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World and Olympic champion Ekaterini Stefanidi extended her unbeaten streak to 12 in a captivating women's pole vault competition at Zurich's main train station on Wednesday (23).
Welcome to our comprehensive lead-in coverage to the Weltklasse Zurich, the first of two finals of the 2017 IAAF Diamond League series.
Sixteen IAAF Diamond League champions will be crowned on Thursday (24) at the Weltklasse in Zurich, the first of two 2017 IAAF Diamond League finals.
Some athletes crumble under pressure. Others, like Mutaz Essa Barshim, thrive.
Local heroine Sandra Perkovic will head a star cast of recent IAAF World Championships London 2017 medallists at the Hanzekovic Memorial in the Croatian capital Zagreb, an IAAF World Challenge Meeting, on 29 August.
The provisional entry lists are now available for the Weltklasse Zurich, the 13th meeting and the first of two finals of the 2017 IAAF Diamond League, on 24 August.
Bermudan long jumper Tyrone Smith has been an established international performer for the past decade. Here the three-time Olympian, who earlier this year posted a national record of 8.34m, talks about the challenge of working full time and trying to perform at the top level.
Tickets for the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018 will go on sale on Monday (21), with thousands expected to be snapped up in the next few days, following a superb summer of athletics.
He hadn’t jumped or jogged, let alone trained, since winning the world high jump title exactly one week ago, but Mutaz Essa Barshim looked full of life as he bounded over 2.40m at the Muller Grand Prix, providing the highlight of the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Birmingham on Sunday (20).
Mo Farah wasn’t challenged at the Muller Grand Prix in the same way he was at the recent IAAF World Championships London 2017, but his victory at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Birmingham on Sunday (20) marked a significant milestone nonetheless.
German steeplechaser Gesa Felicitas Krause earned the bronze medal at the IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015. Here the 25-year-old talks about the significance of that achievement.
Welcome to our comprehensive lead-in coverage to the Muller Grand Prix Birmingham, the 12th stop of the 2017 IAAF Diamond League series
One week after the IAAF World Championships London 2017 drew to a close, the IAAF Diamond League picks up just a couple of hours away from the British capital with the Muller Grand Prix Birmingham on Sunday (20).
World champion Johannes Vetter will take on Olympic champion Thomas Röhler in a big javelin showdown at the ISTAF Meeting, part of the IAAF World Challenge, on 27 August.
Organisers of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon announced today (16) that defending champions Abel Kirui and Florence Kiplagat will line up alongside world record-holder Dennis Kimetto, half marathon world record-holder Zersenay Tadese and three-time Olympic gold medallist Tirunesh Dibaba at the IAAF Gold Label road race on 8 October.
The provisional entry lists are now available for the 12th meeting of the 2017 IAAF Diamond League in Birmingham on 20 August.
Organisers have confirmed that 18 freshly-minted world champions will be competing at the Weltklasse Zurich on 24 August, the first of this season's two IAAF Diamond League finals.
For most competitors, athletics is predominantly about championships. The attempt to peak for that one day a year, when the medals are up for grabs, is at the forefront of their minds for the full season leading in. It’s almost as if nothing else matters.
World and Olympic triple jump champion Christian Taylor is one of the world’s most high profile athletes. Here the US athlete, who claimed his third world title in the event in London on 10 August, explains how the major technical changes he made in 2013-14 were his greatest obstacle.
Five years ago Sally Pearson was on top of the world. The Australian 100m hurdler had just claimed the Olympic title in London, to add to the gold medal she won at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu the year before. She was the dominant force in sprint hurdling, and looked set to be the standard bearer for the event for many years to come.