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(...)

Fionnuala McCormack congratulates her sister Una Britton after winning gold and bronze medals in the senior women’s race at the Irish Life Health  National Cross-Country Championships at the National Sports Campus in Abbotstown. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Sometimes the hardest part about winning a national cross-country title is to stop making it look so easy. Fionnuala McCormack couldn’t quite manage t(...)

  Fionnuala McCormack: It’s exciting to be able to go out and compete on an undulating, mucky, tough, ‘level playing field’ where times and shoe technology don’t have an impact and it comes down to the purest element of our sport, racing!”

The last thing Fionnuala McCormack wants is some fancy headline or blurb announcing her next big race, which is fair enough. Some athletes feel that n(...)

 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(...)

 Sarah Lavin of Ireland during the Women’s 100m hurdles at Dinamo Stadium at the Minsk 2019 European Games in Belarus. Photograph: EPA

At times slightly confusing, though it seems no less entertaining, Team Ireland have qualified for the quarter-finals of the Dynamic New Athletics (DN(...)

Dublin City University (DCU) athletics club have set up an online petition in an effort to retain the services of Enda Fitzpatrick. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

Dublin City University (DCU) athletics club have set up an online petition in an effort to retain the services of Enda Fitzpatrick as the university’s(...)

 Ethiopia’s  Worknesh Degefa  crosses the finish line to win the women’s race at the  Boston Marathon. Photograph: Herb Swanson/EPA

Fionnuala McCormack produced another stellar run to finish 11th best woman overall in the famed Boston Marathon, running a new lifetime best of 2:30.3(...)

The Boston Marathon  will always be out on its own for tradition, only at times the Masters at Augusta runs it close. File photograph: Tim Bradbury/Getty Images

Boston Marathon 2019: what happens when a man runs as a woman? Some American traditions are as beautiful and renowned as to appear sacred. You can’t (...)

Fionnuala McCormack finished 18th in Denmark. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty

The high praise which greeted Fionnuala McCormack’s performance at Saturday’s World Cross Country in Denmark is built on several fronts. On the Aarhus(...)

   Ireland’s Fionnuala McCormack in action at the European Cross Country Championships in Slovakia last year. Photograph: Sasa Pahic Szabo/Inpho

Athletics Ireland has won the bid to host the European Cross Country Championships in 2020, the second time the event will be staged in Ireland. Memb(...)

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