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Gemma Steel broke her own course record, while Uganda’s Thomas Ayeko drew his 2013 season to a close by making a Half-marathon debut to remember at the BUPA Great Birmingham Run, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, on Sunday (20).
For Blanka Vlasic, the journey back to the being one of the best exponents of her art has begun in the most peculiar of places. Carlow: a small, sleepy town in south east Ireland.
One of the deepest fields ever assembled for a Canadian marathon will be on the start line of the 2013 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, on Sunday (20).
Worries about the likely windy conditions are on almost everyone’s mind ahead of the 38th TCS Amsterdam Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, although Kenya’s Wilson Chebet is still determined to improve his course record on Sunday (20).
The 33rd Beijing International Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, sees a strong line-up in the men’s race with hopes that the long-standing course record by Ethiopia’s Abebe Mekonnen, which has celebrated 25 years as the best mark in the Chinese capital, will be challenged on Sunday morning (20).
After wins for his brother Kenenisa and the great Haile Gebrselassie in British road races in recent weeks, Tariku Bekele will bid to become the latest Ethiopian distance running star to triumph over the Half Marathon distance when he competes at the BUPA Great Birmingham Run on Sunday (20).
Athletics has a strong presence on the Coordination Commission for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad - Tokyo 2020 and the Coordination Commission for the 3rd Summer Youth Olympic Games - Buenos Aires 2018, whose composition was announced by International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach on Wednesday (16).
When it comes to the depth of the elite fields, the BMW Frankfurt Marathon is Germany’s number one road race and once again there is an amazing quality to this year’s event, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on 27 October.
Missing the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Moscow was a step backwards for Mitchell Watt after medals at the previous three global championships, but the longer term benefits should be worth it.
IAAF Council Member José María Odriozola has just led an IAAF delegation to a Co-ordination Commission visit to Sopot, Poland, host of the 15th edition of the 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships (Friday 7 - Sunday 9 March).
With new activations of the IAAF / Nestlé Kids’ Athletics programme in India, Malaysia and Singapore so far this year and an inspiring two-month initiative underway in Korea, the Asian area of the IAAF is currently all abuzz about the flagship project of the IAAF School / Youth programme.
It would not be an exaggeration to say that the USA is currently the top nation in the world for strength in depth in the women's middle distance events and leading the way is Jenny Simpson.
London Marathon champion Tsegaye Kebede, double New York Marathon winner Martin Lel and World silver medallist Valeria Straneo will compete in the 2013 ING New York City Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on 3 November.
In a new series of articles exclusive to the IAAF website, we talk to some of the world’s leading athletes on the three main aspects of their life: work, rest and play.
World and Olympic finalist Viola Kibiwot broke the World best at the 4 Mile of Groningen on Sunday (13), while Yenew Alamirew won a competitive men’s race.
After more than two years out of action, Janet Rono made a successful return to road racing with victory at the RheinEnergie Cologne Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, while fellow Kenyan Nicholas Chelimo broke 2:10 for the first time in three years to win the men’s race.
Joyce Chepkirui produced a superb run in taking the ASICS Grand 10 in Berlin this Sunday (13) as the Kenyan stormed to a winning time of 30:37, the sixth-fastest ever in a 10km on the roads.
Kenya’s Sarah Chepchirchir was an impressive winner of the 35th edition of the 20 Kilometres de Paris, an IAAF Bronze Label Road Race, as she smashed the race record with 1:05:03.
Taking full advantage of a fast early pace, Kenya’s Dennis Kimetto smashed the course record at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, clocking 2:03:45 – the fourth-fastest time in history on a record-legal course.
Ethiopian favourite Yemane Tsegay Adhane won a thrilling battle at the conclusion of the 2013 De Lage Landen Marathon Eindhoven, crossing the line in 2:09:11 and ending a 14-year Kenyan winning streak on Sunday (13).