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Better known as a winter sports nation, Austria is yet to win a medal at a global age-group athletics championships. But that could all change at the IAAF World Youth Championships, Cali 2015.
All eyes at the AA Drink FBK Games will be on Dafne Schippers when she lines up for the 100m at the IAAF World Challenge meeting in Hengelo on Sunday (24).
For Javan Martin, only one thing will suffice when he travels to Colombia for the IAAF World Youth Championships, Cali 2015 in July.
The IAAF is deeply saddened to learn that Anna Rita Sidoti, the 1997 world 10,000m race walking champion, died on Wednesday (20) after battling breast cancer. She was 45 years old.
The IAAF World Challenge meeting in Dakar will see Caster Semenya’s first international race of 2015 when she contests the 800m on Saturday (23).
High jump heroes Mutaz Essa Barshim and Bogdan Bondarenko will duel at the Meeting Areva in Paris on Saturday 4 July, organisers of the IAAF Diamond League meeting announced on Wednesday (21).
With seven men having run faster than 61 minutes and five women quicker than 71 minutes, the course records at the Mattoni Karlovy Vary Half Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, could be under threat on Saturday (23).
Canada’s capital plays host to another spectacular weekend of racing as the Ottawa 10k and Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon take place on Saturday (23) and Sunday (24) respectively.
The 40th edition of Lausanne’s famous Athletissima meeting on 9 July, an IAAF Diamond League meeting, will have a rematch between superstar triple jumpers Pedro Pablo Pichardo and Christian Taylor, the meeting organisers announced on Thursday (21).
The longstanding rivalry between Kenyan and Ethiopian long distance runners will be renewed once again when the 37th annual Freihofer’s Run for Women 5K takes place on Saturday 30 May, after organisers announced their elite field on Wednesday (20).
Four world leads highlighted the IAAF World Challenge meeting in Beijing, and there was an attempt on Zhu Jianhua’s iconic national record in the high jump by Zhang Guowei on Wednesday night (20).
It was a weekend of old rivalries, surprise packages and huge opening statements as the 2015 Diamond Race got underway in Doha and Shanghai.
The men’s 200m at the Prefontaine Classic on 30 May, the next leg of the IAAF Diamond League, will feature five men with PBs faster than 20 seconds.
London 2012 Olympic Games heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill has confirmed that she will compete at the Sainsbury’s Birmingham Grand Prix, an IAAF Diamond League meeting, on Sunday 7 June.
Tadese Tola, Ethiopia’s world marathon bronze medallist, and his compatriot Birhane Dibaba, the 2015 Tokyo Marathon winner, will be on the start line of the 2015 Bogota International Half Marathon on Sunday 26 July.
The 8th edition of the Meeting International Mohammed VI in Rabat, Morocco’s top annual athletics event and an IAAF World Challenge meeting, will have Bogdan Bondarenko, Kirani James and Allyson Felix among its stars on 14 June, organisers announced on Tuesday (19).
Traditionally, US women have had trouble making it to the top of the podium in the 1500m at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene, but this year a strong US group aims to make a statement at the front of the pack at the Prefontaine Classic on 30 May.
The eighth episode of the third season of IAAF Inside Athletics is available to watch online now.
“Sometimes I get it right, sometimes I get it wrong,” said Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor when talking about her 100m running.
It has been 13 years, but the women’s javelin returns to Oslo’s Bislett Stadium for the 50th anniversary of the ExxonMobil Bislett Games, part of the 2015 IAAF Diamond League, on 11 June.