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An Australian wave was expected to swamp these Oceania Championships. It still may, but Rellie Kaputin showed that it will not swamp everything in its path.
The Athletics Olympic Dividend fund is allowing young athletes in Burundi to dream about the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Organisers of the Herculis meeting announced today – on what would have been Gabriele Grunewald’s 33rd birthday – that the women’s mile event at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Monaco on 12 July will be named the ‘Brave Like Gabe Mile’ in honour of the US distance runner who died earlier this month.
World leaders Christian Coleman and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce form part of two strong 100m fields at the Prefontaine Classic, part of the IAAF Diamond League, which will take place in Stanford on Sunday (30).
From sprint showdowns to discus drama, there has already been plenty of athletics excitement as the IAAF Diamond League reaches the half-way point in the road to the final.
Sprint phenomenon Matthew Boling won two of the three events he contested in Miramar at the USA U20 Championships, which concluded on Sunday (23) after three days of action.
Britain’s Andrew Douglas notched up his second victory from as many races in the 2019 World Mountain Running World Cup series by winning at the Broken Arrow Skyrace in Lake Tahoe while Canada’s Lindsay Webster bagged maximum points in the women’s race on Sunday (23).
Following their phenomenal performances in the women’s 100m on Friday, Elaine Thompson and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce enthralled spectators again on the final day of the Jamaican Championships in Kingston on Sunday (23).
Belgium’s Nafissatou Thiam and Canada’s Pierce LePage took the top prizes at the Decastar meeting in Talence on Sunday (23), but the fourth leg of the IAAF Combined Events Challenge was a weekend of ups and downs for Thiam and fellow world champion Kevin Mayer.
When the renowned economist John Maynard Keynes was once asked to justify a change in his view on some issue, he reputedly replied: “When the facts change, sir, I change my opinion. What do you do?”
Eritrea’s Afewerki Berhane and Poland’s Karolina Nadolska impressed at the Vidovdan Road Race, one of the most prestigious road events in Bosnia and Herzegovina, winning at the IAAF Bronze Label road race in Brčko on Saturday (22).
Nafissatou Thiam produced a strong opening day in the heptathlon at the Decastar in Talence, France, as Kevin Mayer, who returned to the scene of his decathlon world record, stopped the fourth leg of the IAAF Combined Events Challenge meeting after the third event.
Fireworks were expected and delivered midway through the four-day Jamaican Championships on Friday night (21) in Kingston.
Following last month’s season opener in France, the 2019 IAAF/WMRA Mountain Running World Cup crosses the Atlantic for the second event of the series, the Broken Arrow Skyrace, which takes place on Sunday (23) on the snow-covered Sierra Nevada Mountains of California.
Nine months after his spectacular 9126-point tally, Kevin Mayer will return to the scene of his decathlon world record when he competes at the Decastar, an IAAF Combined Events Challenge meeting, in Talence this weekend. Fellow world champion Nifassatou Thiam will start as favourite in the heptathlon in her Decastar debut.
World-leading performances by Magnus Kirt and Mariya Lasitskene and a world best in the 300m by Shaunae Miller-Uibo were the among the standout performances at the 58th edition of the Golden Spike in Ostrava, Czech Republic, an IAAF World Challenge Meeting, on Thursday (20).
Jamal Abdelmaji Eisa Mohammed knows more than most about crossing difficult terrain.
Clarence Munyai can pinpoint the exact moment his athletics dream was born.
Kevin Mayer stars in the tenth episode of the latest season of IAAF Inside Athletics.
Five of this season's six fastest men will line up in the 5000m at the Athletissima meeting in Lausanne on 5 July, eighth stop of the 2019 IAAF Diamond League.