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  • Top sprinters and home stars set for London – IAAF Diamond League
    Posted on May 23, 2018 at 10:07 am

    Following the announcement that Christian Coleman and Andre De Grasse will compete at the Muller Anniversary Games, eight other world-class sprinters have been confirmed for the 100m at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in London on 21-22 July. […]

  • Early season standouts sign up for Monaco – IAAF Diamond League
    Posted on May 23, 2018 at 9:12 am

    Organisers of the Herculis meeting have announced that nine of the winners from the first two legs of the 2018 IAAF Diamond League will be in action in Monaco on 20 July. […]

  • Big throws expected at Paavo Nurmi Games in Turku
    Posted on May 22, 2018 at 1:33 pm

    The confirmed participants for the 56th Paavo Nurmi Games on 5 June are easily the best ever for the IAAF World Challenge meeting in Turku. […]

  • Stars set to collide in 100m, 400m hurdles and pole vault in Lausanne – IAAF Diamond League
    Posted on May 22, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    The 100m will be one of Athletissima’s highlights as the world, Olympic and European champions will line up alongside one another at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Lausanne on 5 July. […]

  • IAAF Inside Athletics – Nafissatou Thiam
    Posted on May 22, 2018 at 11:33 am

    The sixth episode of this season's IAAF Inside Athletics is available to watch online now and features an exclusive interview with Belgium's world and Olympic heptathlon Nafissatou Thiam. […]

  • Bowie and Thompson top strong 100m field in Eugene – IAAF Diamond League
    Posted on May 21, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    Four global sprint champions will clash at the Prefontaine Classic when world champion Tori Bowie, Olympic champion Elaine Thompson, two-time world 200m champion Dafne Schippers and world indoor 60m champion Murielle Ahoure line up for the 100m at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene on 25-26 May. […]

  • Finland enters final lap in preparations for IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018
    Posted on May 21, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    With 50 days to go until the IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018, the host nation and its athletes are adding the finishing touches to their preparations for the event on 10-15 July. […]

  • Teen trials to senior success – Anita Márton
    Posted on May 21, 2018 at 8:22 am

    It’s not just the gold medallists who gain valuable experience from competing at the IAAF World U20 Championships. Many athletes who exit the championships in the heats or qualifying rounds go on to become stars of the sport in their senior years. […]

  • Gebrselassie helps inaugurate WHO’s ‘Walk the Talk Health for All Challenge’ in Geneva
    Posted on May 20, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    Marathon legend Haile Gebrselassie helped inaugurate the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) “Walk the Talk: Health for All Challenge” in Geneva today (20), a global movement to promote health and, particularly, physical activity as part of a healthy sustainable future. […]

  • Five meeting records tumble in Osaka
    Posted on May 20, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    Five meetings records were broken at the Seiko Golden Grand Prix, an IAAF World Challenge Meeting, in Osaka on Sunday (20). […]

  • Records fall at Riga Marathon
    Posted on May 20, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Both the men's and women's race records were broken at the Lattelecom Riga Marathon, an IAAF Bronze Label road race, on Sunday (20). […]

  • Thompson notches 100m victory, world lead for Price in Kingston
    Posted on May 20, 2018 at 7:00 am

    Double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson fulfilled her role as favourite with an authoritative victory in the women’s 100m while Deanna Price produced a world lead in the hammer throw at the Jamaica International Invitational Meeting on Saturday (19), the opening leg of the 2018 IAAF World Challenge series. […]

  • Poland’s men’s 4x400m relay quartet: when the whole is greater than the sum of its parts
    Posted on May 19, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    A look at the Polish men’s 4x400m relay squad that broke the world indoor record at the World Indoor Championships in March, a record that was ratified earlier this week. […]

  • Vrabcova-Nyvltova and Romanenko cruise to Karlovy Vary half marathon victories
    Posted on May 19, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    Eva Vrabcova-Nyvltova and Roman Romanenko cruised to victories at the Mattoni Karlovy Vary Half Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label road race, on Saturday (19). […]

  • Men’s Hammer Throw Challenge kick-off takes centre stage in Osaka
    Posted on May 18, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    The start of the men's side of the IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge will be among the chief highlights at the Seiko Golden Grand Prix, an IAAF World Challenge meeting, in Osaka on Sunday (20). […]

  • April and Rono the favourites at Riga Marathon
    Posted on May 18, 2018 at 2:21 pm

    Lusapho April of South Africa and Kenyan Georgina Jepkirui Rono will start as favourites at the Lattelecom Riga Marathon, an IAAF Bronze Label road race, on Sunday (20). […]

  • Shanghai 800m winner Kisasy: ‘I plan to run under 1:43 this year’
    Posted on May 18, 2018 at 9:57 am

    While it is perhaps a little premature to speak of David Rudisha’s successor as the planet’s premier two-lap runner, especially as the two-time world and Olympic 800m champion and world 800m record holder is still only 29, it is inevitable an athlete will one day emerge to replace the Kenyan great. […]

