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Ahead of the IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships in Taicang on 5-6 May, race walking legends Jefferson Perez, Jane Saville and Robert Korzeniowski explain the pit lane innovation.
Kenyan trio Daniel Kipchumba, Mangata Kimai Ndiwa and Josphat Kiptoo Boit finished inside 59:20 on their half marathon debuts at the 11th edition of the Nexia Audirevi Lake Maggiore Half Marathon on Sunday (15).
Ethiopia’s Abdela Godana and Japan’s Asami Furuse were convincing winners at a wet and windy Nagano Marathon, securing their first ever wins over 26.2 miles at the IAAF Bronze Label road race on Sunday (15).
Mesfin Alemu of Ethiopia was an impressive winner in the inaugural edition of the Ibuprom Sport Zel Half Marathon in Lodz on Sunday (16). The warm and breezy conditions were not conducive to fast times, but Alemu led for most of the distance to finish the clear victor in 1:03:17.
Hawkins collapse hands Commonwealth marathon victory to Shelley while Johannes makes history for Namibia
A dramatic late-race collapse by Callum Hawkins handed a repeat victory in the men’s marathon to defending champion Michael Shelley on the final day of the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Sunday (15).
The 122nd running of the Boston Marathon, scheduled for Monday (16), is packed with professional marathon runners who have previously won at the IAAF Gold Label road race.
World champions Hellen Obiri and Elijah Manangoi led Kenyan 1-2 finishes in their respective events on the last day of track and field competition at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Saturday (14).
Former Nagano Marathon winners Beatrice Toroitich and Pauline Wangui will return to the IAAF Bronze Label road race on Sunday (16) in a bid to regain their titles.
The 14th edition of the DOZ Lodz Marathon, taking place this Sunday (16), will be only one part of a festival of road running in the Polish city. In addition to the marathon, an IAAF Bronze Label race, the highlight promises to be the Ibuprom Sport Zel Half Marathon, newly added to the programme and featuring one of the best fields seen on the Polish road-racing scene this year.
Joshua Cheptegei and Caster Semenya completed Commonwealth Games doubles with panache on the sixth day of athletics with Games record victories in Gold Coast on Friday (13).
Defending 20km race walk champion Maria Guadalupe Gonzalez leads Mexico’s team for the IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships Taicang 2018 on 5-6 May.
Versatile sprinter Isaac Makwala from Botswana stands at eighth on the world 400m all-time list. Here the newly crowned Commonwealth 400m champion articulates his thoughts on his passion for running quickly.
For the best part of five days, field events had dominated the Commonwealth Games, but three pulsating races to close the day five programme redressed the balance between track and field.
Nijel Amos, holder of the Prefontaine Classic 800m meeting record, will face world indoor champion Adam Kszczot at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene on 25-26 May.
The IAAF is deeply saddened by the news that Jon Hendershott, one of the most respected athletics journalists in the US, died on Monday (9) at his home in Salem, Oregon due to complications from a stroke he suffered on Sunday. Hendershott, who spent nearly 50 years working for the US publication Track & Field News, was 71.
Kathryn Mitchell and Aisha Praught produced stunning victories on day four of the Commonwealth Games, doing it in totally contrasting styles.
World high jump champion Mutaz Barshim will be the headline name at this year’s Doha Diamond League on 4 May as he once again kicks off his 2018 outdoor season in front of a home crowd at the opening meeting of the 2018 IAAF Diamond League.
The Swiss sprint ace and recently minted world Indoor 60m bronze medallist Mujinga Kambundji recalls the significance of the 2014 European Championships in Zurich for providing a series of highs and one big career low.
Antonella Palmisano will lead Italy's squad of 19 to the IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships Taicang 2018 on 5-6 May.
Caster Semenya took the first step towards a Commonwealth middle-distance double --and added to South Africa’s already impressive showing-- with a commanding victory in the 1500m on the third day of Games competition in Carrara Stadium.