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Gelete Burka: I love running because…

10 hours 14 min ago
Ethiopia’s 2006 world cross-country and 2008 world indoor champion Gelete Burka has enjoyed a lengthy and successful career in the sport. The 32-year-old, who has now moved up to the marathon, explains her passion for running.
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Former world record-holder Tabori dies

May 24, 2018 - 18:43
The IAAF is saddened to hear that Hungary’s Laszlo Tabori, who held the 1500m world record in the 1950s, died on Wednesday (23) at the age of 86.
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Latest Eugene updates – IAAF Diamond League

May 24, 2018 - 17:46
Welcome to our comprehensive lead-in coverage to the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, the third stop of the 2018 IAAF Diamond League
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Thiam and Warner look to make more history in Götzis

May 24, 2018 - 17:25
World and Olympic champion Nafissatou Thiam and three-time Hypo-Meeting winner Damian Warner will defend their titles at the IAAF Combined Events Challenge meeting in Götzis on 26-27 May.
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Bereznowska and Steene the favourites for IAU 24-Hour European Championships

May 24, 2018 - 15:09
Teams from 30 different nations will gather in the Romanian city of Timisoara for the IAU 24-Hour European Championships on 26-27 May.
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Mouth-watering clashes across the board in Eugene – IAAF Diamond League

May 24, 2018 - 12:39
A rich array of stars will once again descend on Eugene for the third meeting of the IAAF Diamond League this Friday and Saturday (25-26) as Hayward Field hosts the 44th edition of the Prefontaine Classic.
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High and low – Almir Dos Santos

May 23, 2018 - 16:15
Former high jumper Almir Dos Santos has this season emerged as a new force in the triple jump. The world indoor silver medallist from Brazil looks back at one good moment and one bad moment on his journey up to this point in his career.
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Top sprinters and home stars set for London – IAAF Diamond League

May 23, 2018 - 11:07
Following the announcement that Christian Coleman and Andre De Grasse will compete at the Muller Anniversary Games, eight other world-class sprinters have been confirmed for the 100m at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in London on 21-22 July.
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Early season standouts sign up for Monaco – IAAF Diamond League

May 23, 2018 - 10:12
Organisers of the Herculis meeting have announced that nine of the winners from the first two legs of the 2018 IAAF Diamond League will be in action in Monaco on 20 July.
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Big throws expected at Paavo Nurmi Games in Turku

May 22, 2018 - 14:33
The confirmed participants for the 56th Paavo Nurmi Games on 5 June are easily the best ever for the IAAF World Challenge meeting in Turku.
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Stars set to collide in 100m, 400m hurdles and pole vault in Lausanne – IAAF Diamond League

May 22, 2018 - 13:52
The 100m will be one of Athletissima’s highlights as the world, Olympic and European champions will line up alongside one another at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Lausanne on 5 July.
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IAAF Inside Athletics – Nafissatou Thiam

May 22, 2018 - 12:33
The sixth episode of this season's IAAF Inside Athletics is available to watch online now and features an exclusive interview with Belgium's world and Olympic heptathlon Nafissatou Thiam.
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Bowie and Thompson top strong 100m field in Eugene – IAAF Diamond League

May 21, 2018 - 22:04
Four global sprint champions will clash at the Prefontaine Classic when world champion Tori Bowie, Olympic champion Elaine Thompson, two-time world 200m champion Dafne Schippers and world indoor 60m champion Murielle Ahoure line up for the 100m at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene on 25-26 May.
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Finland enters final lap in preparations for IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018

May 21, 2018 - 15:03
With 50 days to go until the IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018, the host nation and its athletes are adding the finishing touches to their preparations for the event on 10-15 July.
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Teen trials to senior success – Anita Márton

May 21, 2018 - 09:22
It’s not just the gold medallists who gain valuable experience from competing at the IAAF World U20 Championships. Many athletes who exit the championships in the heats or qualifying rounds go on to become stars of the sport in their senior years.
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Gebrselassie helps inaugurate WHO’s ‘Walk the Talk Health for All Challenge’ in Geneva

May 21, 2018 - 00:07
Marathon legend Haile Gebrselassie helped inaugurate the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) “Walk the Talk: Health for All Challenge” in Geneva today (20), a global movement to promote health and, particularly, physical activity as part of a healthy sustainable future.
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Five meeting records tumble in Osaka

May 20, 2018 - 15:36
Five meetings records were broken at the Seiko Golden Grand Prix, an IAAF World Challenge Meeting, in Osaka on Sunday (20).
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Records fall at Riga Marathon

May 20, 2018 - 13:00
Both the men's and women's race records were broken at the Lattelecom Riga Marathon, an IAAF Bronze Label road race, on Sunday (20).
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Thompson notches 100m victory, world lead for Price in Kingston

May 20, 2018 - 08:00
Double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson fulfilled her role as favourite with an authoritative victory in the women’s 100m while Deanna Price produced a world lead in the hammer throw at the Jamaica International Invitational Meeting on Saturday (19), the opening leg of the 2018 IAAF World Challenge series.
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Poland’s men’s 4x400m relay quartet: when the whole is greater than the sum of its parts

May 19, 2018 - 21:46
A look at the Polish men’s 4x400m relay squad that broke the world indoor record at the World Indoor Championships in March, a record that was ratified earlier this week.
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