With temperatures only ever hitting a low of 29.5C during the four-hour slog, the Donegal walker was never lower than 19th as a field of 46 produced 28 finishers – 14 of whom were forced to drop out during the longest event in the programme.
Sun, 29 Sep, 2019
He smiled through the cold, he smiled through the rain, and although the distance between the board and sandpit somewhat curtailed his leap, long-jump world champion Luvo Manyonga has vowed to return Leeside for the 2020 edition of the Cork City Sports.
Thu, 15 Aug, 2019
Outside the National Sports Campus, people like Liam Harbison don’t register, a bit like the powerbrokers pulling the strings in the West Wing. Dubliner Harbison is the ‘chief of staff’, one of the most powerful and influential people in an Irish sporting landscape that has capitalised on the political fallout following the Rio Olympics.
Sat, 05 Jan, 2019
There have been so many twists and turns in Sanita Puspure’s life, from the moment she quit rowing in Latvia to when she ruled the world in Bulgaria last summer.
Wed, 02 Jan, 2019
Last March, Cameron Bancroft of the Australian men’s cricket team — with the prior knowledge of his captain, Steve Smith, and vice-captain, David Warner — was seen on TV cameras tampering with the ball during his country’s third test against South Africa in Cape Town, writes
Thu, 01 Nov, 2018
Wed, 07 Mar, 2018
Scott Evans announced his retirement from international badminton this week. The three-time Olympian was a star of the Rio Games for his dramatic victories and shirtless celebrations. His final competition will be next week’s European Team Championships.
Sat, 10 Feb, 2018
It is, in many ways, a make-or-break weekend for Ireland at the IAAF World Championships in London, with seven of the 11-strong team taking to the track or roads in the English capital over the next two days.
Sat, 05 Aug, 2017