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Eight athletes will represent Kenya at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Sopot on 7-9 March.
World cross-country champion Japhet Korir and world steeplechase champion Milcah Chemos are the latest big names to sign up for the SPAR Great Ireland Run, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, in Dublin on 6 April.
Big-time indoor athletics returned to the Czech capital Prague for the first time in five years and high jumpers stole the show at the 02 Arena, with Ivan Ukhov jumping an absolute Russian record and 2014 world-leading height of 2.42m on Tuesday (25).
Defence Club athletes Tsebelu Zewde and Genet Yalew churned out impressive victories in Addis Ababa on Sunday (23) at the Ethiopian Half Marathon Championships, the official trials for the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in Copenhagen next month.
On the day they revealed their new sponsor, the AG Insurance Van Damme Memorial announced on Tuesday (25) that pole vault world record-holder Renaud Lavillenie will compete in Brussels at the IAAF Diamond League final on 5 September.
Following last weekend’s National Indoor Championships, the German Athletics Federation (DLV) has selected a contingent of 21 athletes (11 women, 10 men) for this year’s IAAF World Indoor Championships in Sopot, 7-9 March.
The French Athletics Federation (FFA) has announced a list of seven athletes who will compete at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Sopot next month.
A record number of 37 athletes will represent Poland on home soil in Sopot at the IAAF World Indoor Championships on 7-9 March.
Two-time Olympic javelin champion Andreas Thorkildsen is next up to answer our work, rest and play questions.
The 2014 IAAF Continental Cup, held in the Moroccan city of Marrakech on 13-14 September, will follow the same reformatted set-up that featured in the 2010 edition with four teams competing against one another.
Kenyans Bedan Karoki and Mary Wacera made a brilliant debut on the Teodoro Moscoso bridge and prevailed over a large African contingent to become the 2014 champions at the World’s Best 10K, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, whose 17th edition was held Sunday (23) afternoon in the Puerto Rican capital of San Juan.
Ryan Whiting is in the form of his life ahead of defending his title at the IAAF World Indoor Championships next month after winning the shot on the final day of action at the US Indoor Championships in Albuquerque with one of the best indoor throws in history.
Shot putters David Storl and Christina Schwanitz both cemented their roles as title contenders for the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Sopot at the German Indoor Championships in Leipzig this weekend (22-23).
The 28th edition of the Fukuoka International Cross Country incorporated the Asian Cross Country Championships and, as has become the norm in the middle and long-distances at Asian championships, the senior races were dominated by East Africans running for the Gulf states on Saturday (22).
Kenya’s Cosmas Kiplimo Lagat made a stunning marathon debut at the 30th edition of the Maraton de Sevilla, an IAAF Bronze Label Road Race, winning the Spanish race in a course record of 2:08:33 on Sunday (23).
Sandra Arenas and Eider Arevalo produced a double win for Colombia in the 20km, while Jose Leyver secured a home win in the northern Mexican city of Chihuahua on Saturday (22) during the third leg of the 2014 IAAF Race Walking Challenge.
Former 10,000m world record-holder and London Marathon director David Bedford collected his OBE today (4) for services to athletics and charity fund-raising.
Three-time world champion Gabriela Szabo has been appointed as the minister of youth and sport in the proposed structure of Romania’s new government.
Kenya’s Dickson Chumba and Tirfi Tsegaye smashed the course records at the 2014 Tokyo Marathon on Sunday (23), recording respective times of 2:05:42 and 2:22:23 at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race.
The latest instalment of the rivalry between Bernard Lagat and Galen Rupp followed a similar pattern on Saturday evening (23) on the second day of the USA Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico.