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Loxsom – more than just a 600m specialist

February 21, 2017 - 10:32
Casimir Loxsom has admitted: “I’m as close as you can be to a 600-metre specialist.”
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My greatest challenge – Kerron Clement

February 20, 2017 - 18:54
Olympic 400m hurdles champion Kerron Clement has enjoyed a long and successful career. Yet the greatest sense of pride he felt was making the US team against all the odds at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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IAAF World Indoor Tour winners secure wildcards for Birmingham

February 20, 2017 - 15:10
With the second season of the IAAF World Indoor Tour having come to a close after the last of its five meetings, 11 athletes – five men and six women in 2017 – have booked their place at the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018.
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Champi and Toaquiza take South American cross-country titles

February 20, 2017 - 13:33
Peru’s René Champi and Ecuador’s Carmen Toaquiza grabbed the senior titles at the 32nd edition of the South American Cross Country Championships on Sunday (19) at the Parque Padre Hurtado in La Reina, a suburb of the Chilean capital of Santiago.
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Klosterhalfen storms to German indoor 1500m title - national indoor championships round-up

February 19, 2017 - 19:09
Konstanze Klosterhalfen improved her outright 1500m lifetime best by exactly two seconds with a solo display on the second day of the German Indoor Championships in Leipzig on Sunday (19).
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1980 Olympic 800m champion Olizarenko dies

February 19, 2017 - 15:54
The IAAF is saddened to hear that 1980 Olympic 800m champion Nadezhda Olizarenko died on Friday (17) at the age of 63 after a long illness.
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Ekiru surprises with course record at Seville marathon

February 19, 2017 - 15:29
Kenya’s Titus Ekiru was the surprise victor at the 33rd edition of the Zurich Maratón de Sevilla on Sunday (19), improving the course record at this IAAF Silver Label Road Race to 2:07:43. In the women’s race, Spain’s Paula González successfully defended her title with a massive career best of 2:28:54.
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Crouser debuts with a 22.05m blast in Christchurch

February 19, 2017 - 13:56
Olympic shot put champion Ryan Crouser set the tone for the 2017 season in impressive fashion, throwing 22.05m to win The Big Shot and Fast K competition in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Sunday (19).
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Bird-Smith and Lamble impress in Adelaide

February 19, 2017 - 08:18
Dane Bird-Smith and Regan Lamble, Australia’s top two finishers in the 20km race walks at the Rio Olympic Games, picked up 2017 pretty much where they left off 2016 with victories in the Oceania championships in Adelaide on Sunday (19).
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Siciarz speeds to world U20 60m hurdles record at the Polish Indoor Championships - Indoor round-up

February 18, 2017 - 20:57
Klaudia Siciarz produced a small stir last weekend when she clocked a lifetime best of 8.17 at the Copernicus Cup in Torun but the 18-year-old caused a sizeable shock on the first day of the Polish Indoor Championships in the same city on Saturday (18).
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Barsoton and Cheptai take Kenyan cross country titles

February 18, 2017 - 19:06
Leonard Barsoton and Irene Cheptai captured the men’s and women’s senior titles at the Kenyan Cross Country Championships in Nairobi on Saturday (18).
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Muir and Farah break European records as IAAF World Indoor Tour climaxes in Birmingham

February 18, 2017 - 17:36
Laura Muir would be the first to agree that two out of three ain’t bad. The Briton achieved two of her three record targets at the Muller Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham on Saturday (18), providing the highlight of the meeting with a European indoor 1000m record.
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Ticket registration launched for IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018

February 18, 2017 - 16:07
In just over 12 months’ time, the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018 will take place at Arena Birmingham and more than 400 athletes from 150 countries are expected to compete.
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That moment when… Thiam first competed on the big stage

February 18, 2017 - 09:01
Olympic heptathlon champion Nafissatou Thiam is currently the world’s pre-eminent female combined-eventer. Here the Belgian reflects on her first major senior global championships as a key staging post in her development.
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Men’s course record under threat in Seville

February 17, 2017 - 16:04
The Zurich Maraton de Sevilla – an IAAF Silver Label Road Race for the first time, after carrying a Bronze Label for three years – will take place on Sunday (19) and offers one of the flattest circuits worldwide, with barely 10 metres between the highest and lowest points.
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New dedicated digital platforms unveiled for IAAF World Championships London 2017

February 17, 2017 - 15:22
The organisers of the IAAF World Championships London 2017 and the World Para Athletics Championships have today unveiled separate digital platforms to identify the unique qualities of both events which make up the biggest sporting occasion of 2017.
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World Cross memories – Craig Virgin

February 16, 2017 - 11:07
Craig Virgin remains the only US athlete to win the men’s senior race at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships. In the second part of our series where we’ve invited top athletes to recall their memories of competing at the World Cross, the 1980 and 1981 gold medallist reflects on his experiences in the event and explains why he would encourage any distance runner worth their salt to fully embrace the biennial competition.
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Farah and Muir aim to bring down the house in Birmingham

February 16, 2017 - 01:32
The five-meeting IAAF World Indoor Tour culminates on Saturday (18) with the Muller Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham, where athletes will be battling for a wildcard to enable them to return to the British city for next year’s IAAF World Indoor Championships.
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Manning the standout performer in Athlone

February 15, 2017 - 22:51
USA’s Christina Manning produced the top performance at the Athlone International Grand Prix on Wednesday (15), speeding to a 7.82 victory in the 60m hurdles.
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Negesse and former champion Kipruto lead Lake Biwa Marathon entries

February 15, 2017 - 22:01
Ethiopia’s Endeshaw Negesse leads the entries for the Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Race Race, in Otsu on 5 March.
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