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Debutante Gemechu clocks 1:06:50 course record at Delhi Half Marathon

1 hour 41 min ago
The pre-race publicity for the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2018 focused on a duel between Ethiopia’s Tirunesh Dibaba and Kenya’s Joyciline Jepkosgogei, quite rightly considering their careers and 2018 racing records, but Dibaba’s compatriot Tsehay Gemechu hadn’t read the script and flew to a course record of 1:06:50 on Sunday (21).
Categories: Atletieknieuws

50 years since the day Dick Fosbury revolutionised the high jump

October 20, 2018 - 3:53pm
In the public imagination, Sunday 20 October 1968 is the day that high jumping changed forever.
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Dibaba and Jepkosgei ready to duel in Delhi

October 19, 2018 - 4:59pm
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).
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Rono and Megra will find Toronto title defences challenging

October 19, 2018 - 2:53pm
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.
Categories: Atletieknieuws

Bekele to battle Cherono, Defar to debut in Amsterdam

October 19, 2018 - 1:12pm
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).
Categories: Atletieknieuws

IAAF seeking candidates for its Election Oversight Panel

October 18, 2018 - 4:57pm
The IAAF is seeking candidates for its Election Oversight Panel for a four-year term beginning in January 2019.
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The perfect jump: Beamon's 8.90m celebrates its 50th anniversary

October 18, 2018 - 1:25pm
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.
Categories: Atletieknieuws

High and low - Lisanne de Witte

October 17, 2018 - 1:01pm
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.  
Categories: Atletieknieuws

Games record and gold for late show Baptiste in Buenos Aires

October 17, 2018 - 8:00am
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.
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IAAF Inside Athletics - Andreas Thorkildsen

October 16, 2018 - 6:06pm
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.
Categories: Atletieknieuws

Iconic Mexico City Olympic podium protest turns 50

October 16, 2018 - 3:44pm
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.
Categories: Atletieknieuws

Muema and Chelangat secure gold in historic cross country races at Youth Olympic Games

October 15, 2018 - 10:47pm
After a 94-year hiatus, cross country returned to the Olympic arena on Monday (15) at the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games.
Categories: Atletieknieuws

Beernaert secures Youth Olympic gold in spectacle of stages in Buenos Aires

October 15, 2018 - 12:54am
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.
Categories: Atletieknieuws

Three race records fall in wind-swept Lisbon

October 15, 2018 - 12:16am
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).
Categories: Atletieknieuws

Road round-up: Tsegay and Claude-Boxberger prevail in Paris, Cheptegei triumphs in Durban

October 14, 2018 - 4:54pm
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.
Categories: Atletieknieuws

2018 in review: sprints

October 14, 2018 - 12:50pm
Our 2018 review series continues with statisticians A Lennart Julin and Mirko Jalava looking back at the sprints.
Categories: Atletieknieuws

Field the focus as four records fall in Buenos Aires – Youth Olympics Day 3

October 13, 2018 - 11:29pm
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).
Categories: Atletieknieuws

Jepkosgei joins Delhi Half Marathon field

October 13, 2018 - 5:00pm
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.
Categories: Atletieknieuws

2018 in review: middle and long distances

October 13, 2018 - 12:09pm
Our 2018 review series continues with statisticians A Lennart Julin and Mirko Jalava looking back at the middle and long distance events.
Categories: Atletieknieuws

Pivotal 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games celebrate 50th anniversary

October 13, 2018 - 9:00am
Every Olympic Games is notable is one way or another, but the Mexico City 1968 Olympic Games was a pivotal point in athletics history.
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