World bronze medallist Majd Eddin Ghazal headed to Ashgabat as one of the overwhelming gold medal favourites at the Asian Indoor Games, but half way through the high jump final on Wednesday (20) it looked as though the Syrian wouldn’t even make it on to the podium, let alone top it.
Germany’s Rico Freimuth and Carolin Schäfer topped the end-of-season standings in the 2017 IAAF Combined Events Challenge.
Olga Rypakova drew on her years of experience to capture a career fifth Asian Indoor and Martial Arts gold medal in the triple jump in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, on Tuesday (19).
Vivian Cheruiyot of Kenya, the 2016 Olympic 5000m champion, has joined the field for the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on 29 October, organisers have announced.
Medals are like buses. After Vebjorn Rodal claimed bronze in the men’s 800m in Gothenburg in 1995, Norway went 10 consecutive editions of the IAAF World Championships without winning a medal on the track. Then in a matter of days, at the IAAF World Championships London 2017, two appeared almost at once.
With three gold medals – and two of those won with Games records – Kazakhstan got off to a flying start on the first day of athletics at the Ashgabat 2017 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat on Monday (18).
Four-time world champion Allen Johnson is one of the all-time hurdling greats. But the 1996 Olympic champion says that jetlag was one of the toughest barriers he had to overcome during his career.
Abraham Cheroben clocked a world-leading 58:40 to win the Copenhagen Half Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Sunday (17).
Damian Warner and Anouk Vetter prevailed at the 41st edition of the Decastar in Talence, France, on Sunday (17), the last competition of the 2017 IAAF Combined Events Challenge.
Salah-Eddine Bounasr stunned a quality field that included 11 sub-2:10 runners to become the first Moroccan winner in the 37-year history of Beijing Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Sunday (17) while Meselech Beyene rallied to extend Ethiopia’s win streak in the women’s race to four years.
Birhanu Legese and Mercyline Chelangat were the clear and proud winners of the Dam tot Damloop, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, that covers the 10 mile distance between the Dutch cities of Amsterdam and Zaandam, on Sunday (17).
Asefa Mengstu Negewo came back to the marathon that launched him onto the international stage in 2016 and destroyed a quality field to successfully defend his title at the SANLAM Cape Town Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Sunday (17).
Makda Harun raced to a course record victory in the Sydney marathon on Sunday, while Shota Hattori overtook Werkunesh Seyoum close to the finish line to make it a hat-trick of wins for Japan in the men’s division of this IAAF Gold Label Road race.
Olympic bronze medallist Damian Warner and world bronze medallist Anouk Vetter lead after day one (16) of the Decastar in Talence, the final competition of the 2017 IAAF Combined Events Challenge.
Violah Jepchumba returned to winning ways at the Mattoni Usti nad Labem Half Marathon, while Barselius Kipyego retained his title at the IAAF Gold Label road race on Saturday (16).
Latvia’s 2015 world bronze medallist Laura Ikauniece-Admidina is among the world’s leading heptathletes. Here the talented 25-year-old talks about her pride in overcoming an injury-riddled build-up to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
There may have been just two previous editions of the Copenhagen Half Marathon, but the IAAF Gold Label road race has already proven itself to be one of the fastest 13.1-mile races in the world.
Nafi Thiam is één van de tien kanshebbers op de titel Europese Atlete van het Jaar. De Europese Atletiekfederatie heeft de shortlist vandaag bekendgemaakt.
He won at the Dam Tot Damloop in 2015 and 2016 and on Sunday (17) he could potentially achieve a historic hat-trick at the IAAF Silver Label 10-mile race between Amsterdam and Zaandam. But the circumstances have changed for Edwin Kiptoo.
Asefa Negewo made history in 2016 when he won the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon in a South African all-comers’ record of 2:08.41. The Ethiopian returns to the IAAF Gold Label road race on Sunday (17) to defend his title, but will face tough opposition.