Three victories for Russia, a pair for France and a long-awaited gold for Barbora Spotakova were the highlights on a chilly but dry third day of action at the European Championships in Zurich on Thursday (14).
Ten years after winning her first African title – the first major title of her career – South African javelin thrower Sunette Viljoen won another gold medal in Marrakech on Wednesday (13), the fourth day of action at the African Championships.
A triple gold medal haul for Great Britain and a world-leading performance in the decathlon highlighted a wet, windy and unseasonably chilly second day at the European Championships in Zurich on Wednesday (13).
Green and gold will certainly be on display in the Chinese city of Nanjing at the second edition of the Youth Olympics Games, with the athletics programme held between 20-26 August.
African 400m record-holder Isaac Makwala went to the recent Commonwealth Games as one of Botswana’s best hopes for a medal, but missed out on making the final by 0.02. On Tuesday (12), the third day of action at the African Championships in Marrakech, however, he made no such mistakes.
With her convincing victory in the 10,000m, Jo Pavey became the oldest woman to ever win a European crown, while David Storl continued his steady rise into the ranks of the all-time great shot putters to highlight the opening day of the European Championships in Zurich on Tuesday (12).
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon today announced that five-time world champion Kenenisa Bekele will compete in his second marathon at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race in Chicago on 12 October.
There is a real uniqueness about Vikas Gowda.
Almost all of the winners on the second day of action at the African Championships in Marrakech on Tuesday (11) either broke some form of record or added another gold medal to a previous victory from a past edition of these championships.
Italy’s Valeria Straneo won the silver medal in the marathon at last year’s IAAF World Championships in Moscow. This week she will be aiming to go one better at the European Championships in Zurich. Here she offers her take on the IAAF’s work, rest and play questions.
The African Championships in Marrakech kicked off on Sunday (10) with the men’s 10,000m, one of the most hotly contested events on the programme. After little more than 28 minutes of running, Eritrea’s Nguse Amlosom emerged as the victor.
Brazil’s Jucilene de Lima produced the most significant performance of the Grande Premio Brasil Caixa Governo de Para, an IAAF World Challenge meeting which took place at the Mangueirao Stadium in Belem on Sunday (10), as she won the javelin with a national record of 61.99m.
“Hello everyone. My July went totally contrary to plan and expectations. I started out the month competing in my very first ever meeting on the European circuit as I competed in Budapest, where I finished second in the 400m.
Former World Athlete of the Year Allyson Felix will compete at the DN Galan in Stockholm, an IAAF Diamond League meeting, on 21 August.
American sprinter Joanna Atkins finds herself in the unusual position of being in the spotlight at the 30th Grande Premio Brasil Caixa de Atletismo, an IAAF World Challenge meeting which will take place at the Mangueirao Stadium in Belem, Brazil, on Sunday (10).
Panama’s Irving Saladino, the 2007 world long jump champion and 2008 Olympic champion, announced his retirement on Thursday (7).
After its medal table-topping display at the IAAF World Junior Championships last month, the USA once again has a variety of medal hopes at the upcoming Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, with the athletics events held between 20-26 August.
Great Britain’s double Olympic and world champion Mo Farah will return to Tyneside on 7 September and will determined to move up a place on the podium at the Bupa Great North Run, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, organisers announced on Thursday (7).
Two world-class half-marathon runners will clash at the Mattoni Usti nad Labem Half Marathon on 14 September as Ethiopian record-holder Atsedu Tsegay takes on defending champion Philemon Limo in the IAAF Silver Label Road Race.
Three-time world discus champion Robert Harting, Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford and two-time world shot put champion David Storl are just some of the top athletes set to compete on 31 August at the ISTAF meeting in Berlin, the German leg of the IAAF World Challenge.