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  • World’s best hurdlers head to Lausanne – IAAF Diamond League
    Posted on June 28, 2017 at 10:20 am

    Athletissima’s 400m hurdles race is set to be one of the highlights of the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Lausanne on 6 July. […]

  • Yuki Kawauchi: a long road of long races
    Posted on June 28, 2017 at 8:54 am

    Runners can usually be put into one box or another. Fans often apply contrasting tags: front-runner versus sit-and-kicker, record breaker versus championship winner, cool tactician versus slug-it-out competitor. […]

  • Twelve Olympic champions set to compete in London – IAAF Diamond League
    Posted on June 27, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    Some of the world’s biggest athletics stars will turn out for the Müller Anniversary Games on 9 July as 12 Olympic champions, 23 Olympic silver and bronze medallists, and 11 world champions are set to take part at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in London. […]

  • Wlodarczyk and Fajdek break meeting records in Ostrava
    Posted on June 27, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    As expected, Anita Wlodarczyk dominated the proceedings at the Golden Spike hammer competition in Ostrava on Tuesday, collecting her 37th straight victory courtesy of a 79.72m meeting record. On the men’s side, world champion Pawel Fajdek added more than a metre to his own world lead with an 83.44m effort, the third farthest of his career, and a record at this IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge meeting. […]

  • Paris provisional entry lists, as at 27 June – IAAF Diamond League
    Posted on June 27, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    The provisional entry lists for the seventh meeting of the 2017 IAAF Diamond League in Paris on 1 July are now available. […]

  • Ruby the Red Panda revealed as official mascot for IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018
    Posted on June 27, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    Ruby the Red Panda, the official mascot for the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018, was unveiled on Tuesday (27) with the help of 2011 world 1500m silver medallist Hannah England. […]

  • IAAF Inside Athletics - Floria Guei
    Posted on June 27, 2017 at 9:27 am

    The tenth episode of the current season of IAAF Inside Athletics is available to watch online now and features an exclusive interview with European indoor 400m champion Floria Guei. […]

  • Bolt, joined by seven other Rio Olympic champions, returns to action in Ostrava
    Posted on June 26, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    Eight reigning Olympic champions will top the bill at the 56th edition of the Golden Spike in Ostrava on Wednesday (28), an event capped by Usain Bolt's second 100m outing of his final season. […]

  • My greatest challenge – Mutaz Essa Barshim
    Posted on June 26, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    For Olympic silver medallist and 2014 world indoor champion Mutaz Essa Barshim, overcoming a serious injury in the build-up to the London 2012 Olympic Games was his greatest challenge. […]

  • Olympic champions Thompson, Muhammad and Kipruto confirmed for Rabat – IAAF Diamond League
    Posted on June 26, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    Three Olympic champions are among the first star athletes confirmed for the Meeting Mohammed VI D'Athletisme in Rabat on 16 July, the African leg of the IAAF Diamond League. […]

  • Pole vaulters to fly high again at Zurich Main Station – IAAF Diamond League
    Posted on June 26, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    After an immensely successful event last year, the world’s leading pole vaulters will once again compete in Zurich’s Main Station on the eve of the main Weltklasse competition, the first of two IAAF Diamond League finals, on Wednesday 23 August. […]

  • Job vacancy: IAAF social media editor
    Posted on June 26, 2017 at 11:37 am

    The IAAF is seeking to appoint a social media editor. […]

  • Muhammad wins historic 400m hurdles race at US Championships
    Posted on June 25, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    Dalilah Muhammad won the deepest women’s 400m hurdles race in history and Ryan Crouser produced the longest shot put in the world for 14 years on Sunday (25) to highlight the fourth and final day of the US Championships in Sacramento. […]

  • Freimuth and Schäfer take top honours in Ratingen
    Posted on June 25, 2017 at 11:58 pm

