Lance Armstrong

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Ciarán Ó Lionáird in action during the Morton Mile in 2014. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

These are strange days for the distance runner. I rang Ciarán Ó Lionáird during the week to find out was he serious about wanting to come home to run (...)

The 21  switchbacks on Alpe d’Huez are each numbered in descending order. Photograph:  Robert Laberge/Getty Images

Bourg d’Oisans, July 26th, 2011 Late afternoon and the Alps are hot. We take one last sip from our water bottles, run a quick check over each tyre pr(...)

Spain’s Miguel Indurain in the yellow jersey  is protected by his team-mates Marino Alonso (left) and Pedro Delgado (centre) during the 17th stage of the 1992 Tour de France. Photograph: Boris Horvat/AFP via Getty Images

If memory serves, the bus from Bilbao pulled into San Sebastian on the Friday morning. Thursday night had been spent on the sleeper train from Madrid’(...)

Mo Farah: Apparently Mo has trouble hearing, trouble remembering, has problems filling out his whereabouts forms, goes to the wrong country. Photograph: Kamil Jrzaczynski/AFP via Getty Images)

If there was one man I would have in charge of anti-doping agencies or even just investigating athletes by randomly turning up on their doorstep, with(...)

 Saracens’ Jamie George, Ben Earle and teammates celebrate after the victory over Racing 92 at Allianz Park, London which sealed their place in the quarter finals of the Champions Cup. Photograph: Paul Childs/Reuters

Spare a thought for Glasgow. In the heel of the hunt, the Scottish team missed out on the quarter-finals of the Heineken Champions Cup to a club who, (...)

Alex Rodriguez  before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees on September 8th, 2019, at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. Photograph: Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images

The most notorious steroid-user in baseball history is never off American television these days. No sooner had Alex Rodriguez finished the season as l(...)

 Eliud Kipchoge (in white)  became the first man to run a marathon in under two hours  and made it look easy in Vienna as he finally dipped under two hours finishing in 1:59:40 seconds. Photograph: Christian Bruna/EPA

In the space 36 hours last weekend the state of elite marathon running changed forever. Across two continents the benchmark for the men and women’s fa(...)

Diane LeMay, a paediatrician and former friend of John Looker, holds up a shirt with Looker’s name. Photograph: Maddie McGarvey/The New York Times

Erika Decker knew three things about John Looker when he reached out to her on Facebook in 2014: He was a cult figure in Columbus, Ohio, where they bo(...)

 Lance Armstrong  celebrates after winning  stage 17 of the Tour de France  in 2004. Photograph: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Former cycling champion Lance Armstrong has said he “wouldn’t change a thing” about the doping that led to him being stripped of his record seven Tou(...)

Donald Trump, a winner at the ballot box, but  ‘the Stoics argued one cannot take pride in one’s life unless it is a virtuous life’. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

It is commonly believed, particularly in business and sporting circles, that nice guys finish last. Never mind that a pile of psychological research (...)

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