Venezuela’s Yulimar Rojas produced one of the most impressive performances of the 18th edition of the Pan-American Games, winning the triple jump with a 15.11m leap, a world leader, Games’ and national record on Friday (9) to highlight day four action at Lima’s Estadio de la Videna.
België staat elfde en laatste na de eerste dag van het EK atletiek voor landenteams in de First League, het tweede Europese niveau, in het Noorse Sandnes. De tussenstand geeft wel een vertekend beeld, want negen van de tien Belgische spurters plaatsten zich voor de finale en dus komen er zaterdag en zondag nog heel wat punten bij.
The World Mountain Running Association World Cup is approaching its peak point of the season with the iconic Sierre-Zinal in Switzerland, the fifth race in the 2019 series, on Sunday (9).
Cuban Yarisley Silva produced the best performance of the third day of track and field at the Pan-American Games on Thursday (8), topping 4.75m to win the pole vault on another cold night at the “Estadio de la Videna” in Lima.
World record-holder and world indoor champion Kendra Harrison will face world leader and 2015 world champion Danielle Williams as part of a world-class 100m hurdles field assembled for the Müller Grand Prix Birmingham, the 11th stop on the IAAF Diamond League, on Sunday 18 August.
Brazil’s Darlan Romani produced the highlight of the second day of track and field at the Pan-American Games in Lima on Wednesday (7) by winning the shot put with a Games record of 22.07m.
World, Olympic and European pole vault champion Katerina Stefanidi will be joined at the Muller Grand Prix Birmingham by 2012 Olympic champion and world leader Jenn Suhr in heading up a stacked pole vault field at the IAAF Diamond League meeting on Sunday 18 August.
During an illustrious career, the Ethiopian endurance running great has bagged three Olympic and 17 senior world titles. The world 5000m and 10,000m record-holder takes time out to chat to his younger self.
In the latest episode of IAAF Inside Athletics, Olympic triple jump champion Caterine Ibarguen of Colombia explains how she feels like a different person when she steps on the runway.
After the marathon and 20km race walk events, held in previous dates, athletics took centre stage at the 18th edition of the Pan-American Games with the beginning of the track and field programme on Tuesday (6).
Defending champion Mary Keitany of Kenya and Ethiopia’s Lelisa Desisa will return to the TCS New York City Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label road race, on Sunday 3 November. Keitany will go for her fifth career title in New York and Desisa will be gunning for a second.
World 400m hurdles champion Karsten Warholm and double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson have been added as headline acts for the Meeting de Paris, the 12th stop of the 2019 IAAF Diamond League, on 24 August.
De Australische Sally Pearson, in 2012 olympisch kampioene op de 100 meter horden, geraakt niet meer voldoende hersteld van haar blessures en zet daarom op 32-jarige leeftijd een punt achter haar carrière. Dat heeft ze zelf bekend gemaakt.
When Sally Pearson crossed the line to take a silver medal in the 100m hurdles at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, she let out a scream of equal parts elation and amazement. Moments later she gasped in a trackside interview: “Oh, my God! You’ve got to be kidding me, right. Is this real?”
Defending world champions Kevin Mayer, Pierre-Ambroise Bosse and Yohann Diniz are part of the first wave of athletes selected by the French Athletics Federation for the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019.
They were both born in Ethiopia but now live in America. They share the same training group, coach and even share the same flat. And this year the bond between Sifan Hassan and Yomif Kejelcha has strengthened even more after both have recorded a world mile record.
European champion Malaika Mihambo saved her best for the final round of the long jump on the second of two days at the well-attended German Championships in Berlin, leaping a world-leading PB of 7.16m (0.4m/s).
The IAAF is deeply saddened to hear that Britain’s Basil Heatley, the 1964 Olympic marathon silver medallist and former world record-holder for the distance, died on Saturday (3) at the age of 85.
Lisa Weightman broke the Australian all-comers’ record and picked up an AU$25,000 bonus in taking the Australian half-marathon championship on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast on Sunday (4).
Koen Naert heeft zich zaterdag in Lokeren tot Belgisch kampioen 10 kilometer op de weg gekroond. De Europese kampioen marathon stak er met kop en schouders bovenuit.