Kenya’s Dickson Kipsang Tuwei took a surprise victory at the 2016 Yellow River Estuary International Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, finishing in 2:09:27 for a personal best and course record in the south Chinese port city of Dongying on Sunday (8).
With her 20km victory at the IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships Rome 2016, Liu Hong is one step close to completing the grand slam of major race walking titles.
When it mattered, the pedigree of Wang Zhen shone through for an emphatic 20km gold at the IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships Rome 2016.
The future is so bright for Zhang Jun that he was the only race walker in the first three at the IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships Rome 2016 who needed sunglasses.
Kenyans Simon Cheprot and Polline Njeru maintained their country’s dominance at the fourth edition of the Okpekpe International 10km Road Race in Nigeria on Saturday (7), an IAAF Bronze Label Road Race.
The U20 women’s 10km at the IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships Rome 2016 proved to be a cracking race with a real burn-up over the last 300 metres between the two leading Chinese race walkers.
Omar McLeod lived up to every expectation placed on his young and surprisingly slender shoulders – at least for a top-class hurdler – when he defeated a classy 110m hurdles field and improved his own world lead to 13.05 at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Doha on Friday (6).
At the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Doha 12 months ago, the triple jump provided one of the highlights of the night. But instead of it being the men’s event – despite world and Olympic champion Christian Taylor being in action little more than an hour later – it was the women who captured the plaudits on Friday (6).
Tia Brooks twice improved on her personal best to win the shot put at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Doha with 19.48m and become the first winner of a Diamond Race discipline in 2016 after she managed an upset victory on Friday (6).
The Seiko Golden Grand Prix in Kawasaki will feature two world champions in the shape of Canada's Shawn Barber in the pole vault and USA's Tianna Bartoletta in the long jump, as well as a number of medallists from the IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016 at the third IAAF World Challenge meeting of 2016 on Sunday (8).
Kenyans Ronald Korir and Martha Komu head the fields for the Harmony Geneva Marathon on Sunday (8), an IAAF Bronze Label Road Race.
On the eve of the IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships Rome 2016, three of the world’s top race walkers spoke at the IAAF/LOC press conference in the sunny Loggia Garden at the Sheraton Parco de Medici in the Italian capital on Friday (6).
Olympic selection has been an underlying theme to every marathon this spring, and that issue will also be foremost on the minds of most of the elite runners at the Prague Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Sunday (8).
The organizers of 2016 Yellow River Estuary International Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, have assembled deep elite fields for the ninth edition of the race and Kenya’s Moses Mosop will be heading the men’s race entries on Sunday (8).
The IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships Rome 2016 gets under way in the Italian capital on Saturday (7), and you can follow all of the action via the IAAF website.
Pascalia Kipkoech and Morris Muene Gachaga will be hoping to make it another Kenyan double at the fourth edition of the Okpekpe International 10km Road Race, an IAAF Bronze Label Road Race, on Saturday (7).
The traditional pre-meeting press conference of the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Doha took place on Thursday (5) and the emphasis was very much on how the series, now in its seventh season, directly laid the foundations for many an elite athlete’s road to Rio.