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Ngeno and Kirop triumph at Yellow River Estuary Marathon in sweltering conditions

IAAF - Sun, 26/04/2015 - 9:22am
Kenya pair Ernest Ngeno and Helena Kirop triumphed despite soaring temperatures at the 2015 Yellow River Estuary International Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, in the Chinese city of Dongying on Sunday (26).
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USA men show off slick baton passing at the Penn Relays

IAAF - Sun, 26/04/2015 - 8:48am
The USA got a morale-boosting 4x100m win over arch-rivals Jamaica just one week ahead of the IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015, at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia on Saturday (25).
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Bolt and Fraser-Pryce head Jamaica’s team for the IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015

IAAF - Sat, 25/04/2015 - 11:15am
Sprint superstars Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce head Jamaica’s 44-strong squad that will go across the Caribbean to the IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015, which will be staged in Nassau on 2-3 May.
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Kirani James flies to 44.22 at Drake Relays

IAAF - Sat, 25/04/2015 - 10:20am
Grenada’s Olympic 400m champion Kirani James showed stunning early season form when he flew around the track at the Drake Relays to win the 400m in 44.22 in Des Moines, USA, on Friday night (24).
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Cheserek the star at the Penn Relays' penultimate day

IAAF - Sat, 25/04/2015 - 9:11am
University of Oregon’s Edward Cheserek played a starring role at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, the 21-year-old Kenyan running a composed mile leg in the distance medley relay, at the end of which he kicked away from Villanova’s Jordan Williamsz to give Oregon their second consecutive title on Friday (24).
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Can Kiptoo Chebii strike again at the Madrid Marathon?

IAAF - Fri, 24/04/2015 - 7:16pm
No fewer than 15,000 runners will gather in the Spanish capital to take part in the 38th Rock ’n’ Roll Madrid Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, on Sunday (26).
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Ethiopia’s Geneti and Lemi Berhanu head the field at the Warsaw Marathon

IAAF - Fri, 24/04/2015 - 3:27pm
Ethiopia’s sub-2:05 man Markos Geneti and Hayle Lemi Berhanu, the latter the fastest marathoner in the world this year, head the field at the Orlen Warsaw Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, on Sunday (26).
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Talk of records and reputations abounds ahead of London Marathon

IAAF - Fri, 24/04/2015 - 10:47am
The talk has been of records and reputations this week in the build-up to the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, where a flurry of superlatives are being scattered around to describe the event’s traditional stellar fields for the races on Sunday (26).
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Tesfa and Tufa to defend titles at Yellow River Estuary International Marathon

IAAF - Fri, 24/04/2015 - 9:42am
Defending champions Workneh Tesfa and Mestawet Tufa, both from Ethiopia, have returned to the Chinese city of Dongying and will be looking to notch up back-to-back wins at the Yellow River Estuary International Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, on Sunday (26).
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IAAF World Youth Championships, Cali 2015 presented to Colombia's overseas ambassadors

IAAF - Fri, 24/04/2015 - 9:19am
The IAAF World Youth Championships, Cali 2015 was officially presented to Colombia's overseas ambassadors and consular officials at the Colombian Foreign Ministry in Bogota on Thursday (23).
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Bingo the potcake dog unveiled as mascot for the IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015

IAAF - Thu, 23/04/2015 - 4:08pm
After months of anticipation, Bingo the potcake dog was introduced as the official mascot for the IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015, on Tuesday (22).
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Lavillenie starts the summer and extends his unbeaten streak with Drake Relays win

IAAF - Thu, 23/04/2015 - 10:49am
World Athlete of the Year Renaud Lavillenie opened his summer season with a victory in a ‘street vault’ competition held as part of the Drake Relays, clearing 5.80m on his first attempt in the US city of Des Moines on Wednesday (22).
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All eyes on Wilson in Eugene – IAAF Diamond League

IAAF - Thu, 23/04/2015 - 12:30am
Expectations are high for US 800m star Ajee’ Wilson this summer and she will get a chance to impress in front of a home audience at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene on 30 May after the meeting organisers announced their women’s 800m field on Wednesday (22).
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Radcliffe to receive London Marathon Lifetime Achievement Award

IAAF - Wed, 22/04/2015 - 5:47pm
Paula Radcliffe will receive the inaugural John Disley London Marathon Lifetime Achievement Award after she competes in the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Sunday (26).
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UNICEF Heroes Day a huge success

IAAF - Wed, 22/04/2015 - 5:37pm
More than 100,000 euros was raised from the UNICEF Heroes Day, which was staged in conjunction with Athletics for a Better World, the IAAF’s social responsibility programme, to raise funds for UNICEF's worldwide vaccination campaign: 'Objective 100%: Vaccinate Each Child' on Sunday (19).
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USA to defend the Golden Baton at IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015

IAAF - Tue, 21/04/2015 - 9:16pm
The US relay pools for the IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015 were announced by USATF on Tuesday (21).
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Five global champions support IAAF / Nestlé Kids Athletics in Sochi

IAAF - Tue, 21/04/2015 - 4:05pm
Situated directly in the front of the entrance to ExpoCentre in the Sochi Winter Olympic Park, a high profile demonstration of IAAF / Nestlé Kids’ Athletics, which is one of the biggest grassroots development programmes in the world of sports, took place this afternoon (21).
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International e-Sports Federation partners with Athletics for a Better World

IAAF - Tue, 21/04/2015 - 3:36pm
Athletics for the Better World has today announced a partnership with the International e-Sports Federation (IeSF).
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IAAF World Youth Championships, Cali 2015 set to be biggest ever athletics competition in South America

IAAF - Tue, 21/04/2015 - 2:45pm
Preliminary entry figures show that 1424 athletes from 156 countries are set to compete at the IAAF World Youth Championships, Cali 2015, making it the biggest international athletics event to be held in South America.
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Olympic champions lead host nation’s team for IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015

IAAF - Tue, 21/04/2015 - 2:02pm
The four men who struck gold in the 4x400m for The Bahamas at the 2012 Olympics will represent the host nation at the IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015 on 2-3 May.
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