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Work, rest and play – Cornel Fredericks

IAAF - Tue, 21/10/2014 - 4:00pm
Cornel Fredericks enjoyed a memorable 2014 season after securing men’s 400m hurdles titles at the Commonwealth Games, African Championships and, most recently, the IAAF Continental Cup just two weeks ago.
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Favourite Oljira proves to be too strong at the 2014 Carrera de la Mujer

IAAF - Tue, 21/10/2014 - 2:00pm
Ethiopia’s pre-race favorite Belaynesh Oljira swept to a decisive win in the women-only Carrera de la Mujer 10km, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, crossing the line in the Colombian capital Bogota in 33:52 on Sunday (28).
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Ogunode sets area 100m record of 9.93 at the Asian Games

IAAF - Tue, 21/10/2014 - 2:00pm
Qatari sprinter Femi Ogunode provided the biggest highlight of an entertaining second day of the 2014 Asian Games athletics programme when he sped to an Asian 100m record of 9.93 in the South Korean city of Inchon on Sunday (28).
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Kimetto breaks marathon world record in Berlin with 2:02:57

IAAF - Tue, 21/10/2014 - 12:00pm
Kenya's Dennis Kimetto broke the marathon world record* at the BMW Berlin Marathon on with a time of 2:02:57 at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race on Sunday (28).
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2014 World Athletes of the Year vote to get underway soon

IAAF - Tue, 21/10/2014 - 10:00am
The beginning of October will mark the opening of the voting process for the 2014 World Athletes of the Year ahead of the International Athletics Foundation World Athletics Gala in Monaco on Friday 21 November 2014.
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Mohammed gets the 2014 Asian Games athletics off to a historic start

IAAF - Mon, 20/10/2014 - 12:00pm
United Arab Emirates distance runner Alia Saeed Mohammed took more than 40 seconds off her own 10,000m national record, clocking 31:51.86, to become the first athletics gold medallist at the 2014 Asian Games in the South Korean city of Inchon on Saturday (27).
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Can the men's marathon world record be beaten for the second successive year in Berlin?

IAAF - Mon, 20/10/2014 - 12:00pm
Breaking the world record was the predominant topic of conversation at the traditional pre-event press conference on Friday (28) for the elite men who will be contesting the 41st edition of the BMW Berlin Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, this coming Sunday.
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Former high jump world record-holder Odam-Tyler dies

IAAF - Mon, 20/10/2014 - 10:00am
The IAAF is deeply saddened to learn that former high jump world record-holder Dorothy Odam-Tyler has died at the age of 94.
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Hailu and Cheyech the Amsterdam Marathon women's race favourites

IAAF - Sun, 19/10/2014 - 5:00pm
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).
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Oljira looking to resolve unfinished business at Bogota's Carrera de la Mujer

IAAF - Sun, 19/10/2014 - 1:00pm
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.
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Berlin Marathon's top women aim to go below 2:20

IAAF - Sun, 19/10/2014 - 1:00pm
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).
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True confessions – Ben reveals plans for IAAF World Cross Country Championships

IAAF - Sun, 19/10/2014 - 1:00pm
At the moment, Ben True is taking it easy, but that won't last for long.
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Cherop and Kebede the women's favourites at the Frankfurt Marathon

IAAF - Sun, 19/10/2014 - 9:00am
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.
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AIMS-IAAF Course Measurement Seminar held in Athens

IAAF - Sat, 18/10/2014 - 11:00am
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).
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Polish throwing stars impressed by youth in Warsaw

IAAF - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 10:00pm
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.”
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Work, rest and play – Novlene Williams-Mills

IAAF - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 2:00pm
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.
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Gebrselassie to make Great South Run debut

IAAF - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 10:00am
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.
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Schafer wins heptathlon while Pahapill comes from behind to take decathlon victory in Talence

IAAF - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 6:00am
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.
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Kyui wins Siberian Marathon on cold day in Omsk

IAAF - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 3:00pm
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.
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Former winners Mwangangi and Masai battle the wind to triumph at Dam tot Damloop

IAAF - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 4:00pm
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.
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