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At the pre-race press conference for the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon, Ethiopia’s Tirunesh Dibaba and Kenya’s Joyciline Jepkosgei both pronounced themselves fit and ready to go at the IAAF Gold Label road race on Sunday (21).
Kenya’s Philemon Rono set a Canadian all-comers’ record of 2:06:52 when he successfully defended his Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon title a year ago. He will return to this IAAF Gold Label race on Sunday (21) in search of what North Americans call the ‘three-peat’ - three consecutive victories.
Two of the greatest distance runners on the track will aim to make their mark on the roads at the TCS Amsterdam Marathon when they line up for the IAAF Gold Label road race on Sunday (21).
The IAAF is seeking candidates for its Election Oversight Panel for a four-year term beginning in January 2019.
The perfect jump. A leap into the 21st century. The greatest sporting achievement of all time. Those were just a few of the ways that Bob Beamon's astounding 8.90m world record leap in the long jump, set at the Olympic Games in Mexico City 50 years ago today, has been described.
After being disqualified from the World Indoor Championship final in Sopot, it took Lisanne de Witte over four years to reach her career high in Berlin this summer. Rising to the pressure, De Witte became a European bronze medallist in the women’s 400m, smashing the Dutch national record in the process.
Form played out on the final day of athletics at the Youth Olympic Games on Tuesday (16), as nine of the 11 stage one winners wrapped up gold medals in Buenos Aires’ final session of athletics.
The 16th episode of this season's IAAF Inside Athletics is available to watch online now and features an exclusive interview with two-time Olympic javelin throw champion Andreas Thorkildsen.
Fifty years ago today, 16 October 1968, at the cavernous Olympic stadium in Mexico City, US sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos joined together to produce one of the most iconic and enduring sporting moments of the 20th century.
After a 94-year hiatus, cross country returned to the Olympic arena on Monday (15) at the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games.
Though deciding medallists based on combined results makes for some head-scratching at the end of an event, the drama the format provides was evident on the fourth day of athletics at the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympics Games on Sunday (14). No more so than in the women’s long jump, where a single centimetre separated the three medallists after a bout of last-round drama.
The fast-acting organisers of the EDP Lisbon Marathon and Vodafone Half Marathon delayed the start times of both races by an hour and moved the location of the start line for the half marathon to avoid the strong winds of Hurricane Leslie on Sunday (14).
Eritrea’s Samuel Tsegay and France’s Ophélie Claude-Boxberger took top honours at the 20km de Paris on Sunday (14), winning the 40th edition of the IAAF Bronze Label road race in 58:23 and 1:09:48 respectively.
Our 2018 review series continues with statisticians A Lennart Julin and Mirko Jalava looking back at the sprints.
A flurry of Youth Olympic Games Records fell in the field as the sun shone on the third day of athletics in Buenos Aires on Saturday (13).
Kenya’s world half marathon record holder Joyciline Jepkosgei has been added to the women’s elite field for the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2018, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on 21 October, which brings about the mouth-watering prospect of a thrilling head-to-head contest with three-time Olympic gold medallist Tirunesh Dibaba.
Our 2018 review series continues with statisticians A Lennart Julin and Mirko Jalava looking back at the middle and long distance events.
Every Olympic Games is notable is one way or another, but the Mexico City 1968 Olympic Games was a pivotal point in athletics history.
Nazareno Sasia lived up to his billing as one of Argentina’s big hopes for the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires on Friday (12), making the men’s shot put competition his own at the Youth Olympic Park.
Morhad Amdouni will be targeting a second title at the 40th edition of 20km de Paris, an IAAF Bronze Label road race, on Sunday (14).