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IAAF seeking candidates for its Election Oversight Panel

October 18, 2018 - 15:57
The IAAF is seeking candidates for its Election Oversight Panel for a four-year term beginning in January 2019.
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The perfect jump: Beamon's 8.90m celebrates its 50th anniversary

October 18, 2018 - 12:25
The perfect jump. A leap into the 21st century. The greatest sporting achievement of all time. Those were just a few of the ways that Bob Beamon's astounding 8.90m world record leap in the long jump, set at the Olympic Games in Mexico City 50 years ago today, has been described.
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High and low - Lisanne de Witte

October 17, 2018 - 12:01
After being disqualified from the World Indoor Championship final in Sopot, it took Lisanne de Witte over four years to reach her career high in Berlin this summer. Rising to the pressure, De Witte became a European bronze medallist in the women’s 400m, smashing the Dutch national record in the process.  
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Games record and gold for late show Baptiste in Buenos Aires

October 17, 2018 - 07:00
Form played out on the final day of athletics at the Youth Olympic Games on Tuesday (16), as nine of the 11 stage one winners wrapped up gold medals in Buenos Aires’ final session of athletics.
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IAAF Inside Athletics - Andreas Thorkildsen

October 16, 2018 - 17:06
The 16th episode of this season's IAAF Inside Athletics is available to watch online now and features an exclusive interview with two-time Olympic javelin throw champion Andreas Thorkildsen.
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Iconic Mexico City Olympic podium protest turns 50

October 16, 2018 - 14:44
Fifty years ago today, 16 October 1968, at the cavernous Olympic stadium in Mexico City, US sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos joined together to produce one of the most iconic and enduring sporting moments of the 20th century.
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Muema and Chelangat secure gold in historic cross country races at Youth Olympic Games

October 15, 2018 - 21:47
After a 94-year hiatus, cross country returned to the Olympic arena on Monday (15) at the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games.
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Beernaert secures Youth Olympic gold in spectacle of stages in Buenos Aires

October 14, 2018 - 23:54
Though deciding medallists based on combined results makes for some head-scratching at the end of an event, the drama the format provides was evident on the fourth day of athletics at the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympics Games on Sunday (14). No more so than in the women’s long jump, where a single centimetre separated the three medallists after a bout of last-round drama.
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Three race records fall in wind-swept Lisbon

October 14, 2018 - 23:16
The fast-acting organisers of the EDP Lisbon Marathon and Vodafone Half Marathon delayed the start times of both races by an hour and moved the location of the start line for the half marathon to avoid the strong winds of Hurricane Leslie on Sunday (14).
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Road round-up: Tsegay and Claude-Boxberger prevail in Paris, Cheptegei triumphs in Durban

October 14, 2018 - 15:54
Eritrea’s Samuel Tsegay and France’s Ophélie Claude-Boxberger took top honours at the 20km de Paris on Sunday (14), winning the 40th edition of the IAAF Bronze Label road race in 58:23 and 1:09:48 respectively.
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2018 in review: sprints

October 14, 2018 - 11:50
Our 2018 review series continues with statisticians A Lennart Julin and Mirko Jalava looking back at the sprints.
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Field the focus as four records fall in Buenos Aires – Youth Olympics Day 3

October 13, 2018 - 22:29
A flurry of Youth Olympic Games Records fell in the field as the sun shone on the third day of athletics in Buenos Aires on Saturday (13).
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Jepkosgei joins Delhi Half Marathon field

October 13, 2018 - 16:00
Kenya’s world half marathon record holder Joyciline Jepkosgei has been added to the women’s elite field for the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2018, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on 21 October, which brings about the mouth-watering prospect of a thrilling head-to-head contest with three-time Olympic gold medallist Tirunesh Dibaba.
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2018 in review: middle and long distances

October 13, 2018 - 11:09
Our 2018 review series continues with statisticians A Lennart Julin and Mirko Jalava looking back at the middle and long distance events.
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Pivotal 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games celebrate 50th anniversary

October 13, 2018 - 08:00
Every Olympic Games is notable is one way or another, but the Mexico City 1968 Olympic Games was a pivotal point in athletics history.
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Sasia sends Argentine pulses racing in Buenos Aires - Youth Olympics Day 2

October 12, 2018 - 22:31
Nazareno Sasia lived up to his billing as one of Argentina’s big hopes for the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires on Friday (12), making the men’s shot put competition his own at the Youth Olympic Park.
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Amdouni looking for second Paris 20km title - weekend road running preview

October 12, 2018 - 14:23
Morhad Amdouni will be targeting a second title at the 40th edition of 20km de Paris, an IAAF Bronze Label road race, on Sunday (14).
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2018 in review: hurdles and steeplechase

October 12, 2018 - 08:17
Our 2018 review series continues with statisticians A Lennart Julin and Mirko Jalava looking back at the hurdles and steeplechase.
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Chalangat and Chelimo impress for Uganda on Youth Olympic Games opener

October 11, 2018 - 22:14
Uganda’s distance runners laid down a strong marker on the opening day of athletics at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games on Thursday (11), as rainy conditions didn’t dampen the fierce competition in Buenos Aires’ Youth Olympic Park.
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Watch athletics action from the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games

October 11, 2018 - 17:00
Watch all of the athletics action from the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games via the official live stream.
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