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Berhanu surprises while Mergia makes magnificent marathon comeback in Dubai

January 23, 2015 - 10:23
Ethiopia’s Lemi Berhanu emerged as the unexpected champion at the 2015 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon, crossing the line at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race in a world-leading time and big personal best of 2:05:28 on Friday (23)
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Defending champion Chumba among five sub-2:05 men going to the Tokyo Marathon

January 23, 2015 - 10:23
The Tokyo Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race and one of the six races that make up the World Marathon Majors series, announced on Thursday (22) its strongest ever men’s elite fields for the race on 22 February.
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Robles returns to Russian Winter

January 23, 2015 - 10:23
Organisers of the Russian Winter meeting have revealed the names of more athletes set to compete in the men's 60m hurdles at the IAAF Indoor Permit meeting in Moscow's CSKA arena on 1 February.
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Bekele and Mergia set sights on course records in Dubai

January 23, 2015 - 10:23
Course records could well be under threat at the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon when one of the best elite fields ever seen – including three-time Olympic champion Kenenisa Bekele – takes to the streets on Friday (23) for the IAAF Gold Label Road Race.
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Whiting and Cantwell will clash in Karlsruhe

January 23, 2015 - 10:23
Ryan Whiting and Christian Cantwell, who between them have won five of the past six world indoor shot put titles, will compete in Karlsruhe at the IAAF Indoor Permit meeting on 31 January.
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Five past champions sign up for Boston Marathon

January 23, 2015 - 10:23
Organisers of the Boston Marathon announced today that no fewer than five former winners of the IAAF Gold Label Road Race will be on the start line on 20 April.
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Global gold now a realistic goal for Johnson-Thompson

January 23, 2015 - 10:23
It just so happened that the indoor arena at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield was the venue for Katarina Johnson-Thompson’s return to competition at the weekend. The 2015 North of England Indoor Championships took place in the very facility that Jessica Ennis-Hill uses as her indoor training base in her home city.
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Quality field set to challenge Bekele’s course record in Paris

January 23, 2015 - 10:23
One year after Kenenisa Bekele broke the course record on his debut at the classic distance, organisers of the Schneider Electric Paris Marathon have assembled another star-studded field for the IAAF Gold Label Road Race on 12 April.
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Roberto Gesta de Melo re-elected president of CONSUDATLE

January 23, 2015 - 10:23
The 13 members of the Congress of CONSUDATLE (South American Athletics Confederation) met on Saturday (17) at the Tropical Hotel in Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil and unanimously re-elected the Brazilian Roberto Gesta de Melo to continue leading South American athletics through 2019.
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Personal bests – Ekaterini Stefanidi

January 23, 2015 - 10:23
US-based European pole vault silver medallist Ekaterini Stefanidi of Greece takes a look at some of the more significant aspects of her athletics life.
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Melese and Gidefa win in Houston as Ethiopians sweep again

January 23, 2015 - 10:23
Near-perfect conditions yielded speedy performances at the 43rd Chevron Houston Marathon as Yebrqual Melese ran the second-fastest time ever by a woman in Houston and Birhanu Gidefa outkicked Gebo Burka to take the men’s title at the IAAF Bronze Label Road Race on Sunday (18).
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Medhin maintains momentum while Chebet breezes in Seville

January 23, 2015 - 10:23
Eritrea’s Teklemariam Medhin and Kenya’s Emily Chebet captured respective brilliant victories at the 33rd Cross Internacional de Italica – the second Spanish leg of this season’s IAAF Cross Country Permit series – on Sunday (18) held under gruelling conditions with rain, gusts of wind of up to 60km/h and underfoot mud in some areas of the circuit.
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Kirui and Busienei cause upsets at Defence Forces Cross Country

January 23, 2015 - 10:23
Former world junior 10,000m bronze medallist Geoffrey Kirui and Selah Busienei upset the established order at the 35th running of the Kenya Defence Forces Cross Country meeting in the outskirts of Nairobi Friday (16).
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Rodgers takes on Collins at Russian Winter

January 23, 2015 - 10:23
US 100m champion Mike Rodgers will face former world 100m champion Kim Collins over 60m in Moscow on 1 February at the Russian Winter, an IAAF Indoor Permit meeting.
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Lavillenie breaks meeting record in Reno

January 23, 2015 - 10:23
In just his second competition of the year, world athlete of the year Renaud Lavillenie scaled a world-leading height of 5.92m to break the meeting record at the Pole Vault Summit in Reno on Friday night (16).
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Leading athletics journalist Gustav Schwenk passes away

January 23, 2015 - 10:23
It is the sad duty of the IAAF to announce the death of Gustav Schwenk (Germany), one of the best-known and most respected athletics journalists of all time. Gustav Schwenk died in Düsseldorf aged 91 on Sunday (11).
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Nakamoto to face defending champion Kiplimo at Beppu-Oita Marathon

January 23, 2015 - 10:23
Kentaro Nakamoto, one of Japan’s most reliable marathon runners in recent times, will face last year’s winner Abraham Kiplimo at the Beppu-Oita Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, on 1 February.
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Strong fields aiming for fast times in Houston

January 23, 2015 - 10:23
A strong field of elite athletes has been assembled for the 43rd edition of the Chevron Houston Marathon, an IAAF Bronze Label Road Race, on 18 January.
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Tanui, Medhin, Chebet and Masai form formidable line-up at Cross de Italica

January 23, 2015 - 10:23
The Cross Internacional de Itálica in Santiponce on the outskirts of the Spanish city of Seville once again boasts a mouth-watering field. This year’s edition of the IAAF Cross Country Permit meeting on Sunday (18) will feature three of the top seven finishers from the 2013 World Cross.
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1965: rolling thunder from Down Under

January 16, 2015 - 09:04
The times were changing in the 1960s. Most radically in 1968, described in one commemorative piece as “the year that changed history”.
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