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.
On the comeback from year-long absences, former Olympic champions Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Kirani James scored impressive victories in the women’s 100m and men’s 400m respectively at the 3rd edition of the JN Racers Grand Prix meeting, dubbed STARS The Next Generation, on Saturday (9) in Kingston.
One day after Michael Norman set a collegiate record in the 400m, Lynna Irby nearly did so, too.
Dieter Kersten en Steven Casteele hebben zaterdag in het Nederlandse Leiden de limiet voor het EK atletiek in Berlijn op de 10.000 meter gelopen. Ze zijn met hun 28:46.25 en 28:48.36 echter niet bij de beste drie Belgen, en mogen behoudens afzeggingen niet naar het EK. Soufiane Bouchikhi, Bashir Abdi en Simon Debognies deden eerder beter.
World U18 champion Jordan Diaz bettered his own world U18 best in the triple jump when sailing out to 17.41m in Havana on Friday (8).
On Saturday (9), the penultimate day of action at the Asian Junior Championships in Gifu, Iran’s Hossein Rasouli produced one of the biggest upsets of the championships so far.
South American athletics enjoyed one of its most memorable weeks in the high altitude of Cochamamba as three continental, 27 national and 24 championship records fell at the 11th South American Games at Estadio Municipal in Cochabamba, Bolivia.