IAAF News

Work, rest and play – Joyce Chepkirui

Commonwealth and African 10,000m champion Joyce Chepkirui has enjoyed a golden 2014, which has also included a series of impressive victories on the roads at a several top quality races. The rising Kenyan distance runner is also the latest athlete to take our work, rest, play questions.

Kandie the man as the Kenyan sets course record in Athens

Ten years after Stefano Baldini won the gold medal in the 2004 Olympic Games, the Athens Marathon course record of the Italian was finally broken with the unheralded Kenyan Felix Kandie clocking 2:10:37 on Sunday (9). Even more surprising was that Kandie achieved his time on a warm day, with temperatures over 20 degrees Celsius during the race.

Hailu finally triumphs at the Marathon des Alpes-Maritimes

After second and third-place finishes at the Marathon des Alpes-Maritimes Nice-Cannes, Ethiopia’s Shume Hailu finally stood on top of the podium at the IAAF Bronze Label Road Race when he crossed the line on Cannes’ Promenade de la Croisette in 2:09:27 on Sunday (9).

Kimetto and Kiplagat named AIMS Best Marathon Runners of the Year

Dennis Kimetto and Florence Kiplagat have been named as the AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races) Best Marathon Runners of the Year for 2014. The two athletes from Kenya were announced as the winners at the second AIMS Best Marathon Runner Award Gala in Athens, Greece, on Friday evening (9).

Work, rest and play – Martin Manley

Jamaica’s world youth and Youth Olympic Games 400m champion Martin Manley has proved to be a stellar teenage talent over one lap of the track during the past couple of seasons. The 17-year-old now takes his turn answering our work, rest, play questions.

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