drag Thomas Barr to a sixth place finish at the IAAF Diamond League final in Zurich in his sec(...)

 Natalya Coyle  competes in the European  Pentathlon Championships last week in Bath, England. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

The years building up to an Olympics are always fascinating ones. Calculations are being done across the board to discover how many medals one country(...)

 Henrik  Jakob and Filip Ingebrigsten are expected to run for Norway on their home track at Sandnes  in the European Athletics Team Championships. Photograph:  Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

It may be a little unfair to bill it as Team Ireland versus Team Ingebrigtsen, only one at least partly stands in the way of the other in the quest to(...)

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