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  • USA vs Jamaica duels highlight Penn Relays
    Posted on April 30, 2017 at 9:29 am

    Coming just one week after the IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017, sprint powerhouses USA and Jamaica had plenty of motivation heading into the final day of the Penn Relays in Philadelphia on Saturday (29). […]

  • McLeod clocks 13.04 world lead at Drake Relays
    Posted on April 29, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    Omar McLeod sped to a world-leading 13.04 in the 110m hurdles to highlight the 108th Drake Relays which concluded in Des Moines, Iowa, on Saturday (29). […]

  • Aguilar impresses with convincing victory in Florence
    Posted on April 29, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    Evelis Aguilar from Colombia and Brazil’s Jefferson Santos claimed a double victory for South America at the 30th edition of the Multistars in Florence, the first leg of the IAAF World Combined Events Challenge, on Saturday (29). Aguilar scored 6228 points to cruise to the women’s title while Santos, defending his overnight lead, won with 7728. […]

  • Bowie dashes 22.09 world lead in Gainesville
    Posted on April 29, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    Triple Olympic medallist Tori Bowie clocked a world-leading 22.09 in the 200m to highlight the Tom Jones Memorial Classic in Gainesville, Florida, on Friday (28). […]

  • That moment when… Demireva first attempted two metres
    Posted on April 29, 2017 at 10:52 am

    High jumper Mirela Demireva enjoyed a stellar 2016 campaign by earning silver medals at both the Rio Olympic Games and European Championships in Amsterdam. Here the 27-year-old Bulgarian reflects on a July night in Belgium last year when she first attempted the two-metre barrier. […]

  • Santos and De Sousa the overnight leaders in Florence
    Posted on April 28, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    Jefferson Santos and Tamara De Sousa claimed the overnight lead for Brazil in both the decathlon and heptathlon after the first day of the 30th edition of the Multistars in Florence, the Italian leg of the IAAF Combined Events Challenge. […]

  • Dibaba to make 800m debut in Doha – IAAF Diamond League
    Posted on April 28, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    With just one week to go, the line-up of global superstar athletes that will feature in the Doha 2017 Diamond League promises to be one of the best ever as Genzebe Dibaba becomes the latest star name to be confirmed. The Ethiopian ensures that there will be no less than 16 reigning Olympic and world champions, and a total of 44 global medallists competing when the IAAF Diamond League series commences for the eighth time at the Qatar Sports Club on 5 May. […]

  • De Grasse set for Oslo and Stockholm appearances – IAAF Diamond League
    Posted on April 28, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    Organisers have announced that Canada's triple Olympic medallist Andre De Grasse will be among the sprint headliners at the Oslo Bislett Games and Bauhaus-Galan meeting in Stockholm, the fifth and sixth stops respectively of the 2017 IAAF Diamond League series. […]

  • Rotich and Kirwa the favourites at Istanbul Half Marathon
    Posted on April 28, 2017 at 9:35 am

    Kenyan Edwin Rotich and 2016 Olympic marathon silver medallist Eunice Kirwa lead their respective fields at the Vodafone Istanbul Half Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Sunday (30). […]

  • Rudisha to make 1000m debut in Ostrava
    Posted on April 27, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    Organisers of the Golden Spike have announced that two-time Olympic 800m champion David Rudisha will make his 1000m debut at the IAAF World Challenge meeting in Ostrava, Czech Republic, on 28 June. […]

  • Looking back on Nassau: video highlights from the IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017
    Posted on April 27, 2017 at 11:03 am

    In case you missed any of the action from last weekend's IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017, or want to relive it, here's a compilation of some of the videos we produced in Nassau prior to and during the event's third edition. […]

  • Job positions available in Athletics Integrity Unit
    Posted on April 27, 2017 at 10:32 am

    The Athletics Integrity Unit is seeking to appoint an out-of-competition testing coordinator as well as a paralegal/legal assistant. […]

  • Past winners Lake, Chefer and Yfantidou set to battle in Florence
    Posted on April 26, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    Young British heptathlon and high jump star Morgan Lake will return to Florence for the Multistars Trofeo Zerneri Acciai, the Italian leg of the IAAF Combined Events Challenge, on 28-29 April. […]

  • Thompson, Felix, Schippers and Bowie to clash over 200m in Eugene – IAAF Diamond League
    Posted on April 26, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    With all three Olympic medallists set to take on a three-time world champion in the event, the women’s 200m at the Prefontaine Classic on 27 May is set to be one of the highlights of the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene. […]

  • Britain makes marathon and 50km race walk selections for IAAF World Championships London 2017
    Posted on April 26, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    With 100 days to go until the IAAF World Championships London 2017, British Athletics has today confirmed its selections for the men’s and women’s marathon and the men’s 50km race walk. […]

