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The long jump clash between Olympic champion Tianna Bartoletta and European champion Ivana Spanovic at the Indoor Meeting Karlsruhe on 3 February is set to be one of the highlights of the opening IAAF World Indoor Tour fixture of 2018.
Wilson Kipsang will defend his title at the Tokyo Marathon while two-time Olympic 5000m champion Meseret Defar will make her marathon debut at the IAAF Gold Label road race on 25 February.
The confirmed elite fields for the RAK Half Marathon on Friday 9 February trump even the star-studded line-ups of one year ago.
Competing at the same meeting in which college teammate Emmanuel Korir set a world indoor 600m best last year, Kenya’s Michael Saruni replicated the feat at the Martin Luther King Invitational in Albuquerque on Friday (19).
Kenya’s Norah Tanui arrived in Rovereto fresh from a 10km lifetime best of 31:17 in Valencia last weekend and the 22-year-old demonstrated she is an athlete for all surfaces with a dominant victory at the Cross Internazionale della Vallagarina on Sunday (22).
Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei and Kenya’s Agnes Tirop captured convincing victories at the 36th Cross Internacional de Itálica in Santiponce, near the Spanish city of Seville, the fifth leg of this season’s IAAF Cross Country Permit series on Sunday (21).
Ethiopia’s Gulume Tollesa successfully defended her title at the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon with a course record of 2:29:37, while 44-year-old Kenneth Mungara beat opponents half his age to win the IAAF Gold Label road race in 2:13:39 on Sunday (21).
The three greatest distance runners of their generation will race the Virgin Money London Marathon after Ethiopian legend Kenenisa Bekele confirmed he will join Mo Farah and Eliud Kipchoge on the start line for the IAAF Gold Label road race on 22 April.
There was a double triumph for Ethiopian runners at the Tata Mumbai Marathon as Amane Gobena and Solomon Deksisa won at the IAAF Silver Label road race in 2:25:49 and 2:09:34 respectively on Sunday (21).
In a long and storied career, sprint-hurdles sensation Gail Devers snagged three Olympic and five world outdoor titles, but the pocket rocket also proved a master performer indoors. Here the retired US athlete reflects on the four gold and two silver medals she snared across five IAAF World Indoor Championships.
World silver medallist Christian Coleman stunned the athletics world on Friday (19) when he sped to a 6.37 world record* over 60m at the Clemson Invitational in South Carolina.
The Cross Internacional de Itálica in Santiponce on the outskirts of the Spanish city of Seville – the third Spanish leg of the current IAAF Cross Country Permit series – always boasts a mouth-watering line-up, and this year’s race on Sunday (21) is no exception.
Defending Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon champions Melaku Belachew and Gulume Tollesa are aiming to win back-to-back titles at the IAAF Gold Label road race on Sunday (21).
Ethiopia’s Solomon Deksisa leads a strong men's field for the Tata Mumbai Marathon, while Bornes Kitur will defend her title at the IAAF Silver Label road race on Sunday (21).
World 400m champion Phyllis Francis and Christian Coleman, the world 100m silver medallist, will lead strong sprint fields at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, the fourth stop on the 2018 IAAF World Indoor Tour, on 10 February in Boston.
World and Olympic 110m hurdles champion Omar McLeod talks about his long-held passion for hurdling and what motivates the Jamaican superstar athlete.
Organisers of the Kagawa Marugame Half Marathon have revealed the entry list for the IAAF Silver Label road race on 4 February.
Kamworor and Jepkosgei lead Kenyan team for IAAF/Trinidad Alfonso World Half Marathon Championships Valencia 2018
Athletics Kenya has named a strong team for the IAAF/Trinidad Alfonso World Half Marathon Championships Valencia 2018 on 24 March.
European indoor 800m champion Marcin Lewandowski identifies a heart-breaking moment from the 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships and two heart-warming experiences from his personal life for his high and low moments.
The IAAF is deeply saddened to learn that Hassan Agabani, Honorary Life Member of the IAAF and former Sudan Athletics Association President, died on Monday (15) at the age of 89.