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Weekend road round-up: Kimutai and Godfay break course records at Yellow River Estuary International Marathon
Kenya’s Felix Kimutai and Afera Godfay of Ethiopia raced to course records at the Yellow River Estuary International Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label road race, in the Chinese city of Dongying on Saturday (20).
Triple European champion Dina Asher-Smith and reigning world and European champion Ramil Guliyev will both launch their seasons in earnest over 200m in the Doha Diamond League, the first stage of the 2019 IAAF Diamond League, on 3 May.
Weekend road preview: Mekasha targets course record in Dongying, Asefa looks to regain Yangzhou title
Organisers of the Yellow River Estuary International Marathon have assembled a deep field capable of breaking the men’s and women’s course records at the IAAF Gold Label road race in Dongying on Saturday (20).
The world’s best shot put battle returns to the Prefontaine Classic, part of the IAAF Diamond League, as the clash for No.1 continues between USA’s Ryan Crouser and New Zealander Tom Walsh in Stanford on 30 June.
Ecuador’s Andres Chocho, Spain’s Diego Garcia and Brazil’s Erica de Sena lead a strong group of decorated athletes who will attempt to spoil a Mexican party as the country prepares to host the 2019 Pan American Race Walking Cup, the fifth leg of the IAAF Race Walking Challenge, in the south eastern city of Lazaro Cardenas in the state of Michoacan.
Laura Muir, the world indoor 1500m silver medallist and European 1500m champion from Great Britain, casts her mind back more than a decade to pen a letter to her 12-year-old self.
Worknesh Degefa and Lawrence Cherono won the 2019 Boston Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label road race, on Monday (15th) with utterly different race strategies. Degefa, running her first Boston, pulled away from the pack after the 5km mark and ran alone for two hours to the finish, winning in 2:23:31. Cherono ran defensively and only seized the lead from two-time Boston champion Lelisa Desisa in the last strides of the race, his clocking of 2:07:57 to Desisa’s 2:07:59 not really capturing how close their finish actually was.
The IAAF is seeking candidates for four positions established as part of its programme of governance and integrity reforms.
The IAAF is seeking a suitably qualified person to be the independent member of the Inaugural Executive Board Appointments Panel.
The IAAF is currently recruiting two members for its Screening Panel to serve for a 4-year period from October 2019 to 2023.
The IAAF is currently recruiting members for its Vetting Panel to serve for a 4-year period from October 2019 to 2023.
The IAAF is currently recruiting members for its Disciplinary Tribunal to serve for a 4-year period from October 2019 to 2023.
For mother-daughter team Liz and Eilish McColgan, the forthcoming IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 (Sept 27-Oct 6) represent an exciting opportunity for the duo to continue an impressive family tradition in the Qatari city they call their second home.
The men’s shot put was one of the highest quality events across the athletics programme last season and six of the seven throwers who surpassed the 22-metre line will be competing in the Doha Diamond League - the first stage of the IAAF Diamond League 2019 - on 3 May.
Two global athletics series will commence in two weeks’ time when Bragança Paulista hosts the Grande Premio Brasil de Atletismo, the first meeting in the 2019 IAAF World Challenge and IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge.
Kenya’s Andrew Ben Kimutai registered a convincing victory as he broke the course record at the Dongfeng Renault Wuhan Marathon, an IAAF Bronze Label road race, on Sunday (14).
Yuki Kawauchi, winner of the 2018 Boston Marathon, probably does not think of himself as a sumo wrestler. Sumo, after all, is a sport which generally rewards mass, the more the better, and marathoning does not.
In the second of the fab five series ahead of the IAAF World Relays Yokohama 2019, set for 11-12 May, we look back on five major surprises that took place in the previous four editions of the IAAF's newest World Athletics Series event.
Weekend road preview: Lonyangata targets third Paris win, Omullo defends Warsaw title, Jimma the favourite in Wuhan
Two-time Schneider Electric Paris Marathon winner Paul Lonyangata will seek a record third consecutive victory at the IAAF Gold Label road race on Sunday (14).
Jamaica's double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson, two-time world 200m champion Dafne Schippers of The Netherlands and double world medallist Marie-Josee Ta Lou of Ivory Coast have joined the women's 100m field at the Müller Anniversary Games – part of the IAAF Diamond League – at the London Stadium on 20-21 July.