A captivating women’s 5000m, won with a blinding turn of speed, a punishing men’s 10,000m, exhibiting a peerless display of endurance, and a shot put duel for the ages, the gold medal grabbed via a rare combination of physical and mental strength – the first night of the IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018 on had just about everything.
The provisional entry lists for the ninth meeting of the 2018 IAAF Diamond League in Rabat on 13 July are now available.
Men's 10,000m final World U20 Championships Tampere 2018
The expected shot put duel between USA’s Adrian Piperi and South Africa’s Kyle Blignaut did not disappoint.
For all their success at U20 level at the World Cross Country Championships, a Kenyan woman – as implausible as it sounds – had never won the 5000m title at the World U20 Championships before today but Beatrice Chebet ended the decade-long Ethiopian hegemony of the event with an unmatched turn of pace in the last 150 metres.
The ninth episode of this season's IAAF Inside Athletics is available to watch online now and features an exclusive interview with 2017 world long jump champion Luvo Manyonga.
In a sport obsessed with winners, sometimes it pays to look further down the field.
An Australian has never won a combined events title in IAAF World U20 Championships history but with two athletes ranked inside the top three on the 2018 world U20 lists, expectations are high that Ashley Moloney or Gary Hassbroek could improve on the silver medals won by Jake Stein in 2012 and Cedric Dubler in 2014.
Hoogspringer Mutaz Essa Barshim zal de rest van het seizoen niet meer in actie komen. De wereldkampioen van 2017 moet een enkeloperatie ondergaan als gevolg van een blessure die hij een tiental dagen geleden opliep bij een poging om het wereldrecord te verbeteren. De Memorial Van Damme zal het dus zonder hem moeten stellen.
Later this week, the IAAF Diamond League heads to Rabat for the ninth meeting in the 2018 series. Here we look back at three of the more memorable moments from the Moroccan capital and New York, the meeting Rabat replaced in the series a few years ago.
Brianna McNeal’s 12.44 performance in the 100m hurdles was the highlight at the Spitzenleichtathletik meeting in Lucerne on Monday (10).
Watch the IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018
Welcome to our comprehensive lead-in coverage to the IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018.
Andressa de Morais improved her own South American discus record to 65.10m to produce the highlight of the 32nd Grande Prêmio Brasil Caixa de Atletismo, part of the IAAF World Challenge, on Sunday (8) at the National Athletics Development Centre’s (CNDA) Stadium in Bragança Paulista, Brazil.
Less than 24 hours after Maria Vicente’s world U18 heptathlon best, the record books were revised again in Gyor as Ukraine’s Myhaylo Kokhan threw the boys’ 5kg hammer out to 87.82m at the European U18 Championships on Saturday.
World record-holder Renaud Lavillenie captured his eighth outdoor domestic title at the French Championships which took place in the southwest city of Albi and concluded on Sunday (8) after three days of action.
Twenty-seven years after US rivals Carl Lewis and Mike Powell duked it out at the IAAF World Championships in Tokyo, where the latter set the world long jump record of 8.95m that stands today, something truly special could be on in the Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich were the first of the two IAAF Diamond League finals takes place on August 30, the day before the concluding final in Brussels.
De finale van de 400 meter bij de mannen op het BK atletiek in Brussel is een groot succes geworden. Kevin en Dylan Borlée plaatsten zich zondag voor het EK in Berlijn, voor Dylan kwam er zelfs een persoonlijk record bovenop. Ook belofte Alexander Doom dook onder de EK-limiet.
Fans from the following territories and countries can follow the live stream of the IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018 on the IAAF's Facebook Page and YouTube channel. Scroll down for direct links to each session's YouTube broadcast.
As part of our lead-in coverage to the IAAF World Indoor Championships Tampere 2018, which starts on Tuesday and take place from 10-15 July, previews for each of the programme's 44 events have been published.