It’s been a long, hard season for Marie Josee Ta Lou, but the Ivorian sprinter was bouncing up and down with excitement after beating a stellar field to secure maximum points for Team Africa in the women’s 100m – and become the first woman from her continent to win this event since the competition was first held in 1977 under the name of the IAAF World Cup.
Caterine Ibarguen, the Rio 2016 triple jump champion from Colombia, faced down her competitive nemesis, Olga Rypakova of Kazakhstan, to win for Team Americas and ensure that their gamble on playing their women’s joker for the day on this event paid off.
Alonso Edward earned maximum points for Team Americas in the first men’s track event, the 200m, as he moved past Turkey’s world and European champion Ramil Guliyev in the closing 50m to finish in 20.19.
As expected there was a 1-2 finish for Team Americas in the women's 100m hurdles, but it was Jamaican Danielle Williams who scored an upset victory, just edging world record holder Kendra Harrison in 12.49.
In a tight men's high jump competition, Bahamian Donald Thomas beat Brandon Starc on countback at 2.30m.
DeAnna Price handed Anita Wlodarczyk a rare defeat in the women's hammer throw, the first event contested under the new rules introduced at this year's edition of the IAAF Continental Cup.
Volha Mazuronak and Hillary Maiyo, the course record-holders of the Minsk Half Marathon, will return to the Belarusian capital on Sunday (9) in the hopes of winning their third titles at the IAAF Bronze Label road race.
Amid a swirl of dry ice trackside – which swiftly dissipated in the glaring heat of Ostrava’s Mestsky Stadium – Team Europe’s two team representatives for this weekend’s IAAF Continental Cup Ostrava 2018 were revealed as pole vaulters Renaud Lavillenie and Katerina Stefanidi.
By now we’ve learned not to doubt Abderrahman Samba, who has taken the world of one-lap hurdling by storm this year, and as the laid-back Qatari sits relaxing under the Czech sun, one day out from the IAAF Continental Cup Ostrava 2018, only a fool would question his intent.
It may not have been the perfect year for either of them, but Africa’s Marie-Josee Ta Lou and Julius Yego are hoping for an uplifting climax at the IAAF Continental Cup Ostrava 2018.
Olympic triple jump champions Caterine Ibarguen and Christian Taylor were introduced this afternoon as the athlete representatives for the Americas team at this weekend’s IAAF Continental Cup Ostrava 2018, eager the reclaim the overall title they won in the 2010.
Koen Naert is bij een online stemming verkozen tot Europese atleet van de maand augustus. Dat heeft de Europese Atletiekfederatie (EAA) vrijdag op Twitter bekendgemaakt. De 29-jarige Naert kroonde zich vorige maand in Berlijn tot Europees kampioen op de marathon, en dit na een indrukwekkende solo.
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A crowd of more than one hundred gathered to meet the IAAF Continental Cup Ostrava 2018 team captains at the IAAF Heritage World / Continental Cup - 1977 To 2018 - Exhibition at the Forum Nova Karolina in the city centre.
Organisers are targetting the first-sub-2:20 run in the women's race at the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon, and IAAF Gold Label race, on 28 October.
Chemtai Rionotukei and Azmeraw Bekele will defend their titles at the Taiyuan Marathon, but they will face competitive fields at the IAAF Silver Label road race on Saturday (8).
The top three men from last year’s Birell Prague Grand Prix will return to the IAAF Gold Label Road Race on Saturday (8) while Fancy Chemutai, last year’s runner-up, headlines the women’s contest.
The team captains for the IAAF Continental Cup Ostrava 2018 arrived in the eastern Czech city yesterday ready and eager to continue in their promotional roles ahead of this weekend's competition.
In only his second full season of 400m hurdling, Qatari sensation Abderrahaman Samba has dominated on the Diamond League circuit and posted the second fastest time in history with an awe-inspiring 46.98 in Paris. The tall and athletic 22-year-old athlete speaks to the IAAF about his passion for the discipline.
Britain’s 2016 world indoor bronze medallist Lorraine Ugen talks about the high of joining the exclusive seven-metre club and the pain of missing out on qualification for the 2012 Olympic Games by one centimetre.