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  • Gemili and Ujah join Glasgow 60m field
    Posted on December 18, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    Adam Gemili and CJ Ujah, two members of Great Britain's 4x100m relay world champion squad, have been added to the 60m field at the Müller Indoor Grand Prix Glasgow on Sunday 25 February, the sixth stop on the 2018 IAAF World Indoor Tour, organisers announced today. […]

  • My greatest challenge – Paul Tergat
    Posted on December 18, 2017 at 10:51 am

    Paul Tergat enjoyed a prodigious career on the track, cross country and road, but one of his most memorable performances was a race in which he was beaten. Here the Kenyan distance legend talks about being denied Olympic gold by just 0.09. […]

  • Barega and Jebet produce contrasting victories in Venta de Banos – cross-country round-up
    Posted on December 18, 2017 at 10:10 am

    In cold conditions with the temperature hovering around freezing, Ethiopia’s Selemon Barega relied on his sprint finish in the senior men’s race at the Cross Internacional de Venta de Banos on Sunday (17) while Bahrain’s Ruth Jebet made an early but decisive break in her bid for victory in the senior women’s race. […]

  • Bekele wins convincingly over 25km in Kolkata
    Posted on December 17, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    Ethiopian running icon Kenenisa Bekele fell short of his target of running a 25km personal best at the Tata Steel Kolkata 25K but he still dominated the race in the Indian city after breaking away from his rivals just after 18 kilometres before coming home in 1:13:48. […]

  • Some and Poliudina triumph in Shenzhen
    Posted on December 17, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    Peter Kimeli Some lived up to expectations at the Shenzhen Marathon on Sunday (17), winning the IAAF Bronze Label road race in 2:14:49. […]

  • Obiri to defend Campaccio title
    Posted on December 17, 2017 at 12:39 am

    One year on from smashing the Campaccio course record, Hellen Obiri will defend her title at the IAAF Cross Country Permit meeting in San Giorgio su Legnano on 6 January. […]

  • That moment when… Gardiner won his first individual global medal
    Posted on December 16, 2017 at 3:12 am

    Bahamian record-holder Steven Gardiner talks about the journey to winning his breakthrough 400m silver medal at the recent IAAF World Championships in London. […]

  • Some and Seboka face stiff opposition in Shenzhen
    Posted on December 15, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    Peter Kimeli Some and Mulu Seboka are the fastest and most experienced runners on the entry lists for the Shenzhen Marathon, but they will line up against strong opponents at the IAAF Bronze Label road race on Sunday (17). […]

  • Countdown gathers pace with 100 days to go before IAAF/Trinidad Alfonso World Half Marathon Championships Valencia 2018
    Posted on December 14, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    A ceremony at the City of Arts and Sciences on Thursday (14) marked the last 100 days before the starting gun is fired for the IAAF/Trinidad Alfonso World Half Marathon Championships Valencia 2018, one of the most anticipated athletics events of 2018. […]

  • Dutkiewicz and Lückenkemper lead German entries for Karlsruhe
    Posted on December 14, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    World bronze medallist Pamela Dutkiewicz and European bronze medallist Gina Lückenkemper will compete at the Indoor Meeting Karlsruhe on 3 February, the opening meeting of the IAAF World Indoor Tour. […]

  • McSweyn and Sullohern sprint to Zatopek titles
    Posted on December 14, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    Stewart McSweyn and Celia Sullohern upset the established order in winning the men’s and women’s Zatopek 10,000m races in Melbourne on Thursday (14). […]

  • Farah to contest Doha Half Marathon
    Posted on December 14, 2017 at 11:46 am

    World and Olympic champion Mo Farah will take part in the Ooredoo Doha Half Marathon on 12 January. […]

  • Reese ‘the beast’ is as strong and as motivated as ever
    Posted on December 13, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    For USA’s Brittney Reese, ‘The Beast’ was born in college but bred in Beijing. […]

  • Marschall’s plan: simple patience and perseverance towards the ‘ultimate goal’
    Posted on December 12, 2017 at 11:49 am

    As you might expect, competing at the Rio Olympics was a pretty big deal for Australia’s then 19-year-old pole vaulter Kurtis Marschall – especially as he only qualified three days short of the deadline. But the post-Games reaction he encountered back home had a similar impact upon him. […]

  • Job vacancy: Event Operations Coordinator
    Posted on December 12, 2017 at 9:23 am

    The IAAF is seeking an Event Operations Coordinator at its Monaco headquarters. […]

  • IAAF Doping Review Board approves guidelines for 2018 neutral athlete status
    Posted on December 12, 2017 at 1:30 am

    The IAAF Doping Review Board has approved an updated version of the guidelines for 2018 Authorised Neutral Athlete Status applications under IAAF Competition Rule 22.1A. […]

