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One of the four gold medals won by US athletics legend Jesse Owens at the 1936 Berlin Olympics was today sold at auction for $1,466,574.
Brianna Rollins and LaShawn Merritt have been awarded the titles of Jesse Owens and Jackie Joyner-Kersee Athlete of the Year, USA Track & Field announced on Monday (2).
France’s Sophie Duarte had finished sixth at the past two editions of the European Cross Country Championships but on Sunday (8) in Belgrade the 32-year-old struck gold in the senior women’s race.
Eleanor Patterson didn’t go to the Australian All Schools Championships in Townsville expecting to set any records, but with little more than three weeks left as a youth athlete, she chose the perfect moment to unleash a 1.96m leap.
Three years of nagging injuries dented Kenenisa Bekele’s invincibility, reducing him to an also ran on the world stage and giving cause to the theory that the Ethiopian superstar had come to the end of his career.
The world is today in mourning over the death of one of its most respected and revered icons, former South African president Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday (5).
With exactly one month to go until the Campaccio, the first of two IAAF Cross Country Permit meetings in Italy in January, organisers have announced their first top athlete – and they don’t come much bigger than World cross-country champion Japhet Korir.
One of Raphael Holzdeppe’s first competitions of 2013 was the Indoor Meeting in Karlsruhe, an IAAF Indoor Permit Meeting. The year ended up being his most successful one to date, so the World Pole Vault champion will return to the German city on 1 February with the aim of kick-starting another outstanding season.
Ireland’s Fionnuala Britton has her chance to make history at the 2013 SPAR European Cross Country Championships in Belgrade on Sunday (8) when she bids to become the first woman to win the continental title three times.
The legendary Kenenisa Bekele will be looking for a change in fortunes when he competes for the sixth time at the Bupa Great Edinburgh XCountry, an IAAF Cross Country Permit meeting, on 11 January.
One year after the IAAF celebrated its centenary, one of its oldest member federations, Ireland, has commemorated the first ever International athletics match by unveiling a plaque where it took place 137 years ago.
The Airtel Delhi Half Marathon on 15 December will have one of the best fields ever assembled for a Half-marathon race.
Organisers of the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon have made some changes to the route which could result in some record-breaking performances at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race on 24 January.
Tickets for the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships at the historic Hayward Field in the US city of Eugene will go on sale to the general public on 13 February, organisers announced on Tuesday (3).
A series of events were held in Seoul’s Hangang Park on seven Sundays between September and the end November to help extend the experience of IAAF / Nestlé Kids’ Athletics, the flagship of the IAAF School / Youth Programme, to a greater number of children in Korea.
When Kim Mickle recently described herself as “a little girl from Perth who just likes to train and throw things”, she was expressing her feelings at defeating Sally Pearson to win Australia’s Female Athlete of the Year Award last month.
In the latest in our series where we delve into the work, rest and play of a leading athlete, we focus on British sprinter James Dasaolu, who made a big breakthrough in 2013, clocking 9.91 for the 100m at his national championships and then reaching the IAAF World Championships final in the same event.
Samuel Tsegay led an Eritrean one-two in the men's race at the 28th edition of the ‘Cross de la Constitucion’ in the northern Spanish town of Aranda de Duero on Saturday (30).
Rafith Rodriguez and Rosibel Garcia provided the highlights for a strong Colombian team that dominated the athletics events of the 17th Bolivarian Games (Juegos Bolivarianos) that took place in the Peruvian city of Trujillo, and ended after five days of competition on Saturday (30).
South Africa’s Stephen Mokoka and Ethiopia’s Aberu Kebede gave the course records a scare at the 14th edition of the Shanghai International Marathon but ultimately both marks, set 12 months ago, remained unbeaten at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race on Sunday (1).