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Athletics Canada, in partnership with NACAC, will host a Coach Conference as part of next weekend’s inaugural NACAC Track & Field Championships in Toronto.
Marta Megra survived a wicked early pace to win the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon a year ago collecting $25,000 for the victory. Despite the financial windfall - a princely sum in her home Ethiopia - she was disappointed with the result.
Producing one of the most dominant displays at these championships so far, Caster Semenya sped to a 49.96 victory in the 400m to highlight the third day of action at the African Athletics Championships on Friday in Asaba, Nigeria.
Noah Lyles, this season's fastest man in the world over both 100m and 200m, will headline the 100m field at the Müller Grand Prix Birmingham IAAF Diamond League fixture on 18 August.
Saint Lucia's Levern Spencer and Trinidad and Tobago's Keshorn Walcott were the standout performers at the 23rd Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla, Colombia on Thursday (2), a day that Cuba added four gold medals to its tally.
Dominating victories by Hellen Obiri in the 5000m and Marie Josée Ta Lou in the 100m along with a spirited battle between South African long jumpers Ruswahl Samaai and Luvo Manyonga highlighted the second day of action at the 21st African Athletics Championships in Asaba, Nigeria, on Thursday (2).
US middle-distance runner Shelby Houlihan has enjoyed a breakout season triumphing on the Diamond League circuit over 1500m and also breaking the national 5000m record. Here the 25-year-old talks in detail of her unequivocal passion for what she does.
Two-time World and Olympic triple jump champion Catherine Ibarguen and 2017 World 20km race walk champion Eider Arevalo led a winning Wednesday for hosts Colombia on day 4 of the athletics competition at the 23rd Central American and Caribbean Game in Barranquilla on Wednesday (2).
Kicking away from a lead group of four with just over half a lap to go, Jemal Yimer Mekkonen cruised to victory in the 10,000m at the 21st edition of the African Athletics Championships which began today in Asaba, Nigeria.
Triple world and double Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya has been confirmed as the next headline star due to compete at next month’s Müller Grand Prix Birmingham IAAF Diamond League fixture on Saturday 18 August.
Estonia’s multi-eventer Maicel Uibo pinpoints a challenging 2016 and 2017 for two low moments and the joy of winning heptathlon bronze at the 2018 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham for his high.
Alonso Edward and Kyron McMaster led a record-filled evening on the third day of athletics on Tuesday (31) at the 23rd Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla, Colombia, where the host country and Jamaica each won two gold medals.
Isaac Makwala looks back on what this image of the silver-medal-winning 4x400m team from Botswana at the IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2017 means to him.
Multiple world and Olympic gold medallist Tirunesh Dibaba leads the elite women’s field for the BMW Berlin Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label road race, on 16 September.
O’Dayne Richards set a Games record in the shot put while his Jamaican teammates achieved a historic double in the 100m, but it was Colombia’s Catherine Ibarguen who sent the home crowd into a frenzy on the second day of athletics at the Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla on Monday (30).
Mexico’s Juan Luis Barrios became the first man athlete to win eight gold medals in athletics at the Central American and Caribbean Games as three records fell on the opening day of track and field action at Rafael Cotes stadium in Barranquilla, Colombia, on Sunday (29).
Emmanuel Korir’s stunning 800m win at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in London will go down as one of the stand-out performances of the summer.
Ethiopians Netsanet Gudeta and Betesfa Getahun produced convincing victories at 19th edition of the Bogota Half Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label road race, on Sunday (29).
Youth Olympic Games torch starts tour of Argentina with visit to 100 years of athletics celebration dinner
Three days after being lit by the sun at Panathenaic Stadium in Athens on Tuesday, the Youth Olympic Games flame made its way to Buenos Aires, Argentina, to mark the start of its 60-day journey.
When world, Olympic, European and Commonwealth gold medallist Greg Rutherford takes to the long jump runway at the Müller Grand Prix Birmingham on 18 August, it will be his final appearance at a British IAAF Diamond League meeting.