# Sprinting

Last year
# Israel Olatunde
'About time it's broken': Former record holder hails Ireland's new fastest man
Israel Olatunde broke the national record that had been held by Paul Hession for 15 years.
# end of the line
Controversial US sprinter Justin Gatlin retires at 40
Gatlin was twice suspended for doping offenses during his career.
All time
# Athletics
US sprint sensation could miss Olympics after testing positive for marijuana - report
Sha’Carri Richardson became sixth-fastest woman ever recently when she completed the 100m in 10.72 seconds.
# ruled out
World 100m champion Coleman has ban reduced but will still miss Olympics
The 25-year-old’s ban for breaching anti-doping ‘whereabouts’ rules has been cut from two years to 18 months.
# order
World champion sprinter Coleman hit with two-year doping ban
The American is set to miss next year’s Olympics.
# christmas rush
World 100m champion Coleman cries foul as he's hit with provisional suspension
The sprinter has missed four tests on ‘whereabouts’ grounds in the space of 18 months.
# Ireland Scott Talent
'I did get a World Championships silver medal, but I left Finland beginning my entire life again'
The Carlow-sprinter will represent Ireland at senior level for the first time today in Glasgow.
# Rocket man
'I have no fear. I can take on the big boys now'
A year after a hamstring injury cut his season short, Marcus Lawler is heading into the European Championships in the fastest form of his life.
# Support
Thousands raised for arrested Sierra Leone athlete living rough in London
Jimmy Thoronka vanished after competing in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow last summer.
# gilly
GPS fan Craig Gilroy keen to do the extras for Ulster
The Ireland international wing gives some insight into his approach to training.
# Doping
This 'revised' list of top 100 metre times will make athletics fans feel very sad
Only Usain Bolt remains untarnished in the top 10.
# Doping
Athletics world rocked as Gay, Powell and Simpson test positive for banned substance
It’s been a dramatic day in the world of elite sprinting.
# Athletics
Indoor Championships: Gregan dominates 400m heat
The Dubliner coasted to victory in 46.97 seconds in Gothenburg this morning.
# Modesty
Bolt out to become 'a living legend'
The 100m and 200m world record holder has set his sights no lower than achieving total domination at this summer’s Olympic Games.
# Virals
YouTube top ten: because 2011 was a very good year
If exposure to digital media and 24-hour news has all but erased your memory: don’t panic. We’ve gathered all the valuable stuff in one place.
# Jason Smyth
Smyth credits Gay with Olympic improvement
Irish Olympic and Paralympic athlete Jason Smyth has credited the assistance of his winter training partner, sprinter Tyson Gay, with his rapid improvement in recent seasons.
# IAAF World Championships 2011
Report Card: how was Daegu for you?
With the dust having settled on another IAAF World Championships, we look back at the stories, both Irish and international, that grabbed the headlines last week.
# Wow!
Watch: Jamaica's incredible run in the 4x100m
The team included Nesta Carter, Michael Frater, Yohan Blake and Usain Bolt: all of whom, it turns out, are quite good at running.
# Lightning
Redemption for Bolt in 200m
Jamaican sprint sensation Usain Bolt has put the disappointment of his disqualification from the 100m behind him to take gold in the 200m at the World Athletics Championships in Daegu, South Korea.
# Manchester City
YouTube top 10: because Franck doesn't want to go to Eastlands
With a shot-putter running the 100m, French cyclist Thomas Voeckler racing a horse and the San Diego Chargers launching a wine, this week’s list is a tribute to sporting incongruity.
# Confidence
Bolt feeling confident ahead of Worlds
Unsurprisingly, Jamaican sprint sensation Usain Bolt claims to be feeling confident ahead of his defence of the 100m and 200m at the World Championships in Daegu, South Korea.
# Cesc Fabregas
The sports week in pictures
From euphoric celebrations to pint-swilling politicians, join us for a look back at the most striking sporting images from the last seven days.
# Controversy
Blade Runner in combative mood ahead of World Championships
Oscar Pistorius has hit back at critics of his qualification for the 2011 Daegu World Championships, claiming Science supports his right to compete.
# Scandal
American sprinter tests positive for banned substance
Former American 100m champion Michael Rodgers has tested positive for a banned stimulant. The result casts doubt on his participation in this month’s World Championships in Daegu.
# Breakthrough
Double amputee 'Blade Runner' makes the Worlds
The athlete at the centre of the debate about the use of prosthetics in sport has qualified for the Athletics World Championships after clocking a personal best in the 400m.
# Athletics
Disgraced sprint champion Pettigrew found dead
Former 400m champion Antonio Pettegrew is found dead two years after admitting to doping.