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Former high jumper Almir Dos Santos has this season emerged as a new force in the triple jump. The world indoor silver medallist from Brazil looks back at one good moment and one bad moment on his journey up to this point in his career.
Following the announcement that Christian Coleman and Andre De Grasse will compete at the Muller Anniversary Games, eight other world-class sprinters have been confirmed for the 100m at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in London on 21-22 July.
Organisers of the Herculis meeting have announced that nine of the winners from the first two legs of the 2018 IAAF Diamond League will be in action in Monaco on 20 July.
The confirmed participants for the 56th Paavo Nurmi Games on 5 June are easily the best ever for the IAAF World Challenge meeting in Turku.
The 100m will be one of Athletissima’s highlights as the world, Olympic and European champions will line up alongside one another at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Lausanne on 5 July.
The sixth episode of this season's IAAF Inside Athletics is available to watch online now and features an exclusive interview with Belgium's world and Olympic heptathlon Nafissatou Thiam.
Four global sprint champions will clash at the Prefontaine Classic when world champion Tori Bowie, Olympic champion Elaine Thompson, two-time world 200m champion Dafne Schippers and world indoor 60m champion Murielle Ahoure line up for the 100m at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene on 25-26 May.
With 50 days to go until the IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018, the host nation and its athletes are adding the finishing touches to their preparations for the event on 10-15 July.
It’s not just the gold medallists who gain valuable experience from competing at the IAAF World U20 Championships. Many athletes who exit the championships in the heats or qualifying rounds go on to become stars of the sport in their senior years.
Marathon legend Haile Gebrselassie helped inaugurate the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) “Walk the Talk: Health for All Challenge” in Geneva today (20), a global movement to promote health and, particularly, physical activity as part of a healthy sustainable future.
Five meetings records were broken at the Seiko Golden Grand Prix, an IAAF World Challenge Meeting, in Osaka on Sunday (20).
Both the men's and women's race records were broken at the Lattelecom Riga Marathon, an IAAF Bronze Label road race, on Sunday (20).
Double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson fulfilled her role as favourite with an authoritative victory in the women’s 100m while Deanna Price produced a world lead in the hammer throw at the Jamaica International Invitational Meeting on Saturday (19), the opening leg of the 2018 IAAF World Challenge series.
A look at the Polish men’s 4x400m relay squad that broke the world indoor record at the World Indoor Championships in March, a record that was ratified earlier this week.
Eva Vrabcova-Nyvltova and Roman Romanenko cruised to victories at the Mattoni Karlovy Vary Half Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label road race, on Saturday (19).
The start of the men's side of the IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge will be among the chief highlights at the Seiko Golden Grand Prix, an IAAF World Challenge meeting, in Osaka on Sunday (20).
Lusapho April of South Africa and Kenyan Georgina Jepkirui Rono will start as favourites at the Lattelecom Riga Marathon, an IAAF Bronze Label road race, on Sunday (20).
While it is perhaps a little premature to speak of David Rudisha’s successor as the planet’s premier two-lap runner, especially as the two-time world and Olympic 800m champion and world 800m record holder is still only 29, it is inevitable an athlete will one day emerge to replace the Kenyan great.
Karsten Warholm and Christian Coleman, two of the sport's most exciting rising stars, will compete at Stockholm's Bauhaus-Galan on 10 June, organisers of the sixth stop of the IAAF Diamond League announced.
As is customary sprinting events will feature prominently when the Jamaica International Invitational Meeting, the first of the IAAF World Challenge series, kicks off on Saturday (19) in Kingston.