  • Warholm and Coleman confirmed for Stockholm - IAAF Diamond League
    Posted on May 18, 2018 at 9:13 am

    Karsten Warholm and Christian Coleman, two of the sport's most exciting rising stars, will compete at Stockholm's Bauhaus-Galan on 10 June, organisers of the sixth stop of the IAAF Diamond League announced. […]

  • Sprints in the spotlight in Kingston
    Posted on May 17, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    As is customary sprinting events will feature prominently when the Jamaica International Invitational Meeting, the first of the IAAF World Challenge series, kicks off on Saturday (19) in Kingston. […]

  • European runners vie for the limelight at Karlovy Vary Half Marathon
    Posted on May 17, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    European runners will vie for the limelight at the sixth running of the Mattoni Karlovy Vary Half Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label road race, on Saturday (19). […]

  • Akani Simbine: I love sprinting because...
    Posted on May 17, 2018 at 11:38 am

    South African 100m record-holder Akani Simbine is among a crop of the world’s finest sprinters. Here the world and Olympic 100m finalist and Commonwealth 100m champion talks passionately about his ability to run fast and what it means to him. […]

  • Coleman to headline Eugene 100m field - IAAF Diamond League
    Posted on May 17, 2018 at 8:52 am

    Christian Coleman, the 2017 world 100m silver medallist, will take on world champion Justin Gatlin in the 100m at the Prefontaine Classic, the third leg of the IAAF Diamond League, on 26 May in Eugene. […]

  • Rupp and Hasay confirm Chicago Marathon return
    Posted on May 16, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    Organisers of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon announced today that defending champion Galen Rupp and Jordan Hasay will return to the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label road race, on 7 October. […]

  • World champions Bosse and Semenya head 800m fields in Paris – IAAF Diamond League
    Posted on May 16, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    World 800m champions Pierre-Ambroise Bosse and Caster Semenya will head the fields in their specialty events at the Meeting de Paris, the seventh stop of the 2018 IAAF Diamond League, on 30 June. […]

  • High and low - Zharnel Hughes
    Posted on May 16, 2018 at 9:15 am

    Zharnel Hughes is one of the finest 200m exponents on the planet. The British sprinter reflects on a memorable race against his former training partner, Usain Bolt, and the disappointment of his 2016 and 2017 campaigns for his high and low moments. […]

  • IAAF Inside Athletics – Katerina Stefanidi
    Posted on May 15, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    The fifth episode of the sixth season of IAAF Inside Athletics is available to watch online now and features an exclusive interview with Greece's world and Olympic pole vault champion Katerina Stefanidi. […]

  • Job vacancies: Paris 2020 European Championships logistics and operations managers
    Posted on May 15, 2018 at 10:59 am

    The local organising committee of the Paris 2020 European Championships is seeking an operations manager and a logistics manager. […]

  • Felix, Miller-Uibo and Francis to clash over 400m in Eugene – IAAF Diamond League
    Posted on May 14, 2018 at 11:29 pm

    The winners of the three most recent outdoor global 400m titles will clash over one lap of the track at the Prefontaine Classic, an IAAF Diamond League meeting, on 25-26 May. […]

  • Teen trials to senior success – Blessing Okagbare
    Posted on May 14, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    It’s not just the gold medallists who gain valuable experience from competing at the IAAF World U20 Championships. Many athletes who exit the championships in the heats or qualifying rounds go on to become stars of the sport in their senior years. […]

  • McLaughlin smashes own world U20 400m hurdles record with 52.75 in Knoxville
    Posted on May 14, 2018 at 11:57 am

    Sydney McLaughlin’s recent 53.60 run in the 400m hurdles lasted just two weeks as a world U20 record* as she obliterated the mark with a sensational 52.75 to win on the final day of the three-day Southeastern Conference (SEC) Championships in Knoxville on Sunday (13). […]

  • Host of global stars set for Rome – IAAF Diamond League
    Posted on May 13, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    Organisers of the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea have revealed the full fields for the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Rome on 31 May with a line-up that includes 10 Diamond League champions, nine world champions, eight Olympic champions and seven world indoor champions. […]

  • Kibet and Dida battle harsh conditions to win in Okpekpe
    Posted on May 13, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    Kenya’s Alex Kibet battled strong winds and heavy rain at the Okpekpe 10km Road Race to win the IAAF Silver Label event on Saturday (12) while Ethiopia’s Dera Dida was a similarly comfortable winner of the women’s race. […]

  • Hernando and Debats take top honours at Trail World Championships in Castellon
    Posted on May 13, 2018 at 3:51 pm

    Spain’s Luis Alberto Hernando won a record-breaking third successive men’s title at the Trail World Championships in Castellon on Saturday (12) while Ragna Debats of the Netherlands put a stop to France’s winning streak in the women’s race. […]

  • Koech breaks Dalian course record
    Posted on May 13, 2018 at 12:29 pm

    Edwin Kibet Koech won the Dalian International Marathon on Sunday (13) with the first ever sub-2:10 performance in the 32-year history of the IAAF Bronze Label road race, taking more than three minutes off the course record with 2:09:44. […]