    World bronze medallist Rico Freimuth showed he is back to his best at the Stadtwerke Ratingen Mehrkampf Meeting on Sunday (25), winning the decathlon at the IAAF Combined Events Challenge meeting with a world-leading PB of 8663. […]

  • McLeod scorches to 12.90 110m hurdles win at Jamaican Championships
    Posted on June 25, 2017 at 11:57 pm

    Omar McLeod’s national record in the 110m hurdles ensured that the final two days of the Jamaican Championships, which concluded on Sunday (25), matched the excitement of the first two days. […]

  • Germany wins European Team Championships
    Posted on June 25, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    At the top of the team standings after the second day, Germany confirmed their domination to clinch the title at the European Team Championships, which concluded on Sunday (25) in Lille, France. […]

  • De Morais sets continental discus record at South American Championships
    Posted on June 25, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    Brazil’s Andressa Oliveira de Morais produced the most significant result of the 50th South American Championships, which took place in Luque, a suburb of Asunción, Paraguay, on 23-25 June. […]

  • Teen sensation Sani Brown secures sprint double at Japanese Championships
    Posted on June 25, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    Double world U18 champion Hakim Sani Brown won the 100m and 200m at the 101st Japanese Championships, which concluded on Sunday (25) at the Yanmar Stadium Nagai in Osaka. […]

  • Harrison dominates 100m hurdles at US Championships
    Posted on June 25, 2017 at 7:42 am

    Her wild card from winning the Diamond Trophy last year meant that Kendra Harrison was already guaranteed a spot at the IAAF World Championships London 2017. […]

  • Kiptis and Degefa victorious at Olomouc Half Marathon
    Posted on June 24, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    Since winning the Mattoni Olomouc Half Marathon in 2015, Josphat Kiprop Kiptis hasn’t triumphed in any other race. But the Kenyan returned to the IAAF Gold Label road race on Saturday (24) to regain his title in 1:01:50 in unfavourably warm conditions. […]

  • Russell and Davis impress at Jamaican U20 and U18 Championships
    Posted on June 24, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    The next generation of Jamaican track and field stars were on full display at the Jamaican Junior Championships, a two-day event which concluded on Saturday (24) at the national stadium in Kingston. […]

  • Ethiopia's Anbesa and Tsegaye triumph in Brcko 10km
    Posted on June 24, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    Running in very hot conditions, Ethiopia's Lencho Tesfaye and Belaynesh Tsegaye triumphed Vidovdan Road Race 10km, an IAAF Bronze Label Road Race, in Brcko, Bosnia and Hercegovina, on Saturday (24) evening. […]

  • Freimuth and Schafer the overnight leaders in Ratingen 
    Posted on June 24, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    Rico Freimuth and Carolin Schafer of Germany are the overnight leaders at the Stadtwerke Ratingen Mehrkampf-Meeting, part of the IAAF Combined Events Challenge, which commenced on Saturday (24). […]

  • Germany leads European Team Championships after day two
    Posted on June 24, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    Germany leads the European Team Championships after the second day of competition in Lille, France. […]

  • Kwemoi scorches 3:30.89 1500m Kenyan all-comers record at Kenyan World Championships Trials
    Posted on June 24, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    Ronald Kwemoi clocked an impressive 3:30.89 Kenyan all-comers record in the 1500m to highlight the second and final day of the Kenyan World Championships Trials in Nairobi on Saturday (24). […]

  • That moment when... Crouser smashed through the 60ft barrier for the first time 
    Posted on June 24, 2017 at 11:52 am

    Olympic shot put champion Ryan Crouser emerged as a world-class senior athlete during an outstanding 2016. Here the 24-year-old American talks about the circumstances surrounding how he first achieved his maiden 60ft (18.28m) throw. […]

  • Claye sails 17.91m to win at US Championships in Sacremento
    Posted on June 24, 2017 at 8:54 am

    Will Claye climbed to the ninth spot on the world all-time triple jump list to highlight the second day of the US Championships in Sacramento on Friday (23). […]

