For most of the elite field competing at this weekend’s New York City Marathon, running has been a lifelong pursuit; years of extreme tunnel vision from an early age in search of physical excellence. Australia’s Sinead Diver, however, has taken a very different and much more unconventional route to the start line at Staten Island.
Kenyans James Kibet, Joel Maina Mwangi, Paul Tiongik and James Mburugu are the top names at the 12th edition of the Corsa dei Santi in Rome, an IAAF Bronze Label 10 km road race, on Friday (1).
Ethiopia’s Senbere Teferi will aim to win her fourth successive title at the Cross de Atapuerca in Burgos on 9 November, the opening fixture on the 2019-2020 IAAF Cross Country Permit calendar.
The latest IAAF Inside Athletics podcast is a combined events special.
When Claudio Michel Stecchi started to struggle with injury problems after the 2019 indoor season, the late scheduling of the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 appeared to be a blessing in disguise for the Italian pole vaulter.
Masatora Kawano booked his place on Japan’s 2020 Olympic team by winning the 50km race walk in Takahata in a national record of 3:36:45 on Sunday (27).
USA’s Camille Herron added eight kilometres to her own world best time to win the women’s race at the IAU 24 Hour World Championships in Albi, France, on 26-27 October.
Valary Jemeli Aiyabei smashed the 2:20 barrier at the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon on Sunday (27), winning the IAAF Gold Label road race in a course record of 2:19:10 to move to 12th on the world all-time list.
Norway’s Karsten Warholm and authorised neutral athlete Mariya Lasitskene were crowned European Athletes of the Year at the annual Golden Tracks award ceremony which took place in Tallinn, Estonia on Saturday (26).
Poland's Wojciech Nowicki ended his 2019 campaign with a convincing hammer throw victory as competition on the track and field concluded at the 7th CISM Military World Games in Wuhan, China, on Saturday (26).
From the moment Tajay Gayle took off to when his feet kissed the sandpit, everyone who witnessed the jump knew, once the white flag came up signifying a legal effort, that something amazing had occurred. The scoreboard matched expectations, as the mark of 8.69m appeared to set tongues wagging inside the Khalifa International Stadium and around the world.
Chinese athletes won four of the seven titles up for grabs on the fourth day of action at the 7th CISM Military World Games in Wuhan, China, on Friday (25).
Another busy weekend on the IAAF Label race circuit is coming up, with marathons in Frankfurt, Ljubljana, Venice and Changsha, China along with the Valencia Half Marathon, which once again promises to be fast. We preview them all below.
Brazilian sprinters put on an impressive display on the third day of action at the 7th CISM Military World Games in Wuhan, China, on Thursday (24).
World champions Salwa Eid Naser and Mariya Laskitskene produced impressive late season victories to highlight the first two days of action at the 7th CISM Military World Games in Wuhan, China.
Two-time world and twice Olympic decathlon champion Ashton Eaton reflects on his younger days, and with the benefit of time and experience, on what he would now tell himself.
Sweden’s Perseus Karlstrom confirmed his favourite status to dominate the men’s race with three straight victories at the Around Taihu International Race Walking competition while Brazil’s Erica de Sena rallied to take the women’s individual title at the last leg of this year’s IAAF Race Walking Challenge that concluded in the Chinese city of Suzhou on Tuesday (22).
Brandon Starc can pinpoint the exact moment when he realised he had the potential to become a world-class high jumper.
The IAAF is deeply saddened to hear that Polish athletics coach Wieslaw Czapiewski died on Saturday at the age of 59.
Ethiopia’s Degitu Azmeraw smashed the women’s course record at the TCS Amsterdam Marathon with 2:19:26, the second-fastest debut in history for the distance, while Kenya’s Vincent Kipchumba won a close men’s contest in 2:05:09 at the IAAF Gold Label road race on Sunday (20).
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