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Kimetto returns in Shanghai, Kipruto set for half marathon debut in Boulogne-Billancourt – weekend road-racing preview
Organisers of the Shanghai International Marathon have assembled a star-studded field, spearheaded by former world record-holder Dennis Kimetto, in the hopes of improving the course records of both races at the IAAF Gold Label event on Sunday (18).
Greek teenager Emmanouil Karalis finished fifth in the pole vault at the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018 earlier this year, clearing 5.80m – a height only one other U20 athlete in history has ever bettered.
The IAAF is deeply saddened to hear that Viktor Trkal, a well-known athletics official, author, judge and coach in the Czech Republic, died on Sunday (11) at the age of 89.
Claire Tallent was shown the red card in two of the biggest races of her career, but the Australian race walker rebounded from those disappointments to take bronze on her 50km debut at the IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships Taicang 2018.
Building bridges and inspiring talents for peace and development was the theme of the 15th edition of the Tegla Loroupe Peace Race, which was held in Kapenguria on Sunday (11).
Uganda’s Jacob Kiplimo and Ethiopia’s Senberi Teferi were victorious at the 15th ‘Cross Internacional de Atapuerca’, the opening race of the 2018-19 IAAF Cross Country Permit series held in windy conditions on Sunday (11) in Burgos, Spain.
Town of Runners, the 2012 documentary directed by Jerry Rothwell about young runners from the Ethiopian rural town of Bekoji, took the top prize – an impressive golden Achilles trophy – at the International Athletics Film Festival (FICA) in San Sebastian, Spain, on Saturday (10).
Kenya’s Magdalene Masai emerged victorious from a three-woman rivalry to break the course record at the Hefei International Marathon, an IAAF Bronze Label road race, on Sunday (11) in her debut over the distance.
In 1912 in Stockholm, the men’s 5000m made its Olympic debut in spectacular fashion as Finland’s Hannes Kolehmainen and France’s Jean Bouin staged a stirring duel in which both broke the former world record by 25 seconds. Kolehmainen eventually triumphed by just 0.1 of a second. But within six years three of the top six finishers in that race, young men in their prime on that golden day, would be dead, all casualties of the Great War.
The Ethiopian pair of Getane Molla and Senbere Teferi will defend their titles at the ‘Cross de Atapuerca’ in Burgos on Sunday (11), the first of nine 2018-19 IAAF Cross Country Permit meetings which will conclude on 3 February in Albufeira.
The IAAF is seeking candidates to fill a vacancy on its Vetting Panel.
Wesley Korir will be hoping to resume his racing career with a win at the 16th edition of the BLOM Bank Beirut Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label road race, on Sunday morning (11).
Double European indoor champion and multiple British record-holder Laura Muir is the first big name confirmed for the Müller Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham on 16 February, part of the IAAF World Indoor Tour.
European Championships bronze medallist Thomas Barr explains how inspiring the next generation is the ultimate bi-product of competing in the 400m hurdles.
With just five days to go before voting for the 2018 World Athletes of the Year concludes, here’s a closer look at this year's men’s and women’s nominees in the throwing and combined events.
The world running organisation, the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS), has named Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge and Gladys Cherono as the male and female winners of the AIMS Best Marathon Runner Awards for 2018.
Olympic silver medallist Feyisa Lilesa will make a welcome return to the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon when he lines up for the IAAF Gold Label road race on 25 January.
Nigerian sprint hurdler Tobi Amusan ended 2018, her first professional season, with the Commonwealth and African titles. The 21-year-old explains how gold at the 2015 African Games set her on the path to glory.
The IAAF is seeking an event operations coordinator at its Monaco headquarters.
The first International Athletics Film Festival (FICA) got underway in the Spanish city of San Sebastian – home to the prestigious annual San Sebastian International Film Festival since 1953 – on Tuesday (6) with a showing of Carlos Saura’s Marathon, the official film of the Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games.