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Double Olympic champion Mo Farah has confirmed his participation in the 3000m at the British Athletics Grand Prix in Birmingham on 16 February – an IAAF Indoor Permit Meeting – which will be his only indoor race of the winter.
The athletics competition at the sixth Australian Youth Olympic Festival, which commences next week in Sydney, will have a strong contingent of international athletes competing against the two Australian teams. A regular entrant, China, has again sent a very strong team, along with Brazil and New Zealand.
Two-time World Marathon champion Abel Kirui and Olympic Marathon champion Tiki Gelana will be the leading athletes at the Kagawa Marugame Half-marathon – an IAAF Silver Label Road Race – on February 3.
The women’s High Jump at the 106th Millrose Games will be truly memorable as USA’s Chaunte Lowe and Brigetta Barrett today announced that they will compete at the Armory on February 16.
A host of top international marathon runners have been announced for the Boston Marathon – an IAAF Gold Label race – on April 15.
The ‘PSD Bank Meeting’ returns to Düsseldorf on February 8 for the eighth edition of the meeting and one of the expected highlights will be the men’s 800m.
The SPAR Great Ireland Run 2013 – an IAAF Silver Label race – was launched by Ireland’s European Cross Country champion Fionnuala Britton in Dublin today.
The IAAF is saddened by the news that Ethiopian marathon runner Alemayehu Shumye died last weekend in a car crash. He was 24.
Kenya’s reigning World junior 3000m Steeplechase champion Conseslus Kipruto and Ethiopia’s Gelete Burka grabbed the victories at the ‘70th Cross Internacional Juan Muguerza’ in Elgoibar on Sunday (13).
On a day where Ethiopia dominated all four races, 20-year-old Merima Mohammed overcame leg problems and cold, wet conditions to run the second-fastest ever women’s race at the Chevron Houston Marathon on Sunday (13), while countryman Bazu Worku, 22, ran away with the men’s title.
Ethiopian teenager Muktar Edris took a gun-to-tape win in the men’s 9 km race at the 36th edition of the Cross della Vallagarina with a gap of 42 seconds over Italian Stefano La Rosa and nine-time European cross-country champion Sergiy Lebid in a breath-taking final sprint on Sunday (13).
Olympic bronze medallist Yekaterina Poistogova and Yuriy Borzakovskiy were the standout performers at the ‘Cup of the Head of the Republic of Chuvashiya’, a new athletics tournament that was launched this weekend in the town of Novocheboksarsk.
The 2010 World cross-country champion Emily Chebet completed a scintillating campaign with a fourth victory as African cross-country champion John Mwangangi reigned supreme in the men’s long race to wrap up the seven-meet KCB/AK National Cross Country series in Kericho on Saturday (12).