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Exactly five weeks after Kenya’s Abraham Kiptum set the world half marathon record of 58:18, both men’s and women’s event records will be under threat at the Maratón Valencia Trinidad Alfonso EDP, an IAAF Gold Label road race in the same eastern Spanish city on Sunday (2).
Sprint hurdler Andrew Pozzi has confirmed that he will be returning to the Arena Birmingham to compete at the Müller Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham on 16 February, the penultimate fixture on the six-meeting IAAF World Indoor Tour.
Degitu Azmeraw will return to defend her tile at the Tata Steel Kolkata 25K, an IAAF Bronze Label road race, on Sunday 16 December.
A record eight countries will compete in the 2018 IAU Asia & Oceania 24 Hour Championship on 1-2 December in Taipei.
Yarisley Silva has been Cuba’s leading pole vaulter for more than a decade. The 2015 world champion and equal fifth best vaulter of all time reflects on the highest and lowest moments of her decorated career.
The 18th edition of the IAAF Inside Athletics podcast, featuring a preview of next week's IAAF Athletics Awards 2018, is now available.
British teenage multi-eventer Niamh Emerson reflects upon this image moments after sealing a dramatic gold medal in the heptathlon at the IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018 last July.
IAAF Health & Science Department Director Stéphane Bermon addressed some of the extreme weather challenges that long distance runners and race walkers are expected to face at major championships over the next two years during a presentation at the Endurance Summit in Skanderbog, Denmark, on Sunday (25).
Uganda’s Jacob Kiplimo and Kenya’s Eva Cherono took convincing victories at the 37th Cross Internacional de la Constitución in Alcobendas, Spain, on Sunday (25), the third stop of the 2018-19 IAAF Cross Country Permit series.
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.