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Ohuruogu to join fellow Olympic medallists in London – IAAF Diamond League

IAAF - 2 hours 27 min ago
World 400m champion Christine Ohuruogu will compete at the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park from 24-25 July, the 11th leg of the 2015 IAAF Diamond League.
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Clash of continental 800m champions in Eugene – IAAF Diamond League

IAAF - Mon, 27/04/2015 - 8:14pm
Champions from four continents will grace the men’s two-lap event at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene on 30 May after the meeting organisers announced their 800m field on Monday (27).
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Personal bests – Caterine Ibarguen

IAAF - Mon, 27/04/2015 - 11:38am
Triple jump world champion Caterine Ibarguen leapt to fifth on the all-time list last year with her stunning leap of 15.31m at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Monaco. Here the Colombian, who also won the 2014 Diamond Race in her event, offers her take on some aspects of her life.
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Kenya and South Africa impress at the second African Youth Championships

IAAF - Mon, 27/04/2015 - 11:12am
Athletes from 27 countries were in action at the second edition of the African Youth Championships in Reduit, Mauritius, with Kenyan distance runner Emily Chebet showing some of the talent of her famous namesake and providing the highlight of the four-day meeting which ended on Sunday (26).
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Lemi Berhanu continues unbeaten marathon streak in Warsaw

IAAF - Sun, 26/04/2015 - 1:32pm
Hayle Lemi Berhanu was the winner of the 2015 Orlen Warsaw Marathon, the 21-year old rising star from Ethiopia triumphing at the IAAF Silver Label Road Race in 2:07:57 to take his career record to three wins from three marathons on Sunday (26
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Kiptoo Chebii defends Madrid Marathon title

IAAF - Sun, 26/04/2015 - 12:10pm
Ezekiel Kiptoo Chebii successfully defended his Rock ’n’ Roll Madrid Marathon title, but rain and chilly conditions kept the winning time at the IAAF Silver Label Road Race down to 2:12:00, on Sunday (26).
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Kipchoge holds off Kipsang to win London Marathon thriller

IAAF - Sun, 26/04/2015 - 11:52am
Eliud Kipchoge won a thrilling battle with his fellow Kenyan Wilson Kipsang over the final kilometres of the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon but prevailed to win the IAAF Gold Label Road Race by five seconds in 2:04:42 on Sunday (26).
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Stowers stuns with 12.40 100m hurdles at Drake Relays, Lavillenie defeated

IAAF - Sun, 26/04/2015 - 10:06am
Jasmin Stowers provided the undoubted highlight of the final day of the Drake Relays when she scorched over the barriers to win the 100m hurdles in a meeting record and personal best of 12.40 in Des Moines, USA, on Saturday (25).
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Ngeno and Kirop triumph at Yellow River Estuary Marathon in sweltering conditions

IAAF - Sun, 26/04/2015 - 9:22am
Kenya pair Ernest Ngeno and Helena Kirop triumphed despite soaring temperatures at the 2015 Yellow River Estuary International Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, in the Chinese city of Dongying on Sunday (26).
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USA men show off slick baton passing at the Penn Relays

IAAF - Sun, 26/04/2015 - 8:48am
The USA got a morale-boosting 4x100m win over arch-rivals Jamaica just one week ahead of the IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015, at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia on Saturday (25).
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Bolt and Fraser-Pryce head Jamaica’s team for the IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015

IAAF - Sat, 25/04/2015 - 11:15am
Sprint superstars Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce head Jamaica’s 44-strong squad that will go across the Caribbean to the IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015, which will be staged in Nassau on 2-3 May.
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Kirani James flies to 44.22 at Drake Relays

IAAF - Sat, 25/04/2015 - 10:20am
Grenada’s Olympic 400m champion Kirani James showed stunning early season form when he flew around the track at the Drake Relays to win the 400m in 44.22 in Des Moines, USA, on Friday night (24).
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Cheserek the star at the Penn Relays' penultimate day

IAAF - Sat, 25/04/2015 - 9:11am
University of Oregon’s Edward Cheserek played a starring role at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, the 21-year-old Kenyan running a composed mile leg in the distance medley relay, at the end of which he kicked away from Villanova’s Jordan Williamsz to give Oregon their second consecutive title on Friday (24).
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Can Kiptoo Chebii strike again at the Madrid Marathon?