  • Harting brothers to face Stahl in Stockholm – IAAF Diamond League
    Posted on April 26, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    German brothers Robert and Christoph Harting, the 2012 and 2016 Olympic discus champions respectively, will clash with last year’s world-leading thrower Daniel Stahl at the Bauhaus-galan, an IAAF Diamond League meeting, in Stockholm on 18 June. […]

  • Mayer to contest combined events competition in Paris – IAAF Diamond League
    Posted on April 26, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    Organisers of the Meeting de Paris have added a combined events competition to the schedule for the IAAF Diamond League meeting in the French capital on 1 July. […]

  • Coaches set for medal recognition at IAAF World Championships London 2017
    Posted on April 26, 2017 at 9:18 am

    With 100 days to go until the IAAF World Championships London 2017, the local organising committee has announced that for the first time ever at a World Championships, coaches of medal-winning athletes will also receive medals. […]

  • Ethiopians aiming to dominate the Ottawa Marathon once more
    Posted on April 25, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    Waving flags, ear-piercing ululations and other celebratory expressions have greeted the Ethiopian winners of the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon these past several years as their supporters have come out en masse for the IAAF Gold Label Road Race. […]

  • IAAF Inside Athletics – Thomas Rohler
    Posted on April 25, 2017 at 11:45 am

    The sixth episode of the current season of IAAF Inside Athletics is available to watch online now and features an exclusive interview with Olympic javelin champion Thomas Rohler. […]

  • Tough tests for Olympic hurdles medallists in Shanghai – IAAF Diamond League
    Posted on April 25, 2017 at 10:44 am

    A roll call of recent champions and record breakers will line up in Shanghai for the two hurdles events at the IAAF Diamond League meeting on 13 May when Olympic champions Omar McLeod and Kerron Clement face tough early season tests at the start of their 2017 campaigns. […]

  • Seven sub-four women in Eugene’s 1500m field – IAAF Diamond League
    Posted on April 24, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    The women’s 1500m at this year’s Prefontaine Classic on 27 May could see the most sub-four-minute times ever recorded at the IAAF Diamond League meeting. […]

  • My greatest challenge – Armand Duplantis
    Posted on April 24, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    Swedish pole vaulter Armand Duplantis, who cleared a world U20 record of 5.90m last month, is one of the most prodigious teenage talents in athletics. Here the US-based 17-year-old chats about a dilemma he faced about which sport to pursue in his younger days. […]

  • USA wins third straight Golden Baton – IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017
    Posted on April 24, 2017 at 4:03 am

    Solidifying their position as the strongest relay nation in the world, the USA collected their third successive Golden Baton honour at the IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017. […]

  • Mixed 4x400m final – IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017
    Posted on April 23, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    It had its critics, the mixed relay – the people who wrote it off as a gimmick, an event that would never catch on. […]

  • Women's 4x100m final – IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017
    Posted on April 23, 2017 at 10:30 pm

    After producing a confidence-boosting victory in their opening round heat of the 4x100m, the same inspired German quartet rode that improbable momentum all the way into the final where they produced their first IAAF/BTC World Relays title. […]

  • Men's 4x400m final – IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017
    Posted on April 23, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    If ever a race proved the perfect exposition of relays – in all their chaotic, captivating brilliance – then it was this. […]

  • Men's 4x200m final – IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017
    Posted on April 23, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    Less than 24 hours after cursing their luck – and indeed their mistakes – in the 4x100m final, Canada found redemption in Nassau on Sunday night (23), defeating sprint superpowers USA and Jamaica to claim the 4x200m title in superlative fashion. […]

  • Women's 4x400m final – IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017
    Posted on April 23, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    The US women confidently collected their third straight 4x400m title, dominating the proceedings from gun to tape on a wet and windy evening at Thomas A Robinson Stadium. […]

  • Men's 4x800m final – IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017
    Posted on April 23, 2017 at 10:10 pm

    In the end, after more than three kilometres of running in the men’s 4x800m final, it all boiled down to a sprint – a head-to-head duel between the athletes who finished third and fifth in the Olympic final last year: Clayton Murphy of the US and Ferguson Rotich of Kenya. […]

  • Women's 4x100m heats – IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017
    Posted on April 23, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    Olympic champions USA took to the track with confidence in the opening round of the 4x100m, and they raced with grace and precision as well as they dominated the round on Thomas A Robinson's soggy track. […]

  • Men's 4x200m heats – IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017
    Posted on April 23, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    Canada exorcised the demons of Saturday night’s dropped baton with a commanding performance in the heats of the men’s 4x200m on Sunday evening (23), but it wasn’t without controversy. […]

  • Keitany breaks women’s-only world record at London Marathon
    Posted on April 23, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    Kenya’s Mary Keitany took 41 seconds off the women’s-only world record* at the Virgin Money London Marathon, running 2:17:01 at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race on Sunday (23). […]

