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Later this week, the IAAF Diamond League heads to Zurich for the first of two finals in the 2018 series. Here we look back at three of the more memorable moments from the Swiss city.
The provisional entry lists for the first of the two 2018 IAAF Diamond League finals, in Zurich on 30 August, are now available.
Kenya’s Titus Ekiru ran a smart race at the Telcel Mexico City International Marathon to set a course record of 2:10:38 at the IAAF Silver Label event on Sunday (26), while Etaferahu Temesgen led an Ethiopian sweep in the women’s contest.
Brazil dominated the 18th edition of the Ibero-American Championships, which took place from 24 to 26 August at the Estadio Chan-Chan in Trujillo, Peru, but Colombia’s Lorena Arenas delivered the top performance of the championships.
Su Bingtian fulfilled his role as the favourite for the 100m title at the Asian Games, winning in a Games record of 9.92 (0.8m/s) at Jakarta’s Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium on Sunday (26).
Tejinder Pal Singh of India broke the Games record in the shot put to highlight athletics opening day at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta on Saturday (25).
The Memorial Partigiani Stellina, a classic Italian mountain race in Susa, will celebrate its 30th anniversary on Sunday (26).
It was all hills at the Oceania Cross Country Championships at Maleny Golf Course on Saturday (25) and it was all Hills in the women’s title.
The Confederación Sudamericana de Atletismo (CONSUDATLE) and the North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association (NACAC) have announced the Americas team for the IAAF Continental Cup Ostrava 2018 to be held on 8-9 September.
Fikadu Kebede returns to the Mexican capital to defend his title Sunday at the 36th Telcel Mexico City International Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label road race, which will also honour the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Olympic Games.
Racing for the first time in over a year, English Gardner returned to action with an 11.02 victory in the women’s 100m at the 54th edition of the Palio della Quercia in Rovereto on Thursday (23), Italy’s oldest meeting.
Five-time world champion Bernard Lagat of the United States will make his highly anticipated marathon debut at the TCS New York City Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label road race, on 4 November.
Known as the “Citizen Runner” because he fits in running around a full-time job, Yuki Kawauchi often competes in excess of a dozen marathons every year. Here the three-time World Championship marathon representative for Japan and 2018 Boston Marathon victor explains more about his passion for running.
Ronnie Baker stormed to a world-leading 9.87 100m victory to highlight the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial in Chorzow, Poland, on Wednesday (22).
High altitude training has become a popular method of marathon preparation, so heads were turned when Australia’s Jessica Trengove decided to spend four months in Hilversum Holland - elevation 15 metres.
In Eugene last June, rising Jamaican sprint talent Akeem Bloomfield blasted to a 43.94 performance to become the 18th man in history to dip below the 44-second barrier for the 400m. The 20-year-old focuses on shattered World Championship dreams for his low moment and the thrill of a scintillating 200m run in the IAAF Diamond league in London for his high.
Kenyan Mary Keitany will be targeting a fourth victory at the TCS New York City Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label race, on 4 November.
The 12th episode of this season's IAAF Inside Athletics is available to watch online now and features an exclusive interview with steeplechase star Emma Coburn of the US.
More than 200 participants from 70 member federations took part in the 3rd IAAF U20 Coaches Conference which took place in Tampere, Finland, on 15 July.
On her last visit to Birmingham, for the IAAF World Indoor Championships in March, Sandi Morris became the new golden girl of the pole vault, nailing her first global title with a 4.95m championship record.