Mercy Cherono achieved a comfortable victory at the 62nd edition of the Cross Internacional Zornotza in Amorebieta on Sunday (10).
Garrett Heath’s first win at the Great Edinburgh X Country two years ago came as something of a shock. He surprised his opponents again one year later when he successfully defended his title, yet few would have put money on him beating double world champion Mo Farah and winning for a third time on Saturday (9).
Poland’s Konrad Bukowiecki got his 2016 campaign off to the best possible start, setting a world junior indoor record* of 22.48m with the 6kg shot in Torun on Friday (8).
The Australian Olympic Committee has made their first selections for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Athletics Australia confirmed on Friday (8).
An unprecedented number of former winners will start the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon after reigning champion Lemi Berhanu and 2014 winner Tsegaye Mekonnen confirmed their participation in the IAAF Gold Label Road Race on January 22.
World bronze medallist Cindy Roleder is the latest athlete to sign up for the Indoor Meeting Karlsruhe on 6 February, the first IAAF World Indoor Tour meeting of 2016.
Meseret Defar, Trayvon Bromell, and Brenda Martinez are the first three athletes to sign up for the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix on 14 February, part of the new IAAF World Indoor Tour.
Ethiopia’s Imane Merga and Kenya’s Alice Aprot were the winners at the Campaccio meeting on Wednesday (6), the first IAAF Cross Country Permit competition of 2016.