IAAF - Fri, 24/04/2015 - 7:16pm
No fewer than 15,000 runners will gather in the Spanish capital to take part in the 38th Rock ’n’ Roll Madrid Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, on Sunday (26).
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Ethiopia’s Geneti and Lemi Berhanu head the field at the Warsaw Marathon

IAAF - Fri, 24/04/2015 - 3:27pm
Ethiopia’s sub-2:05 man Markos Geneti and Hayle Lemi Berhanu, the latter the fastest marathoner in the world this year, head the field at the Orlen Warsaw Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, on Sunday (26).
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Talk of records and reputations abounds ahead of London Marathon

IAAF - Fri, 24/04/2015 - 10:47am
The talk has been of records and reputations this week in the build-up to the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, where a flurry of superlatives are being scattered around to describe the event’s traditional stellar fields for the races on Sunday (26).
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Tesfa and Tufa to defend titles at Yellow River Estuary International Marathon

IAAF - Fri, 24/04/2015 - 9:42am
Defending champions Workneh Tesfa and Mestawet Tufa, both from Ethiopia, have returned to the Chinese city of Dongying and will be looking to notch up back-to-back wins at the Yellow River Estuary International Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, on Sunday (26).
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IAAF World Youth Championships, Cali 2015 presented to Colombia's overseas ambassadors

IAAF - Fri, 24/04/2015 - 9:19am
The IAAF World Youth Championships, Cali 2015 was officially presented to Colombia's overseas ambassadors and consular officials at the Colombian Foreign Ministry in Bogota on Thursday (23).
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Bingo the potcake dog unveiled as mascot for the IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015

IAAF - Thu, 23/04/2015 - 4:08pm
After months of anticipation, Bingo the potcake dog was introduced as the official mascot for the IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015, on Tuesday (22).
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Warri Relays/CAA Grand Prix rescheduled to July 24

Athletics Africa - Thu, 23/04/2015 - 3:04pm

By Motunde Smith | AthleticsAfrica.Com

The 2015 Warri Relays/CAA Grand Prix has been rescheduled to July 24, 2015 at the Warri Township stadium in Delta-State of Nigeria, the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has confirmed.

The meet director and technical chair of the AFN, Navy Commodore , said: “This is due to a careful re-assessment and conclusion that the former date would not be to the best interest of our athletes.

“We want the Meet to be a means to work-up the athletes towards the World Championships/All Africa Games National trials, which is scheduled to hold a week later.”

“It is pertinent to note that this system has been the practice in the past 3 years we have been holding the Grand Prix event,” Nesiama added.

The 2015 Warri Relays/, themed ‘Inspiring Fresh Speeds of the Baton’ was initially scheduled to hold on May 18, 2015 at the same venue.

The is a Golden Label event.

Events

Premium Events (4):
Men – 100m, 400m
Women – 100m, 400m

Classic Events (4):
Men – Long Jump, Triple Jump
Women -100m Hurdles, Long Jump

Promotional Events (4):
Men – 400m H, 800m,
Women -400mH, 800m,

Prize Money Structure

Premium Events (USD)

  • 1st 4,000
  • 2nd 2,500
  • 3rd 1,500
  • 4th 1,000
  • 5th 600
  • 6th 500
  • 7th 400
  • 8th 200

Total $10,700 x 4 = $42,800

Classic Events (USD)

  • 1st 2,000
  • 2nd 1,500
  • 3rd 1,000
  • 4th 600
  • 5th 500
  • 6th 400
  • 7th 250
  • 8th 150

Total $ 6,400 x 4=$25,600

Promotional Events (USD)

  • 1st 1,000
  • 2nd 800
  • 3rd 600
  • 4th 500
  • 5th 300
  • 6th 200
  • 7th 150
  • 8th 100

Total $3,650 X 4 $14,600

International Relays (USD)

  • 1st 2,500
  • 2nd 2,000
  • 3rd 1,500

Total $6,000 x 4 = $24,000

School Relays (USD)

  • 1st 400
  • 2nd 200
  • 3rd 100

Total $700 x 4= $3,200

National Events (7) (USD)
Male - 200m, 110m Hurdles, Shot Put, Javelin Throw
Female - 200m, Triple Jump, High Jump

  • 1st 400
  • 2nd 300
  • 3rd 200
  • 4th 150
  • 5th 100
  • 6th 100

Total $1,450 x 7= $8,750

Grand Total = $118,950

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