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  • That moment when… Stevens won her first senior medal
    Posted on October 21, 2017 at 9:26 am

    Australian discus thrower Dani Stevens boasts a long and successful career in the sport. The world silver medallist says that earning bronze at the 2006 Commonwealth Games was a key breakthrough moment in her career. […]

  • Chumba and Asefa lead solid Toronto fields
    Posted on October 20, 2017 at 10:40 am

    "We want to make a statement,” race director Alan Brookes says proudly when assessing the stellar field assembled for the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Sunday (22). […]

  • Jepkosgei to take centre stage in Valencia
    Posted on October 20, 2017 at 9:42 am

    Kenya’s Joyciline Jepkosgei will be the marquee attraction at the Trinidad Alfonso Valencia Half Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Sunday (22). […]

  • Cherono returns to defend Venice Marathon title
    Posted on October 20, 2017 at 8:38 am

    Ethiopian Abdulahl Dawud and defending champion Priscah Jepleting Cherono are the favourites at the 32nd edition of the Huawei Venice Marathon, an IAAF Bronze Label Road Race, which starts from Villa Pisani in Stra and ends at the Riva dei Sette Martiri in Venice, on Sunday (22). […]

  • Job position available - Paris 2020 European Athletics Championships Competition Director
    Posted on October 20, 2017 at 1:30 am

    The Local Organising Committee of the Paris 2020 European Athletics Championships is seeking a Competitions Director. […]

  • Feleke and Tadese join Frankfurt field
    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    Ethiopians Getu Feleke and Feyse Tadese will start as the fastest runners in their respective fields at the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on 29 October. […]

  • Arese biography launched at star-studded event in Milan
    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 2:00 am

    Several past Italian and International running legends gathered in Milan on 18 October for the launch of the book “Divieto di Sosta”, the biography of Italy’s middle distance great Franco Arese. […]

  • Polish stars set for Torun
    Posted on October 18, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    Organisers of the Copernicus Cup have revealed the names of the first three top athletes set to compete at the IAAF World Indoor Tour meeting on 15 February. […]

  • Olympic high jump champion Beitia retires
    Posted on October 18, 2017 at 11:37 am

    Olympic high jump champion Ruth Beitia, one of Spain’s most successful athletes, announced her retirement on Wednesday (18). […]

  • Entries open for fan photograph of the year contest
    Posted on October 18, 2017 at 9:48 am

    Entries are now open for the best photograph of the year taken by a fan photographer. […]

  • Second best for Nowicki is sufficient, for now
    Posted on October 17, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    Bronze medals at four consecutive major championships have earned Wojciech Nowicki considerable respect from his fellow hammer throwers, but he is yet to gain the global recognition he deserves from the wider athletics audience owing to the fact that the global No.1 in his event in recent years has been his fellow Pole Pawel Fajdek. […]

  • My greatest challenge – Irving Saladino
    Posted on October 16, 2017 at 10:50 am

    Panama’s 2007 world and 2008 Olympic long jump champion Irving Saladino faced difficulties in overcoming persistent no-jumps, which dogged him for the latter part of his career. […]

  • Chumba upstages Chelimo on warm day in Lisbon
    Posted on October 15, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    Unusually warm conditions and strong winds put paid to any hopes of course records or big PBs at the Rock’n’Roll Lisbon Marathon EDP and Rock’n’Roll Lisbon Half Marathon Santander Totta RTP on Sunday (15), but the IAAF Gold Label road races were still highly competitive. […]

  • Cherono breaks course record at Amsterdam Marathon
    Posted on October 15, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    Kenya’s Lawrence Cherono was the surprise winner of the TCS Amsterdam Marathon, taking more than a minute off his PB to set a course record of 2:05:09 at the IAAF Gold Label road race on Sunday (15). […]

  • Vetter and Stefanidi crowned European Athletes of the Year
    Posted on October 14, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    World javelin champion Johannes Vetter from Germany and world pole vault champion Ekaterini Stefanidi from Greece were named 2017 European Athletes of the Year at the Golden Tracks award ceremony in Vilnius, Lithuania on Saturday (14) evening. […]

  • That moment when… Baji bagged bronze
    Posted on October 14, 2017 at 9:23 am

    Hungarian sprint hurdler Balazs Baji talks about the glory of claiming his first global medal in London earlier this year and how it has positively impacted on his life. […]

  • Chelimo and Chepchirchir the headline acts in Lisbon
    Posted on October 13, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    The Rock’n’Roll Lisbon Marathon EDP and Rock’n’Roll Lisbon Half-Marathon Santander Totta RTP return to the Portuguese capital on Sunday (15) with world marathon champion Rose Chelimo set to compete in the shorter of the two IAAF Gold Label road races. […]

  • World Athlete of the Year 2017 longlist – throws and combined events
    Posted on October 13, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    With just three days to go before voting for the 2017 World Athletes of the Year concludes, here’s another look at this year's men’s and women’s longlist candidates, focusing today on those who excelled in the throws and combined events. […]

