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With 40 days to go until the IAAF World Relays Yokohama 2019, five-time world champion and triple Olympic gold medallist Gail Devers has been announced as an ambassador for the event on 11-12 May.
Kevin Mayer will return to the scene of his decathlon world record when he competes at the Decastar meeting in Talence on 22-23 June, while fellow world champion Nifassatou Thiam will make her debut at the IAAF Combined Events Challenge meeting.
Winning the world cross-country title meant a lot to Joshua Cheptegei. It was redemption for his melt-down at home in Kampala two years ago. It was Uganda’s first senior win at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships. And he led his team to a gold medal which was another first.
Led by Wayne Pinnock, Kingston College ended Calabar High School’s 7-year reign as boys’ champion at the 109th edition of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys & Girls Athletics Championships (Champs) on 30 March. On the girls’ side, defending champions Edwin Allen retained their title with a hard fought victory over Hydel High School.
Gilbert Masai and Gladys Kipkoech pulled away in the final five kilometres to win the PZU Warsaw Half Marathon, securing a Kenyan double at the IAAF Silver Label road race on Sunday (31).
More than 70 participants took part in the inaugural IAAF/WMA Masters Conference on 26-27 March in Torun, Poland.
The Kenyan Championships has long been regarded as the toughest cross-country race on earth.
For the second time running, Joshua Cheptegei finished the senior men’s race at the World Cross-Country Championships not knowing where he was.
They may not have matched their unprecedented top-six sweep from 2017, but Hellen Obiri ensured the senior women’s crown stayed with Kenya, winning at the IAAF/Mikkeller World Cross Country Championships Aarhus 2019.
Milkesa Mengesha timed his race to perfection to lead an Ethiopian 1-2 finish in the U20 men’s race at the IAAF/Mikkeller World Cross Country Championships Aarhus 2019.
In one of the closest finishes in the history of the IAAF World Cross Country Championships, Kenya's world U20 5000m champion Beatrice Chebet added the world U20 cross country title to her growing list of honours.
A storming final leg run from Fantu Worku in the mixed relay at the IAAF/Mikkeller World Cross Country Championships Aarhus 2019 gave Ethiopia the first gold medal of the day.
Join cross country legends Paul Tergat, Lynn Jennings, John Treacy and Paula Radcliffe as well as some of this year's competitors including Joshua Cheptegei, Courtney Frerichs and Matt Baxter for the inaugural episode of the World Athletics Club.
The IAAF/Mikkeller World Cross Country Championships Aarhus 2019 will be live streamed on the IAAF's YouTube channel.
A giant countdown clock located in the city centre of Gdynia shows that there is just one year until the world’s best road runners line up on the Kosciuszko Square to compete in the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships Gdynia 2020 on a course that finishes on the city beach.
The innovative nature of the course at the IAAF/Mikkeller World Cross Country Championships Aarhus 2019, taking in the grassy roof of Moesgaard Museum, the hilly surroundings, a mud pit and a section of water as part of the two-kilometre loop, is going to make it a true test of strength. Therefore, the appeal of the Aarhus course to steeplechasers is perhaps no coincidence.
Marius Kimutai of Kenya will lead a deep field at the 2019 Chongqing Marathon aiming to attack the course record of the IAAF Gold Label road race on Sunday (31).
Capturing the attention of 200 primary school students is a difficult task. Holding their attention can be an impossible chore.
Chinese sprint sensation Su Bingtian is set to clash with heavy competition when he bids to regain his 100m crown at the Shanghai Diamond League on Saturday 18 May, the second stop on the 2019 IAAF Diamond League circuit.
Welcome to our comprehensive lead-in coverage to the IAAF/Mikkeller World Cross Country Championships Aarhus 2019, which, for the next 48 hours or so will be your one-stop shop for all things Aarhus as we count down to the start of the 43rd edition of the IAAF's oldest world championships.