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Olympic champion Caterine Ibargüen will return to the Paavo Nurmi Games on 5 June, organisers of the IAAF World Challenge meeting announced today.
Jamaican 400m hurdler Ristananna Tracey unsurprisingly plumps for her bronze medal-winning success at the IAAF World Championships London 2017 for her high moment and recalls a year of personal loss coupled with track pain for her low moment.
Tampere Stadium, host venue for the IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018, is at the heart of the championship medals unveiled today.
Two-time Olympic, three-time world and six-time Diamond League champion Christian Taylor will kick off his 2018 IAAF Diamond League season in Doha on 4 May at the Qatar Sports Club in what promises to be a phenomenal triple jump showdown. Organisers have also announced a strong field in the women’s 100m hurdles lead by world record holder Kendra Harrison while Sandra Perkovic will top the field in the women’s discus.
The IAAF is deeply saddened by the news that Arthur Eustace, an IAAF Honorary Life Member, died on Tuesday (24) at his home in Kapiti Coast, New Zealand. Eustace, a Patron and Life Member of Athletics New Zealand, was 92.
World champion Maria Lasitskene, world silver medallist Yuliya Levchenko and world indoor bronze medallist Alessia Trost will highlight the high jump at the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea, the fourth leg of the IAAF Diamond League, on 31 May.
Organisers of the Muller Anniversary Games have confirmed that triple Olympic medallist Andre de Grasse will line up against world indoor champion Christian Coleman at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in London on 21-22 July.
US long jumper Mike Powell is best remembered for his world record-breaking exploits at the 1991 World Championships in Tokyo. At the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, however, he endured a forgettable competition which ended with him unceremoniously face down in the sandpit.
Conseslus Kipruto and Evan Jager will return to the Prefontaine Classic on 25-26 May to renew their steeplechase rivalry at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene.
Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge and Mary Keitany were crowned Abbott World Marathon Majors Series XI champions following the conclusion of the Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday (22).
In the latest of our ‘Way of the Walk’ series we chat to race walking legends Jefferson Perez, Robert Korzeniowski and Jane Saville on the importance of nutrition.
Championship records by world indoor 1500m champion Samuel Tefera and two-time national cross country champion Getaneh Molla were the highlights on the sixth day of the 47th Ethiopian Athletics Championships which concluded on Sunday (22).
Twanisha Terry produced one of the fastest 100m performances in history by an U20 athlete with her 10.99 victory on the final day of the Mt SAC Relays on Saturday (21).
Eliud Kipchoge continues to defy the notion that runners only have a finite number of good marathons in their legs as he extended his record at the distance to 10 wins from 11 starts at the Virgin Money London Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label road race, on Sunday (22).
Nancy Kiprop successfully defended her Vienna City Marathon, setting a personal best of 2:24:18 at the IAAF Gold Label road race on Sunday (22).
Valentine Kipketer Jepkorir and Eliud Kiplagat Barngetuny secured a Kenyan double at the 41st Rock ’n’ Roll Madrid Marathon, crossing the line of the IAAF Gold Label road race in 2:30:40 and 2:10:15 respectively on Sunday (22).
Ethiopia’s Lencho Tesfaye Anbesa won the Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon with a course record for the second year in a row, this time clocking 1:02:56 at the IAAF Bronze Label road race on Sunday (22).
Ezekiel Omullo of Kenya and Nastassia Ivanova were the winners at the sixth edition of the Orlen Warsaw Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label road race, on Sunday (22).
Kenya’s Nicholas Kosimbei and Ethiopia’s Degitu Azmeraw took the men’s and women’s titles respectively at the Gifu Seiryu Half Marathon with the IAAF Gold Label road race being held in unseasonably warm conditions on Sunday (22).
Ethiopia’s Mosinet Geremew continued his winning streak at the 13th Yangzhou Jianzhen International Half Marathon, taking his fourth consecutive title at the IAAF Gold Label road race in 1:01:31 on Sunday (22).