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Updated: 9 weeks 15 hours ago
Like every other boy in his neighbourhood, Neeraj Chopra’s first love was volley ball.
The 2016 IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge gets under way in Melbourne on Saturday 5 March at the meeting which also serves as the opening round of the IAAF World Challenge series.
Already the most successful man in the history of the race, Sammy Kitwara will aim for a record sixth win at the World’s Best 10k, an IAAF Gold Label Race, to be held on Sunday (28) on San Juan’s Teodoro Moscoso bridge.
Japanese men will be aiming for Olympic team selection at the Tokyo Marathon, while the international athletes will have one eye on securing the Abbott World Marathon Majors title at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race on Sunday (28).
The latest episode in the series of video interviews Legends of athletics, signature edition – featuring four-time world 110m hurdles champion Allen Johnson – is now available on the IAAF Magazine YouTube channel.
World 10,000m champion Vivian Cheruiyot will move up in distance when she competes at the EDP Half Marathon of Lisbon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on 20 March.
One month from now, the IAAF/Cardiff University World Half Marathon Championships Cardiff 2016 will be welcoming the world’s top road runners, some of whom will have the opportunity to establish themselves among the all-time greats of the event.
Mo Farah has urged runners not to miss their chance to run with the double Olympic champion at the IAAF/Cardiff University World Half Marathon Championships Cardiff 2016 on 26 March.
The throwers took centre stage at the Auckland Track Challenge as several competitors stepped up their preparations for the IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016 with varying degrees of success on a warm night at the Trusts Arena on Thursday (25).
Athletics New Zealand has announced a team of four athletes to compete at the IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016 on 17-20 March.
Defending 3000m champion Caleb Ndiku leads Kenya’s team for the IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016 on 17-20 March.
Kenya, the most successful nation ever in the history of the event, has named a strong squad including both the defending individual champions Geoffrey Kamworor and Gladys Cherono for the IAAF/Cardiff University World Half Marathon Championships Cardiff 2016 on Saturday 26 March.
Augustine Choge will head to the USA next month among the favourites for the 3000m title at the IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016 but the 29-year-old began his season with modest expectations.
World heptathlon silver medallist Brianne Theisen-Eaton is one of favourites for a pentathlon medal at the IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016 next month. The Canadian combined events star recalls some firsts in her world both on and off the track.
With the inaugural season of the IAAF World Indoor Tour having come to a close after the last of its four meetings, 11 athletes – six men and five women in 2016 – have booked their place at the IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016.
Renaud Lavillenie went over six metres for the first time this year – and for the 15th time in his career – when he cleared a world-leading 6.02m at his own All Star Perche meeting in the French town of Clermont Ferrand on Sunday (21).
Mohamed Al-Garni successfully defended his second title of the weekend, his 3000m win on home turf providing the highlight the final day of the Asian Indoor Championships in Doha, Qatar, on Sunday (21).
Kenya’s Cosmas Kiplimo Lagat regained the Zurich Maraton de Sevilla title he won on his marathon debut in 2014, improving his own course record at the IAAF Bronze Label Road Race to 2:08:13 in the Spanish city on Sunday (21).
Even though world indoor record-holder Jenn Suhr was absent, history was made at the Millrose Games in New York as two pole vaulters cleared 4.90m in the same competition with Ekaterini Stefanidi and Demi Payne both going over that height on Saturday (20).
Dane Bird-Smith got his IAAF Race Walking Challenge and Olympic campaigns off to the best possible start with a hard-fought victory in the opening leg of the challenge in the Australian city of Adelaide on Sunday morning (21).