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Organisers of the 58th Campaccio International Cross Country, an IAAF Cross Country Permit meeting, in the Italian town of San Giorgio su Legnano have turned to some of the top young distance running talent around the world to showcase their event on 6 January.
The IAAF is seeking a director for its Regional Development Centre (RDC) in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on the basis of an individual independent long-term consultancy contract.
The countdown starts in earnest to the 2015 IAAF World Cross Country Championships, Guiyang 2015 as Thursday (18) marked just 100 days to go until China stages the world’s premier cross-country competition for the first time.
Double Olympic, European and world champion Mo Farah will lead the British team for the Great Edinburgh XCountry, an IAAF Cross Country Permit meeting, on Saturday 10 January.
Qatar’s 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships gold medallist and World Athlete of the Year finalist Mutaz Essa Barshim will compete in four indoor meetings next February, his programme being completed after organisers for the Moravia High Jump Tour event in Trinec, Czech Republic, announced that he will return there on 8 February.
Four more US stars who have graced an Olympic Games or IAAF World Championships podium – Jenn Suhr, Mary Cain, Matthew Centrowitz, and Brenda Martinez – have been added to the roster of the 20th edition of the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, an IAAF Indoor Permit meeting, on 7 February.
Great Britain’s European 100m champion James Dasaolu will compete at the 2015 Sainsbury’s Indoor Grand Prix, an IAAF Indoor Permit meeting, in Birmingham on 21 February, the organisers announced on Wednesday (17).
Let’s Run for our Communities, based in South Africa, is the latest project to see the light of day as part of the 2014 programme of Athletics for a Better World, the IAAF’s social responsibility programme.
A leading number of Europe’s best distance runners will begin 2015 with an exciting challenge when they take part in the Great Edinburgh Cross Country meeting on 10 January as part of the European team in the IAAF Cross Country Permit meeting.
World half-marathon silver medallist Samuel Tsegay from Eritrea ran to a commanding victory in testing conditions at the 33rd edition of the Cross Nacional Castellano-Manchego in Quintanar on Sunday (14).
Three-time Olympic champion Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia will take part in the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon on 23 January, organisers of the IAAF Gold Label Road Race announced on Sunday (14).
Silver became gold for both Polat Kemboi Arikan and Gemma Steel as last year’s runners-up stepped up to the top spot of the podium at the European Cross Country Championships in the Bulgarian skiing resort of Samokov on Sunday (14).
Chris Erickson came from behind to win the Australian men’s 50km race walk title at Melbourne’s Fawkner Park on Sunday (14), effectively ensuring his selection for the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing.
Renaud Lavillenie, the 2014 World Athlete of the Year and world record-holder, will compete in the pole vault at the ISTAF Indoor meeting on 14 February.
Contesting the Zhuhai Half Marathon for the first time, China’s Sun Lamei barely met any challenge to win the women’s race with an overwhelming advantage on Saturday (13).
When Anita Wlodarczyk finished ahead of fellow Polish hammer thrower Kamila Skolimowska at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, little did she know that it would be the last time she competed against her friend and compatriot.
Double European sprint champion Dafne Schippers will contest the 60m at the IAAF Indoor Permit meeting in Karlsruhe on 31 January.
Cold blustery winds blew several ambitious plans off course at the Zatopek: 10 Classic in Melbourne on Thursday (11).
The IAAF is delighted to hear the news that Princess Charlene of Monaco, wife of International Athletics Foundation honorary president HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, gave birth to twins on Wednesday (10).
Two names have dominated Ugandan athletics over the past four years as the east African nation continues to make great inroads into the international distance-running scene.