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Brazil’s 800m runner Kléberson Davide brought the curtain down in impressive fashion on the final day of the 10th edition of the ODESUR (South American) Games that ended in Santiago de Chile on Sunday (16).
Just like in the previous two editions in 2011 and 2012, and its one-off ancestor in 1985, Kenyan made a clean sweep of all the titles at the 3rd African Cross Country Championships in Kampala, Uganda, on Sunday (16).
Kenya’s world and Olympic 10,000m finalist Bedan Karoki made a great debut over the half marathon distance, winning the EDP Half Marathon of Lisbon in 59:58 on Sunday (16).
Ukraine’s Ruslan Dmytrenko and China’s Liu Hong claimed wins at the Lugano Trophy – 12th Memorial Mario Albisetti 2014, an IAAF Race Walking Challenge event, held on a sunny and warm morning in the picturesque Swiss lakeside town of Lugano on Sunday (16).
The IAAF has received the sad news that Great Britain’s David Littlewood, a long-standing member of the IAAF Technical Committee, passed away in the early hours of Sunday morning (16). He was 76.
Reigning world and Olympic 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will kick off her 2014 IAAF Diamond League campaign at the Doha 2014 meeting on 9 May, organisers announced on Sunday (16).
Kendell Williams smashed the world indoor junior record* in the pentathlon to provide the highlight the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Saturday (15).
There was a new Korean record by seven seconds for Hyunsub Kim in Nomi City, Japan, with victory in 1:19:24 at the Asian 20km Race Walking Championships, part of the IAAF Race Walking Challenge, on Sunday (16).
Ethiopia’s Yacob Jarso, who was fourth over the barriers in the 2008 Olympic Games 3000m steeplechase, won the Seoul International Marathon in huge personal best of 2:06:17 on Sunday (16).
Argentine shot putter German Lauro brought his country their second gold medal of the athletics competitions of the 10th edition of the ODESUR Games (South American Games) by winning his specialist event in Santiago de Chile with a Games record 20.70m on Saturday (15).
Zambia’s first lady Dr Christine Kaseba Sata, the wife of Zambian president Michael Sata, was the guest of honour at the launch of the IAAF / Nestlé Kids’ Athletics programme in Zambia on Friday (14).
Three 2013 IAAF World Championships gold medallists competed in the Sydney Track Classic; David Oliver, Eunice Sum and LaShawn Merritt all won, and each of them impressively on Saturday (15).
Kenya, as expected, produced a totally dominant performance in the women’s race at the 2014 IAAF/AL-Bank World Half Marathon Championships in Copenhagen as they reclaimed individual and team honours from their Ethiopian rivals.
Zersenay Tadese, the dominant force in men’s half-marathon running for almost a decade, was finally run out of the medals here at the IAAF/AL-Bank World Half Marathon Championships as he finished fourth in a race won by Kenya’s Geoffrey Kipsang Kamworor in 59:07, the world’s fastest time this year.
The IAAF was the key international federation partner at SportsPro Live, a conference hosted for the first time by SportsPro magazine on 13 March with the aim to examine sport’s global future over the next decade.
The IAAF is very saddened to learn of the death of the renowned walking coach Jerzy Hausleber, widely known as ‘the father of Mexican walking’, on Thursday (13).
Brazil’s Anderson Henriques posted the best result of the second day of the Odesur Games (South American Games) athletics programme by winning the 400m in a Games record of 45.03 on Friday (14).
Tadese going for unprecedented sixth win. Men’s preview – IAAF/AL-Bank World Half Marathon Championships
Wilson Kipketer, official ambassador to the IAAF/Al-Bank World Half Marathon Championships, has described the flat and scenic course in Copenhagen, which starts and finishes in front of the National Parliament, as “the perfect setting for making personal bests.”
The relatively novel aspects of this year’s IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in Copenhagen – only the second time in the event’s history that it is being held in the spring, and only the second time that the championship race also incorporates a mass participation event following the very first version on Tyneside in 1992 – are likely to be counterbalanced in the women’s race by a return to business as usual on Saturday.
Copenhagen 2014 official entry lists as at 26 March 2014 – IAAF/AL-Bank World Half Marathon Championships UPDATED
The official entry lists for the IAAF/AL-Bank World Half Marathon Championships, Copenhagen, Denmark on Saturday 29 March 2014, are now available.