  • Thompson storms to 10.71 world lead at Jamaican Championships
    Posted on June 24, 2017 at 7:49 am

    Double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson secured her second domestic 100m title in a world-leading 10.71 (0.8m/s) on Friday (23) to highlight a tension-filled second day of the four-day Jamaican Championships in Kingston. […]

  • Tirop and Rutto nab hard-fought victories at Kenyan World Championships Trials
    Posted on June 23, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Kenya’s crème de la crème of distance-running talents were in action on the first of the two-day Kenyan World Championships Trials in Nairobi on Friday (23). […]

  • World Championships wonders - Irving Saladino
    Posted on June 23, 2017 at 9:52 am

    From the captivating duel between Mike Powell and Carl Lewis in Tokyo in 1991 to Dwight Phillips’ unexpected but thrilling fourth world title success 20 years later in Daegu, the men’s long jump has served up many great memories in the 34-year history of the IAAF World Championships. […]

  • Spotlight on Abele and Schafer in Ratingen
    Posted on June 22, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    Germany’s formidable combined events corps will be on full display at the Stadtwerke Ratingen Mehrkampf-Meeting, part of the IAAF Combined Events Challenge, on Saturday and Sunday (24-25). […]

  • Keter and Degefa the favourites in Olomouc
    Posted on June 22, 2017 at 11:36 am

    Kenneth Keter of Kenya and Ethiopia's Worknesh Degefa will start as favourites at the Mattoni Olomouc Half Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Saturday (24).&nbs […]

  • Langat and Tsegaye lead the fields for the Vidovdan 10km in Brcko 
    Posted on June 22, 2017 at 11:00 am

    Kenya's Peter Langat and Belaynesh Tsegaye of Ethiopia will lead their respective fields at the Vidovdan Road Race 10km, an IAAF Bronze Label Road Race, in Brcko, Bosnia and Hercegovina, on Saturday (24) evening. […]

  • World U18 memories - Hakim Sani Brown
    Posted on June 22, 2017 at 8:47 am

    Ahead of the forthcoming IAAF World U18 Championships Nairobi 2017 we focus on the memories of athletes who have competed in past editions of the event. In the latest in our series we catch up Japan’s Abdul Hakim Sani Brown, who stormed to the 100m-200m sprint double at the 2015 edition in Cali, Colombia. […]

  • Bolt to race in Monaco – IAAF Diamond League
    Posted on June 21, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    Organisers of the Herculis EBS meeting have confirmed that Usain Bolt will compete at the IAAF Diamond League meeting on 21 July as part of his farewell tour. […]

  • World stars face Britain’s best in London – IAAF Diamond League
    Posted on June 21, 2017 at 10:13 am

    Thirty-five podium finishers from Rio, including 11 gold medallists, and 10 world champions will compete at the Müller Anniversary Games on 9 July in what could be their final IAAF Diamond League appearance before the IAAF World Championships London 2017 in the same stadium one month later. […]

  • Van Niekerk clocks 9.94 personal best in Velenje
    Posted on June 20, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    Olympic champions Wayde van Niekerk and Sandra Perkovic produced the key performances at the 22nd edition of the International Athletics Meeting in Velenje, Slovenia, on Tuesday (20). […]

  • Giant hopes growing for Dacres after first Diamond League win in Stockholm
    Posted on June 20, 2017 at 8:49 am

    At the press conference held in Stockholm’s Olympic Stadium a day before it hosted the sixth IAAF Diamond League meeting of the season, Jamaica’s affable giant of a discus thrower, Fedrick Dacres, was asked:  “Were you just a skinny kid when you started?" […]

  • My greatest challenge – Ashley Spencer
    Posted on June 19, 2017 at 11:01 am

    USA’s Olympic 400m hurdles bronze medallist and 2012 world U20 400m champion Ashley Spencer is an emerging force with a hugely exciting career ahead of her. Here the 23-year-old talks about the huge sacrifice of being away for much of the year from her close-knit family. […]

