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Austria's Andrea Mayr will command much of the spotlight at the Smarna Gora Mountain Running Race, the final event of the 2018 WMRA World Cup season, whose rich tradition as a World Cup event will continue with its 39th edition on Saturday (6).
Kenyans Wilson Chebet and Betsy Saina are the latest entries for the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon, and IAAF Gold Label road race, on 28 October.
The 2016 European javelin champion Tatsiana Khaladovich has enjoyed a successful 2018, posting a Belarus record of 67.47m to claim victory in the Oslo Diamond League before capping the season with victory in the Diamond League final in Zurich. Here the 27-year-old talks a little of her athletics journey so far and her attraction to the javelin.
Tsegaye Mekonnen’s marathon debut four years ago stunned running aficionados across the world as the Ethiopian youngster won the Dubai Marathon in 2:04:32, the fastest time in history by an U20 athlete.
Brazilian discus thrower Andressa de Morais has enjoyed a breakout season in 2018. The South American record-holder says her second-place finish at the IAAF Diamond League final was her career highlight, while a difficult period after the 2012 Olympics was a low moment.
In a year in which it hosted the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships, Valencia has confirmed its strategic concept as a ‘city of running’ by earning its fifth IAAF label for road races in the Spanish city.
The 15th episode of this season's IAAF Inside Athletics is available to watch online now and features an exclusive interview with world marathon record-holder Paula Radcliffe.
After an unforgettable fight along the 1074 metres of climb, Kenya’s Geoffrey Gikuni Ndungu took the men's victory at the Adelholzen Hochfelln Mountain Race, while Austria’s Andrea Mayr won the women’s race in Bergen on Sunday (30), the fourth of five stages in the WMRA Mountain Running World Cup.
Six months from today, recreational runners from all over the world will have the chance to participate in the IAAF/Mikkeller World Cross Country Championships Aarhus 2019 for the first time. On Saturday 30 March 2019, Denmark will be hosting this spectacular event, where the very best runners in the world, along with recreational runners, will embrace the raw and elementary DNA of the cross country discipline.
Pre-race favourite Lemi Berhanu of Ethiopia lived up to expectations to register a convincing victory in the men’s race while his compatriot Waganesh Mekasha rallied to take the women’s title at the 2018 Hengshui Lake International Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label road race, in Hengshui, China, on Saturday (29).
World champion Lucy Wambui Murigi and her Kenyan compatriot Geoffrey Gikuni will start as favourites at the 45th edition of the International Hochfelln Mountain Race, the penultimate stop of the 2018 WMRA World Cup, in Bergen, Germany, on Sunday (30).
Lemi Berhanu of Ethiopia leads a field of five sub-2:10 runners at the Hengshui Lake International Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label road race, in Hengshui, China, on Saturday (5).
With 365 days to go until the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019, hosts Qatar are ready to welcome the world of athletics and stage the biggest sporting event in the nation and region’s history. Organisers unveiled the completed stadium, showcased its state-of-the-art sustainable cooling system and revealed ticket options that will allow fans to watch the action in new ways.
Watch the IAAF World Championships Doha 2019 – One Year to Go press conference
The first International Athletics Film Festival (FICA) was launched at the Spanish Olympic Committee offices in Madrid on Wednesday (26). The Festival itself will be held in San Sebastian – home to the famous and prestigious annual San Sebastian International Film Festival since 1953 – between 6-10 November 2018.
Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has enjoyed an outstanding year winning the Commonwealth and Asian Games titles and setting a national record of 88.06m. The 20-year-old offers his thoughts on his javelin journey and why he has such a passion for his discipline.
Polish sprinter Justyna Swiety-Ersetic recounts her joy of double European gold in Berlin earlier this year and looks back on an untimely ankle injury in 2017.
Colombia’s world champion Eider Arevalo and Wang Yingliu of China took the men’s and women’s individual victories at the Around Taihu International Race Walking competition, the last leg of the 2018 IAAF Race Walking Challenge, which concluded on Wednesday (26) after three days of action in Suzhou, China.
German-based Getty Images snapper Matthias Hangst captured this eye-catching shot of world 100m hurdles record-holder Kendra Harrison at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London. Matthias offers his take on the image.
Building upon the laurels he collected in the U20 and U23 ranks, Yemaneberhan Crippa won his first medal at the senior level when he finished third in the 10,000m at the European Championships in Berlin’s historic Olympic Stadium in August. When he crossed the finish line, his expression suggested that it wouldn’t be the last the 22-year-old rising Italian star would earn.