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New Zealand’s Valerie Adams is a firm favourite to add to her 2008 and 2012 victories, following her impressive return from ankle and knee surgery to throw 20.19m outdoors at home in Christchurch last month.
With just two days to go to the start of the 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships in the Polish city of Sopot, which will be held between 7-9 March, the IAAF website editorial team have put the spotlight on some of the highlights expected this weekend in the men's events.
Two months before the inaugural IAAF World Relays go to Nassau, The Bahamas will be looking to strike global gold in Sopot.
The heptathlon at last year's World Championships was lacking some of the big hitters from the combined events world, but it ended up being one of the most enthralling contests of the championships. Many of those same athletes will resume battle again in Sopot.
Russia's winning streak of eight consecutive gold medals in this event at the World Indoor Championships came to an end in 2010 as long-time rivals USA finished a whisker ahead.
Polish pole vault star Anna Rogowska will compete in her home city of Sopot at the IAAF World Indoor Championships this forthcoming week.
The provisional entry lists for the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Sopot, Poland, is now available.
Morocco’s Aziz Lahbabi took the honours at the Rome-Ostia Half Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, clocking a huge personal best of 59:25 on Sunday (2).
The first ISTAF Indoor meeting in Berlin’s 02 World Arena saw Australian hurdler Sally Pearson in scorching form on Saturday night (1).
Ethiopia’s Bazu Worku broke away from Kenya’s defending champion Vincent Kipruto with less than two kilometres to go to win the 69th edition of Lake Biwa Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, in 2:09:10 on Sunday (2).
Croatia’s London 2012 Olympic Games and 2013 IAAF World Championships discus gold medallist Sandra Perkovic threw a massive 70.51m at the Croatian winter throwing championships in Split on Saturday (1).
Women and juniors excelled in the first leg of the Chinese race walking championships on road in Huangshan on Thursday and Friday (27/28).
The big question is: can Vincent Kipruto retain his title at the 69th annual Lake Biwa Marathon, the oldest marathon in Japan and an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Sunday (2)?
The popular and quick Rome-Ostia Half Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Race, celebrates its 40th birthday with the new record of entries. No less than 13,500 runners will take to the streets from Via Cristoforo Colombo to the finish line near the beaches at Ostia on Sunday (2).
For the past six years, SPIKES has given a fun, relaxed and engaged voice to our sport via website, social media and printed magazine. As of Thursday (27), SPIKES took up permanent residence as part of the IAAF website.
A quality line-up has been assembled for 6 April as the Brighton Marathon, an IAAF Bronze Label Road Race, welcomes its most outstanding men’s elite field to date.
A career in athletics was always a logical fit for Sergey Shubenkov, whose mother, Natalya, was one of the world's best heptathletes in the 1980s. But the world 110m hurdles bronze medallist’s calling in track and field didn’t necessarily beckon at first.
In Istanbul two years ago, the US team dominated the medals table with 10 golds and twice as many medals than any other nation. At this year’s IAAF World Indoor Championships in Sopot, they will once again be the nation to beat.
IAAF World Athletes of the Year Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce are among the nominees for the 2014 Laureus World Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year awards.
Ethiopia will send 11 athletes, including two reserves, to the IAAF World Indoor Championships next month in the Polish city of Sopot.