  • Cachova and Bourrada victorious at TNT Express meeting in Kladno
    Posted on June 18, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    Local star Katerina Cachova produced a strong second day on Sunday (18) to successfully defend her title at the TNT Express meeting in Kladno, part of the IAAF Combined Events Challenge, while pre-event favourite Larbi Bourrada of Algeria dominated the decathlon with a score of 8120. […]

  • De Grasse flies to windy 9.69 100m win in Stockholm – IAAF Diamond League
    Posted on June 18, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    Andre De Grasse took advantage of a huge following wind in Stockholm at the sixth IAAF Diamond League meeting of the season to run a faster 100m than he has ever previously managed, his 9.69 comfortably topping this year’s world list, albeit annulled for record purposes by the 4.8m/s of wind assistance at his back, way in excess of the allowable limit of 2.00m/s. […]

  • Lasitskene extends winning streak in Stockholm – IAAF Diamond League
    Posted on June 18, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    Maria Lasitskene underlined her position as overwhelming favourite to retain the world high jump title this summer as she produced her fifth jump this season of 2.00m or higher – easily enough to earn maximum IAAF Diamond League points in Stockholm at the Bauhaus Galan on Sunday (18). […]

  • Karsten Warholm – an ordinary, everyday, extraordinary athlete
    Posted on June 18, 2017 at 12:17 am

    Norway’s 21-year-old man of the match at Thursday’s Bislett Games, 400m hurdles winner Karsten Warholm, will put everything on the line again in the sixth IAAF Diamond League meeting of the season at Stockholm’s 1912 Olympic Stadium. […]

  • Fikadu and Mihretu the winners at Langueux 10km
    Posted on June 17, 2017 at 11:07 pm

    Bahrain’s Dawit Fikadu and Ethiopia’s Birhane Mihretu produced strong finishes to claim the titles at the Corrida de Langueux, an IAAF Bronze Label road race, on Saturday (17). […]

  • Klucinova and Bourrada lead after first day in Kladno
    Posted on June 17, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    Czech heptathlete Eliska Klucinova and Algerian decathlete Larbi Bourrada hold the overnight lead at the TNT Express Meeting Kladno after the pair respectively tallied 3828 and 4158 at the IAAF Combined Events Challenge meeting on Saturday (17). […]

  • Wlodarczyk and Fajdek victorious in Samorin
    Posted on June 17, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    Poland’s pair of world hammer champions Anita Wlodarczyk and Pawel Fajdek dominated the PTS Meeting in the Slovak town of Samorin on Saturday (17), extending their overall lead in the IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge. […]

  • That moment when… Thompson secured her first major championship medal
    Posted on June 17, 2017 at 9:26 am

    Elaine Thompson blitzed to the 100m/200m sprint double at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Here the Jamaican reflects on the significance of taking 200m silver at the IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015. […]

  • Latest Stockholm updates – IAAF Diamond League
    Posted on June 16, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    Welcome to our comprehensive lead-in coverage to the Bauhaus Galan in Stockholm, the sixth stop of the 2017 IAAF Diamond League series. […]

  • Stahl looms large for Sweden as Stockholm readies itself for IAAF Diamond League action
    Posted on June 16, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    Home discus thrower Daniel Stahl looms large in the Bauhaus Galan posters that have been publicising Sunday’s sixth IAAF Diamond League meeting of the season in Stockholm – and home hopes for him are now soaring given the way he translated that standing into real life in Oslo on Thursday night as he dominated the world’s leading performers in his field. […]

  • Host nation Kenya names team for IAAF World U18 Championships Nairobi 2017
    Posted on June 16, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    Following the conclusion of their national trial event earlier this week, host nation Kenya has named its team for next month’s IAAF World U18 Championships Nairobi 2017. […]