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Johnson-Thompson scores 5000 national record for European indoor pentathlon gold

March 6, 2015 - 15:32
Katarina Johnson-Thompson said on the eve of the European Indoor Championships that she was “riled up and raring to go” and while the 22-year-old leaves Prague with her first senior title, she was visibly disappointed to miss Natallia Dobrynska’s world pentathlon record of 5013 points by a tantalising 13 points.
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Kizaki, Konovalova and Kirwa set to clash in Nagoya

March 6, 2015 - 13:05
Defending Nagoya Women’s Marathon champion Mariya Konovalova will take on the top two finishers from last year’s Asian Games at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race on Sunday (8).
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Al Hamad will lead Asian Athletics until 2019

March 5, 2015 - 12:10
Dahlan Al Hamad will serve for another four years as president of the Asian Athletics Association (AAA).
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Coe visits media seminar in Addis Ababa

March 5, 2015 - 11:23
IAAF vice president Sebastian Coe assisted in a media seminar on athletics in Addis Ababa on Wednesday (4), organised by the Ethiopian Sports Journalists Association (ESJA) with support from the IAAF.
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Lagat to make 10km debut at Great Manchester Run

March 5, 2015 - 11:00
Bernard Lagat, five times a world champion on the track indoors and outdoors, will be aiming for another mark in the record books when he makes his 10km road race debut on 10 May at the Morrisons Great Manchester Run, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race.
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Barrondo, Tallent, Sanchez and Cabecinha ready to shine in Chihuahua

March 5, 2015 - 10:22
Olympic medallists Erick Barrondo and Jarred Tallent, 2009 world bronze medallist Eder Sanchez and Portugal’s Ana Cabecinha are ready to shine on Saturday (7) in Chihuahua, Mexico, host to the second stop of the IAAF Race Walking Challenge.
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Rudisha returns to Birmingham – IAAF Diamond League

March 5, 2015 - 09:07
On the day that tickets for the Sainsbury’s Birmingham Grand Prix have gone on general sale, Olympic 800m champion and world record-holder David Rudisha has confirmed that he will compete at the IAAF Diamond League meeting on 7 June.
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Competitive fields announced for Rome Marathon

March 4, 2015 - 11:13
Last year’s winners may not be returning to the 2015 Rome Marathon, but Habtamu Assefa and Meseret Kitata will aim to keep both titles with Ethiopia at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race on 22 March.
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Ibarguen’s big dreams

March 4, 2015 - 05:49
Colombian triple jumper Caterine Ibarguen won her second successive Diamond Race title in 2014 and set a South American record of 15.31m at the Monaco IAAF Diamond League meeting.
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IAAF / Nestlé Kids’ Athletics workshop in Delhi suggests huge potential in India

March 3, 2015 - 14:05
The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) conducted its first IAAF / Nestlé Kids’ Athletics workshop on 26-27 February in New Delhi.
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IAAF Inside Athletics episode 3 – Dick Fosbury

March 3, 2015 - 10:09
The third episode of the third season of IAAF Inside Athletics is available to watch online now.
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Personal bests – Tiffany Porter

March 2, 2015 - 09:51
European 100m hurdles champion and world bronze medallist Tiffany Porter talks about the best things in her athletics career.
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Powell continues tour of New Zealand with IAAF / Nestlé Kids’ Athletics event in Dunedin

March 2, 2015 - 09:14
More than 700 youngsters gathered at the state-of-the-art Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin for the latest leg of the official launch of the IAAF / Nestle Kids' Athletics initiative in New Zealand.
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Loxsom breaks national 600m record while Carter putts world lead at US Indoor Champs

March 1, 2015 - 23:44
Casimir Loxsom was the star of the show on the final day of the USATF National Indoor Championships in Boston on Sunday (28) as the 23-year-old blitzed his way to a US indoor record of 1:15.33 with a gun-to-tape win in the 600m.
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Kitwara wins fifth World's Best 10K title in San Juan

March 1, 2015 - 23:23
Sammy Kitwara fulfilled his role as the race favourite and took his fifth win at the World's Best 10K, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, clocking 28:51 in the Puerto Rico capital San Juan on Sunday afternoon (1).
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Chemosin clocks world-leading 59:37 to win Rome-Ostia Half Marathon

March 1, 2015 - 14:38
Robert Chemosin clocked a world-leading 59:37 to win the 41st Rome-Ostia Half Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Sunday (1).
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Ndungu wins Lake Biwa Marathon by more than two minutes

March 1, 2015 - 09:57
Kenya’s Samuel Ndungu regained the Lake Biwa Marathon title three years after he first won the IAAF Gold Label Road Race when he crossed the line in 2:09:08, winning by more than two minutes from Italy’s European marathon champion Daniele Meucci on Sunday (1).
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Taiwo breaks heptathlon meeting record at US Indoor Championships

February 28, 2015 - 23:50
A championship record of 6273 in the men’s heptathlon by Jeremy Taiwo highlighted the action on day two of the USATF Indoor Championships in Boston on Saturday (28).
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Bolt opens season in Kingston with rare 4x100m loss

February 28, 2015 - 23:21
Multiple world and Olympic champion Usain Bolt got his 2015 campaign underway at the Gibson Relays in Kingston by running the anchor leg for Racers Lions Track Club in the 4x100m, but the Jamaican superstar’s team was surprisingly beaten in the final.
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Zhang Xinyan does the double at Chinese Cross Country Championships

February 28, 2015 - 20:56
Team Gansu enjoyed the lion’s share as Zhang Xinyan swept both of the senior women’s titles at the Chinese Cross Country Championships which concluded on Saturday (28) in China’s southwest city of Qujing.
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