With the 2016 series having concluded in Talence last weekend, Germany’s Kai Kazmirek and Carolin Schafer ended the year as the overall winners* of the IAAF Combined Events Challenge.
World bronze medallist Ben Thorne is a rising star in the 20km race walk. Here the Canadian offers his personal take on our first impressions questions.
Less than a second separated Kenyans Ishhimael Chemtan and Gilbert Kirwa at last year’s Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon with Chemtan’s sprint proving to be the difference, earning victory in 2:09:00. The pair will renew their rivalry at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race on 16 October.
Both the decathlon and heptathlon competitions at the Talence Decastar were decided in the final events in a thrilling end to the 2016 IAAF Combined Events Challenge season on Sunday (18). Oleksiy Kasyanov of Ukraine and Nadine Broersen of the Netherlands emerged as the winners in contests that were both settled by less than ten points.
Edwin Kiptoo and Alice Aprot of Kenyan were the winners at the 32nd Dam tot Damloop, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race from Amsterdam to Zaandam, Netherlands, on Sunday (18).
James Mwangi Wangari of Kenya clocked the second fastest time in the world this year at the Copenhagen Half Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, on Sunday (18).