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Kenya’s Martin Mathathi and Japan’s Eri Makikawa will line up at the Kagawa Marugame International Half Marathon on 1 February to defend their titles at the IAAF Silver Label Road Race.
European 800m champion Adam Kszczot and Diamond Race 1500m winner Silas Kiplagat will head to the PSD Bank Meeting in Dusseldorf on 29 January with different goals.
Poland’s prodigiously talented teenage shot putter Konrad Bukowiecki set a world junior indoor record* of 22.38m on home soil in Torun on Saturday (24).
2014 IAAF World Junior Championships awarded Gold Level Certification by Council for Responsible Sport
TrackTown USA and the IAAF memorably combined to produce one of the most sustainable multi-day sporting events in history at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, last summer. As a result, the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships has been deservedly awarded Gold Level Certification by the Council for Responsible Sport (CRS).
Genzebe Dibaba will take a tilt at the world indoor 5000m record at the XL Galan meeting in Stockholm on 19 February, organisers of the IAAF Indoor Permit meeting announced on Wednesday (14).
The IAAF was saddened to be informed of the passing of Lieutenant General Mmopati S. Merafe, the patron, founder member and first chairperson of the Botswana Athletics Association, who died on the morning of 7 January 2015 after years of ill health.
Edna Kiplagat will face two former London Marathon champions and the fastest half marathon runner in history when she defends her Virgin Money London Marathon women’s title on Sunday 26 April, organisers of the IAAF Gold Label Road Race announced on Wednesday (14).
European athletes will be hoping for a change of fortune at the 41st edition of the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in the Chinese city of Guiyang on 28 March, and in Turkey’s Polat Arikan, they might finally have just the man to do it.
The IAAF was saddened to be informed of the passing of Colonel Pascal Mouassiposso Mackonguy former President of the Congolese Athletics Federation (CGO), who was one of the founding members of the African Athletics Confederation, the IAAF area association.
Sweden’s Susanna Kallur will return to the Karlsruhe indoor meeting on 31 January, the event where she ran the still-standing 60m hurdles world record of 7.68 in 2008, organisers of the first IAAF Indoor Permit meeting of the year announced on Tuesday (13).
Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill will have her first combined events outing since she won her gold medal on home soil when she lines up at the famous Hypo-Meeting in the Austrian town of Gotzis on 30-31 May, the organisers of the IAAF Combined Events Challenge meeting announced on Monday (12).
The 2013 IAAF World Championships long jump silver medallist and 2014 Commonwealth Games and African Championships 100m winner Blesssing Okagbare is among the world's most versatile athletes. Here the Nigerian superstar offers an insight into all the best aspects of her life as an elite athlete.
Medhin achieves rare hat-trick in San Sebastian, Mangata takes the honours at Vallagarina – cross-country round-up
Two-time world cross-country medallist Teklemariam Medhin from Eritrea handed Uganda’s Timothy Toroitich a rare defeat this winter at the 60th edition of the Cross Internacional de San Sebastian at the Lasarte racecourse on Sunday (11).
Renaud Lavillenie, the 2014 World Athlete of the Year and world record-holder, opened his 2015 campaign in fine style when he went over 5.80m at the Capitale Perche competition in the French town of Aubiere on Saturday (10).
US runners Garrett Heath and Chris Derrick repeated their success of 12 months ago when they ran out as winners again at the Great Edinburgh XCountry, an IAAF Cross Country Permit meeting, on Saturday (10).
You could have been excused for not noticing Chinese javelin thrower Zhao Qinggang at the last IAAF World Championships – he managed just over 77 metres in qualifying and failed to make the final. But following his phenomenal throw of 89.15m to win the 2014 Asian Games title, the 29-year-old has set his goal on a podium finish in Beijing this summer.