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In an eagerly-awaited showdown, Ugandans Joshua Cheptegei and Jacob Kiplimo will face off at the ‘Cross Internacional de Itálica’ in Santiponce on the outskirts of Seville on Sunday (20), the fifth and last Spanish leg of the 2018/19 IAAF Cross Country Permit series.
Olympic 10,000m silver medallist Paul Tanui of Kenya and double European cross country gold medallist Fionnuala McCormack of Ireland are among the world class field set to take part in the 42nd IAAF Antrim International Cross Country at Dundonald, Antrim, on Saturday (19).
World indoor silver medallist Su Bingtian will take on a trio of Britain’s leading sprinters at the Muller Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham when he defends his 60m title at the now sold-out IAAF World Indoor Tour meeting on 16 February.
The IAAF is deeply saddened to hear that Italian press officer Alessio Giovanni died on Wednesday (16) at the age of 40.
Former world record-holder Wilson Kipsang and Chicago Marathon champion Brigid Kosgei are among the latest athletes added to the line-up for the Virgin Money London Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label road race, on 28 April.
Organisers of the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix have announced that world indoor champion Yomif Kejelcha, multiple NCAA champion Edward Cheserek and a handful of the USA’s leading 800m runners are among the latest additions to the line-up for the IAAF World Indoor Tour meeting in Boston on 26 January.
Oscar Husillos provided one of the standout moments of last year’s Madrid Indoor Meeting as he sped to victory in the 400m. The Spanish sprinter will return to the IAAF World Indoor Tour meeting on 8 February to take on another high-quality field.
There was a fleeting moment when it looked as though it might all go wrong.
Six years after making her debut at the Indoor Meeting Karlsruhe, Dafne Schippers will make her fifth appearance at the IAAF World Indoor Tour meeting on 2 February.
At the age of 18, Nadia Battocletti has already achieved something that no other Italian woman in history has managed.
Two-time world indoor bronze medallist Piotr Lisek has joined a strong men's pole vault field at the Orlen Copernicus Cup, the third meeting of the 2019 IAAF World Indoor Tour, in Torun, Poland, on 6 February.
Sydney McLaughlin, the 2018 IAAF Female Rising Star award winner, will return to the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, the opening meeting of the 2019 IAAF World Indoor Tour, on Saturday 26 January.
World record holder Eliud Kipchoge will defend his title at the Virgin Money London Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label road race, on Sunday 28 April.
World U20 10,000m champion Rhonex Kipruto and world 5000m champion Hellen Obiri won by surprisingly big margins at the Cross Internacional Juan Muguerza, defeating quality fields at the IAAF Cross Country permit meeting in Elgoibar on Sunday (13).
Tsehay Gemechu took 15 seconds off Tirunesh Dibaba’s Ethiopian 10km record at the Valencia 10K Ibercaja, while compatriot Chala Ketema Regasa smashed the course record at the IAAF Bronze Label event on Sunday (13).
USA’s Hillary Bor recovered from a mid-race wrong turn to win the men’s 8km at the Simply Health Great Stirling X-Country while Germany’s Elena Burkard bagged maximum points for the European team by winning the women’s 6km event on Saturday (12).
To kick-start our new ‘fab five’ series, we highlight a quintet of world-class performances which were all produced in the first month of the year.
Having gained an IAAF Bronze Label for the first time, organisers of the 10k Valencia Ibercaja have designed a flat and wide circuit in the hopes that the course records of 27:52 and 30:57 will be broken on Sunday (13).
Three winners of the world pole vault title will be in action at the Orlen Copernicus Cup while several other European and world indoor champions have been confirmed for the IAAF World Indoor Tour meeting in Torun on 6 February.
Two highly anticipated duels between some of the world’s greatest distance runners will highlight the Cross Internacional Juan Muguerza, the fifth leg of the IAAF Cross Country Permit series in the Spanish town of Elgoibar on Sunday (13).