  • Quality clashes in store at Amsterdam Marathon
    Posted on October 13, 2017 at 11:02 am

    With 10 men finishing within 2:08, last year’s TCS Amsterdam Marathon produced the greatest ever depth in a European race. One of the aims for this year’s edition of the IAAF Gold Label road race on Sunday (15) will be to match the quality of 12 months ago. […]

  • World Athlete of the Year 2017 longlist – jumps
    Posted on October 12, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    With just four days to go before voting for the 2017 World Athletes of the Year concludes, here’s another look at this year's men’s and women’s longlist candidates, focusing today on those who excelled in the jumps. […]

  • Learning from experience, Tanui ready for faster times in Toronto
    Posted on October 12, 2017 at 10:00 am

    A strong contingent of Ethiopian runners will make their way across the Atlantic to compete in this year’s Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon and so it falls upon Angela Tanui to be the Kenyan ‘flag bearer’ at this IAAF Gold Label Road Race. […]

  • Kiptoo to defend Beirut title
    Posted on October 12, 2017 at 7:37 am

    It was an enormous surprise when Kenya’s Edwin Kibet Kiptoo won the Blom Bank Beirut Marathon a year ago but his victory in this IAAF Silver Label race blew his anonymity completely out of the water. […]

  • World Athlete of the Year 2017 longlist – middle and long distance
    Posted on October 11, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    With just five days to go before voting for the 2017 World Athletes of the Year concludes, here’s another look at this year's men’s and women’s longlist candidates, focusing today on those who excelled in the middle and long distances. […]

  • Kipsang and Deba added to New York City Marathon field
    Posted on October 10, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    Organisers of the TCS New York City Marathon have added Wilson Kipsang and Buzunesh Deba to the elite field for the IAAF Gold Label road race on 5 November. […]

  • World Athlete of the Year 2017 longlist – sprints and hurdles
    Posted on October 10, 2017 at 8:50 am

    With just six days to go before voting for the 2017 World Athletes of the Year concludes, here’s another look at this year's men’s and women’s longlist candidates, focusing today on those who excelled in the sprints and hurdles. […]

  • My greatest challenge – Majd Eddin Ghazal
    Posted on October 9, 2017 at 10:16 am

    Syrian high jumper Majd Eddin Ghazal has enjoyed an outstanding 2017 season which included a World Championships bronze medal and gold at the Asian Indoor Games. The 30-year-old says that battling severe anaemia at the 2016 Rio Olympics was one of his most difficult experiences. […]

  • Dibaba dominates and Rupp times it right to win in Chicago
    Posted on October 8, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    While the women’s race at the Chicago Marathon saw the coronation of a distance-running great, the men’s equivalent saw the arrival of a new champion at the 40th edition of the IAAF Gold Label road race on Sunday (8). […]

  • Mayr and Bugge win at Smarna Gora, Gaggi and Baldaccini take WMRA World Cup titles
    Posted on October 8, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    Andrea Mayr of Austria and Norway's Johan Bugge won the 38th Smarna Gora Mountain Running Race, the final event of the 2017 WMRA World Cup season, near the Slovenian capital Ljubljana on Saturday (7). […]

  • Chebii and Ayele prevail at Paris 20km
    Posted on October 8, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    Collins Chebii and Gebayanesh Ayele came up trumps at the 20 Kilometres de Paris to take the titles at the IAAF Bronze Label road race on Sunday (8). […]

  • That moment when… Vetter broke through
    Posted on October 7, 2017 at 8:14 am

    World heptathlon bronze medallist Anouk Vetter has enjoyed a memorable competitive year. Here the rising Dutch combined events talent reflects on a breakthrough performance back in 2014 which helped pave the way for her future success. […]

  • Kirui and Kiplagat ready for Chicago defence
    Posted on October 6, 2017 at 8:30 am

    Defending champions Abel Kirui and Florence Kiplagat will be hoping for a sweet sense of deja vu at the 40th anniversary of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday (8), an IAAF Gold Label Road Race. […]

  • Amdouni aiming to retain Paris 20km title
    Posted on October 6, 2017 at 8:15 am

    The same trio who raced to the podium last year will be in the running at the 39th edition of the 20km de Paris, an IAAF Bronze Label Road Race, on Sunday (7). […]

  • Francis provides some shock treatment over one lap of the track
    Posted on October 5, 2017 at 11:43 am

    The headlines after the IAAF World Championships London 2017 women’s 400m focused in tone more on two of the women who finished behind Phyllis Francis than the actual winner herself. […]

  • Spotlight on Mayr and Baldaccini at 2017 WMRA World Cup finale at Smarna Gora
    Posted on October 5, 2017 at 10:29 am

    Austria's Andrea Mayr and Alex Baldaccini of Italy will share the spotlight at the Smarna Gora Mountain Running Race, the final event of the 2017 WMRA World Cup season, whose rich tradition as a World Cup event will continue with its 38th edition on Saturday (7). […]

