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Defending champions Abel Kirui and Florence Kiplagat will be hoping for a sweet sense of deja vu at the 40th anniversary of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday (8), an IAAF Gold Label Road Race.
The same trio who raced to the podium last year will be in the running at the 39th edition of the 20km de Paris, an IAAF Bronze Label Road Race, on Sunday (7).
The headlines after the IAAF World Championships London 2017 women’s 400m focused in tone more on two of the women who finished behind Phyllis Francis than the actual winner herself.
Austria's Andrea Mayr and Alex Baldacini of Italy will share the spotlight at the Smarna Gora Mountain Running Race, the final event of the 2017 WMRA World Cup season, whose rich tradition as a World Cup event will continue with its 38th edition on Saturday (7).
Following a visit to Birmingham last week, the IAAF is confident that the preparations of the local organising committee (LOC) are on track to host an amazing IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018 at Arena Birmingham in March.
With the selection process to choose the 2017 World Athletes of the Year now underway, here’s a closer look at this year’s 10 men’s nominees who were selected by an international panel of athletics experts, comprising representatives from all six continental areas of the IAAF.
With the selection process to choose the 2017 World Athletes of the Year now underway, here’s a closer look at this year’s 10 women’s nominees who were selected by an international panel of athletics experts, comprising representatives from all six continental areas of the IAAF.
Standing in the mixed zone shortly after Ajee’ Wilson sprinted to an 800m bronze medal at the IAAF World Championships London 2017, her coach, Derek Thompson, casted his mind back six years to the day he first laid eyes on the talented teenager.
Hammer thrower Gwen Berry set a North American record of 76.77m earlier this year. The 28-year-old says her biggest challenge so far was simply qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Games.
Edith Chelimo ably filled the shoes of absent pre-race favourite Violah Jepchumba with a 1:05:50 UK all-comers’ record that takes her to sixth on the world all-time list on record-eligible courses at the Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon on Sunday (October 1).
Before this weekend’s Kosice Peace Marathon, Reuben Kerio and Sheila Jerotich had competed in a combined total of three marathons, but the Kenyan pair came away with victories and PBs at the IAAF Bronze Label road race on Sunday (1).
Following his victories in 2014 and 2015, world 5000m champion Muktar Edris won the Giro al Sas International 10km Road Race in Trento for the third time in his career, edging fellow Ethiopian Telahun Haile by just one second in 28:54.
Uruguayan long jump record-holder Emiliano Lasa is a rising force on the international stage. The Olympic sixth-place finisher looks back to a competition when he beat a world indoor champion and finished second behind an Olympic gold medallist as a major breakthrough moment in his career.
Kenya’s Michael Njenga Kunyuga and Betty Wilson Lempus won the men’s and women’s races respectively at the sixth edition of Hengshui Lake International Marathon, an IAAF Bronze Label road race, on Saturday (30).
Violah Jepchumba and Shadrack Kimining will defend their Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon titles this Sunday (1 October) against stellar fields at the IAAF Silver Label road race in the Welsh capital.
When David Kiyeng lined up for last year’s Kosice Peace Marathon, few thought the then 33-year-old Kenyan had a chance of victory at the IAAF Bronze Label road race.
The sixth edition of Hengshui Lake International Marathon will be hotly contested on Saturday (30) as the IAAF Bronze Label road race has attracted competitive fields in both races.
East African runners have dominated the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon for the past two decades, but one thing this IAAF Gold Label race has never had is a Ugandan victor.
Organisers of the TCS Amsterdam Marathon believe the course record could fall at the IAAF Gold Label road race on 15 October.
Bird-Smith and Palmisano take individual honours while Shange and De Sena lead teams to victory in Wuzhong
Australia’s Dane Bird-Smith successfully defended his individual men’s title at the Around Taihu International Race Walking Multi-Day Competition, while Italy’s Antonella Palmisano secured the women’s crown on Wednesday (27), the fourth and final day of competition in the Wuzhong district of Suzhou, China.