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Ethiopian teenager Samuel Tefera is one of the most exciting middle-distance talents in the world. Here the recently-minted world indoor champion and world U20 indoor 1500m record-holder talks a little about his journey in the sport and why he runs.
A multitude of global champions will go head-to-head in the women’s pole vault and men’s javelin at the Doha Diamond League, the opening meeting of the 2018 IAAF Diamond League on 4 May. Organisers also announced that world 800m champion Caster Semenya, fresh off her Commonwealth Games 800m/1500m double victory, will head the field in the longer race.
World 5000m champion Muktar Edris will head a strong field in a rarely-held two mile race at the Prefontaine Classic, the third stop of the 2018 IAAF Diamond League, in Eugene on 26 May.
European marathon record-holder Sondre Nordstad Moen made a sensational breakthrough in late 2017. Here the rising star of Norwegian road running talks in some detail about smashing the landmark one-hour barrier for the half-marathon and a lengthy period of injury frustration for his high and low moments.
The IAAF World Championships London 2017 has been named Sportcal’s Global Sports Event of the Year, the global sport market analysis firm announced today (17) at the SportAccord World Sport and Business Summit in Bangkok.
The fourth episode of the sixth season of IAAF Inside Athletics is available to watch online now and features an exclusive interview with 2017 world 1500m champion Elijah Manangoi.
Yuki Kawauchi and Desiree Linden were the winners of a Boston Marathon which overturned every possible form book of the IAAF Gold Label road race on Monday (16).
One year on from his memorable victory over Olympic champion Kerron Clement at the Bislett Games, world 400m hurdles champion Karsten Warholm will return to the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Oslo on 7 June.
With three months until Athletissima on 5 July, organisers of the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Lausanne have confirmed the presence of five global championships and a host of top Swiss athletes.
Ahead of the IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships in Taicang on 5-6 May, race walking legends Jefferson Perez, Jane Saville and Robert Korzeniowski explain the pit lane innovation.
Kenyan trio Daniel Kipchumba, Mangata Kimai Ndiwa and Josphat Kiptoo Boit finished inside 59:20 on their half marathon debuts at the 11th edition of the Nexia Audirevi Lake Maggiore Half Marathon on Sunday (15).
Ethiopia’s Abdela Godana and Japan’s Asami Furuse were convincing winners at a wet and windy Nagano Marathon, securing their first ever wins over 26.2 miles at the IAAF Bronze Label road race on Sunday (15).
Mesfin Alemu of Ethiopia was an impressive winner in the inaugural edition of the Ibuprom Sport Zel Half Marathon in Lodz on Sunday (16). The warm and breezy conditions were not conducive to fast times, but Alemu led for most of the distance to finish the clear victor in 1:03:17.
Hawkins collapse hands Commonwealth marathon victory to Shelley while Johannes makes history for Namibia
A dramatic late-race collapse by Callum Hawkins handed a repeat victory in the men’s marathon to defending champion Michael Shelley on the final day of the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Sunday (15).
The 122nd running of the Boston Marathon, scheduled for Monday (16), is packed with professional marathon runners who have previously won at the IAAF Gold Label road race.
World champions Hellen Obiri and Elijah Manangoi led Kenyan 1-2 finishes in their respective events on the last day of track and field competition at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Saturday (14).
Former Nagano Marathon winners Beatrice Toroitich and Pauline Wangui will return to the IAAF Bronze Label road race on Sunday (16) in a bid to regain their titles.
The 14th edition of the DOZ Lodz Marathon, taking place this Sunday (16), will be only one part of a festival of road running in the Polish city. In addition to the marathon, an IAAF Bronze Label race, the highlight promises to be the Ibuprom Sport Zel Half Marathon, newly added to the programme and featuring one of the best fields seen on the Polish road-racing scene this year.
Joshua Cheptegei and Caster Semenya completed Commonwealth Games doubles with panache on the sixth day of athletics with Games record victories in Gold Coast on Friday (13).
Defending 20km race walk champion Maria Guadalupe Gonzalez leads Mexico’s team for the IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships Taicang 2018 on 5-6 May.