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The 12th edition of the TCS World 10K promises to deliver enthralling head-to-head competition after the elite fields for the IAAF Gold Label road race on Sunday 19 May were announced.
Nigeria’s Chukwuebuka Enekwechi, world ranked No.14, produced a national shot put record of 21.77m to beat Brazilian favourite Darlan Romani the 35th Grande Prêmio Brasil Caixa de Atletismo on Sunday (28) as the 2019 IAAF World Challenge and IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge got under way at the Estádio do Centro Nacional de Desenvolvimento do Atletismo in Bragança Paulista, São Paulo.
Czech decathlete Jan Dolezal and US heptathlete Annie Kunz took top honours at the 32nd edition of the Multistars Trofeo Zerneri Acciai in Lana, the first meeting in the 2019 IAAF Combined Events Challenge, on a cold and windy Sunday (28).
.Seven months after he destroyed the world record, Eliud Kipchoge cemented his status as the greatest marathon runner of all time on Sunday (28) by clocking the second-fastest time in history and becoming the first man to achieve a quartet of victories at the Virgin Money London Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label race.
Ethiopia’s Abera Kuma just might be the most talented athlete to race the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon this year. Indeed, organisers of the IAAF Gold Label event are confident they have the man who can threaten the current course record on 26 May.
The stateside early-season results continue to impress as Olympic champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo produced the second-fastest time of her career in her first individual race of 2019.
Kristjan Rosenberg from Estonia and Annie Kunz from the USA are the overnight leaders at the 32nd edition of the Multistars, but Adam Sebastian Helcelet and Allison Reaser-Halverson look poised to challenge for victory at the IAAF Combined Events Challenge meeting in Lana.
Kenya’s Reuben Kerio and Ethiopia’s Shasho Insermu set race records at the 42nd Rock ’n’ Roll Madrid Marathon, crossing the line of the IAAF Gold Label road race in 2:08:18 and 2:26:24 respectively on Saturday (27).
Three editions of the IAAF World Relays have been and gone and with the next one coming up in Yokohama on 11-12 May, we offer a quick reminder as to why we go giddy with excitement at the very thought of the event.
Brazil’s Olympic pole vault champion Thiago Braz and IAAF Continental Cup shot put champion Darlan Romani will be among the top attractions at the Grande Prêmio Brasil Caixa de Atletismo that will open the 2019 IAAF World Challenge and IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge on Sunday (28) in Bragança Paulista, São Paulo.
The IAAF is deeply saddened to hear that leading Japanese marathon coach Yoshio Koide died of pneumonia on Wednesday (24) at the age of 80.
Can Eliud Kipchoge be beaten? That is the key question posed by Sunday’s Virgin Money London Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label race, as the mighty Kenyan goes to the start line for his first competitive outing since obliterating the marathon world record seven months ago.
While the eyes of the athletics world will primarily be focused on the London Marathon this weekend, strong fields have been assembled for many other road races around the world with course records expected to be challenged in Madrid, Gifu and Krakow.
Steeplechase world record-holder Beatrice Chepkoech, European 5000m champion Sifan Hassan and world indoor record-holder Yomif Kejelcha will all be in action in Shanghai on Saturday 18 May for the second IAAF Diamond League meeting of 2019.
Defending Multistars decathlon champion Martin Roe and 2016 heptathlon winner Vanessa Spinola will face a strong field when they return to Italy for opening leg of the IAAF Combined Events Challenge this weekend (27-28).
After Ukraine sprinters’ ban, AIU to extend its blood profiling strategy ahead of the IAAF World Championships Doha 2019
The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) announced today that it plans to extend its blood steroid profiling strategy after the endorsement of its methods by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in a recent decision announced by WADA.
Underscoring her position as Asia's top-ranked athlete, Salwa Naser added two more gold to her hefty medal haul this week to highlight the final day of the Asian Athletics Championships in Doha on Wednesday (24).
Triple Olympic medallist Andre De Grasse and 2011 world champion Yohan Blake will line up for the 100m at the Muller Anniversary Games to take on Britain’s two leading lights in the event at the IAAF Diamond League meeting on 20-21 July.
As he begins to set out on his 2019 season, Abderrahman Samba, the world’s top-ranked 400m hurdler, says he’ll follow a very simple plan. So simple, it’s almost a copy/paste of the 2018 campaign that propelled him into the international spotlight.
China and Bahrain continued their dominance at the 23rd Asian Athletics Championships in Doha on Tuesday (23).