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USA’s Max King and Great Britain’s Ellie Greenwood took the gold medals at the IAU 100km World Championships in Doha, Qatar, on Friday (21).
Renaud Lavillenie and Valerie Adams were crowned the male and female World Athletes of the Year at the World Athletics Gala on Friday night (21), a fitting climax to their stunning seasons.
As usual it is a great pleasure for me to be with you today as we celebrate the best athletes of the year, to look back on the year as a whole, the successes and challenges we have faced but it is also a special occasion for me as this will be my last Athlete of the Year conference before I hand over the baton as president of the IAAF to a successor.
Monaco press points – Mutaz Barshim, Bogdan Bondarenko, Patrik Sjoberg, Dick Fosbury and Javier Sotomayor
Five of the greatest high jumpers of all time gathered in front of the media before the 2014 World Athletics Gala in Monaco on Friday (21) to celebrate a season in which the event – and the rivalry between Mutaz Barshim and Bogdan Bondarenko in particular – has captured the imaginations of track and field fans around the globe.
There are many similarities between Heike Drechsler and Marita Koch. Both are from Germany, both are among this year’s inductees into the IAAF Hall of Fame, both are former world and Olympic champions, both have set multiple world records during their career and they have the same 200m PB of 21.71.
Renaud Lavillenie is hoping for the perfect end to his ‘perfect year’ at the 2014 World Athletics Gala in Monaco on Friday (21), where he is one of three athletes short-listed for the men’s Athlete of the Year award.
Dennis Kimetto is “more than ready” to race for Kenya at next year’s IAAF World Championships in Beijing and the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the marathon world record-holder said today ahead of the 2014 World Athletics Gala in Monaco where he is one of three athletes shortlisted for the men’s Athlete of the Year award.
It’s not often that four world record-holders in any given event are in the same room at the same time, but when it happens it is truly an extraordinary experience.
Beating world record holder David Rudisha to win this year’s Commonwealth Games 800m title was the hardest race of Nijel Amos’s life, the 20-year-old Botswanan athlete revealed on the eve of the 2014 World Athletics Gala in Monaco on Thursday (20).
Hicham El Guerrouj and Robert Korzeniowski are among the 2014 inductees into the IAAF Hall of Fame and the two athletics legends faced the press in Monaco on Thursday (20).
The 2014 World Athletics Gala will be streamed live online.
In addition to being quick on his feet, Warren Weir is an avid football fan and good standard amateur player, cinematographer with ambition of directing his own commercial videos one day and a purveyor of Jamaican culture via a burgeoning T-shirt business.
Valerie Adams described the 2014 season as her toughest ever today when she faced the press in Monaco ahead of the 2014 World Athletics Gala where she is one of three athletes short-listed for the women’s Athlete of the Year award.
Genzebe Dibaba is aiming for 5000m honours in 2015, the 23-year-old Ethiopian revealed ahead of the 2014 World Athletics Gala in Monaco where she is one of three athletes short-listed for the women’s Athlete of the Year award, which will be announced on Friday (21).
Kenya’s Florence Kiplagat will return to the eDreams Mitja Marato de Barcelona on 15 February, the race where she set world records for the half marathon and 20km earlier this year, organisers announced on Wednesday (19).
For the first time at an Olympic Games since 1988, the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will feature finals during the morning sessions of the athletics programme, the IAAF announced on Wednesday (19).
The entry standards for the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015 have been officially published today (19).
Italy’s Giorgio Calcaterra and USA’s Amy Sproston will both defend their titles from two years ago at the 27th IAU 100km World Championships in Doha on Friday (21).
Athletics has made an important contribution to the 40 proposals that make up the Olympic Agenda 2020, revealed by International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach at The Olympic Museum in Lausanne on Tuesday (18).
The IAAF has seen a new documentary on German TV channel ARD on 7 December 2014 (part of the programme “SportSchau”) which includes a number of allegations involving doping in Russian athletics, as well as individuals from outside Russia.