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The IAAF Diamond League points chase continues with Oslo's Bislett Games, the series' fifth stop of the 2019 season, on Thursday (13).
Michael Norman is a man in a hurry. For a sprinter, that isn’t always a bad quality to have. But the 21-year-old knows that it’s just as important to have patience.
Ethiopia’s Selemon Barega will return to the Prefontaine Classic to defend his two-mile title at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Stanford on 30 June.
As is often the case at the Paavo Nurmi Games, throwing events will take centre stage at the IAAF World Challenge meeting with world leader Daniel Ståhl and Olympic champions Anita Wlodarczyk and Thomas Rohler set to compete in Turku on Tuesday (11).
Not many championship gold medals are won wearing a mock Viking’s helmet, replete with pigtails.
World pole vault champion Sam Kendricks broke one of the oldest FBK Games meeting records at the IAAF World Challenge meeting in Hengelo on Sunday (9).
Despite starting day two in second place, Austria’s Verena Preiner and Norway’s Martin Roe ultimately emerged victorious at the IAAF Combined Events Challenge meeting in Arona on Sunday (9).
Kenya’s Abel Kipchumba and Ethiopia’s Zeineba Yimer were overwhelming winners at the Valencia 15km Banco Mediolanum, beating quality fields at the IAAF Bronze Label event on Saturday (8).
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce kept her unbeaten streak intact at the Racers Grand Prix meeting when she sped to a meeting record and season’s best of 10.88 on Saturday (8).
These are the women who have had a better one-day double than Sha’Carri Richardson in the 100m and 200m: Merlene Ottey. That’s it.
Estonia’s Kristjan Rosenberg and Belgium’s Noor Vidts are the overnight leaders at the IAAF Combined Events Challenge meeting in Arona after a string of solid performances on Saturday (8).
Ecuador’s Glenda Morejon made a major breakthrough on Saturday (8) by taking a surprise victory at the Gran Premio Cantones de Marcha, the Spanish leg of the 2019 IAAF Race Walking Challenge.
Jonathan Albon of Great Britain and France’s Blandine L’Hirondel upset the favourites to win the individual titles at the IAU Trail World Championships in Miranda do Corvo, Portugal, on Saturday (8).
Relocating the NCAA Championships from often cold Oregon to always hot Texas had predictable results: college sprinters and hurdlers assaulted the record book and world lists Friday (7) night, led by Divine Oduduru and Grant Holloway.
European champion Sifan Hassan hopes to provide one of the highlights of the FBK Games when she attempts to break her own continental 5000m record at the IAAF World Challenge meeting in Hengelo on Sunday (9).
A familiar name but an unfamiliar face came out on top in the men’s 5000m at the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea as Telahun Haile Bekele won in a world-leading 12:52.98 at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Rome on Thursday (6).
At a meeting that is named after Pietro Mennea, it was only fitting that the highlight of the Golden Gala came in the discipline that the legendary Italian sprinter was best known for.
Nearly 50,000 children from almost 50 countries participated in the IAAF Kids Mile Runs on 6 June, Global Running Day.
The Gran Premio Cantones de La Coruña, the Spanish leg of this year’s IAAF Race Walking Challenge, will boast an impressive line-up on Saturday (8) to confirm that the event is arguably one of the key 20km competitions of the season.
Defending Multistars decathlon champion Martin Roe of Norway will be the marquee athlete at the International Meeting of Arona this weekend (8-9) as the Canary Islands competition makes its debut as part of the IAAF Combined Events Challenge.