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Cheserek dominant again at the NCAA Cross Country Championships – cross-country round-up

Sun, 22/11/2015 - 8:38pm
Kenya’s Edward Cheserek created history on Saturday (21) as he became the first man to win the prestigious NCAA Cross Country Championships for three successive years.
Categories: World

Athletics writer Harris dies

Sun, 22/11/2015 - 3:05pm
The IAAF is saddened to hear that New Zealand sports journalist Norman Harris died suddenly and unexpectedly on Friday (20) at the age of 75.
Categories: World

Tola and Daska take the honours at the Great Ethiopian Run

Sun, 22/11/2015 - 10:43am
Tamirat Tola ran away from a strong field to win at the15th Great Ethiopian Run, earning a prestigious victory in one of Africa’s biggest road races on Sunday (22).
Categories: World

Today’s Frequently Asked Questions

Sun, 22/11/2015 - 1:01am
In our continued effort to be as transparent as possible and to ensure that the public have the same access to the information that the IAAF provides the media, we now share the latest set of 'frequently asked questions' and our answers.
Categories: World

Kamworor aims to break the world half marathon record in Cardiff

Sat, 21/11/2015 - 3:00am
The front-running performances of Geoffrey Kamworor at recent major international championships have provided a bit of an antidote to the sit-and-kick affairs which have become a fashionable tactic, at least on the track, over the past decade.
Categories: World

Da Silva confident he can retain his world indoor title in Portland

Fri, 20/11/2015 - 4:50pm
One man notably absent from the second half of the international athletics circuit during the summer was the effervescent and affable Brazilian long jumper Mauro Vinicius da Silva, often known locally by his nickname Duda.
Categories: World

Two-time Olympic 800m champion Whitfield dies

Thu, 19/11/2015 - 6:24pm
The IAAF is saddened to learn of the death of three-time Olympic champion Mal Whitfield, who died in Washington, USA, on Wednesday (19) at the age of 91.
Categories: World

World record-holders Tadese and Kiplagat head Delhi Half Marathon elite field

Thu, 19/11/2015 - 3:00am
World record-holders Zersenay Tadese and Florence Kiplagat will be on the start line of the 2015 Delhi Half Marathon on Sunday 29 November.
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World Athlete of the Year 2015 men’s finalists: Bolt, Eaton and Taylor

Wed, 18/11/2015 - 12:11pm
Usain Bolt, Ashton Eaton and Christian Taylor are the three men’s finalists for the 2015 IAAF World Athlete of the Year award.
Categories: World

World Athlete of the Year 2015 women’s finalists: Dibaba, Schippers and Wlodarczyk

Tue, 17/11/2015 - 1:31pm
Genzebe Dibaba, Dafne Schippers and Anita Wlodarczyk are the three women’s finalists for the 2015 IAAF World Athlete of the Year award.
Categories: World

US athletics writer Rosenthal dies

Tue, 17/11/2015 - 1:20pm
The IAAF is deeply saddened to hear that US athletics writer Bert Rosenthal, one of the leading authorities on athletics during the 1980s and 1990s, died on Sunday (15) at the age of 79.
Categories: World

Personal bests – Christian Taylor

Mon, 16/11/2015 - 3:12pm
World and Olympic triple jump champion Christian Taylor has been one of the star performers of the 2015 season. Here the US jumper offers his take on our personal bests questions.
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Oldest surviving Olympian Guo Jie dies

Mon, 16/11/2015 - 1:24pm
The IAAF is saddened to hear that Guo Jie, who represented China in the discus at the 1936 Olympic Games, died on Sunday (15) at the age of 103. He had been the oldest surviving Olympian.
Categories: World

Today’s Frequently Asked Questions

Sun, 15/11/2015 - 8:06pm
In our continued effort to be as transparent as possible and to ensure that the public have the same access to the information that the IAAF provides the media, we now share the last set of frequently asked questions and our answers.
Categories: World

Merga and Oljira are repeat winners at Atapuerca, opening IAAF Cross Country Permit meeting

Sun, 15/11/2015 - 4:42pm
Ethiopia’s Imane Merga won the Cross Internacional de Atapuerca, the opening race of this winter’s IAAF Cross Country Permit series, for a fifth consecutive year on Sunday (15).
Categories: World

Gobena successfully defends Istanbul Marathon crown but falls short of course record

Sun, 15/11/2015 - 12:52pm
Ethiopia’s Amane Gobena couldn’t capture the course record at the 37th Vodafone Istanbul Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, but she did fulfil her role as favourite and successfully defended her title on Sunday (15).
Categories: World

Mwangangi sets Spanish all-comers' best at Valencia Marathon

Sun, 15/11/2015 - 11:49am
Kenya’s John Mwangangi will have plenty of reasons to remember his win at the 2015 Maraton Valencia Trinidad Alfonso.
Categories: World

Baysa wins inaugural Saitama International Marathon

Sun, 15/11/2015 - 10:38am
Like the song goes, it felt like the first time; that's how Ethiopia's Atsede Baysa described ending a three-year title drought by winning the inaugural Saitama International Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, on Sunday (15).
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Semi-Marathon de Boulogne-Billancourt cancelled due to terrorist outrage

Sat, 14/11/2015 - 11:24am
The organisers of the Semi-Marathon de Boulogne-Billancourt Christian Granger have cancelled the IAAF Bronze Label Road Race scheduled for Sunday (15) following the horrendous series of terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday.
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Defending champion Gobena returns to Istanbul to chase course record

Fri, 13/11/2015 - 4:43pm
The 37th Vodafone Istanbul Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, will see defending women’s champion Amane Gobena return to the Turkish city with the aim of chasing the course record of 2:27:25 on Sunday (15).
Categories: World