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  • Maslak joins Karlsruhe field
    Posted on January 22, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    World indoor champion Pavel Maslak will head the 400m field at the Indoor Meeting Karlsruhe on 2 February, the second stop on the six-meet IAAF World Indoor Tour. […]

  • Deadline approaching for IAAF World Athletics Heritage Plaque design competition
    Posted on January 22, 2019 at 11:23 am

    Just nine days remain until the deadline to enter the IAAF World Athletics Heritage Plaque design competition, whose prize is a trip for two to the last weekend of the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019. […]

  • Lokinyomo: ‘I want to be the first refugee to get a medal’
    Posted on January 21, 2019 at 1:14 pm

    The early days of January are typically the time when athletes plot out their goals and ambitions for the upcoming year, Athlete Refugee Team member Dominic Lokinyomo Lobalu among them. […]

  • New IAAF research: readiness key to extreme weather competition
    Posted on January 21, 2019 at 9:43 am

    New research conducted in part by the IAAF's Health and Science Department underscores the importance that proper readiness plays when preparing to compete in extreme conditions.&nbs […]

  • Kiplimo and Chepkoech overwhelming winners in Seville
    Posted on January 20, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Uganda’s teen phenomenon Jacob Kiplimo and Kenya’s world steeplechase record holder Beatrice Chepkoech captured commanding victories at the Cross Internacional de Itálica in Santiponce, near the Spanish city of Seville, the sixth leg of this season’s IAAF Cross Country Permit series on Sunday (20). […]

  • Road round-up: Kosgei sets North American all-comers’ record at Houston Half, Alemu and Lagat triumph in Mumbai
    Posted on January 20, 2019 at 9:27 am

    Ethiopia’s Worknesh Alemu and Kenya’s Cosmas Lagat upset the formbook and produced outstanding performances in hot conditions to triumph at the Tata Mumbai Marathon on Sunday (20), winning at the IAAF Gold Label road race in 2:25:45 and 2:09:15 respectively. […]

  • Balew and Mamo prevail in Dundonald
    Posted on January 19, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    Birhanu Balew became the second Bahraini runner in three years to take top men's honours at the 42nd Northern Ireland International Cross Country, an IAAF Cross Country Permit meeting at Dundonald, Belfast, on Saturday (19). Ethiopian Meskerem Mamo claimed the victory in the women's race. […]

  • Indoor round-up: Stefanidi and Ludwig prevail at Pole Vault Summit
    Posted on January 19, 2019 at 12:56 pm

    World and Olympic champion Katerina Stefanidi opened her 2019 season with a victory at the Pole Vault Summit in Reno, Nevada, on Friday (18). […]

  • Cheruiyot and Keitany head sensational London Marathon women's field
    Posted on January 18, 2019 at 10:18 pm

    Defending champion Vivian Cheruiyot and 2018 TCS New York City Marathon winner Mary Keitany will return to the Virgin Money London Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label road race, on 28 April. […]

  • Houston attracts strong half marathon field while Degefa chases third marathon title
    Posted on January 18, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    Once again, organisers have attracted strong fields for the Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon, IAAF Silver and Gold Label road races, respectively, on Sunday (20). […]

  • Kuma targeting course record, Gobena eyeing successful title defence in Mumbai
    Posted on January 18, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    Ethiopian runners took both the men’s and women’s Tata Mumbai Marathon titles 12 months ago and pre-race favourites Abera Kuma and Amane Gobena sounded confident that the top honours at this IAAF Gold Label road race in the City of Dreams will stay with athletes from the East African nation on Sunday (20). […]

  • Cheptegei-Kiplimo showdown set for Seville
    Posted on January 18, 2019 at 10:39 am

    In an eagerly-awaited showdown, Ugandans Joshua Cheptegei and Jacob Kiplimo will face off at the ‘Cross Internacional de Itálica’ in Santiponce on the outskirts of Seville on Sunday (20), the fifth and last Spanish leg of the 2018/19 IAAF Cross Country Permit series. […]

  • Balew and Tanui ready to battle at Antrim cross country
    Posted on January 17, 2019 at 5:10 pm

    Olympic 10,000m silver medallist Paul Tanui of Kenya and double European cross country gold medallist Fionnuala McCormack of Ireland are among the world class field set to take part in the 42nd IAAF Antrim International Cross Country at Dundonald, Antrim, on Saturday (19). […]

  • Su takes on Britain’s best in Birmingham
    Posted on January 17, 2019 at 12:36 am

    World indoor silver medallist Su Bingtian will take on a trio of Britain’s leading sprinters at the Muller Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham when he defends his 60m title at the now sold-out IAAF World Indoor Tour meeting on 16 February. […]

  • Italian press officer Giovannini dies
    Posted on January 16, 2019 at 11:15 pm

    The IAAF is deeply saddened to hear that Italian press officer Alessio Giovannini died on Wednesday (16) at the age of 40. […]

