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The IAAF is deeply saddened to learn that former high jump world record-holder Dorothy Odam-Tyler has died at the age of 94.
The battle for the women’s race at this year’s TCS Amsterdam Marathon on Sunday 19 October could be fought out between Meseret Hailu and Flomena Cheyech after organisers for the IAAF Gold Label Road Race announced their top women on Friday (26).
Athletes from 27 nations will be on the start line for the eighth edition of the Carrera de la Mujer in Bogota on Sunday (28), with the multinational women-only field for the IAAF Gold Label Road Race headed by the 2013 IAAF World Championships 10,000m bronze medallist Belaynesh Oljira.
The Ethiopian duo of Tirfi Tsegaye and Feyse Tadese together with the USA’s Shalane Flanagan aim to become part of an exclusive distance running club at the 41st edition of the BMW Berlin Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Sunday (28).
At the moment, Ben True is taking it easy, but that won't last for long.
A showdown between Sharon Cherop and Aberu Kebede in the women’s race is likely to be one of the highlights of the BMW Frankfurt Marathon, which celebrates its 33rd edition on 26 October.
The AIMS-IAAF Course Measurement Seminar concluded on Saturday 13 September at the headquarters of the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) within the Olympic Athletic Center of Athens ‘Spiros Louis’ (OAKA).
Three of Poland’s top throwers met with children in Warsaw last week for an athletics camp at the Arena Ursynow where they emphasised that “anyone can be a champion – it doesn’t matter where you come from; it’s where you’re aiming.”
Novlene Williams-Mills secured the Diamond Race in the women’s 400m title earlier this month. The Jamaican one-lap star is next up for our work, rest and play questions.
Haile Gebrselassie has accomplished most things during his reign as the king of distance running, but the Ethiopian will be breaking new ground when he lines up in the 25th Bupa Great South Run, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on 26 October.
Germany’s Carolin Schafer held on to her overnight lead to win the heptathlon at the Decastar meeting in Talence on Sunday (21), but Ukraine’s Oleksiy Kasyanov was passed by Mikk Pahapill in the final two events to surrender the decathlon title at the IAAF Combined Events Challenge meeting.
Kenya’s John Kyalo Kyui took the victory at the Siberian International Marathon on Sunday (21) while Purity Kimetto became the first non-European winner of the IAAF Bronze Label Road Race on a day when cold conditions prevented fast times.
Kenya’s Linet Masai and John Mwangangi were the strongest athletes in the battle against the northern headwind in the Dam tot Damloop, a point-to-point IAAF Silver Label Road Race over 10 miles between Amsterdam and Zaandam.
Gebo Burka and Biruktayit Eshetu came into the Blackmores Sydney Marathon with contrasting form lines, but both emerged as winners to complete a double victory for Ethiopia in the IAAF Silver Label Road Race on Sunday (21).
Germany’s Carolin Schafer and Ukraine’s Oleksiy Kasyanov are the overnight leaders in Talence at the Decastar meeting, part of the IAAF Combined Events Challenge, after a string of solid performances on Saturday (20).
Olympic marathon champion Tiki Gelana wants to leave behind a disappointing 18-month period by winning the Dam tot Damloop, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race from Amsterdam to Zaandam on Sunday (21).
Qatar’s former world 10,000m finalist Nicholas Kemboi is the man to beat at the Siberian International Marathon in Omsk on Sunday (21) as the IAAF Bronze Label Road Race will celebrate its 25th anniversary.
It’s always difficult to predict the winner of a marathon, which is, of course, a major part of the race’s appeal.
It may not be the last fixture of the 2014 IAAF Combined Events Challenge, but the Decastar meeting in Talence on 20-21 September will be the last opportunity to score points for those in contention of finishing in the top three in the series.
On a dusty track occupied by armed soldiers and military hardware in the Tajik capital of Dushanbe just a matter of weeks after civil war broke out, Dilshod Nazarov weaved in and out of armoured tanks and personnel carriers.