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The first episode of the fourth season of IAAF Inside Athletics is available to watch online now and features an exclusive interview with two-time Olympic 400m hurdles champion Angelo Taylor of the USA.
IAAF President Sebastian Coe held meetings with the Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama and the country’s Minister of Education and Sports Lindita Nikolla on Monday (1), at the start of a two-day visit to the Albanian capital Tirana.
IAAF Ambassador Colin Jackson has urged new and ‘fun’ runners to take advantage of the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in the IAAF/Cardiff University World Half Marathon Championships Cardiff 2016 on Saturday 26 March.
Pole vaulter Nikoleta Kyriakopoulou enjoyed a stellar 2015, winning the Diamond Race in her event thanks to four victories in IAAF Diamond League meetings, and she also banked a bronze medal at the IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015. Here the 29-year-old Greek vaulter answers our First Impressions questions.
World cross-country silver medallist Bedan Karoki defeated an impressive field to win the senior men’s 10km at the Discovery Cross Country Championships in Eldoret, Kenya, on Sunday (31).
Last year’s All African Games 5000m champion Getaneh Molla and rising talent Enatnesh Alamirew were the winners of the senior races at the 33rd Jan Meda International cross country races on Sunday (31), which served as the Ethiopian trials for the 2016 African Cross Country Championships in Yaounde, Cameroon, on 12 March.
Less than 24 hours after Jenn Suhr improved her world indoor pole vault record to 5.03m, Finland’s rising star Wilma Murto smashed the world junior record and raised the standard by seven centimetres in two increments to 4.71m in the German city of Zweibrucken on Sunday (31).
Kenyan stars Jairus Birech and Faith Kipyegon took the honours at the 84th edition of the famous Cinque Mulini meeting, the sixth of this winter’s IAAF Cross Country Permit series, in the northern Italian town of San Vittore Olona on a sunny Sunday afternoon (31).
Kayoko Fukushi won the 35th Osaka Women’s Marathon in a personal best of 2:22:17, putting more than six minutes between herself and her nearest rival at the IAAF Silver Label Road Race, and the 2013 IAAF World Championships marathon bronze medallist almost certainly clinched section for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Sunday (31).
Jenn Suhr grabbed most of the headlines on Saturday with her pole vault world indoor record of 5.03m in Brockport but Matthew Centrowitz and Shannon Rowbury produced quick times and comfortable mile victories at the Camel City Invitational held on the aptly-named JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem on Saturday (30).
Olympic pole vault champion Jenn Suhr added a centimetre to her own world indoor record* when she cleared 5.03m at the Golden Eagle Multi and Invitational in Brockport, New York state, on Saturday (30).
The first meeting of the newly-elected IAAF Technical Committee, with the elections having taken place at the IAAF Congress in Beijing last summer, saw 11 new members welcomed on Saturday (30).
Kenya’s reigning world indoor 3000m champion Caleb Nidiku will take on his Ethiopian rivals Yenew Alamirew and Yomif Kejelcha over 15 laps of the track at the Indoor Meeting – Karlsruhe on Saturday 6 February, organisers for the opening 2016 IAAF World Indoor Tour event announced on Saturday (30).
Interim CEO / General Secretary Jean Gracia was warmly welcomed by IAAF President Sebastian Coe and the IAAF staff as he took up his role at the IAAF HQ in Monaco on Friday (29).
The latest episode in the series of video interviews Legends of athletics – signature edition is now available on the IAAF Magazine YouTube channel.
The 35th annual Osaka Women’s Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, is one of the four qualifying races to select the Japanese marathon team for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, so most of the attention of the local fans will be focused on the domestic runners on Sunday (31).
The northern Italian town of San Vittore Olona plays host to the 84th edition of the Cinque Mulini cross country meeting on Sunday (31), with Bahrain’s Aweke Ayalew chasing his third consecutive win in this winter’s IAAF Cross Country Permit series.
It may have been just three weeks ago that the event was awarded to the Italian capital, but already the 100-day countdown has begun for the IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships Rome 2016 on 7-8 May.
Olympic champions Jenn Suhr and Ashton Eaton have been added to the list of star athletes for the 2016 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix on Sunday 14 February, organisers for the IAAF World Indoor Tour meeting announced on Wednesday (27).
National record-holders Anaso Jobodwana and Henricho Bruintjies feature on South Africa’s team for the IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016.