  • Flanagan and Rupp lead domestic fields at Boston Marathon
    Posted on December 11, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    Shalane Flanagan and Galen Rupp will lead a strong domestic line-up at the 2018 Boston Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on 16 April. […]

  • My greatest challenge – Abdul Hakim Sani Brown
    Posted on December 11, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    The rising teenage star of Japanese sprinting and 2015 world U18 100m and 200m champion, who this past season improved his personal bests to 10.05 and 20.32, talks about the difficulty of overcoming a lack of training facilities during his high school years. […]

  • Newton, legendary US cross country coach, dies
    Posted on December 11, 2017 at 8:00 am

    Joe Newton, one of the most successful high school cross country coaches in US history, died on Saturday (09). He was 88. […]

  • Ozbilen and Can triumph at European Cross Country Championships
    Posted on December 10, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    Kaan Kigen Ozbilen and Yasemin Can made it a Turkish double in the senior races at the SPAR European Cross Country Championships, held in icy conditions in Samorin, Slovakia, on Sunday morning (10). […]

  • Kimeli ready to make an impact against seniors after winning in Iten – cross-country round-up
    Posted on December 10, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    In his final month in the U20 ranks, 19-year-old Mathew Kimeli showed he is more than ready to make the transition into the seniors after winning the senior men’s 10km at the fourth Athletics Kenya Cross Country meeting in Iten on Saturday (9). […]

  • Tusa smashes course record at Guangzhou Marathon
    Posted on December 10, 2017 at 10:54 am

    Kenya’s Dickson Kipsang Tuwei and Rahma Tusa of Ethiopia claimed victories at the Guangzhou Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label road race, on Sunday (10). […]

  • That moment when… Francis first broke the 50-second barrier
    Posted on December 9, 2017 at 11:10 am

    Phyllis Francis was crowned world 400m champion in London earlier this year, but looking back on her career she believes another key moment came at the 2016 US Olympic Trials when she achieved her maiden sub-50-second clocking over the one-lap distance. […]

  • Collins lines up seventh Dusseldorf appearance
    Posted on December 8, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    Kim Collins will make his seventh appearance at the PSD Bank Meeting when he lines up for the 60m at the IAAF World Indoor Tour meeting in Dusseldorf on 6 February 2018. […]

  • Course record-holder Seboka returns to Guangzhou
    Posted on December 8, 2017 at 10:29 am

    Course record-holder Mulu Seboka of Ethiopia will return to the Guangzhou Marathon on Sunday (10) in a bid to regain her title from five years ago at the IAAF Silver Label road race. […]

  • IAAF Observer Programme set to continue in 2018
    Posted on December 8, 2017 at 4:37 am

    As part of the IAAF Knowledge Management Programme and after a successful experience in London, the IAAF Observer Programme is set to continue at all of the IAAF World Athletics events. […]

  • IAAF Diamond League TV viewing figures soar in 2017
    Posted on December 7, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    More people than ever before tuned in last summer to watch the world’s top athletes compete for the Diamond Trophy, as 2017 saw increased viewing figures across the world for the IAAF Diamond League. […]

  • Mitchell-Blake set for Glasgow 60m
    Posted on December 7, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    World 4x100m relay champion Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake will be among the headliners in the 60m at the Müller Indoor Grand Prix Glasgow Sunday 25 February, the sixth stop on the 2018 IAAF World Indoor Tour. […]

  • Mayer, Lemaitre and Martinot-Lagarde confirm two appearances in Paris – IAAF Diamond League
    Posted on December 7, 2017 at 5:33 am

    World decathlon champion Kevin Mayer, world indoor 60m hurdles silver medallist Pascal Martinot-Lagarde and Olympic 200m bronze medallist Christophe Lemaitre are all set to compete at the Meeting de Paris when the IAAF Diamond League reaches the French capital on 30 June. […]

  • Kiplagat and Kirui to defend Boston Marathon titles
    Posted on December 6, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    Organisers of the Boston Marathon have confirmed that this year’s winners, Edna Kiplagat and Geoffrey Kirui, will defend their titles at the IAAF Gold Label road race on 16 April 2018. […]

  • Battle of global pole vault medallists in Torun
    Posted on December 6, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    Four winners of various major titles will clash in the pole vault at the Copernicus Cup, the Polish leg of the IAAF World Indoor Tour, in Torun on 15 February. […]

  • Moving from kick-boxing to athletics, Zunic finds his groove
    Posted on December 6, 2017 at 10:04 am

    Zadar – the home city of Stipe Zunic – was once described by iconic movie director Alfred Hitchcock as having "the most beautiful sunset in the world". […]

  • Rojas provides Venezuela’s spring of hope after historic 2017
    Posted on December 5, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. A tale of two capital cities witnessing contrasting chapters in the history of Venezuela. […]

