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Terfa and Hasen in Pole position ahead of Warsaw Marathon

IAAF - Fri, 22/04/2016 - 3:30pm
The Orlen Warsaw Marathon may be only in its fourth running this year, but the event has already established itself as an important stop on the road racing circuit. An IAAF Silver Label Road Race since last year, the most recent edition was one of the deepest marathons of 2015, with six men under 2:08:30. This year’s race takes place on Sunday (24), and once again features a high-quality international field pitted against many of Poland’s top marathoners.
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First headliners revealed for Rabat – IAAF Diamond League

IAAF - Fri, 22/04/2016 - 3:12pm
The newest meeting on the IAAF Diamond League circuit has confirmed the first wave of top athletes set to compete at the Meeting International Mohammed VI in Rabat on 22 May.
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Kipchumba and Jepkoech top the bill at Madrid Marathon

IAAF - Fri, 22/04/2016 - 2:27pm
No fewer than 14,611 runners will gather in the Spanish capital to take part in the 39th Rock ’n’ Roll Madrid Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, on Sunday (24). Once again, the Kenyan challenge looks formidable.
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World record-holders Tadese and Komon to clash in Istanbul

IAAF - Fri, 22/04/2016 - 1:27pm
Zersenay Tadese and Leonard Patrick Komon will face off in a rare road-racing clash at the 2nd Vodafone Istanbul Half Marathon, an IAAF Bronze Label Road Race, on Sunday (24).
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New Zealand announces first Olympic team selections

IAAF - Fri, 22/04/2016 - 12:05pm
Ten New Zealand athletes have been named in the initial selection for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
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Kipchoge, Keitany lead Kenyan charge in London

IAAF - Fri, 22/04/2016 - 11:35am
Ethiopia may have claimed a clean sweep in the men’s race at the Boston Marathon on Monday but Kenyan runners went one better in the Virgin Money London Marathon last year, filling the first four places. Twelve months on, Kenyan runners are again expected to dominate proceedings in this IAAF Gold Label Road Race on Sunday (24).
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Jepchirchir the star attraction at Yangzhou Half Marathon

IAAF - Fri, 22/04/2016 - 10:52am
A star-studded field headed by world half marathon champion Peres Jepchirchir looks likely to attack the women’s course record of 1:08:16 at the 2016 Yangzhou Jianzhen International Half Marathon on Sunday (24), an IAAF Gold Label Road Race.
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Yego could cause a surprise at the Ottawa Marathon

IAAF - Fri, 22/04/2016 - 12:15am
On 29 May, Elkana Yego expects to challenge the favourites at the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race. His remarkable change in fortune is a compelling story.
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Portland goes green at every turn

IAAF - Thu, 21/04/2016 - 10:44pm
Already a global leader in producing sustainable multi-day sporting events, TrackTown USA turned the IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016 into a showcase for ‘green’ events that leave a lasting impact on participants and the community.
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World champions Eaton and Hejnova to star in Ostrava

IAAF - Thu, 21/04/2016 - 10:14pm
World champions Ashton Eaton and Zuzana Hejnova are among the latest stars confirmed to compete at the Golden Spike in Ostrava on 20 May, organisers of the IAAF World Challenge meeting announced on Thursday (21).
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Former javelin world record-holder Paragi dies

IAAF - Thu, 21/04/2016 - 9:54pm
The IAAF is saddened to learn that Hungarian javelin thrower Ferenc Paragi died on Thursday (21) at the age of 62 after suffering a heart attack.
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Tallent and Sun hoping for victorious return to Taicang

IAAF - Thu, 21/04/2016 - 12:36pm
Olympic champion Jared Tallent is aiming for his first victory at the IAAF Race Walking Challenge meeting in Taicang while China’s Sun Huanhuan will be looking to regain her title in the Chinese city on 23 April.
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Bett faces strong 400m hurdles field in Shanghai – IAAF Diamond League

IAAF - Thu, 21/04/2016 - 10:29am
World champion Nicholas Bett heads a 400m hurdles line-up at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Shanghai on 14 May that could even put the meeting’s favourite event, the sprint hurdles, in the shade.
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Liu and Chen lead China’s team for Rome

IAAF - Thu, 21/04/2016 - 12:53am
China’s team for the IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships Rome 2016 on 7-8 May will be led by world champion Liu Hong and Olympic champion Chen Ding.
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Ground-breaking 100m hurdles race set for Eugene – IAAF Diamond League

IAAF - Wed, 20/04/2016 - 10:10pm
For the first time since the IAAF Diamond League was inaugurated in 2010, the Prefontaine Classic on 28 May will stage the women’s 100m hurdles. And, for the first time in history, five women with PBs faster than 12.4 will line up against one another.
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Shot diva Carter finally getting a leading role

IAAF - Wed, 20/04/2016 - 1:36pm
It’s athletics’ counterpart to basketball’s buzzer-beater. You are behind but you have the competition’s last attempt; and you then trump them all. At last month’s IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016, Hungarian shot putter Anita Marton elevated herself into first place with her final round 19.33m, a national indoor record to push host nation favourite Michelle Carter into second place.
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World half marathon champion Jepchirchir to run in Bengaluru

IAAF - Tue, 19/04/2016 - 10:30pm
World half marathon champion Peres Jepchirchir will lead the field at the TCS World 10K in the Indian city of Bengaluru on Sunday May 15.
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IAAF Inside Athletics – Pascal Martinot-Lagarde

IAAF - Tue, 19/04/2016 - 10:21am
The fifth episode of the fourth season of IAAF Inside Athletics is available to watch online now and features an exclusive interview with France's two-time world indoor 60m hurdles silver medallist Pascal Martinot-Lagarde.
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IAAF World Championships London 2017 tickets to go on sale from 1 August

IAAF - Tue, 19/04/2016 - 8:42am
Tickets for the IAAF World Championships London 2017 will go on sale on 1 August, the local organising committee announced on Tuesday (19).
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De Grasse and Bromell lined up for 100m in Oslo – IAAF Diamond League

IAAF - Tue, 19/04/2016 - 8:26am
The future of world sprinting will be on display at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Oslo on 9 June when Canada’s Andre De Grasse and USA’s Trayvon Bromell go into their blocks in the 100m at the ExxonMobil Bislett Games.
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