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It was an enormous surprise when Kenya’s Edwin Kibet Kiptoo won the Blom Bank Beirut Marathon a year ago but his victory in this IAAF Silver Label race blew his anonymity completely out of the water.
With just five days to go before voting for the 2017 World Athletes of the Year concludes, here’s another look at this year's men’s and women’s longlist candidates, focusing today on those who excelled in the middle and long distances.
Organisers of the TCS New York City Marathon have added Wilson Kipsang and Buzunesh Deba to the elite field for the IAAF Gold Label road race on 5 November.
With just six days to go before voting for the 2017 World Athletes of the Year concludes, here’s another look at this year's men’s and women’s longlist candidates, focusing today on those who excelled in the sprints and hurdles.
Syrian high jumper Majd Eddin Ghazal has enjoyed an outstanding 2017 season which included a World Championships bronze medal and gold at the Asian Indoor Games. The 30-year-old says that battling severe anaemia at the 2016 Rio Olympics was one of his most difficult experiences.
While the women’s race at the Chicago Marathon saw the coronation of a distance-running great, the men’s equivalent saw the arrival of a new champion at the 40th edition of the IAAF Gold Label road race on Sunday (8).
Andrea Mayr of Austria and Norway's Johan Bugge won the 38th Smarna Gora Mountain Running Race, the final event of the 2017 WMRA World Cup season, near the Slovenian capital Ljubljana on Saturday (7).
Collins Chebii and Gebayanesh Ayele came up trumps at the 20 Kilometres de Paris to take the titles at the IAAF Bronze Label road race on Sunday (8).
World heptathlon bronze medallist Anouk Vetter has enjoyed a memorable competitive year. Here the rising Dutch combined events talent reflects on a breakthrough performance back in 2014 which helped pave the way for her future success.
Defending champions Abel Kirui and Florence Kiplagat will be hoping for a sweet sense of deja vu at the 40th anniversary of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday (8), an IAAF Gold Label Road Race.
The same trio who raced to the podium last year will be in the running at the 39th edition of the 20km de Paris, an IAAF Bronze Label Road Race, on Sunday (7).
The headlines after the IAAF World Championships London 2017 women’s 400m focused in tone more on two of the women who finished behind Phyllis Francis than the actual winner herself.
Austria's Andrea Mayr and Alex Baldacini of Italy will share the spotlight at the Smarna Gora Mountain Running Race, the final event of the 2017 WMRA World Cup season, whose rich tradition as a World Cup event will continue with its 38th edition on Saturday (7).
Following a visit to Birmingham last week, the IAAF is confident that the preparations of the local organising committee (LOC) are on track to host an amazing IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018 at Arena Birmingham in March.
With the selection process to choose the 2017 World Athletes of the Year now underway, here’s a closer look at this year’s 10 men’s nominees who were selected by an international panel of athletics experts, comprising representatives from all six continental areas of the IAAF.
With the selection process to choose the 2017 World Athletes of the Year now underway, here’s a closer look at this year’s 10 women’s nominees who were selected by an international panel of athletics experts, comprising representatives from all six continental areas of the IAAF.
Standing in the mixed zone shortly after Ajee’ Wilson sprinted to an 800m bronze medal at the IAAF World Championships London 2017, her coach, Derek Thompson, casted his mind back six years to the day he first laid eyes on the talented teenager.
Hammer thrower Gwen Berry set a North American record of 76.77m earlier this year. The 28-year-old says her biggest challenge so far was simply qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Games.
Edith Chelimo ably filled the shoes of absent pre-race favourite Violah Jepchumba with a 1:05:50 UK all-comers’ record that takes her to sixth on the world all-time list on record-eligible courses at the Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon on Sunday (October 1).
Before this weekend’s Kosice Peace Marathon, Reuben Kerio and Sheila Jerotich had competed in a combined total of three marathons, but the Kenyan pair came away with victories and PBs at the IAAF Bronze Label road race on Sunday (1).