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Patrick Makau shrugged off almost two years of injuries woes and racing disappointments to win the 68th edition of the famous Fukuoka International Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, in 2:08:22 on Sunday (7).
The dream life of Kenneth Mungara continued with the 41-year-old regaining his Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore title, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Sunday (7).
This year was the year when Francena McCorory stopped being primarily just a team player and made a name for herself with a series of sparkling performances which saw her regularly stand on the uppermost step of the podium, and finally without anyone accompanying her.
The Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore has assembled an impressive elite field which includes no less than 13 men who have personal best times under 2:10 and there is quiet optimism in some quarters that such a mark can be achieved for the first time at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race on Sunday (7).
Germany’s world pole vault champion Raphael Holzdeppe will compete at the Karlsruhe indoor meeting on 31 January, the first of the 2015 IAAF Indoor Permit meetings, the organisers announced on Friday (5).
Five of the top seven finishers from last year’s Fukuoka International Marathon - Martin Mathathi, Joseph Gitau, Henryk Szost, Chiharu Takada and Mekubo Mogusu – will be back on the start line of the IAAF Gold Label Road Race but much of the attention will also be on former world record holder Patrick Makau on Sunday (7).
For the past three years, Jairus Birech has been a mainstay on the IAAF Diamond League circuit but a coveted spot on the Kenyan team for the global championships has largely eluded him; for now, at least.
Jenny Simpson, the most-decorated US woman over 1500m in athletics history, is the first athlete announced for the 2015 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, an IAAF Indoor Permit meeting, on 7 February.
Olympic triple jump champion Olga Rypakova may have turned 30 just a few days ago, but she says there are still lots of things left to accomplish.
Kenya’s Patrick Makau will be contesting his first marathon of the year this weekend in Fukuoka. The former world record-holder talks about his life in more detail by answering our work, rest and play questions.
The Colombian city of Cali, venue of the 2015 IAAF World Youth Championships, successfully hosted the 22nd edition of the South American Youth Championships (28-30 November) at the Estadio Pascual Guerrero.
World triple jump champion Caterine Ibarguen ended her season on a high note as Cuba easily dominated the athletics at the 22nd Central American and Caribbean Games, held from 23-30 November in Xalapa and Veracruz, Mexico.
World Cross fifth-place finisher Timothy Toroitich improved on his third-place finish in last year’s race to secure his second win on Spanish soil in as many weekends over 9.25km at the Cross Internacional de la Constitucion held in Alcobendas on Sunday (30).
Swiss 400m hurdles star Kariem Hussein grabbed the headlines in mid-August at the famous Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich when he surprised many people and won the European title, bringing the delirious home crowd to his feet on a chilly and rainy night.
If any local club runners had ambitions of winning the first edition of the Umhlanga parkrun race in South Africa earlier this month, their race day ambitions were no doubt quickly modified once it became apparent the fastest and third fastest marathon runners of all-time, Dennis Kimetto and Wilson Kipsang, were taking part during their recent visit to the country.
Born in China’s Shandong Province, the birthplace of the great Confucius and Confucianism, Chinese pole vaulter Xue Changrui is well aware of the importance of modesty and humility.
Both of the Olympic marathon champions, Stephen Kiprotich and Tiki Gelana, will be heading to the 2015 Tokyo Marathon on 22 February, the organisers of the IAAF Gold Label Road Race confirmed on Thursday (27).
Cuba’s three-time world champion Yipsi Moreno ended a successful career on a high note by breaking her own Games record in the hammer to provide one of the main highlights of the first four days of the athletics at the 22nd Central American and Caribbean Games in Xalapa, Mexico.
China is no longer known as a middle and long-distance powerhouse. Their record in cross country is even less remarkable.
The International Athletics Foundation (IAF) council met on Friday morning (21) under the chairmanship of president Lamine Diack and in the presence of HSH the Prince Albert II, honorary president of the foundation.