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Farah breaks world indoor two miles best in Birmingham

IAAF - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 12:00pm
After all of the conjecture ahead of Mo Farah’s first appearance of the year in the two miles at the Sainsbury’s Indoor Grand Prix, the final IAAF Indoor Permit meeting of the season, the race proved to be tailor-made for a swift clocking – the swiftest of all time.
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IAAF and World Marathon Majors announce new anti-doping cooperation

IAAF - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 12:00pm
The IAAF, together with the Abbott World Marathon Majors, will create a pool of championship-eligible marathon runners who will undergo additional out­-of-­competition drug testing.
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Prokopcuka looking for third win at Albufeira's Almond Blossom

IAAF - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 12:00pm
After hosting various continental competitions in recent years, Albufeira will once again welcome its most prestigious event on Sunday (22): the Almond Blossom Cross Country, the penultimate fixture on the IAAF Cross Country Permit calendar.
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Women’s course record vulnerable at Seville Marathon

IAAF - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 12:00pm
The Zurich Maraton de Sevilla, once again an IAAF Bronze Label Road Race, will take place on Sunday (22) boasting one of the flattest circuits worldwide, with barely 10 metres of difference in altitude between the highest and lowest points.
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Japanese all-comers’ record under threat at Tokyo Marathon

IAAF - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 12:00pm
The ninth edition of the Tokyo Marathon will be contested on Sunday (22) with both Olympic champions on the startline of the IAAF Gold Label Road Race.
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Adelaide to launch 2015 IAAF Race Walking Challenge

IAAF - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 12:00pm
Hot sun and hot competition is expected as Adelaide launches the 2015 edition of the IAAF Race Walking Challenge on Sunday (22).
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Sidorova flies high and three doubles at the Russian Indoor Championships

IAAF - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 12:00pm
The Russian Indoor Championships, held in Moscow at the CSKA hall, saw three athletes perform a double, but the star performer over the three-day event, which ended on Thursday (19), was pole vaulter Anzhelika Sidorova.
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Dibaba sets world indoor 5000m record in Stockholm

IAAF - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 12:00pm
A year ago, Genzebe Dibaba demolished the 3000m world Indoor record at the XL-Galan in the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm. When she returned this Thursday evening (19) she delivered the best kind of deja-vu experience for almost 10,000 spectators at the penultimate IAAF Indoor Permit meeting of the winter.
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Farah gets his 2015 season underway in Birmingham

IAAF - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 12:00pm
Home star Mo Farah will definitely be the star attraction at the Sainsbury’s Indoor Grand Prix, the fifth and final IAAF Indoor Permit meeting of the season, in Birmingham on Saturday (21).
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Barshim improves Asian indoor high jump record to 2.41m in Athlone

IAAF - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 12:00pm
World indoor high jump champion Mutaz Essa Barshim overcame the disappointment of clearing ‘just’ 2.30m 10 days ago in Trinec with another record-breaking display at the Athlone International Grand Prix on Wednesday (18).
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Defending champions Feleke and Hahner return to Vienna

IAAF - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 12:00pm
Vienna City Marathon champions Getu Feleke and Anna Hahner will defend their titles at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race on 12 April.
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Fatherhood and family life help renew Willis’s motivation

IAAF - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 12:00pm
Nick Willis thought about retiring from athletics after the 2012 Olympics. The silver medallist at 1500m in Beijing four years earlier, he arrived in London past his peak and could do no better than ninth in his second Olympic final and third Olympic Games. Willis wondered if it was time to walk away.
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Whiting, Collins and Ortega set world leads in Lodz

IAAF - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 12:00pm
Within the last 15 minutes of the Pedro’s Cup meeting in Lodz, the Atlas Arena came alive as three world-leading marks were set on Tuesday (17).
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Australia to send full teams to World Cross

IAAF - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 12:00pm
Athletics Australia selectors have confirmed the selection of 24 athletes for the IAAF World Cross Country Championships, Guiyang 2015 on 28 March.
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IAAF Inside Athletics episode 2 – Javier Sotomayor

IAAF - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 12:00pm
The second episode of the third season of IAAF Inside Athletics is available to watch online now.
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Dibaba’s record attempt the main attraction in Stockholm

IAAF - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 12:00pm
For the 26th straight year, the Globe Arena will host top-class athletics when the XL Galan, an IAAF Indoor Permit meeting, descends upon Stockholm on Thursday (19).
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Summary of IAAF medical and anti-doping media conference call

IAAF - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 12:00pm
The IAAF, which historically has been at the forefront of the fight against doping in world sport, held a medical and anti-doping conference call with the international media on Monday (16) to help offer a better understanding of the IAAF’s leading work in this complex, specialist and often confusing field.
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Personal bests – Primoz Kozmus

IAAF - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 12:00pm
Former world and Olympic hammer champion Primoz Kozmus talks about the best parts of his athletics career.
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Takahashi secures Beijing selection with Japanese 20km race walk record

IAAF - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 12:00pm
Eiki Takahashi and Yusuke Suzuki both surpassed the national 20km race walk record at the Japanese Race Walking Championships in Kobe on Sunday (15).
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Johnson-Thompson sets national high jump record at British Indoor Championships

IAAF - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 12:00pm
World indoor long jump silver medallist Katarina Johnson-Thompson was pushed to a national high jump record by world junior heptathlon champion Morgan Lake at the British Indoor Championships in Sheffield this weekend (14-15).
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