Adhane aims for Daegu delight but will have former champion Kiyeng to contend with

IAAF - Sat, 19/04/2014 - 9:00am
Yemane Tsegay Adhane has been looking for a fast performance for almost 18 months to consolidate his reputation as one of the quickest marathon men around and, after a frustrating 2013, he hopes to finally find it at the Daegu International Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, on Sunday (6).
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Marathon debutant Bekele has high hopes for Paris

IAAF - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 1:00pm
You don’t win 20 individual global titles by setting the bar low. So it’s no surprise that when Kenenisa Bekele makes his 26.2 miles debut on 6 April at the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, he is looking to make a big impact.
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Bondarenko to open season in Tokyo – IAAF World Challenge

IAAF - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 9:00am
Almost exactly a year to the day he opened his landmark 2013 season, world high jump champion Bohdan Bondarenko will get his 2014 campaign under way on 11 May at the Seiko Golden Grand Prix in Tokyo, one of two legs of the IAAF World Challenge to be held in Asia.
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Chepkirui ready to attack Prague course record with possible extra surprise in store

IAAF - Thu, 17/04/2014 - 11:00am
Joyce Chepkirui says she’s in the kind of form to run the best race of her career on Saturday (5) at the Sportisimo Prague Half Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race.
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Last year’s runner-up Afework leads women’s field for Rotterdam

IAAF - Thu, 17/04/2014 - 9:00am
When Ethiopia’s Abebech Afework placed second at the ABN-AMRO Marathon Rotterdam last year, it was her highest ever finish in a marathon. But the 23-year-old Ethiopian heads to this year’s edition of the IAAF Gold Label Road Race fresh from a victory in Houston.
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Brock and Bing the overnight leaders in Melbourne – IAAF Combined Events Challenge

IAAF - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 3:00pm
While most eyes were on 2011 world youth champion and 2012 world junior silver medallist Jake Stein, another promising youngster emerged to take the decathlon overnight lead in the first leg of the IAAF Combined Events Challenge in Melbourne on Thursday (3).
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Mutaz Essa Barshim teleconference highlights – IAAF Diamond League

IAAF - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 1:00pm
To mark the imminent beginning of the 2014 season of the IAAF Diamond League, which gets under way next month in Doha, world indoor high jump champion Mutaz Essa Barshim spoke to the press in a media teleconference this afternoon (2).
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Reese the headline act for Eugene’s long jump field – IAAF Diamond League

IAAF - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 9:00am
Brittney Reese’s, the world’s best long jumper at present, is the latest star to headline a growing list of incredible fields on 30-31 May for the Prefontaine Classic, the first of two US legs of the 2014 IAAF Diamond League.
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Melbourne heralds the start of the 2014 IAAF Combined Events Challenge

IAAF - Tue, 15/04/2014 - 11:00am
The 17th edition of the IAAF Combined Events Challenge kicks off with the Oceania Combined Events championships in the Australian city of Melbourne on Thursday and Friday (3-4).
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Sugut will bid for unprecedented fourth Vienna Marathon victory

IAAF - Tue, 15/04/2014 - 11:00am
Henry Sugut will return to the Vienna City Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, and the Kenyan hopes to achieve an unprecedented fourth victory in the Austrian capital on 13 April, organisers announced on Tuesday (25).
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Work, rest and play – Ashton Eaton

IAAF - Mon, 14/04/2014 - 5:00pm
Ashton Eaton has been the world’s dominant combined-eventer over the past few seasons so we thought it was time to take a peek into the life of the US all-rounder.
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Gebremeskel defeats local star Lagat for fourth straight Carlsbad win

IAAF - Mon, 14/04/2014 - 9:00am
Ethiopia’s Dejen Gebremeskel notched up his fourth consecutive victory at the 29th annual Carlsbad 5000 road race, crossing the line in 13:13 and coming home five seconds ahead of local favourite Bernard Lagat on Sunday (30).
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Chambers, Hughes and Francis provide the Boys and Girls Championships highlights in Jamaica

IAAF - Sun, 13/04/2014 - 5:00pm
Jamaica, and some of its Caribbean neighbours as well, showed off its latest generation of athletics talent at the Boys and Girls Championships, the annual competition among Jamaica’s high school teams, which ended after five days of competition on Saturday (30).
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Komon produces fastest debut half marathon in Berlin

IAAF - Sun, 13/04/2014 - 3:00pm
In his debut at the distance, Leonard Komon won the 34th Vattenfall Berlin Half Marathon with the world class time of 59:14, just edging out fellow Kenyan Abraham Cheroben in a sprint finish on Sunday (30).
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Team work pays dividends for Kenya and Cherono

IAAF - Sun, 13/04/2014 - 1:00pm
The image of all five of the Kenyan team running in a line at the front of the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships women's race, eyes front, arms pumping in unison, will remain in the memory of all who witnessed it on what was, in all senses, a glorious day for running in Copenhagen on Saturday (29).
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Bromell equals world junior 100m record at Texas Relays

IAAF - Sun, 13/04/2014 - 1:00pm
His 10.02 clocking in the heats on Friday whet the appetite for something special, and in the 100m final on Saturday (29) at the Texas Relays, USA’s Trayvon Bromell did not disappoint, equalling the world junior record* of 10.01.
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Not content with simply winning, Kipsang Kamworor is now focused on records

IAAF - Sun, 13/04/2014 - 11:00am
No sooner had Kenya’s Geoffrey Kipsang Kamworor deposed the dominant half marathon runner of the past decade, Zersenay Tadese, at the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships than he was setting his sights even higher – at the world record of 58:23 set by the man who has won five golds and a silver in the past six editions of this event.
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Wang smashes Asian hammer record in China

IAAF - Sat, 12/04/2014 - 7:00pm
The first outdoor meeting of the 2014 season in China, featuring only long throws for seniors, juniors and youth, kicked off with some excellent results on Saturday (29) in Chengdu, Sichuan province.
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Cherono leads historic Kenyan sweep – IAAF/AL-Bank World Half Marathon Championships

IAAF - Sat, 12/04/2014 - 11:00am
Kenya, as expected, produced a totally dominant performance in the women’s race at the 2014 IAAF/AL-Bank World Half Marathon Championships in Copenhagen as they reclaimed individual and team honours from their Ethiopian rivals.
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Kipsang Kamworor surprises Tadese – IAAF/AL-Bank World Half Marathon Championships

IAAF - Sat, 12/04/2014 - 9:00am
Zersenay Tadese, the dominant force in men’s half-marathon running for almost a decade, was finally run out of the medals here at the IAAF/AL-Bank World Half Marathon Championships as he finished fourth in a race won by Kenya’s Geoffrey Kipsang Kamworor in 59:07, the world’s fastest time this year.
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