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The eighth episode of this season's IAAF Inside Athletics is available to watch online now and features an exclusive interview with world U20 400m hurdles record-holder Sydney McLaughlin of the USA.
Host nation Finland has selected 32 athletes for the IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018 on 10-15 July.
The IAAF Diamond League has reached the half-way point in the road to the final.
The provisional entry lists for the seventh meeting of the 2018 IAAF Diamond League in Paris on 30 June are now available.
It’s not just the gold medallists who gain valuable experience from competing at the IAAF World U20 Championships. Many other competitors go on to become stars of the sport in their senior years.
Damion Thomas’s world U20 record-equalling* run in the 110m hurdles on Saturday (23) was the highlight of the four-day Jamaican Junior Championships, which concluded in Kingston on Sunday (24).
Eighteen-year-old Christopher Taylor sped to a world U20 lead and national U20 record of 44.88 to win the senior men’s 400m on the final day of the Jamaican Championships on Sunday (24).
Shelby Houlihan completed an unprecedented double-double on the final day of the US Championships in Des Moines on Sunday (24).
Rain and cold temperatures on Śnieżka Peak didn’t slow down the world's best mountain runners at the WMRA Long Distance Mountain Running Championships in the Polish town of Karpacz on Sunday (24).
Few athletes on the global athletics scene have quite customised heart-breaking sporting tragedy like world 50km race walk record-holder Yohann Diniz.
Friendly rivalries propelled two US women to the top of the world lists on Saturday (23).
Moses Kibet and Katsiaryna Shaban Karneyenka were victorious at the Vidovdan Road Race, winning the men’s and women’s titles in 28:34 and 33:40 respectively at the IAAF Bronze Label road race in Brcko.
Netsanet Gudeta of Ethiopia and Stephen Kiprop of Kenya took decisive victories at the 9th Mattoni Olomouc Half Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label road race, in this eastern Czech city on Saturday (23).
Noah Lyles is doing things at age 20 that, well, things not even Usain Bolt did. There might never be a sprinter to match Bolt, but Lyles is trying to emulate him in performance and showmanship.
Reigning Olympic champion Elaine Thompson retained her national 100m title with a hard fought victory over two-time Olympic and three-time world champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce on Friday (22), the second day of the Jamaican National Senior Championships in Kingston.
Michael Bentley is not regarded as one of Jamaica’s most promising young sprinters for nothing. On Friday night (22), the second day of the Jamaican National Junior Championships, he sent shockwaves defeating a quality field to win the U20 100m title.
The president of Athletics Kenya, Lieutenant General Jackson Tuwei, and the Principal Secretary for Sports in Kenya, Ambassador Kirimi Kaberia, visited the IAAF headquarters in Monaco on Friday (22) to discuss Kenya’s bid to host the 2020 IAAF World U20 Championships.
China’s Su Bingtian provided the main highlight of the Meeting Madrid 2018 as he took the men’s 100m in a blistering 9.91 (0.2m/s) at the IAAF World Challenge meeting on Friday (22).
Exactly one year before Minsk hosts the 2019 European Games, IAAF President Sebastian Coe was in the Belarusian capital for the opening of the Dynamo Stadium following its latest reconstruction.
Jordan Diaz is one of 13 Cuban athletes who will compete at the IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018 on 10-15 July.