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Polish stars set for Torun

October 18, 2017 - 15:02
Organisers of the Copernicus Cup have revealed the names of the first three top athletes set to compete at the IAAF World Indoor Tour meeting on 15 February.
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Olympic high jump champion Beitia retires

October 18, 2017 - 12:37
Olympic high jump champion Ruth Beitia, one of Spain’s most successful athletes, announced her retirement on Wednesday (18).
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Entries open for fan photograph of the year contest

October 18, 2017 - 10:48
Entries are now open for the best photograph of the year taken by a fan photographer.
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Second best for Nowicki is sufficient, for now

October 17, 2017 - 14:02
Bronze medals at four consecutive major championships have earned Wojciech Nowicki considerable respect from his fellow hammer throwers, but he is yet to gain the global recognition he deserves from the wider athletics audience owing to the fact that the global No.1 in his event in recent years has been his fellow Pole Pawel Fajdek.
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My greatest challenge – Irving Saladino

October 16, 2017 - 11:50
Panama’s 2007 world and 2008 Olympic long jump champion Irving Saladino faced difficulties in overcoming persistent no-jumps, which dogged him for the latter part of his career.
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Chumba upstages Chelimo on warm day in Lisbon

October 15, 2017 - 18:57
Unusually warm conditions and strong winds put paid to any hopes of course records or big PBs at the Rock’n’Roll Lisbon Marathon EDP and Rock’n’Roll Lisbon Half Marathon Santander Totta RTP on Sunday (15), but the IAAF Gold Label road races were still highly competitive.
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Cherono breaks course record at Amsterdam Marathon

October 15, 2017 - 13:47
Kenya’s Lawrence Cherono was the surprise winner of the TCS Amsterdam Marathon, taking more than a minute off his PB to set a course record of 2:05:09 at the IAAF Gold Label road race on Sunday (15).
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Vetter and Stefanidi crowned European Athletes of the Year

October 15, 2017 - 00:36
World javelin champion Johannes Vetter from Germany and world pole vault champion Ekaterini Stefanidi from Greece were named 2017 European Athletes of the Year at the Golden Tracks award ceremony in Vilnius, Lithuania on Saturday (14) evening.
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That moment when… Baji bagged bronze

October 14, 2017 - 10:23
Hungarian sprint hurdler Balazs Baji talks about the glory of claiming his first global medal in London earlier this year and how it has positively impacted on his life.
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Chelimo and Chepchirchir the headline acts in Lisbon

October 13, 2017 - 18:01
The Rock’n’Roll Lisbon Marathon EDP and Rock’n’Roll Lisbon Half-Marathon Santander Totta RTP return to the Portuguese capital on Sunday (15) with world marathon champion Rose Chelimo set to compete in the shorter of the two IAAF Gold Label road races.
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World Athlete of the Year 2017 longlist – throws and combined events

October 13, 2017 - 13:09
With just three days to go before voting for the 2017 World Athletes of the Year concludes, here’s another look at this year's men’s and women’s longlist candidates, focusing today on those who excelled in the throws and combined events.
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Quality clashes in store at Amsterdam Marathon

October 13, 2017 - 12:02
With 10 men finishing within 2:08, last year’s TCS Amsterdam Marathon produced the greatest ever depth in a European race. One of the aims for this year’s edition of the IAAF Gold Label road race on Sunday (15) will be to match the quality of 12 months ago.
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World Athlete of the Year 2017 longlist – jumps

October 12, 2017 - 13:41
With just four days to go before voting for the 2017 World Athletes of the Year concludes, here’s another look at this year's men’s and women’s longlist candidates, focusing today on those who excelled in the jumps.
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Learning from experience, Tanui ready for faster times in Toronto

October 12, 2017 - 11:00
A strong contingent of Ethiopian runners will make their way across the Atlantic to compete in this year’s Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon and so it falls upon Angela Tanui to be the Kenyan ‘flag bearer’ at this IAAF Gold Label Road Race.
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Kiptoo to defend Beirut title

October 12, 2017 - 08:37
It was an enormous surprise when Kenya’s Edwin Kibet Kiptoo won the Blom Bank Beirut Marathon a year ago but his victory in this IAAF Silver Label race blew his anonymity completely out of the water.
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World Athlete of the Year 2017 longlist – middle and long distance

October 11, 2017 - 16:34
With just five days to go before voting for the 2017 World Athletes of the Year concludes, here’s another look at this year's men’s and women’s longlist candidates, focusing today on those who excelled in the middle and long distances.
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Kipsang and Deba added to New York City Marathon field

October 10, 2017 - 23:47
Organisers of the TCS New York City Marathon have added Wilson Kipsang and Buzunesh Deba to the elite field for the IAAF Gold Label road race on 5 November.
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World Athlete of the Year 2017 longlist - sprints and hurdles

October 10, 2017 - 09:50
With just six days to go before voting for the 2017 World Athletes of the Year concludes, here’s another look at this year's men’s and women’s longlist candidates, focusing today on those who excelled in the sprints and hurdles.
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My greatest challenge – Majd Eddin Ghazal

October 9, 2017 - 11:16
Syrian high jumper Majd Eddin Ghazal has enjoyed an outstanding 2017 season which included a World Championships bronze medal and gold at the Asian Indoor Games. The 30-year-old says that battling severe anaemia at the 2016 Rio Olympics was one of his most difficult experiences.
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Dibaba dominates and Rupp times it right to win in Chicago

October 8, 2017 - 19:34
While the women’s race at the Chicago Marathon saw the coronation of a distance-running great, the men’s equivalent saw the arrival of a new champion at the 40th edition of the IAAF Gold Label road race on Sunday (8).
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