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The topic of icons is not one you would necessarily associate with an athletics press conference, but icons got a fair old work-out in Shanghai on Saturday ahead of the IAAF Diamond League meeting on Sunday (17).
Sixteen disciplines begin their 2015 IAAF Diamond League journey in Shanghai on Sunday (17), but it is hard to see any of the other 15 events topping the men’s high jump.
Italy’s Simone Cairoli and Nigeria’s Uhunoma Osazuwa are the surprise overnight leaders at the Multistars Trofeo Zerneri Acciai meeting in Florence, the second leg of the 2015 IAAF Combined Events Challenge.
Christian Taylor is an intelligent, articulate and erudite athlete. And he can now add fortune-telling to his list of talents.
Jasmin Stowers was very much an unknown quantity internationally before she arrived in Qatar, despite her world-leading times of 12.40 and 12.39 in Des Moines and Kingston in the past three weeks, but she showed her poise and class to power to a personal best and IAAF Diamond League record of 12.35 on Friday (15).
On a night of superb performances at the first IAAF Diamond League meeting of 2015, Allyson Felix cannot be denied her place in the spot light in Doha.
When Tigist Teshome defends her Lattelecom Riga Marathon title on Sunday (17), she’ll line up against a much tougher field than last year’s edition of the IAAF Bronze Label Road Race.
Ethiopia’s Tsegaye Kebede and Kenya’s Martin Mathathi are the favourites for the fifth annual Gifu Seiryu Half Marathon on Sunday (17), with the IAAF Silver Label Road Race also known as the Naoko Takahashi Cup.
The IAAF/AL-Bank World Half Marathon Championships, Copenhagen 2014 won the Sport Tourism Digital Marketing Award at the Shannon Group European Sport Tourism Awards on Thursday (14).
Proving that he’s one of the current superstars of the sport, and in anticipation of his first appearance at Doha's Qatar Sports Club at the first IAAF Diamond League meeting of 2015, British distance runner Mo Farah drew most of the questions and the biggest crowd at the pre-event press conference and his ‘meet-the-press’ event on Thursday (14).
Three world record holders went on a tour of the Chinese capital on Thursday (14) as the city begins the 100-day countdown to the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015.
The IAAF is saddened to learn of the death of former 800m world record-holder Nina Otkalenko, who passed away on Wednesday (13) after a long illness, just 10 days shy of her 87th birthday.
IAAF President Lamine Diack was once again present in Doha ahead of the first meeting in this year’s IAAF Diamond League and paid tribute to the dedication, commitment and enthusiasm of the local organisers, the Qatar Athletics Federation, on Thursday (14).
Organisers of the Okpekpe 10km Road Race are hopeful that this year’s line-up will be capable of breaking the Nigerian all-comers’ records for the distance for the third successive year at the IAAF Bronze Label Road Race on Saturday (16).
Senior staff from the IAAF medical and anti-doping department have concluded a productive two-day visit to Jamaica.
The Qatar Sports Club has become the traditional venue to get the IAAF Diamond League underway and, for the sixth consecutive year, once again there should be some outstanding performances and exciting contests in Doha on Friday (15).
Bogdan Bondarenko will renew his high jump rivalry with Mutaz Essa Barshim in Shanghai on Sunday (17), the second stop on this year’s IAAF Diamond League calendar.
Sanya Richards-Ross doesn’t mince words when describing what is among her primary goals for the year when she kicks off her IAAF Diamond League season at the Qatar Sports Club in Doha on Friday (15).
Some of Asia’s best young athletes battled it at the recent Asian Youth Championships in Doha, Qatar. And while the competition was fierce, many of the athletes and coaches took time out to visit the IAAF’s anti-doping outreach stand at the event.
One week after winning the Oceania Championships, the opening leg of the 2015 IAAF Combined Events Challenge, New Zealand’s Brent Newdick will travel to the Italian city of Florence for the Multistars meeting on Friday and Saturday (15-16), the second stop in the series.