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Sprint superstars Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce head Jamaica’s 44-strong squad that will go across the Caribbean to the IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015, which will be staged in Nassau on 2-3 May.
Grenada’s London 2012 Olympic Games 400m gold medallist Kirani James showed stunning early season form when he flew around the track at the Drake Relays to win in 44.22 in Des Moines, USA, on Friday night (24).
University of Oregon’s Edward Cheserek played a starring role at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, the 21-year-old Kenyan running a composed mile leg in the distance medley relay, at the end of which he kicked away from Villanova’s Jordan Williamsz to give Oregon their second consecutive title on Friday (24).
No fewer than 15,000 runners will gather in the Spanish capital to take part in the 38th Rock ’n’ Roll Madrid Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, on Sunday (26).
Ethiopia’s sub-2:05 man Markos Geneti and Hayle Lemi Berhanu, the latter the fastest marathoner in the world this year, head the field at the Orlen Warsaw Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, on Sunday (26).
The talk has been of records and reputations this week in the build-up to the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, where a flurry of superlatives are being scattered around to describe the event’s traditional stellar fields for the races on Sunday (26).
Defending champions Workneh Tesfa and Mestawet Tufa, both from Ethiopia, have returned to the Chinese city of Dongying and will be looking to notch up back-to-back wins at the Yellow River Estuary International Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, on Sunday (26).
The IAAF World Youth Championships, Cali 2015 was officially presented to Colombia's overseas ambassadors and consular officials at the Colombian Foreign Ministry in Bogota on Thursday (23).
After months of anticipation, Bingo the potcake dog was introduced as the official mascot for the IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015, on Tuesday (22).
World Athlete of the Year Renaud Lavillenie opened his summer season with a victory in a ‘street vault’ competition held as part of the Drake Relays, clearing 5.80m on his first attempt in the US city of Des Moines on Wednesday (22).
Expectations are high for US 800m star Ajee’ Wilson this summer and she will get a chance to impress in front of a home audience at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene on 30 May after the meeting organisers announced their women’s 800m field on Wednesday (22).
Paula Radcliffe will receive the inaugural John Disley London Marathon Lifetime Achievement Award after she competes in the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Sunday (26).
More than 100,000 euros was raised from the UNICEF Heroes Day, which was staged in conjunction with Athletics for a Better World, the IAAF’s social responsibility programme, to raise funds for UNICEF's worldwide vaccination campaign: 'Objective 100%: Vaccinate Each Child' on Sunday (19).
The US relay pools for the IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015 were announced by USATF on Tuesday (21).
Situated directly in the front of the entrance to ExpoCentre in the Sochi Winter Olympic Park, a high profile demonstration of IAAF / Nestlé Kids’ Athletics, which is one of the biggest grassroots development programmes in the world of sports, took place this afternoon (21).
Athletics for the Better World has today announced a partnership with the International e-Sports Federation (IeSF).
Preliminary entry figures show that 1424 athletes from 156 countries are set to compete at the IAAF World Youth Championships, Cali 2015, making it the biggest international athletics event to be held in South America.
The four men who struck gold in the 4x400m for The Bahamas at the 2012 Olympics will represent the host nation at the IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015 on 2-3 May.
The sixth episode of the third season of IAAF Inside Athletics is available to watch online now.
While USA’s two fastest 110m hurdlers ever have won the past two global titles, perhaps neither one is favoured to win at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene on 29-30 May, the third leg of the 2015 IAAF Diamond League.