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The decathlon at last weekend’s Decastar meeting in Talence, the final competition of the 2016 IAAF Combined Events Challenge, featured athletes who have stood on Olympic podiums, medallist from world and continental championships. Yet for nine of the ten events, none of them could hold a candle to 20-year-old newcomer Pierce LePage.
Following their victory at the first event in the series in Berlin earlier this month, Germany took the overall title at the Fly Europe street athletics competition at the Parc André Citroën in Paris on Wednesday (21).
IAAF President Sebastian Coe and IAAF Senior Vice President Sergey Bubka attended the ABAF (Association of Balkan Athletics Federations) Congress in Tel Aviv on Monday (19).
With the 2016 series having concluded in Talence last weekend, Germany’s Kai Kazmirek and Carolin Schafer ended the year as the overall winners* of the IAAF Combined Events Challenge.
World bronze medallist Ben Thorne is a rising star in the 20km race walk. Here the Canadian offers his personal take on our first impressions questions.
Less than a second separated Kenyans Ishhimael Chemtan and Gilbert Kirwa at last year’s Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon with Chemtan’s sprint proving to be the difference, earning victory in 2:09:00. The pair will renew their rivalry at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race on 16 October.
Both the decathlon and heptathlon competitions at the Talence Decastar were decided in the final events in a thrilling end to the 2016 IAAF Combined Events Challenge season on Sunday (18). Oleksiy Kasyanov of Ukraine and Nadine Broersen of the Netherlands emerged as the winners in contests that were both settled by less than ten points.
Edwin Kiptoo and Alice Aprot of Kenyan were the winners at the 32nd Dam tot Damloop, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race from Amsterdam to Zaandam, Netherlands, on Sunday (18).
James Mwangi Wangari of Kenya clocked the second fastest time in the world this year at the Copenhagen Half Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, on Sunday (18).
Asefa Mengstu Negewo of Ethiopia shattered the long-standing South African all-comers record in the marathon to highlight the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, on Sunday (18).
Sometimes the winner of a marathon emerges so emphatically in the final stages that you wonder why you never rated them for the first 40 kilometres. Other times the champion is obvious from the start. There was one of both types as Tomohiro Tanigawa and Makda Harun raced to victory in the Blackmores Sydney Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label race, on Sunday (18).
Canadian Pierce LePage and Cuba’s Yorgelis Rodriguez lead after day one of the Decastar combined-event meeting in Talence, the final competition of the 2016 IAAF Combined Events Challenge.
Barselius Kipyego and Peres Jepchirchir of Kenya cruised to convincing victories at the Mattoni Usti nad Labem Half Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Saturday (17).
Ethiopia’s Mekuant Ayenew and Meseret Mengistu claimed the men’s and women’s title respectively at the 36th edition of Beijing Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Saturday (17).
Edwin Kiptoo is eager to defend his title at the “Dam tot Damloop”, an IAAF silver label road race in the Netherlands, on Sunday (18).
One year ago, Kenyan Bedan Karoki set the bar exceptionally high in the inaugural edition of the Copenhagen Half Marathon. The Kenyan clocked 59:14, a world-leading performance at the time that would hold up as the second fastest of 2015. Leading a strong field, the 26-year-old returns to the Danish capital for this IAAF Silver Label Road Race on Sunday (18) hoping to raise the bar higher still.
Course records are the target at the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon on Sunday (18), with a faster, flatter course attracting a solid international field to this IAAF Silver Label Road Race.
There are many unknowns about the marathon, but the 2016 Blackmores Sydney Marathon on Sunday (18) offers a little more intrigue than the average 42.195km journey.
Mariko Kipchumba will return to defend his title at the Beijing Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Saturday (17).
Peres Jepchirchir will return to defend her title at the Mattoni Usti nad Labem Half Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Saturday (17).