  • Kipsang and Kosgei latest additions to London Marathon fields
    Posted on January 16, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Former world record-holder Wilson Kipsang and Chicago Marathon champion Brigid Kosgei are among the latest athletes added to the line-up for the Virgin Money London Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label road race, on 28 April. […]

  • Kejelcha, Cheserek and Brazier lead Boston’s middle-distance clashes
    Posted on January 16, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    Organisers of the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix have announced that world indoor champion Yomif Kejelcha, multiple NCAA champion Edward Cheserek and a handful of the USA’s leading 800m runners are among the latest additions to the line-up for the IAAF World Indoor Tour meeting in Boston on 26 January. […]

  • Husillos and Santos to renew rivalry in Madrid
    Posted on January 16, 2019 at 3:54 pm

    Oscar Husillos provided one of the standout moments of last year’s Madrid Indoor Meeting as he sped to victory in the 400m. The Spanish sprinter will return to the IAAF World Indoor Tour meeting on 8 February to take on another high-quality field. […]

  • Emerson excited by first year in senior heptathlon ranks
    Posted on January 16, 2019 at 11:57 am

    There was a fleeting moment when it looked as though it might all go wrong. […]

  • Schippers headlines Karlsruhe’s 60m line-up
    Posted on January 15, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    Six years after making her debut at the Indoor Meeting Karlsruhe, Dafne Schippers will make her fifth appearance at the IAAF World Indoor Tour meeting on 2 February. […]

  • Battocletti eyes bigger targets after taking continental cross-country crown
    Posted on January 15, 2019 at 12:35 pm

    At the age of 18, Nadia Battocletti has already achieved something that no other Italian woman in history has managed. […]

  • Lisek, Ta Lou and Muir join Torun fields
    Posted on January 14, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    Two-time world indoor bronze medallist Piotr Lisek has joined a strong men's pole vault field at the Orlen Copernicus Cup, the third meeting of the 2019 IAAF World Indoor Tour, in Torun, Poland, on 6 February. […]

  • McLaughlin confirms Boston return
    Posted on January 14, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    Sydney McLaughlin, the 2018 IAAF Female Rising Star award winner, will return to the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, the opening meeting of the 2019 IAAF World Indoor Tour, on Saturday 26 January. […]

  • Kipchoge to defend London Marathon title
    Posted on January 14, 2019 at 1:20 pm

    World record holder Eliud Kipchoge will defend his title at the Virgin Money London Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label road race, on Sunday 28 April. […]

  • Kipruto and Obiri dominate in Elgoibar
    Posted on January 13, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    World U20 10,000m champion Rhonex Kipruto and world 5000m champion Hellen Obiri won by surprisingly big margins at the Cross Internacional Juan Muguerza, defeating quality fields at the IAAF Cross Country permit meeting in Elgoibar on Sunday (13). […]

  • Gemechu smashes Ethiopian 10km record in Valencia
    Posted on January 13, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    Tsehay Gemechu took 15 seconds off Tirunesh Dibaba’s Ethiopian 10km record at the Valencia 10K Ibercaja, while compatriot Chala Ketema Regasa smashed the course record at the IAAF Bronze Label event on Sunday (13). […]

  • Bor and Burkard victorious in Stirling
    Posted on January 12, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    USA’s Hillary Bor recovered from a mid-race wrong turn to win the men’s 8km at the Simply Health Great Stirling X-Country while Germany’s Elena Burkard bagged maximum points for the European team by winning the women’s 6km event on Saturday (12). […]

  • Fab five: January performances
    Posted on January 12, 2019 at 4:00 am

    To kick-start our new ‘fab five’ series, we highlight a quintet of world-class performances which were all produced in the first month of the year. […]

  • Course records under threat at Valencia 10km
    Posted on January 11, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    Having gained an IAAF Bronze Label for the first time, organisers of the 10k Valencia Ibercaja have designed a flat and wide circuit in the hopes that the course records of 27:52 and 30:57 will be broken on Sunday (13). […]

  • Trio of world pole vault champions heading to Torun
    Posted on January 11, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    Three winners of the world pole vault title will be in action at the Orlen Copernicus Cup while several other European and world indoor champions have been confirmed for the IAAF World Indoor Tour meeting in Torun on 6 February. […]

  • Barega takes on Kipruto while Obiri clashes with Chepkoech and Can in Elgoibar
    Posted on January 11, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    Two highly anticipated duels between some of the world’s greatest distance runners will highlight the Cross Internacional Juan Muguerza, the fifth leg of the IAAF Cross Country Permit series in the Spanish town of Elgoibar on Sunday (13). […]

  • Boston Marathon fields loaded with past winners and global medallists
    Posted on January 10, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    Organisers of the Boston Marathon have announced the full elite fields for the 123rd edition of the IAAF Gold Label road race on 15 April. […]