  • Bolt statue unveiled in Kingston
    Posted on December 4, 2017 at 11:53 am

    An eight-foot bronze statue of Usain Bolt was unveiled at Jamaica’s National Stadium in Kingston on Sunday (3). […]

  • My greatest challenge – Courtney Frerichs
    Posted on December 4, 2017 at 10:51 am

    World steeplechase silver medallist Courtney Frerichs runs with a fearlessness which has allowed the rising US endurance runner to flourish on the international stage. But that approach to racing hasn’t always been there. […]

  • Hurisa and Alemayehu impress at Ethiopian Clubs and Regions Cross Country
    Posted on December 3, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    Derara Hurisa Desalegn and Gete Alemayehu triumphed in the senior 10km races at the second Ethiopian Clubs and Regions Cross Country meeting of the season on Sunday (3). […]

  • Rotich and Kimutai secure Kenyan double in Singapore
    Posted on December 3, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    It may have been one of the slowest marathons of her burgeoning career, but Pamela Rotich’s 2:38:31 triumph at the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon on Sunday (3) was her first victory at an IAAF Gold Label event. […]

  • Moen wins Fukuoka Marathon with European record
    Posted on December 3, 2017 at 10:10 am

    After breaking away from pre-race favourite Bedan Karoki at 36 kilometres, Norway’s Sondre Nordstad Moen went on to win the Fukuoka Marathon on Sunday (3), clocking a European record of 2:05:48 at the IAAF Gold Label road race. […]

  • That moment when… Cheruiyot claimed a breakthrough victory
    Posted on December 2, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    The IAAF Diamond League champion and world 1500m silver medallist Timothy Cheruiyot has enjoyed a stellar year but the Kenyan says his win in the 2016 IAAF Diamond League final changed the course of his career. […]

  • Lavillenie confirms Karlsruhe date
    Posted on December 1, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    Renaud Lavillenie is the first star name confirmed for the 34th Indoor Meeting Karlsruhe on 3 February, the opening stop in the six-meeting 2018 IAAF World Indoor Tour. […]

  • Tsegaye ready to defend Fukuoka title
    Posted on December 1, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    Yemane Tsegaye of Ethiopia returns to defend his title at the 71st Fukuoka International Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Sunday (3). […]

  • Chesir back to defend Singapore Marathon title
    Posted on December 1, 2017 at 10:45 am

    Kenyans Cyprian Kotut and Rebecca Chesir lead their respective fields at the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Sunday (3). […]

  • Ethiopian distance runner Gezmu dies
    Posted on November 30, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    The IAAF is deeply saddened to hear of the untimely death on Tuesday (28) of Ethiopian distance runner Zenash Gezmu. […]

  • Doyle eyes memorable homecoming in Glasgow
    Posted on November 30, 2017 at 10:54 am

    Britain’s 2014 European 400m hurdles champion Eilidh Doyle is the first of a host of global stars to confirm her attendance for the Müller Indoor Grand Prix Glasgow, the sixth and final meeting of the 2018 IAAF World Indoor Tour, on Sunday 25 February. […]

  • Kipchoge looks to maintain unbeaten record at London Marathon
    Posted on November 30, 2017 at 10:43 am

    Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge will return to the Virgin Money London Marathon on 22 April 2018 looking to make it a hat-trick of wins at the IAAF Gold Label road race. […]

  • Barshim and Stefanidi confirmed for Monaco – IAAF Diamond League
    Posted on November 29, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    Organisers of the Herculis EBS have confirmed that world athlete of the year Mutaz Essa Barshim and European athlete of the year Ekaterini Stefanidi will compete at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Monaco on 20 July 2018. […]

  • Finally injury free, the only way is up for Palmisano
    Posted on November 28, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    Getting through a whole winter season with no interruptions was an unfamiliar experience for Antonella Palmisano. […]

  • IAAF World Championships London 2017 host broadcasters win prestigious award
    Posted on November 28, 2017 at 11:55 am

    Production company Sunset + Vine has scooped a prestigious award for their work as host broadcasters for the IAAF World Championships London 2017. […]

  • My greatest challenge – Karsten Warholm
    Posted on November 27, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    World 400m hurdles champion Karsten Warholm was last weekend named the male IAAF Rising Star of 2017. The 21-year-old from Norway says that his switch from decathlon to his current event has been one of the most demanding obstacles in his career so far. […]

  • Aprot dominates proceedings again in Alcobendas – cross-country round-up
    Posted on November 26, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    After winning the Cross Internacional de Soria by 48 seconds last weekend, Kenya’s Alice Aprot took another runaway victory on Spanish soil at the Cross Internacional de la Constitución in Alcobendas on Sunday (26). […]