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One country and two races dominate the leading times ahead of Saturday morning’s 10km U20 race for women at the IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships Rome 2016.
The athletics at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games gets under way in exactly 100 days’ time. With 47 titles on the line, 2000 athletes from more than 200 nations are set to compete in the Brazilian city. And some of those athletes and countries, covered in these 10 points below, are on the brink of rewriting Olympic history.
When Edgar Rivera added five centimetres to his high jump PB back in April 2011, it was bittersweet.
As has become tradition, Germany’s top combined events exponents will be making their way to the Hypo-Meeting, part of this year's IAAF Combined Events Challenge, in the Austrian town of Gotzis on 28-29 May.
The final entry lists for the IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships Rome 2016 are now available on the IAAF website.
Olympic 800m silver medallist and 2012 world junior champion Nijel Amos is among the world’s finest exponents over two laps of the track. Here the Botswanan athlete takes time out from his busy training schedule to answer our first impressions questions.
Nine reigning world outdoor champions are set to flock to Doha along with some of the sport’s biggest stars for the opening meeting of the IAAF Diamond League on Friday (6).
The local headlines in California were dominated by Bernard Lagat's world M40 masters' best of 27:49.35 in the 10,000m, but Irene Cheptai’s 31:13:58 also commanded a huge amount of attention at the Payton Jordan Invitational in Stanford, USA on Sunday (1).
The provisional entry lists are now available for the first meeting of the 2016 IAAF Diamond League in Doha on 6 May.
At two different meetings on opposite sides of the world, Nigerian sprint hurdler Tobi Amusan and Polish shot putter Konrad Bukowiecki broke continental U20 records in their respective events.
In what was her final outing at the event, Sanya Richards-Ross anchored the USA team to victory in the women’s 4x400m at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia on Saturday (30).
Jamaica’s Omar McLeod defied the elements to run a world-leading 13.08 in the 110m hurdles at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, USA, on Saturday (30).
Norway’s Lars Rise and Brazil’s Vanessa Spinola both produced strong second days to win at the 29th edition of the Multistars Trofeo Zerneri Acciai in Florence, Italy, battling with the elements as well as their rivals on a rainy day to triumph in the third leg of the 2016 IAAF Combined Events Challenge on Saturday (30).
Kirani James edged close rival Lashawn Merritt to take victory over 400m in a world-leading 44.08 at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, USA, on Friday (29).
Norway’s Martin Roe and Nigeria’s 2015 All Africa Games champion Uhunoma Osazuwa lead the decathlon and heptathlon after the first day of the Multistars Trofeo Zerneri Acciai in Florence, Italy, on Friday (29).
The 10th edition of TNT Express Meeting in the Czech city of Kladno will see local star Eliska Klucinova and Belarusian Andrei Krauchanka start as favourites at the fifth leg of this year’s IAAF Combined Events Challenge on 10-11 June.
Organisers for the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Birmingham on 5 June have announced a superb high jump field, including Canada’s world champion Derek Drouin, Italy’s world indoor champion Gianmarco Tamberi and British star Robbie Grabarz.
The Netherlands’ Sifan Hassan and Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon will renew their rivalry over 1500m at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Shanghai on 14 May, the meeting organisers announced on Friday (29).
The latest episode in the Legends of athletics, signature edition series is now online and features four-time world long jump champion Dwight Phillips.
Organisers of the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea have revealed the names of three global champions who are set to compete at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Rome on 2 June.