Japan’s medal hopes for World Cross rest with junior women

IAAF - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 11:06am
Of the 21 athletes named on Japan’s team for the IAAF World Cross Country Championships, Guiyang 2015, the six junior women represent their best hope of a medal.
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IAAF general site visit takes place with just over six months to go until World Championships

IAAF - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 10:00am
A two-day IAAF general site visit for the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015, led by IAAF Council member Helmut Digel, concluded in the Chinese capital on Tuesday (10).
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Nelvis hurdles world-leading 7.83 to upstage Lavillenie and Barshim in Malmo

IAAF - Wed, 25/02/2015 - 10:15pm
Sharika Nelvis upstaged global superstars Renaud Lavillenie and Mutaz Barshim with the performance of the night at the Malmo Games, the US sprint hurdler flying to a world-leading 60m hurdles time of 7.83 on Wednesday (25).
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Shot stars set to do battle in Eugene – IAAF Diamond League

IAAF - Wed, 25/02/2015 - 10:00pm
A gold medal appears to be the price of admission into the men’s shot put at the 41st Prefontaine Classic, part of the 2015 IAAF Diamond League series, at Eugene’s historic Hayward Field on 29-30 May.
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Bolt returns to Paris – IAAF Diamond League

IAAF - Wed, 25/02/2015 - 2:00pm
With just under five months to go until the 2015 IAAF Diamond League meeting in Paris, the organisers announced on Wednesday (11) that global superstar Usain Bolt will return to their meeting and contest the 100m on Saturday 4 July.
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Tracey Cramond, the Great North Run's millionth finisher, will trace the race's roots in Auckland

IAAF - Wed, 25/02/2015 - 1:03pm
Tracey Cramond, the millionth finisher at the Great North Run, is preparing to follow in the footsteps of former world record-holder and European champion Brendan Foster to trace the roots of one of the world’s greatest half marathon.
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IAAF World Half Marathon Championships, Cardiff 2016 launched

IAAF - Wed, 25/02/2015 - 12:21pm
The IAAF World Half Marathon Championships, Cardiff 2016 was officially launched in the host city on Wednesday (25).
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Lavillenie, Adams, Dibaba and Pavey among 2015 Laureus nominees

IAAF - Tue, 24/02/2015 - 2:00pm
IAAF World Athletes of the Year Renaud Lavillenie and Valerie Adams are among the nominees for the 2015 Laureus World Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year awards.
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Volunteers wanted for 2015 World Masters Athletics Championships in Lyon, France

IAAF - Tue, 24/02/2015 - 2:00pm
France will host for the first time the World Masters Athletics Championships in Lyon and the 2015 edition of the biennial championships for athletes over the age of 35 years old will be held between 4-16 August 2015.
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Cape Town Marathon becomes an IAAF Silver Label Road Race

IAAF - Tue, 24/02/2015 - 12:51pm
The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon announced that they have been awarded coveted IAAF Silver Label Road Race status by the sport's governing body on Tuesday (24), the first road race in Africa to be awarded such a high level of classification.
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IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015 tickets sales now open to the public

IAAF - Tue, 24/02/2015 - 12:00pm
The Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015 has announced that ticket sales are now open to the general public.
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Li Jinzhe is determined to have no regrets after Beijing

IAAF - Tue, 24/02/2015 - 8:00am
After winning at two indoor meetings during a brief sojourn in Europe last week, in Poland and France, Chinese long jumper Li Jinzhe returned to Beijing on Monday (9).
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Personal bests – Robert Heffernan

IAAF - Mon, 23/02/2015 - 2:23pm
With the 2015 IAAF World Race Walking Challenge now underway, there is no better time to ask Robert Heffernan about his ‘personal bests’.
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Personal bests – Fabiana Murer

IAAF - Mon, 23/02/2015 - 2:00pm
Next up to talk about the best things in her life is Brazil’s former world pole vault champion, both indoors and outdoors, Fabiana Murer. Murer also improved her South American indoor record to 4.83m in Nevers, France, on Saturday (7).
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Korolev and Tejeda take Pan American Cross Country Cup titles

IAAF - Mon, 23/02/2015 - 12:15am
US runner Maksim Korolev and Peru’s Gladys Tejeda produced dominating performances to take the senior titles at the Panamerican Cross Country Cup in Barranquila, Colombia, on Sunday (22).
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Kipchoge, Keitany and Jeptoo all looking for fast times at RAK Half Marathon

IAAF - Mon, 23/02/2015 - 12:00am
Kenyan marathoners Eliud Kipchoge, Mary Keitany and Priscah Jeptoo headline the ninth edition of the RAK Half Marathon which will be staged on an even faster course on Friday (13).
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Kuchina 1.98m, Barshim 2.30m in Trinec high jump meeting

IAAF - Sun, 22/02/2015 - 10:00pm
The spotlight in the Czech town of Trinec was on Mutaz Essa Barshim after his Asian indoor record of 2.40m over the border in Slovakia on Wednesday but the Qatari's thunder was stolen at the 23rd Beskydska latka high jump meeting by Russia’s 2014 world indoor champion Mariya Kuchina on Sunday (8).
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Lavillenie 6.01m, world leads for Gomis and Maslak on second day of national indoor champs

IAAF - Sun, 22/02/2015 - 8:42pm
Many IAAF member federations in Europe staged their national indoor championships this weekend and the highlights on Sunday (22) included Renaud Lavillenie going over 6.01m and world-leading marks for long jumper French Kafetien Gomis and Czech sprinter Pawel Maslak.
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Derrick secures domestic hat-trick at US Champs – cross-country round-up

IAAF - Sun, 22/02/2015 - 8:00pm
Chris Derrick became the first runner since eventual eight-time champion Pat Porter to win three titles in successive years at the USATF Cross Country Championships on the Flatirons Golf Course in Boulder, Colorado, on Saturday (7).
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Oceania Athletics Association re-elects Gardner as President

IAAF - Sun, 22/02/2015 - 6:00pm
The Oceania Athletics Association Election Congress was conducted at Tweed Heads on Australia’s Gold Coast on Friday (6).
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