# World Athletics Championships

Last year
# Stride For Stride
Sarah Lavin finishes fifth in 100m hurdles semi-final at World Athletics Championships
The Emerald AC star fell just short of her personal best in a very competitive field.
# Walking Tall
Ireland's Brendan Boyce finishes 25th in 35km walk at World Championships
Donegal native finishes in a season’s best of 2:33:31 as Massimo Stano clinches gold.
# Back to Win
A week after retiring, US track legend Felix returns to run 4x400m heats
Olympic champion Sifan Hassan finishes sixth in the women’s 5000m.
# oregon
Sarah Lavin qualifies for 100m hurdles semi-final at World Athletics Championships
The 28-year-old is competing at the World Athletics Championships for the first time.
# Hard Luck
Mark English narrowly misses out on World 800m final after impressive run
Meanwhile, Louise Shanahan came fifth in her 800m heat in Oregon.
# Wrap
Mark English qualifies for 800m World semi-finals as Adeleke narrowly misses out on 400m final
Olympian Chris O’Donnell was also in action, finishing seventh in the semi-finals of the 400m.
# World Championships
Rojas leads familiar cast to world golds in Oregon
Rojas was among three female two-time Olympic champions to strike gold in Eugene.
# Disappointment
Thomas Barr rues 'my worst race' as he exits World Championship at semi-final stage
There was also added disappointment for Andrew Coscoran, who finished 12th in his 1500m semi-final.
# the irish in oregon
Adeleke and O'Donnell storm through to 400m semi-finals at World Championships
There was disappointment, however, for Sophie Becker.
# Heats
Andrew Coscoran runs season's best to secure semi-final spot in 1500m at World Championships
The Dubliner was just 0.7 seconds shy of his personal best in Eugene, Oregon, and he is back in action at 3am Irish time on Monday.
# squad goals
Irish mixed 4x400m relay team qualify for World Championships final
Christopher O’Donnell, Sophie Becker, Jack Raftery, and Rhasidat Adeleke produced a blistering run this evening.
# Athletics
Double Olympic champion Semenya set to end five-year World Championship absence
Semenya initially missed qualification when she only finished sixth at the African Championships last month.
All time
# Boke
'David Gillick is always there with the bin for me. He's been thrown up on too many times now' - Mageean
The Down native talks about the grim reality of her life as a 1,500m runner.
# doha 2019
Mageean in good shape as she coasts through to World Championship semi-final
The Portaferry native was comfortable in advancing through this afternoon’s 1,500m heats in Doha.
# Interview
Ciara Mageean finds her happy place
It has not been easy to live away from her boyfriend, but with the right support, the Irish middle-distance runner is giving herself the best chance of success.
# fitness challenge
Irish kids don't do enough PE so make it an exam subject says Olympian Thomas Barr
The Irish 400m hurdler believes PE should become part of the Leaving Certificate.
# Agony
Harrowing end to the women's 400m final as Shaunae Miller-Uibo dramatically pulls up
The Olympic champion seemed to pick up a muscle-related injury as she approached the finish line.
# London 2017
Usain Bolt pipped in photo finish, but is safely through to tonight's 100m final
The Jamaican will take to the track for his final individual race at 9.45pm.
# Hard Luck
Mark English fails to qualify for 800m semi-finals at the World Championships
English finished in fifth place in heat five.
# Mobot
Mo Farah's double hopes endangered after battering
The British talisman won the 10,000m crown again last night.
# London Calling
London 2017: The start times for every Irish athlete at the World Athletics Championships
Eleven-strong Irish team head to London’s Olympic Park.
# Captain America
Why is this US athlete wearing a superhero mask at the World Championships?
Olympian Ashton Eaton is feeling the benefits of a prototype made by Nike.
# Doubling up
Bolt obliterates Gatlin and the rest of the field to pick up fourth straight 200m world title
The world’s fastest man ran 19.55 seconds at the Bird’s Nest this afternoon.
# Doping
'I don't care what place Gatlin came, everything is not okay and athletics needs to accept that'
We spoke to The Sports Gene author David Epstein about doping in sport.
# Changing lanes
Double Olympic gold medallist avoids DQ despite getting lost in the middle of 200m race
Veronica Campbell–Brown was adjudged not to have impeded her fellow competitor.
# Mixed Fortunes
Disappointment for Irish in Beijing, Farah stumbles into 5,000m final
Ben Reynolds, Ciara Everard and Kelly Proper were unable to progress at the Bird’s Nest.
# Doping
Two Kenyans fail drug tests at World Athletics Championships
The country was already covered by a cloud of suspicion.
# World Champion
10 perfect images of Usain Bolt beating Justin Gatlin
9.79 never looked so good.
# bejing 2015
English, Barr and more big names tumble out at semi-final stage
Overnight, Alex Wright was disqualified late on in the 20km walk.
# staying power
English and Barr power into semi-finals at World Championships
The Donegal man finished fifth in his heat, but fast enough to qualify for the next stage tomorrow.
# Ghebreslassie
Eritrean teenager takes World Championship gold in Marathon
The 2:12.27 finish earned Eritrea just their second ever medal on the world stage.
# Worlds
When will the Irish & big name athletes be on TV during Beijing 2015?
The World Athletics Championships get under way tomorrow.
# English patient
Marquee Mark English stands out from the bunch
Mark English has already proven himself at two major championships, now he’s planning World and Olympic success.
# Record Breaker
Snapshot: The women's 4x100m relay final wasn't exactly a photo finish
The Jamaicans timed a championship record 41.29 seconds to take gold.
# Argument
'Anti gay' law furore Western media invention, claims Russian sports minister
Vitaly Mutko insisted the controversial law was not just about homosexuality.
# Support
Rob Heffernan: I couldn't have done it without wife Marian
“The world championships are over now and Marian’s four months pregnant and I’ll have to put the hard yards in when I go home. The tables will turn.”
# Athletics
Moscow 2013: Laura Reynolds has a morning to forget in 20km walk
Leitrim’s Laura Reynolds finished 31st at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow this morning.
# moscow 2013
Athletics hoping Moscow 2013 makes headlines for all the right reasons
The IAAF will hope that athlete’s achievements, not drug tests, make the news at this year’s World Championships.
# Athletics
Jessica Ennis-Hill is the latest star to pull out of World Athletics Championships
The Olympic champion rules herself out after failing to recover from an Achilles injury.
# Moscow flier
'I couldn't let it go' - Derval O'Rourke on accepting world championships bid is over
The Leevale star won’t be on the Moscow start line next month.