Organisers of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon have announced that four-time Olympic gold medallist and six-time world champion Mo Farah will contest the IAAF Gold Label road race on 7 October.
Three weeks after her heptathlon came to an abrupt end in Götzis, world silver medallist Carolin Schäfer will be back in action at the Stadtwerke Ratingen Combined Events Meeting this weekend (16-17), hoping for better luck at the IAAF Combined Events Challenge fixture.
Ethiopia’s Birhane Mihretu Gebrekidan will be looking to claim a second victory at the Corrida de Langueux, an IAAF Bronze Label road race, on Saturday evening (16).
Juan Miguel Echevarria heeft woensdag op de IAAF World Challenge in het Tsjechische Ostrava voor de beste wereldjaarprestatie gezorgd in het verspringen. De negentienjarige Cubaan zette bij zijn derde poging een sprong van 8m66 op de tabellen.
Battling unseasonably chilly conditions, Juan Miguel Echevarria followed up on his breakthrough performance in Stockholm with a command performance at the 57th edition of the Golden Spike, an IAAF World Challenge Meeting, in Ostrava, Czech Republic on Wednesday (13).
When Balázs Baji lunged for the line in the 110m hurdles final at the IAAF World Championships London 2017 to secure an unexpected bronze, he became the first Hungarian in the 34-year history of the global event to win a track medal.
St Lucian high jumper Levern Spencer says winning the Commonwealth title earlier this year was the highlight of her career and it came just months after her all-time low.
World hammer throw champion Anita Wlodarczyk notched her first victory of the season at the IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge meeting in Ostrava on Tuesday (12) while Andrius Gudzius prevailed against a strong field in the men’s discus throw.
World 400m hurdles champion Karsten Warholm has already picked up where he left off last year, lowering his own national record in two of his three races this season, first to 47.82 in Rome and again to 47.81 in Stockholm. Through it all, he's been battling with Qatari Abderrahman Samba in one of the sport's newest and most exciting rivalries.
Seven 2018 world leaders and ten world champions will converge on the eastern Czech city of Ostrava for the 57th Golden Spike, an IAAF World Challenge Meeting, on Wednesday (13).
When Eliud Kipchoge takes to the startline for the BMW Berlin Marathon on 16 September, his goal for the IAAF Gold Label road race is clear cut: to break his personal best.
During her trip last week to Ostrava in the Czech Republic to attend the opening of the IAAF Heritage World / Continental Cup – 1977 To 2018 – Exhibition, Australia’s two-time world 400m hurdles champion Jana Pittman made an exceptionally generous donation to the IAAF Heritage Collection.
It’s not just the gold medallists who gain valuable experience from competing at the IAAF World U20 Championships. Many other medallists and competitors go on to become stars of the sport in their senior years.
In the beginning, it looked just like any other jump.
Juan Miguel Echevarria, onthoud die naam! De 19-jarige Cubaan sprong zondag in het Zweedse Stockholm met een zuchtje teveel aan rugwind maar liefst 8m83 ver. Nationaal recordhouder Erik Nys (44) ziet in Echevarria de eerste man die de magische grens van negen meter kan doorbreken maar waarschuwt tegelijk voor te hoge verwachtingen. “Hij moet toch nog bewijzen dat het geen lucky shot was.”
Ethiopia’s Kelkile Gezahegn successfully defended his title at the Lanzhou Marathon, while Bahrain’s Merima Mohammed won the women’s contest by a narrow margin at the IAAF Gold Label road race on Sunday (10).
Philip Milanov is zondag als vierde geëindigd op de Diamond League atletiekmeeting in het Zweedse Stockholm. De Brugse discuswerper stelde zijn beste seizoensprestatie gevoelig bij van 64m91 naar 66m51.
Echevarria sails windy 8.83m in Stockholm - IAAF Diamond League
He settled into his blocks wearing black socks emblazoned with flames, and moments later we found out why: at the BAUHAUS-galan in Stockholm on Sunday afternoon (10), the sixth meeting of the 2018 IAAF Diamond League, 22-year-old Abderrahman Samba unleashed another scorching, stunning display to win the men’s 400m hurdles in 47.41.
A pair of championship records fell on Sunday (10) as the 18th Asian Junior Athletics Championships came to a close in Gifu, Japan.