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Lonah Chemtai Salpeter smashed the course record at the 35th ASICS Firenze Marathon, an IAAF Bronze Label road race, on Sunday (25).
The IAAF is deeply saddened to hear that 1980 Olympic javelin silver medallist Saida Gunba died on Saturday (24) at the age of 59.
If 2018 has revealed anything about Joshua Cheptegei – besides an unerring ability to deliver his primary goals – it is his unshakeable belief and mental toughness.
European 10,000m champion Lonah Chemtai Salpeter will be in the spotlight at the 35th edition of the Asics Firenze Marathon, an IAAF Bronze Label road race, on Sunday (25).
Uganda’s Jacob Kiplimo and Eritrea’s Aron Kifle will be the star names at the 37th Cross Internacional de la Constitución, the third leg of the 2018/19 IAAF Cross Country Permit series, to be held in Alcobendas on the outskirts of Madrid on Sunday (25).
World indoor long jump champion Juan Miguel Echevarria is preparing to continue shining in 2019, kicking off with a strong indoor season which will include an appearance at the Müller Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham on 16 February, the penultimate stop of the six-meeting 2019 IAAF World Indoor Tour.
Ecuador’s Andres Chocho ended 2018 as the winner of the IAAF Race Walking Challenge. Chocho, a two-time South American 20km race walk champion and reigning Pan-American champion and South American record holder over 50km, says his passion for race walking began 30 years ago.
Shelby Houlihan and Noah Lyles were named the winners of the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Award and Jesse Owens Award, respectively, the sport’s highest annual accolade in the U.S.A.
Panama’s Alonso Edward earned the 200m silver medal at the 2009 IAAF World Championships in Berlin, finishing behind Usain Bolt in his historic world record-breaking run. But a performance five years later stands out even more for the three-time Diamond trophy winner.
Ethiopian distance-running sensation Selemon Barega reflects on what winning this year’s IAAF Diamond League 5000m title in Brussels and climbing to fourth on the all-time list over the distance, courtesy of his 12:43.02 time, meant to him.
Mo Farah will return to the Virgin Money London Marathon in 2019, organisers of the IAAF Gold Label Road Race announced today.
Uganda’s Jacob Kiplimo and Kenya’s Gloria Kite were commanding winners at the 25th Cross Internacional de Soria, the second leg of the 2018-19 IAAF Cross Country Permit series held in the outskirts of Soria on a cloudy but not especially cold Sunday (18).
Morgan McDonald and Dani Jones won the men's and women's individual titles at the NCAA Cross Country Championships on Saturday (17).
Ethiopia’s Yebrgual Melese reduced the women’s course record by more than a minute at the Shanghai International Marathon on Sunday (18), while compatriot Abdiwak Tura took the men’s title following a breath-taking home stretch battle, securing the first Ethiopian double in the 19-year history of the IAAF Gold Label event.
Picture this: you’re 23 years old, one of the world’s best distance runners, and charging towards the finish line in what is – by some distance – the greatest race you’ve ever run.
The Cross Internacional de Soria returns to the IAAF Cross Country Permit series after a seven-year break and will celebrate its silver jubilee 25th edition on Sunday (18).
Kimetto returns in Shanghai, Kipruto set for half marathon debut in Boulogne-Billancourt – weekend road-racing preview
Organisers of the Shanghai International Marathon have assembled a star-studded field, spearheaded by former world record-holder Dennis Kimetto, in the hopes of improving the course records of both races at the IAAF Gold Label event on Sunday (18).
Greek teenager Emmanouil Karalis finished fifth in the pole vault at the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018 earlier this year, clearing 5.80m – a height only one other U20 athlete in history has ever bettered.
The IAAF is deeply saddened to hear that Viktor Trkal, a well-known athletics official, author, judge and coach in the Czech Republic, died on Sunday (11) at the age of 89.
Claire Tallent was shown the red card in two of the biggest races of her career, but the Australian race walker rebounded from those disappointments to take bronze on her 50km debut at the IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships Taicang 2018.