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They may have a population of 1.4billion, but China has never managed to get a sprinter into a 100m, 200m or 400m final across the past 14 editions of the IAAF World Championships.
France has named teams in all six sprint-based events for the IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015, along with a women’s distance medley relay team.
Having missed the past two full seasons due to injury and childbirth, Germany’s two-time World Championships medallist Jennifer Oeser intends to compete at the Erdgas Mehrkampf-Meeting in Ratingen on 27-28 June, the mid-way stop of the IAAF Combined Events Challenge.
The 25th edition of the HAJ Hannover Marathon on Sunday (19) will be boosted by the strongest elite entry in the history of the IAAF Silver Label Road Race.
The 10th edition of the Yangzhou Jianzhen International Half Marathon could see its course record finally break through the one-hour barrier on Sunday (19), as the organisers of the IAAF Gold Label Road Race have assembled a strong men’s field.
The elite field of the Dbam O Zdrowie Lodz Marathon this Sunday (20) includes only one previous winner of the IAAF Silver Label Road Race, but is nonetheless the deepest ever in the history of the event.
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The 17th edition of the Nagano Marathon will once again bring together elite athletes, retired stars and recreational runners at the IAAF Bronze Label Road Race on Sunday (19).
Haile Gebrselassie, the greatest distance runner of all time, will be on a double mission at the Morrisons Great Manchester Run when he returns to the happy hunting ground of the IAAF Gold Label Road Race on Sunday 10 May.
The Rio Maior International Race Walking Grand Prix returns to the Portuguese municipality on Saturday (18) with a host of world and Olympic medallists set to compete at the IAAF Race Walking Challenge meeting.
World high jump champion Bogdan Bondarenko and Olympic 100m hurdles champion Sally Pearson are just two of the many athletes set to compete in Kawasaki on 10 May at the Seiko Golden Grand Prix, the third meeting in the IAAF World Challenge series.
Liu Yandong, Vice-Premier of the State Council of China, officially received the members of the IAAF Council in The Great Hall of the People, Beijing this afternoon.
Greg Rutherford will join Jessica Ennis-Hill and Mo Farah at the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games on 24-25 July, meaning all three ‘Super Saturday’ gold medallists will be reunited at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in London.
Led by Executive Deputy Secretary General CHEN Jie, Deputy Director of Beijing Municipal Bureau of Sports and SHEN Chunde, Vice President of CAA, the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015 presented their progress report to the IAAF Council this morning in the Intercontinental Beijing, Beichen Hotel.
The three reigning global 400m champions will take on the Diamond Race winner on 9 May at the Jamaica International Invitational, an IAAF World Challenge meeting.
The Prefontaine Classic men’s 400m hurdles will be one of the most competitive events at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene on 29-30 May.
World indoor champion Genzebe Dibaba was named sportswoman of the year at the Laureus World Sports Awards in Shanghai on Wednesday (15).
Two-time world 1500m champion Asbel Kiprop will return to Nassau for the IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015 as the Kenyan team looks to replicate – or even better – their tally of three wins from the inaugural 2014 event.
The Minister of the General Administration of Sport of China and Chairman of the Chinese Olympic Committee Liu Peng, Mayor of Beijing Wang Anshun and IAAF President Lamine Diack officially opened the 198th IAAF Council meeting this morning in Intercontinental Beijing, Beichen Hotel.
France’s two-time European heptathlon champion Antoinette Nana Djimou and Russia’s European indoor heptathlon champion Ilya Shkurenev have been added to the fields of the famous Hypo-Meeting in the Austrian town of Gotzis on 30-31 May, the organisers of the IAAF Combined Events Challenge meeting announced on Tuesday (14).