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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hot sun and hot competition is expected as Adelaide launches the 2015 edition of the IAAF Race Walking Challenge on Sunday (22).
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.
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.
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).
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).
Vienna City Marathon champions Getu Feleke and Anna Hahner will defend their titles at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race on 12 April.
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.
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).
Athletics Australia selectors have confirmed the selection of 24 athletes for the IAAF World Cross Country Championships, Guiyang 2015 on 28 March.
The second episode of the third season of IAAF Inside Athletics is available to watch online now.
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).
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.
Former world and Olympic hammer champion Primoz Kozmus talks about the best parts of his athletics career.
Eiki Takahashi and Yusuke Suzuki both surpassed the national 20km race walk record at the Japanese Race Walking Championships in Kobe on Sunday (15).
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).