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Yugoslav distance great Franjo Mihalic dies

IAAF - Sun, 15/02/2015 - 11:35pm
The IAAF is saddened to hear of the death of Yugoslavia’s Franjo Mihalic, the 1956 Olympic marathon silver medallist, who died on 14 February at the age of 94.
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Takahashi secures Beijing selection with Japanese 20km race walk record

IAAF - Sun, 15/02/2015 - 9:29pm
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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Course record under threat at the Kagawa Marugame Half Marathon

IAAF - Sun, 15/02/2015 - 9:00pm
Four runners who have gone under the elite bench mark of one hour, including the defending champion Martin Mathathi will be on the start line of the 69th edition of Kagawa Marugame Half Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race on Sunday (1).
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Johnson-Thompson sets national high jump record at British Indoor Championships

IAAF - Sun, 15/02/2015 - 7:47pm
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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World indoor champions Licwinko and Kuchina duel at Russian Winter meeting

IAAF - Sun, 15/02/2015 - 7:00pm
The traditional Russian Winter indoor meeting on Sunday (1), the second of this season's IAAF Indoor Permit meetings, features a memorable women’s high jump which brings together again the joint world indoor champions, Poland’s Kamila Licwinko and home star Mariya Kuchina.
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Six world-leading marks in Dusseldorf

IAAF - Sun, 15/02/2015 - 7:00pm
Six world-leading marks were among the highlights of the 10th PSD Bank Meeting in Dusseldorf on Thursday (29), with St Kitts’ evergreen sprinter Kim Collins showing there is still plenty of zip in his legs despite near veteran status.
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Edris wins second Cinque Mulini title

IAAF - Sun, 15/02/2015 - 6:43pm
Ethiopia’s Muktar Edris won the 83rd edition of the Cinque Mulini in San Vittore Olona on Sunday (15), two years after his first title at the IAAF Cross Country Permit meeting.
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The IAAF Masters’ Commission 2015 annual meeting

IAAF - Sun, 15/02/2015 - 5:49pm
The IAAF Masters’ Commission held its annual meeting in Monaco on 13 February 2015.
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Two world bests – one expected and one surprise – fall at Millrose Games

IAAF - Sun, 15/02/2015 - 11:43am
The 108th edition of the NYRR Millrose Games, held at the New Balance Track & Field Center at the Armory on Saturday (14), produced two world bests and five world-leading marks.
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Lavillenie to light up the night in Karlsruhe?

IAAF - Sun, 15/02/2015 - 11:00am
The 2015 IAAF Indoor Permit meetings get under way on Saturday night (31) when the German city of Karlsruhe plays host to the first of five of the world’s best one-day indoor meetings across a three-week period.
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India follows Mexican model to race walking success

IAAF - Sun, 15/02/2015 - 11:00am
In the same way Mexican race walking was revolutionised by a Pole, Indian race walkers are on the march courtesy of a Russian.
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Kiplagat breaks world half-marathon record in Barcelona

IAAF - Sun, 15/02/2015 - 10:58am
Competing in the same race in which she broke the world record last year, Florence Kiplagat improved on her own half-marathon mark at the Mitja Marató de Barcelona on Sunday (15).*
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Lavillenie ups pole vault world lead in Berlin as discus world indoor best tumbles

IAAF - Sun, 15/02/2015 - 12:08am
Olympic champion Renaud Lavillenie improved his own world-leading pole vault mark to 6.02m at the ISTAF Indoor meeting in Berlin on Saturday (14) before having three solid but unsuccessful attempts at a would-be world record of 6.17m.
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Licwinko jumps world-leading 2.00m in Cottbus

IAAF - Sun, 15/02/2015 - 12:00am
In her first competition of the year, Kamila Licwinko equalled her own Polish indoor high jump record with a clearance of 2.00m at the International Jumps Meeting in Cottbus on Tuesday (26).
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Kipyeko and Chekwel take Ugandan cross-country titles

IAAF - Sat, 14/02/2015 - 8:51pm
World junior mountain-running champion Phillip Kipyeko convincingly outwitted defending champion Moses Kipsiro at the National Cross Country Championships in the Eastern Town of Jinja on Saturday (14).
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Personal bests – Nick Willis

IAAF - Sat, 14/02/2015 - 8:00pm
Nick Willis set a New Zealand 1500m record of 3:29.91 in Monaco last July to become the fastest non-African in the world for the distance in 2014. The 2008 Olympic 1500m silver medallist speaks about the best things in his athletics career.
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Karoki and Kipyegon successfully defend Kenyan cross-country titles

IAAF - Sat, 14/02/2015 - 12:58pm
Once again, the IAAF Permit/Athletics Kenya National Cross Country Championships showed no love for reputations on Valentine’s Day as Bedan Karoki and world junior cross-country champion Faith Kipyegon successfully defended their titles at Nairobi’s Uhuru Gardens on Saturday (14).
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Emerging Tirop dominates in Eldoret – cross-country round-up

IAAF - Sat, 14/02/2015 - 12:00pm
African junior cross-country champion Agnes Tirop dispatched a high-calibre senior field at the 24th edition of the Eldoret Discovery Cross Country race held in windy conditions at the Eldoret Sports Club on Sunday (25).
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Worku will return to defend Lake Biwa Marathon title

IAAF - Fri, 13/02/2015 - 6:12pm
Defending champion Bazu Worku will return to this year’s Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon on Sunday 1 March, organisers for the IAAF Gold Label Road Race announced on Friday (13).
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Medhin extends winning streak while Belete surprises Chebet in Elgoibar

IAAF - Fri, 13/02/2015 - 6:00pm
Eritrea’s Teklemariam Medhin confirmed his status of favourite to pull out a convincing victory at the 72th Cross Internacional Juan Muguerza, the sixth of this winter’s IAAF Cross Country Permit meetings, in the Spanish town Elgoibar on Sunday (25).
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