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The organisers of the IAAF/Cardiff University World Half Marathon Championships, Cardiff 2016 were put through their paces at the Lloyds Bank Cardiff Half Marathon on Sunday (4), which was run over the same course that will be used for the global championship on 26 March next year.
Uganda's Moses Kipsiro and Kenya’s Edna Kiplagat topped the podium after claiming convincing victories in the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, in Glasgow on Sunday (4).
Wins for Boaz Kiprono and Joan Kigen made it a Kenyan double triumph at the 2015 Bournemouth Marathon, an IAAF Bronze Label Road Race, on Sunday (4).
Uganda’s 2015 world mountain running champion Fred Musobo continued his fine form around the mountains of Europe when he won at the 36th edition of the famous Smarna Gora International Mountain Running Race, near the Slovenian capital Llubljana, on Saturday (3).
The 2015 Amsterdam Marathon has signed up Ethiopia’s Olympic marathon champion Tiki Gelana for the IAAF Gold Label Road Race on 18 October.
Two IAAF World Championships title, one elusive Olympic gold. Ten months out from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Edna Kiplagat is ready to throw everything at the marathon medal she covets and the countdown starts in Glasgow on Sunday (4).
The best supported athlete in the Bournemouth Marathon on Sunday (4), an IAAF Bronze Label Road Race, will doubtless be local boy Steve Way.
The 2015 WMRA Mountain Running World Cup reaches its climax with the sixth and final leg of this year’s series at the 35th edition of the famous International Smarna Gora Mountain Running Race, near the Slovenian capital Llubljana, on Saturday (4).
Meseret Mengistu Biru, the winner of the Paris Marathon in April, will head a strong Ethiopian women’s quartet at this year’s Frankfurt Marathon on Sunday 25 October, the organisers of the IAAF Gold Label Road Race announced on Wednesday (1).
Following its launch in Australia back in May, IAAF Nestlé Healthy Active Kids Athletics has quickly taken root and, to date, Athletics Australia has provided accredited and endorsed coaches to 110 schools.
The IAAF High Performance Training Centres (HPTC) lie at the heart of the IAAF’s commitment to athletics development and provide a centre of excellence for the training and development of international class athletes and coaches.
Given his racing record in the marathon, with five wins out of six over the classic distance after his triumph in Berlin on Sunday, the odds on Eliud Kipchoge claiming the gold medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games have shorten considerably in the last two days.
This year’s Tokyo Marathon winner Berhane Dibaba has been added to the Bank of America Chicago Marathon women’s race on Sunday 11 October, the organisers of the IAAF Gold Label Road Race announced on Monday (28).
World high jump champion Derek Drouin enjoyed an unforgettable moment at the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015 last month. Here the Canadian offers his thoughts by answering our personal bests questions.
Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge again proved himself to be the pre-eminent marathon racer of recent years when he won the BMW Berlin Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, in a world-leading time of 2:04:00 on Sunday (27).
Making the transition from junior to senior athlete in any event is never simple and for heptathletes, the complexity of coming of age is multiplied by seven.
The 42nd edition of the BMW Berlin Marathon promises to be a hunt for superfast times and Olympic qualifying performances when the starting gun is fired for the IAAF Gold Label Road Race at 9am on Sunday morning (27).
During his recent visit to the Congress of the Association of Balkan Athletics Federations (ABAF) in Vrsac, Serbia, IAAF President Seb Coe took the opportunity to update the Member Federations present about his first three weeks in office as IAAF President as well as to commend the ABAF, led by President Dobromir Karamarinov, on its dynamic efforts to create new competition opportunities.
The IAAF is saddened to hear about the death of Gerard Mach, a Polish sprinter and coach, who died on Tuesday (22), less than a week after his 89th birthday.
At the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015, Jamaica finished second on the medals table with seven gold and 12 medals in total. It’s the country’s second-best tally ever, after the 2009 edition in Berlin. But this time, it wasn’t just sprinters and hurdlers who led the charge.