Kenya’s Robert Keter upstaged a quality field to win the Urban Trail Lille 5km on Saturday (9), taking seven seconds off the world record* with his winning time of 13:22.
Spain’s Ouassim Oumaiz and Ethiopia’s Senberi Teferi captured commanding victories at the 16th Cross Internacional de Atapuerca, the opening leg of the 2019-20 IAAF Cross Country Permit series held in windy conditions on Saturday (9) in Burgos, Spain.
The US-produced film Bannister: Everest on the Track has won the top prize, the Golden Achilles, at the second International Athletics Film Festival in San Sebastian.
Two years ago, behind the decathlon medal-winning trio of Kevin Mayer, Rico Freimuth and Kai Kazmirek at the World Championships in London, a breakthrough was happening. 23-year old Estonian Janek Õiglane was having the performance of his career, finishing fourth with a lifetime best of 8371.
World marathon champions Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia and Ruth Chepngetich of Kenya were tonight recognised as the male and female recipients of the 2019 ‘Best Marathon Runner’ award by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS).
Much of the attention of this weekend’s road racing scene will fall on China, with marathons in Hefei, Xichang, Nanjing and Nanchang on the Road Race Label slate. The action begins on Saturday with the Xichang Qionghai Lake Wetland International Marathon.
With just 100 days to go to the Müller Indoor Grand Prix Glasgow, organisers announced that Laura Muir will attempt to set break the world indoor 1000m record at the World Indoor Tour meeting on Saturday 15 February 2020.
The 2019-20 IAAF Cross Country Permit series will kick off in Burgos on Saturday (9) with the Cross de Atapuerca, one of five stops in Spain, where Ethiopia’s Senbere Teferi will chase an unprecedented fourth win in the women’s race.
A lot has happened in the 14 years since Tianna Bartoletta won the world long jump title as a teenager.
Five-time world cross country champion and former 10,000m and marathon world record holder Paul Tergat was the guest of honour at the second night of the International Athletics Film Festival (FICA) in the Spanish city of San Sebastian on Tuesday (5).
The 2004 Olympic high jump champion and four-time world indoor champion from Sweden takes a step back in time and offers some wise words to his teenage self.
Spanish cross country races in Elgoibar and San Sebastian have each been awarded World Athletics Heritage Plaque in recognition of their historic status and contribution to the sport.
Kenya’s Joyciline Jepkosgei and Geoffrey Kamworor reigned supreme at the TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday (3), an IAAF Gold Label road race.
The second International Athletics Film Festival (FICA) gets underway in San Sebastian – home to the prestigious annual San Sebastian International Film Festival since 1953 – on Monday (4), the start of a week-long series of screenings and activities dedicated to the sport.
Daniel Kibet had been recruited as a pacemaker for the Vodafone Istanbul Marathon, but the Kenyan was clearly inspired by the IAAF Gold Label road race’s motto – ‘Don’t stop, run!’ – and stayed on to win the event in a course record of 2:09:44 on Sunday (3).
Ahead of the 2019-20 IAAF Cross Country Permit season which opens next weekend with the Cross de Atapuerca in Burgos, we focus on five outstanding and historic races within the calendar.
Defending champions Mary Keitany and Lelisa Desisa are back in the Big Apple to chase more glory at the TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday (3), an IAAF Gold Label road race.
Ethiopia’s Mekuant Ayenew returns to the Chinese capital aiming to regain the title he took three years ago at the CFLD Beijing Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label road race, on Sunday (3).
Entries are now open for the best photograph of the year taken in 2019 by a fan photographer.
More than a dozen of history’s greatest milers will congregate in Monaco for the World Athletics Heritage Mile Night on Thursday 21 November to celebrate the classic middle distance event.
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