It was billed as a chance to transform Greece`s image abroad and boost growth but 10 years after the country hosted the world`s greatest sporting extravaganza there is little to celebrate at the birthplace of the modern Olympic Games.
When England’s Emelia Gorecka runs in the 5,000 metres final at the Commonwealth Games she will know any temporary pain on the track will be nothing compared to what she has been through just to get to Glasgow.
Men are more likely than women to slow their pace in the marathon, according to a new study.
The study, led by Robert Deaner, associate professor of psychology at Grand Valley State University in the US, was based on 14 marathons that occurred in the US in 2011, and it included almost 92,000 performances.
Nearly 32,000 runners sent a powerful message of resilience at the first Boston Marathon since last year`s deadly bombing, and crowds who came out in droves saw something that had not happened in more than 30 years.
Confession may be good for the soul but the former Irish priest who dramatically disrupted the closing stages of the 2004 Athens Olympic marathon has been barred from running in next month`s London Marathon.