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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.
Eiki Takahashi and Yusuke Suzuki both surpassed the national 20km race walk record at the Japanese Race Walking Championships in Kobe on Sunday (15).
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).
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).
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.
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.
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.
The IAAF Masters’ Commission held its annual meeting in Monaco on 13 February 2015.
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.
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.
In the same way Mexican race walking was revolutionised by a Pole, Indian race walkers are on the march courtesy of a Russian.
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).*
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.
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).
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).
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.
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).
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).
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).
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).