Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg will today lead her nation in marking the extraordinary life of women’s running pioneer Grete Waitz (née Andersen, 1 October 1953 – 19 April 2011) who tragically lost her life to cancer ten years ago today.
Remembering one of the most iconic races in Olympic history
The latest edition of the ‘Progression of World Athletics Records’, published in 2020 by World Athletics Heritage, is now available as an ebook.
On 10 April 1896, Spiridon Louis of Greece won the first ever marathon at an Olympic Games, ancient or modern
The incredible story of Nawal El Moutawakel, who inspired a generation of Arab female athletes.
At the 139th Powercor Stawell Gift Carnival on Easter Monday (5), the World Athletics Heritage Plaque was unveiled jointly by The Hon. Jaala Pulford, Minister for Western Victoria, and Neil Blizzard, president of Stawell Athletic Club.
The clay pigeon shooting ground perched on the terraces of the Monte-Carlo Casino Gardens were in 1921 the stage for the first international athletics tournament for women.
World Athletics has today announced the launch of a 3D virtual museum of athletics, bringing a new level of innovation and creative technologies to the world of sport.
Evelyn Ashford's remarkable and unique journey has inspired female athletes around the globe
To have any gold medal in your trophy cabinet is rare enough, but to have the very first global one in your sport is rarer still.
The third edition of the World Indoor Championships, staged 30 years ago in Seville's Palacio De Los Deportes from 8-10 March 1991, proved – in terms of records – to be the best yet.
Who can be regarded as THE all-time great of sprint hurdling?
As Black History Month in the USA draws to a close, it's important to recall Ralph Metcalfe, the Olympic legend and life-long public servant who was pivotal in its formation as the landmark observance it has grown to become.