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Elite athletes are used to dealing with setbacks. Injury, loss of funding, a change in coaches; it’s all part and parcel of track and field.
Following the tradition set by Haile Gebrselassie in 2007 and continued by Wilson Kipsang in 2013, Dennis Kimetto’s first race after breaking the marathon world record will be at the Montferland Run in ‘s-Heerenberg on 7 December.
The IAAF Coordination Commission for the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing has just concluded a two-day visit to the Chinese capital.
Sport always seems to find a way of transcending difficult situations. Earlier this month in Ukraine, the current turmoil in the country was forgotten for a brief moment as the IAAF / Nestlé Kids’ Athletics programme was activated in Lviv.
The lure of the original marathon course leading from Marathon to the Panathenaikon Stadium in Athens weaves its spell not only on mass runners but the elite as well.
The 14th episode of IAAF Inside Athletics is available to watch online now.
A quarter of the 12 accolades on offer at the Golden Podium Awards earlier this month went to athletics.
Today (21 October) marks 50 years since Valeriy Brumel won the Olympic high jump title in Tokyo. To mark Brumel’s momentous use of the straddle technique, a special seminar will take place on Sunday (26) in Agazzano, Italy.
The IAAF is deeply saddened to learn that Miloslava Rezkova died on 19 October at the age of 64 due to cancer, just two days after the 46th anniversary of her 1968 Olympic high jump victory.
US 800m star Nick Symmonds is the latest athlete to answer our work, rest and play questions.
The Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) is delighted to declare the Tokyo Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, as the 2014 winner of the AIMS Social Award.
2014 International Festival of Athletics Coaching - ‘The Winning Difference: High Potential to High Performance’
The world class athletics coaching conference, the International Festival of Athletics Coaching (IFAC) will be staged this year in Rome from 31 October – 2 November.
Kenya’s Laban Korir and Ethiopia’s Mulu Seboka triumphed at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, winning at the IAAF Silver Label Road Race in 2:08:15 and 2:23:15 respectively on Sunday (19).
With two second places and three third places among the results of his 10 marathons before he stepped on the start line of the 2014 TCS Amsterdam Marathon, Bernard Kipyego admitted that he had started to wonder when his day would come but he finally triumphed over the distance with a personal best of 2:06:22 at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race on Sunday (19).
Unheralded Joel Kimutai and Polline Wanjiku made it Kenyan double at the Bupa Great Birmingham Run, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, battling strong winds and a hilly course before winning over the half marathon distance in 1:01:39 and 1:10:48 respectively on Sunday (19).
Ethiopia's Girmay Birhanu and his compatriot Fatuma Sado took the honours at the 34th Beijing International Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, winning respectively in 2:10:42 and 2:30:03 on Sunday (19).
Abraham Cheroben turned in a sparkling performance at the 24th edition of the Medio Maraton de Valencia Trinidad Alfonso, clocking 58:48 at the IAAF Silver Label Road Race on Sunday (19).
The 6th Yokohama Women's Marathon on 16 November, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, will have Olympic marathon champion Tiki Gelana as their star attraction.
After the women’s half marathon world record was set in Barcelona earlier in the year, organisers of the 24th Medio Maraton de Valencia Trinidad Alfonso are hoping that their IAAF Silver Label Road Race will also produce some fireworks on Spanish soil on Sunday (19).
The 34th Beijing International Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, will most likely have new winners in both men’s and women’s races on Sunday (19).