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Fifty years ago today, 16 October 1968, at the cavernous Olympic stadium in Mexico City, US sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos joined together to produce one of the most iconic and enduring sporting moments of the 20th century.
After a 94-year hiatus, cross country returned to the Olympic arena on Monday (15) at the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games.
Though deciding medallists based on combined results makes for some head-scratching at the end of an event, the drama the format provides was evident on the fourth day of athletics at the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympics Games on Sunday (14). No more so than in the women’s long jump, where a single centimetre separated the three medallists after a bout of last-round drama.
The fast-acting organisers of the EDP Lisbon Marathon and Vodafone Half Marathon delayed the start times of both races by an hour and moved the location of the start line for the half marathon to avoid the strong winds of Hurricane Leslie on Sunday (14).
Eritrea’s Samuel Tsegay and France’s Ophélie Claude-Boxberger took top honours at the 20km de Paris on Sunday (14), winning the 40th edition of the IAAF Bronze Label road race in 58:23 and 1:09:48 respectively.
Our 2018 review series continues with statisticians A Lennart Julin and Mirko Jalava looking back at the sprints.
A flurry of Youth Olympic Games Records fell in the field as the sun shone on the third day of athletics in Buenos Aires on Saturday (13).
Kenya’s world half marathon record holder Joyciline Jepkosgei has been added to the women’s elite field for the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2018, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on 21 October, which brings about the mouth-watering prospect of a thrilling head-to-head contest with three-time Olympic gold medallist Tirunesh Dibaba.
Our 2018 review series continues with statisticians A Lennart Julin and Mirko Jalava looking back at the middle and long distance events.
Every Olympic Games is notable is one way or another, but the Mexico City 1968 Olympic Games was a pivotal point in athletics history.
Nazareno Sasia lived up to his billing as one of Argentina’s big hopes for the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires on Friday (12), making the men’s shot put competition his own at the Youth Olympic Park.
Morhad Amdouni will be targeting a second title at the 40th edition of 20km de Paris, an IAAF Bronze Label road race, on Sunday (14).
Our 2018 review series continues with statisticians A Lennart Julin and Mirko Jalava looking back at the hurdles and steeplechase.
Uganda’s distance runners laid down a strong marker on the opening day of athletics at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games on Thursday (11), as rainy conditions didn’t dampen the fierce competition in Buenos Aires’ Youth Olympic Park.
Watch all of the athletics action from the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games via the official live stream.
Our 2018 review series continues with statisticians A Lennart Julin and Mirko Jalava looking back at the jumps.
Kenya’s Wesley Korir will be the star attraction at the 16th edition of the BLOM Bank Beirut Marathon on 11 November, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race.
Fedrick Dacres has put Jamaican discus throwing on the map. The 2018 IAAF Diamond League winner and Continental Cup champion explains where his love for the event comes from.
Sofia Ennaoui has spent the past four years negotiating her way through to the senior ranks, picking up continental medals on the track and at cross country. The 23-year-old Polish middle-distance runner recounts her career high of claiming European 1500m silver, one year after exiting the World Championships at the semifinal stage.
Our 2018 review series continues with statisticians A Lennart Julin and Mirko Jalava looking back at the throws.