  • Preparations ‘on track for an amazing’ IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018
    Posted on October 4, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    Following a visit to Birmingham last week, the IAAF is confident that the preparations of the local organising committee (LOC) are on track to host an amazing IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018 at Arena Birmingham in March. […]

  • 2017 World Athlete of the Year – men’s nominees
    Posted on October 4, 2017 at 10:46 am

    With the selection process to choose the 2017 World Athletes of the Year now underway, here’s a closer look at this year’s 10 men’s nominees who were selected by an international panel of athletics experts, comprising representatives from all six continental areas of the IAAF. […]

  • 2017 World Athlete of the Year – women’s nominees
    Posted on October 3, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    With the selection process to choose the 2017 World Athletes of the Year now underway, here’s a closer look at this year’s 10 women’s nominees who were selected by an international panel of athletics experts, comprising representatives from all six continental areas of the IAAF. […]

  • Teen prodigy Wilson comes of age with bronze in London
    Posted on October 3, 2017 at 3:45 am

    Standing in the mixed zone shortly after Ajee’ Wilson sprinted to an 800m bronze medal at the IAAF World Championships London 2017, her coach, Derek Thompson, casted his mind back six years to the day he first laid eyes on the talented teenager. […]

  • My greatest challenge – Gwen Berry
    Posted on October 2, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    Hammer thrower Gwen Berry set a North American record of 76.77m earlier this year. The 28-year-old says her biggest challenge so far was simply qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Games. […]

  • Chelimo breaks UK all-comers’ record at Cardiff Half Marathon
    Posted on October 1, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    Edith Chelimo ably filled the shoes of absent pre-race favourite Violah Jepchumba with a 1:05:52 UK all-comers’ record that takes her to sixth on the world all-time list on record-eligible courses at the Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon on Sunday (October 1). […]

  • Jerotich breaks course record in Kosice
    Posted on October 1, 2017 at 11:55 am

    Before this weekend’s Kosice Peace Marathon, Reuben Kerio and Sheila Jerotich had competed in a combined total of three marathons, but the Kenyan pair came away with victories and PBs at the IAAF Bronze Label road race on Sunday (1). […]

  • Edris secures Giro al Sas hat-trick
    Posted on October 1, 2017 at 5:21 am

    Following his victories in 2014 and 2015, world 5000m champion Muktar Edris won the Giro al Sas International 10km Road Race in Trento for the third time in his career, edging fellow Ethiopian Telahun Haile by just one second in 28:54. […]

  • That moment when... Lasa first mixed it with the world’s best
    Posted on September 30, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    Uruguayan long jump record-holder Emiliano Lasa is a rising force on the international stage. The Olympic sixth-place finisher looks back to a competition when he beat a world indoor champion and finished second behind an Olympic gold medallist as a major breakthrough moment in his career. […]

  • Kunyuga and Lempus achieve Kenyan double in Hengshui
    Posted on September 30, 2017 at 8:25 am

    Kenya’s Michael Njenga Kunyuga and Betty Wilson Lempus won the men’s and women’s races respectively at the sixth edition of Hengshui Lake International Marathon, an IAAF Bronze Label road race, on Saturday (30). […]

  • Jepchumba and Kimining to defend Cardiff Half Marathon titles
    Posted on September 30, 2017 at 5:22 am

    Violah Jepchumba and Shadrack Kimining will defend their Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon titles this Sunday (1 October) against stellar fields at the IAAF Silver Label road race in the Welsh capital. […]

  • Defending champion Kiyeng faces strong opposition in Kosice
    Posted on September 29, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    When David Kiyeng lined up for last year’s Kosice Peace Marathon, few thought the then 33-year-old Kenyan had a chance of victory at the IAAF Bronze Label road race. […]

  • Close battles expected in Hengshui
    Posted on September 28, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    The sixth edition of Hengshui Lake International Marathon will be hotly contested on Saturday (30) as the IAAF Bronze Label road race has attracted competitive fields in both races. […]

  • Chesakit aiming to make an impact in Toronto
    Posted on September 28, 2017 at 10:05 am

    East African runners have dominated the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon for the past two decades, but one thing this IAAF Gold Label race has never had is a Ugandan victor. […]

  • Abera leads men’s elite field for Amsterdam Marathon
    Posted on September 27, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    Organisers of the TCS Amsterdam Marathon believe the course record could fall at the IAAF Gold Label road race on 15 October. […]

  • Bird-Smith and Palmisano take individual honours while Shange and De Sena lead teams to victory in Wuzhong
    Posted on September 27, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    Australia’s Dane Bird-Smith successfully defended his individual men’s title at the Around Taihu International Race Walking Multi-Day Competition, while Italy’s Antonella Palmisano secured the women’s crown on Wednesday (27), the fourth and final day of competition in the Wuzhong district of Suzhou, China. […]