  • Ingebrigtsen brothers ready to rock Düsseldorf
    Posted on January 10, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    Norwegian brothers Jakob, Filip and Henrik Ingebrigtsen will make their IAAF World Indoor Tour debut when they line up for the men’s 1500m at the PSD Bank Athletics Meeting in Dusseldorf on 20 February. […]

  • Past winners Berhanu and Degefa set for Dubai return
    Posted on January 10, 2019 at 10:29 am

    Former champions Lemi Berhanu and Worknesh Degefa will be among the elite line-up when the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon celebrates its 20th edition on the streets of the UAE on 25 January. […]

  • Schippers to make Spanish racing debut in Madrid
    Posted on January 9, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Two-time world 200m champion Dafne Schippers will race in Spain for the first time in her career when she lines up for the 60m at the Madrid Indoor Meeting – part of the IAAF World Indoor Tour – on 8 February. […]

  • Sifan Hassan: advice to my younger self
    Posted on January 9, 2019 at 3:08 pm

    Dutch endurance star Sifan Hassan last year revealed her outstanding versatility by setting European records for the 5000m and half marathon as well as winning continental gold over the shorter distance. Here the 25-year-old Ethiopian-born athlete takes the 12-year-old version of herself to task. […]

  • Echevarria set for Karlsruhe return
    Posted on January 9, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    World indoor long jump champion Juan Miguel Echevarria will be among the key headliners at the Indoor Meeting Karslruhe, the second competition of the six-meeting IAAF World Indoor Tour, on 2 February. […]

  • Nine things for 2019: let's dance!
    Posted on January 9, 2019 at 2:00 am

    Over the first nine days of 2019, we are taking a look at nine things we’re really looking forward to as we enter another IAAF World Athletics Championships year. […]

  • Nine things for 2019: one step closer to Tokyo
    Posted on January 8, 2019 at 10:30 am

    Over the first nine days of 2019, we are taking a look at nine things we’re really looking forward to as we enter another IAAF World Athletics Championships year. […]

  • Nine things for 2019: on the roads
    Posted on January 7, 2019 at 12:17 pm

    Over the first nine days of 2019, we are taking a look at nine things we’re really looking forward to as we enter another IAAF World Athletics Championships year. […]

  • Countdown to IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 brought into focus
    Posted on January 7, 2019 at 9:44 am

    As calendars open to mark the start of a new year, the countdown to the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 begins in earnest. […]

  • Kuma and Gobena head Mumbai Marathon fields
    Posted on January 7, 2019 at 1:00 am

    Abera Kuma and Amane Gobena of Ethiopia will lead the fields for the Tata Mumbai Marathon 2019, an IAAF Gold Label road race, on Sunday 20 January. […]

  • Gebrhiwet gets better of Barega at Campaccio – cross-country round-up
    Posted on January 6, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    Olympic 5000m bronze medallist Hagos Gebrhiwet from Ethiopia won the eagerly awaited head-to-head against younger compatriot Selemon Barega by four seconds in the men’s 10km race at the Campaccio IAAF Cross Country Permit meeting race in San Giorgio su Legnano on an unseasonably warm and sunny Sunday (6). […]

  • Nine things for 2019: true cross country
    Posted on January 6, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    Over the first nine days of 2019, we are taking a look at nine things we’re really looking forward to as we enter another IAAF World Athletics Championships year. […]

  • Debela retains Xiamen Marathon title
    Posted on January 6, 2019 at 10:20 am

    Ethiopia’s Dejene Debela emerged victorious from a five-man contest to retain his Xiamen Marathon title in 2:09:26 at the first IAAF Gold Label road race of the year on Sunday (6). […]

  • Nine things for 2019: technology
    Posted on January 5, 2019 at 12:14 pm

    Over the first nine days of 2019, we will be taking a look at nine things we’re really looking forward to as we enter another IAAF World Athletics Championships year. […]

  • Barega vs Gebrhiwet showdown on tap at Campaccio
    Posted on January 4, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    Ethiopian stars Selemon Barega and Hagos Gebrhiwet are set to return to action at the 62nd edition of the Campaccio Cross Country, an IAAF Permit meeting race, in San Giorgio su Legnano on Sunday (6). […]

  • Nine things for 2019: head-to-heads
    Posted on January 4, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    Over the first nine days of 2019, we will be taking a look at nine things we're really looking forward to as we enter another IAAF World Athletics Championships year. […]

  • Debela faces tough title defence in Xiamen
    Posted on January 4, 2019 at 9:28 am

    Reigning champion Dejene Debela of Ethiopia will face stiff opposition at the 17th edition of Xiamen Marathon, the first IAAF Gold Label road race of 2019, on Sunday (6). […]

  • Nine things for 2019: world record assaults
    Posted on January 3, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    Over the first nine days of 2019, we will be taking a look at nine things we're really looking forward to as we enter another IAAF World Athletics Championships year. […]