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Istanbul has been the scene for the fastest marathons on the Turkish soil, and there are reasons to expect the current all-comers records to fall at the Vodafone Istanbul Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Sunday (12).
Kenya’s Edwin Kiptoo and Tigist Girma of Ethiopia will return to defend their titles at the Blom Bank Beirut Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, on Sunday (12).
Flomena Cheyech of Kenya is targeting a successful title defence at the third annual Saitama International Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, which doubles as the 101st Japanese national marathon championship, on Sunday (12).
Uganda's Stephen Kiprotich, the 2012 Olympic and 2013 world marathon champion, will take on in-form Bidan Karoki and defending champion Yemane Tsegaye at the 71st Fukuoka Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on 3 December.
At an IAAF World Championships London 2017 full of surprises, there were few bigger than the sight of Courtney Frerichs chasing home her American compatriot Emma Coburn and taking the silver medal in the women’s 3000m steeplechase.
History has witnessed a number of 400m sprinters successfully stepping up in distance to the 800m. But surely very few former one-lap specialists have ever made such a stunning impact shifting directly to the 1500m as reigning world champion Elijah Manangoi.
The world 50km race walk champion talks about the long journey he has undertaken for his discipline to be taken seriously in France and beyond.
A podium finish would suit Kenya’s Dominic Ruto Kipngetich just fine when he lines up for the 2017 Blom Bank Beirut Marathon on 12 November. But victory in this IAAF Silver Label race would be even sweeter.
Persistence, patience, and then at long last the ultimate prize – after decorated careers at the highest level, Shalane Flanagan and Geoffrey Kamworor enjoyed their day of days at the TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday (5), taking victory in 2:26:53 and 2:10:53 respectively in this IAAF Gold Label Road Race.
Ethiopian pair of Dejene Kelkilew and Tejitu Siyum claimed the title at the 10th edition of the Marathon des Alpes Maritimes, an IAAF Bronze Label Road Race, in southern France on Sunday (6).
Azmeraw Bekele and Muluhabt Tsega achieved an Ethiopian double victory at the 31st edition of the Hangzhou Marathon, an IAAF Bronze Label Road Race on Sunday (5), breaking both course records in the process.
Christian Malcolm, the 1998 double world U20 champion and coach of Great Britain’s triumphant World Championships 4x100m relay quartet, recalls a key moment from the early stages of his long and accomplished career.
The Ticket Factory, a national ticketing agent based in Birmingham, has been announced as a national supplier for the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018, which will be held at Arena Birmingham from the 1 to 4 March.
The IAAF is deeply saddened to hear that Tanzanian distance runner Ismail Juma died in a motorcycle crash on Thursday (2) at the age of 26.
Can anyone stop Mary Keitany? That’s the chief question ahead of the TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday (5), where the current queen of the marathon will seek to win a fourth straight title at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race.
The prolific Yuki Kawauchi will be one of the main favourites at the marathon des Alpes Maritimes, an IAAF Bronze Label Road Race whose 10th edition will take place on Sunday (5).
Course record assaults are on tap at the 31st Hangzhou Marathon, an IAAF Bronze Label Road Race, on Sunday (5).
Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela, the Trinidad and Tobago men’s 4x400m relay team and Mutaz Essa Barshim of Qatar were honoured for their achievements this year at the Association of Olympic Committees ANOC Awards 2017 in Prague on Thursday (2).
World champions Geoffrey Kirui and Almaz Ayana will headline the fields at the 13th Airtel Delhi Half Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on 19 November.
As a four-time world champion and the 2004 Olympic gold medallist, most fans recognise Dwight Phillips as a legend of the long jump. These days, the Georgia native, now retired from the sport, is directing his passion for athletics into his work as a coach and aspiring photographer.