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Swiss stars set for Lausanne – IAAF Diamond League

IAAF News - June 24, 2016 - 14:14
With two months to go to the 41st edition of Athletissima, organisers of the IAAF Diamond League meeting have announced that four of Switzerland’s leading athletes will compete in Lausanne on 25 August.
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Sprint double for Ivory Coast but hosts South Africa dominate at African Championships

IAAF News - June 23, 2016 - 22:42
Ivorian speedsters dominated the sprint finals, and East African athletes swept the podium in the women’s 5000m, but South African athletes raked in 10 medals to open a gap at the top of the medals table at the African Championships in Durban on Thursday (23).
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Ennis-Hill set for Rio warm-up in Ratingen

IAAF News - June 23, 2016 - 21:48
With Olympic selection deadlines fast approaching, the Stadtwerke Ratingen Mehrkampf-Meeting, an IAAF Combined Events Challenge meeting, on 25-26 June is set to be the last chance for some of the biggest names in combined events to book their tickets to the Rio Olympic Games.
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Rojas and Brenes provide the highlights in Madrid

IAAF News - June 23, 2016 - 20:26
Yulimar Rojas provided a stunning climax to the Meeting de Madrid 2016 as the 2016 world indoor triple jump champion bounded out to a national record of 15.02m at the IAAF World Challenge meeting in Madrid on Thursday evening (23).
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World youth champions feature on Kenya’s team for Bydgoszcz

IAAF News - June 23, 2016 - 16:04
Eight medallists – including four champions – from last year’s IAAF World Youth Championships are on Kenya’s team for the IAAF World U20 Championships Bydgoszcz 2016.
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Keitany set to defend Olomouc title as Biwott targets course record

IAAF News - June 23, 2016 - 13:36
Mary Keitany will return to the scene of her 1:06:38 course record at the Mattoni Olomouc Half Marathon while fellow Kenyan Stanley Biwott faces a stiff challenge in his tune up for the Olympic marathon this summer during the seventh edition of the IAAF Gold Label Road Race on Saturday (25).
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Bydgoszcz berths booked at Kenyan Junior Championships

IAAF News - June 22, 2016 - 20:40
Some of the world’s top young distance-running talents were in action at the two-day Kenyan Junior Championships, which concluded in Nairobi on Wednesday (22).
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World Junior memories – Natalia Duco

IAAF News - June 22, 2016 - 17:38
In the latest in our series in which athletes reflect on their memories of competing at the IAAF World U20 Championships, Chilean thrower Natalia Duco recalls striking gold at the 2008 event in Bydgoszcz.
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The toughest teams to make for Rio 2016 Olympic Games

IAAF News - June 22, 2016 - 17:08
With just 50 days to go until the athletics gets under way at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, this month will see many countries hold their national championships as they finalise their teams for the biggest sporting event in the world.
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IAAF Inside Athletics – Dina Asher-Smith

IAAF News - June 21, 2016 - 12:10
The seventh episode of the fourth season of IAAF Inside Athletics is available to watch online now and features an exclusive interview with Great Britain’s reigning world junior 100m champion and IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015 200m finalist Dina Asher-Smith.
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Rojas, Beitia and Ortega among the stars in Madrid

IAAF News - June 21, 2016 - 11:09
The Meeting de Madrid 2016 has attracted a host of top performers, including local stars such as Ruth Beitia and Orlando Ortega as well as world class overseas athletes like Yulimar Rojas and Raphael Holzdeppe, to the IAAF World Challenge meeting on Thursday (23).
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Klosterhalfen ready to spring another surprise in Bydgoszcz

IAAF News - June 20, 2016 - 16:09
With less than one month to go until the IAAF World U20 Championships Bydgoszcz 2016, several events are already shaping up as potential highlights of the championships, none more so than the women’s 1500m.
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Lavillenie and Barber to battle again in Zurich – IAAF Diamond League

IAAF News - June 20, 2016 - 11:13
Once again, the pole vault will take pride of place at the Weltklasse Zürich meeting, the first of the IAAF Diamond League finals in 2016, on Thursday 1 September.
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First impressions – Piotr Lisek

IAAF News - June 20, 2016 - 03:00
Pole vaulter Piotr Lisek has secured a bronze medal at each of the past two major championships. In August last year he took third place at the IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015, and in March this year he repeated that feat at the indoor equivalent in Portland. Here the 23-year-old Pole offers an insight into some of the first things of significance to him, both on and off the track.
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Taylor bound for Bydgoszcz after 400m success in Kingston

IAAF News - June 20, 2016 - 00:30
Christopher Taylor booked his ticket to IAAF World U20 Championships Bydgoszcz 2016 with a workmanlike victory in the men’s 400m at the Jamaica Junior Championships in Kingston, which came to a close on Sunday (19).
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Dutra de Oliveira's 5.70m the high point in Sao Bernardo do Campo

IAAF News - June 20, 2016 - 00:30
Brazil's two-time World Championships finalist Augusto Dutra de Oliveira cleared 5.70m to win the men's pole vault on home soil and provide the top performance at the IAAF World Challenge Meeting in Sao Bernardo do Campo on Sunday (19).
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McLaughlin powers to world U18 best for 400m hurdles

IAAF News - June 19, 2016 - 23:10
US teenager Sydney McLaughlin smashed the world U18 best for 400m hurdles when running 54.46 on the final day of the New Balance National High School Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina on Sunday (19).
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Bekh long jumps 6.93m at Ukrainian Championships

IAAF News - June 19, 2016 - 21:10
Rising star Maryna Bekh confirmed her vast potential by soaring out to 6.93m to win the women's long jump at the Ukrainian Championships in Lutsk, a four-day competition which came to an end on Sunday (19).
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Spotakova throws world lead of 66.87m at Czech Championships

IAAF News - June 19, 2016 - 20:11
Barbora Spotakova showed she is well on track to take her third successive Olympic javelin title later this summer when throwing a 66.87m to win the Czech Championships in Tabor on Sunday (19).
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Rohler and Harting lead the way at German Championships

IAAF News - June 19, 2016 - 17:57
The weather may have been unpredictable, but Germany’s leading Olympic medal hopes turned in a consistent series of classy performances at their national championships in Kassel over the weekend.
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