  • Dida and Rumokol reign in Madrid
    Posted on April 23, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    Ethiopia’s Bonsa Dida and Kenya’s Elizabeth Rumokol won the men’s and women’s titles at the 40th Rock ’n’ Roll Madrid Marathon, crossing the line of the IAAF Gold Label Road Race in 2:10:16 and 2:33:55 respectively on Sunday (23). […]

  • Geremew completes Yangzhou Half Marathon hat-trick
    Posted on April 23, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    An outstanding home stretch sprint from Mosinet Geremew landed the Ethiopian with his third consecutive title at the Yangzhou Jianzhen International Half Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race staged in the historic Chinese city on Sunday (23). […]

  • Looking back and moving forward: day 2 preview – IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017
    Posted on April 23, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    An IAAF/BTC World Relays record in the women's 4x200m and yet another dramatic finish in the men's 4x100m were among the key highlights on the first day of the IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017, with plenty more drama on tap when competition resumes this evening. […]

  • Kiprop and Korir win thrilling duels in Vienna
    Posted on April 23, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    Kenyans Nancy Kiprop and Albert Korir took top honours in thrilling duels at the Vienna City Marathon, running 2:24:20 and 2:08:40 respectively at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race on Sunday (23). […]

  • Kimutai and Ivanova secure first marathon victories in Warsaw
    Posted on April 23, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    Kenya’s Felix Kimutai and Nastassia Ivanova of Belarus were victorious at the Orlen Warsaw Marathon, achieving the first marathon triumphs of their careers at the IAAF Silver Label Road Race on Sunday (23). […]

  • Barmao and Dahmani prevail at Lodz Marathon
    Posted on April 23, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    Running his first race for more than two years, Kenya’s Samson Barmao won the Lodz Marathon while Algeria’s Kenza Dahmani set a personal best to win the women’s title at the IAAF Silver Label Road Race on a cold Sunday (23). […]

  • Jepkosgei smashes course record at Gifu Seiryu Half Marathon
    Posted on April 23, 2017 at 10:26 am

    World half marathon record-holder Joyciline Jepkosgei won the Gifu Seiryu Half Marathon on Sunday (23), taking more than a minute off the course record at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race. […]

  • Manyonga leaps 8.65m African record, van Niekerk dashes 19.90 at South African championships
    Posted on April 22, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    World 400m record holder Wayde van Niekerk flaunted his talent on Saturday (22) to win the South African 200m title, and in-form long jumper Luvo Manyonga broke his own African record, as they produced the highlights of the two-day national championships held in Potchefstroom. […]

  • Men's 4x100m final – IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017
    Posted on April 22, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    If you can keep your head when all around are losing theirs, then yours is the World Relays title. […]

  • Women's 4x200m final – IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017
    Posted on April 22, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    Propelled by a strong opening leg by Jura Levy, Jamaica powered to a convincing victory in the women's 4x200m, clocking a 1:29.04 World Relays record in the process. […]

  • Women's 4x800m final – IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017
    Posted on April 22, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    The USA made it a perfect three-for-three in the women's 4x800m, convincingly fending off short-lived challenges by Belarus and Australia who finished second in the opening evening’s first final. […]

  • Men's 4x400m heats – IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017
    Posted on April 22, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    Though the Bahamian quartet thrilled the crowd with a last-gasp third-place finish, in the end it was disappointment for the hosts in the heats of the men’s 4x400m in Nassau on Saturday night (22), and they weren’t the only victims of the stringent qualification criteria. […]

  • Women's 4x400m heats – IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017
    Posted on April 22, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    No surprises emerged from a competitive opening round, with defending champions USA, and perennial powers Jamaica and Poland looking the strongest ahead of tomorrow evening's final. […]

  • Men's 4x100m heats – IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017
    Posted on April 22, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    For several years, it was the United States that crumbled under the extreme pressure that comes with the men’s sprint relay, but this time, in the 4x100m heats on Saturday night (22), it was their arch rivals Jamaica. […]

  • Women's 4x200m heats – IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017
    Posted on April 22, 2017 at 10:10 pm

    Strong runs by US and Jamaican quartets in the women's 4x200m kicked off the third edition of the IAAFWorld Relays, setting up yet another showdown between the two sprint powerhouses in this evening's final. […]

  • Borlees hoping to add to family medal collection in Nassau
    Posted on April 22, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    “I stay very cool,” says Jacques Borlee, the creator of one of the great dynasties in athletics. “I know my sons, so when I watch them compete I know they’re able to control stress. I’m never nervous.&rdquo […]

  • Athlete Refugee Team’s journey continues with World Relays debut
    Posted on April 22, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    “There are many ways to be a refugee,” says Gai Nyang, a tall, slender 25-year-old from South Sudan. “It’s not about being a victim of a war crisis. Even if you’re out of your country, it’s important that nothing stops you doing the thing you want to do.&rdquo […]