Yasemin Can

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Fionnuala McCormack, sixth from left, in the starting line of the senior women’s race at the European Cross-Country. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

All week the talk was whether Fionnuala McCormack could recover from 26.2 miles of racing in Valencia on December 5th in time for Sunday’s European Cr(...)

Germany’s Konstanze Klosterhalfen  competing  in the women’s 10,000m final at the Tokyo Olympics. Photograph:   Patrick Smith/Getty Images

The original plan was to fly into Dublin this week and take in some of the build-up to Sunday’s European Cross-Country at Abbotstown. Then the plan ch(...)

Fionnuala Britton (McCormack) after winning the  gold medal at the European Cross-Country Championships  in Slovenia in 2011. Photograph: Sasa Pahic Szabo/Inpho

Every morning in Africa a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa a lion wakes up. (...)

Fionnuala McCormack came 12th in the European Cross Country in Slovakia. Photograph: Sasa Pahic Szabo/Inpho

Not quite déjà vu all over again - Fionnuala McCormack this time not so much run off the European Cross Country medal podium by the still conspicuous (...)

Ireland’s Ciara Mageean had to drop out of the 1,500m final at the European Indoor Athletics Championships in Belgrade. Photo: Inpho

The problem with one athlete carrying the medal hopes of a nation is that if it’s not delivered then everyone feels let down. The problem for Ciara Ma(...)

 Team Turkey: It’s only been a couple of years since 46 of Turkey’s international athletes were added to the IAAF’s banned list, for assorted transgressions, including doping. Photograph:  Tullio M Puglia/Getty Images for European Athletics

As the morning wore on, Jerry Kiernan sounded like a man who’d wished he’d stayed in bed. “Between the Turks with their three Kenyans and Spain with t(...)

Fionnuala McCormack during the European Cross Country Championships in Chia, Italy. Photograph: Sasa Pahic Szabo/Inpho

Déjà vu all over again - because not for the first time, Fionnuala McCormack was run off the European Cross Country medal podium by the uncomfortably(...)

Ireland’s Fionnuala McCormack will be hoping to regain the European Cross Country title in Chia, Italy, on Sunday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

Strange how the build-up to Sunday’s European Cross County in Chia, Italy, has been about athletes who possibly shouldn’t be there as much as the athl(...)

Fionnuala McCormack (centre) running in the 10,000m final at the  European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam. Photograph: Karen Delvoije/Inpho

They say the only feeling worse than finishing fourth at a major championship is finishing fourth again, and Fionnuala McCormack now knows that feelin(...)