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Kim Vanderlinden and Helena van der Plaetsen met at their local athletics club when they were nine years old. Today they co-own a company, Wafel Sports Management, and represent the likes of world and Olympic heptathlon champion Nafissatou Thiam and European decathlon champion Thomas van der Plaetsen.
The three-time Olympic gold medallist and nine-time world champion is one of the greatest female endurance runners of all-time. Here the 32-year-old Ethiopian legend and reigning Chicago Marathon champion explains her passion for running.
With less than six weeks to go until the Doha 2018 IAAF Diamond League, fans can expect another exhilarating evening of world-class athletics as the first headline athletes have been announced. Doha will once again kick off the Diamond League season in style as athletics’ biggest stars come together on 4th May at Qatar Sports Club for this unmissable fixture on Qatar’s sporting calendar.
Omar McLeod’s hopes for a third straight Prefontaine Classic victory on 26 May will require him to beat the deepest field of 110m hurdlers ever assembled at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene.
The 2010 World U20 Championships provided both the career highs and lows for world high jump champion Mutaz Barshim.
Strong winds hampered performances at the Queensland International Track Classic in Brisbane on Wednesday (28), the final warm-up meeting before the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. But even a -1.6m/s breeze couldn’t slow down Britain’s Zharnel Hughes in the 200m.
Several speakers at the 2nd IAAF Global Road Running Seminar spoke of the need for heroes to engage the public and broaden the appeal of the discipline and one day later IAAF/Trinidad Alfonso World Half Marathon Championships Valencia 2018 hosts Spain found their man – Carles Castillejo.
Rahma Tusa will be targeting her third straight victory at the ACEA Rome Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label road race, on 8 April.
Getty Images photographer Stu Forster snapped this iconic shot of Kelly Holmes’s wide-eyed look of surprise after her gold win in the 800m at the 2004 Athens Olympics. Here the British snapper talks about his journey to taking the image and what it means to him.
Following the successful IAAF/Trinidad Alfonso World Half Marathon Championships Valencia 2018, a meeting of the IAAF Road Running Commission was held in Valencia on Sunday (25), chaired by Commission Chairman Carlo Capalbo.
In the first of our Way of the walk series ahead of the IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships Taicang 2018 which takes place in the Chinese city on 5-6 May, we chat with 1996 Olympic 20km champion Jefferson Perez of Ecuador and Australia’s 2004 Olympic 20km bronze medallist Jane Saville to find out more about the discipline's loss of contact rule.
Netsanet Gudeta gave a portrayal of someone who had been supremely confident of getting the gold medal at the post-race press conference for the IAAF/Trinidad Alfonso World Half Marathon Championships Valencia 2018 but sometimes a peek behind the curtains of the puppet show is required, followed by a quiet word with the man who pulls the strings.
A fully booked group of 21 people participated in the Observer Programme that took place on the margins of the IAAF/Trinidad Alfonso World Half Marathon Championships Valencia 2018.
Ethiopia’s Sutume Asefa Kebede and Kenya’s Felix Kibitok took the honours at the 47th edition of the Stramilano Half Marathon held in the centre of Milan with the start and finish in Piazza Castello on Sunday (25).
World champion Tom Walsh smashed his own Oceanian shot put record with 22.67m at the Sir Graeme Douglas International Track & Field Challenge in West Auckland on Sunday (25).
Calabar and Edwin Allen High Schools retained their respective titles at the five-day ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships, held in Kingston from 20-24 March.
There was a double Kenyan victory at the 13th edition of the PZU Warsaw Half Marathon as Ezrah Sang and Pauline Njeru won in 1:01:37 and 1:10:02 respectively at the IAAF Bronze Label road race on Sunday (25).
Ethiopia’s Meseret Legese and Kennedy Cheboror of Kenya took the women’s and men’s titles respectively at the Chongqing International Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label road race on Sunday (25).
Unlike in the women’s race, the record books were not revised by the men at the IAAF/Trinidad Alfonso World Half Marathon Championships Valencia 2018 but that didn’t mean there was an absence of thrills and drama as Kenya’s Geoffrey Kamworor romped away over the final six kilometres to secure his third successive world title over the distance.
The women-only half marathon world record * was improved to 1:06:11 at the IAAF/Trinidad Alfonso World Half Marathon Championships Valencia 2018 but it wasn’t acquired by race favourite Joyciline Jepkosgei, who owns the mixed-race standard of 1:04:51, but by slightly surprising Ethiopia’s Netsanet Gudeta.