  • IAAF World Challenge and IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge – one week to go
    Posted on May 12, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    The last two IAAF challenge series of the year will commence in one week’s time when Kingston hosts the Jamaica International Invitational, the first meeting in the 2018 IAAF World Challenge and IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge. […]

  • Kinyamal announces arrival as records and rain fall in Shanghai – IAAF Diamond League
    Posted on May 12, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    Kenya’s new 800m ace Wycliffe Kinyamal lit up a muggy night in the Shanghai Stadium on Saturday (12) for the second meeting of the 2018 IAAF Diamond League season. […]

  • Gong secures world-leading home win in Shanghai – IAAF Diamond League
    Posted on May 12, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    Gong Lijiao dominated the shot put at the second 2018 IAAF Diamond League meeting of the season in Shanghai on Saturday (12). […]

  • Hernando and Roche prepare for title defences at IAU Trail World Championships
    Posted on May 11, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    Spain’s Luis Alberto Hernando and France’s Adeline Roche will face formidable fields in the defence of their titles at the eighth IAU Trail World Championships in Castellon on Saturday (12). […]

  • Rodriguez and Ruckstuhl return to Götzis
    Posted on May 11, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    Organisers of the Hypo Meeting have confirmed that world indoor bronze medallist Yorgelis Rodriguez and 2015 world U18 champion Geraldine Ruckstuhl are among the latest additions to the field for the IAAF Combined Events challenge meeting in Götzis on 26-27 May. […]

  • Mukwanah and Ngelel set for tough title defence in Dalian
    Posted on May 11, 2018 at 11:44 am

    Ednah Mukwanah and Willy Ngelel will face tough challenges at the 31st edition of Dalian International Marathon when the Kenyans return to the Chinese city to defend their titles at the IAAF Bronze Label road race on Sunday (13). […]

  • Latest Shanghai updates – IAAF Diamond League
    Posted on May 11, 2018 at 6:32 am

    Welcome to our comprehensive coverage of the IAAF Diamond League Shanghai. […]

  • Spotlight on Walelegn and Tuei at Okpekpe 10km
    Posted on May 10, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Ethiopian teenager Amdework Walelegnat will look to continue his fine early season momentum at the sixth edition of the Okpekpe International 10km, an IAAF Silver Label road race, on Saturday (12). […]

  • Athletics for Development project launched in Uganda
    Posted on May 10, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    Sports can play a role in achieving development goals and supports children and young people in their development. The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) have now kicked off a project in Uganda in cooperation with local partners that puts this approach into practice. On 10 May 2018 the Athletics for Development project was officially launched by Uganda's First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports, Janet Kataaha Museveni, at the National Primary Schools Athletics Championships in Apac, Uganda, in the presence of several thousand children and young people and numerous guests. […]

  • Twenty reigning world and Olympic champions converge on Shanghai - IAAF Diamond League
    Posted on May 10, 2018 at 10:00 am

    If it was the one-lap stars - on both the flat and over hurdles - who shone in the opening leg of the IAAF Diamond League circuit in Doha last Friday, it could well be sprinters over the shorter distances or for that matter the sprint hurdlers, who catch the eye as the second stop of the tour hits Shanghai on Saturday (May 12). […]

  • Kyron McMaster: I love hurdling because...
    Posted on May 10, 2018 at 7:35 am

    Kyron McMaster, the 2017 400m hurdles world leader, IAAF Diamond League winner and recently minted Commonwealth Games champion from the British Virgin Islands, chats about the passion for his event and why he does it. […]

  • Loaded field for Eugene's Bowerman Mile – IAAF Diamond League
    Posted on May 9, 2018 at 10:40 pm

    World champion Elijah Manangoi and IAAF Diamond League champion Timothy Cheruiyot will return to the Prefontaine Classic’s Bowerman Mile to renew their rivalry at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene on 25-26 May. […]

  • Shanghai's top three moments – IAAF Diamond League
    Posted on May 9, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    In three days’ time, the IAAF Diamond League moves to Shanghai for the second meeting in the 2018 series. Here we look back at three of the more memorable moments from the meeting in China’s most populous city. […]

  • High and low – Christabel Nettey
    Posted on May 9, 2018 at 11:40 am

    Commonwealth long jump champion Christabel Nettey identifies a special win on home ground and a painful 2016 season for her high and low moments. […]

  • Perkovic after her solid Doha debut: ‘I think I have lots of metres to show this year’
    Posted on May 9, 2018 at 9:42 am

    Eight world leads and two IAAF Diamond League records were set in Doha last Friday and it was Sandra Perkovic’s mammoth 71.38m discus launch through the late afternoon Doha sky that set the evening’s tone. […]

  • Taicang hosts first IAAF Race Walking Seminar
    Posted on May 9, 2018 at 12:54 am

    With the support of the IAAF, the IAAF Race Walking Committee organised and hosted a seminar on Friday 4 May in advance of the IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships Taicang 2018. […]