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Wyomia Tyus: Still fighting for recognition as the first back-to-back Olympic 100m championAfter second global title and third world record, Jepchirchir cements place in history as a half marathon all-time greatThe athletics statto’s definitive library
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Press Release25 Oct 2020

Trophy and bib number from mile greats Delany and Tabori donated to Heritage

Ireland’s Ron Delany and Hungary’s late Laszlo Tabori, two of the standout middle-distance runners of the 1950s, were friends and rivals. A recent discovery in the USA has reignited memories of the connection between these mile running greats and resulted in two significant additions to the World Athletics Heritage Collection.

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Report24 Oct 2020

Toth triumphs in Dudince, Fujita breaks through in Osaka

Matej Toth became the first four-time winner of the 50km race walk at the Dudince Fifty, clocking a world-leading 3:41:15 on Saturday (24).

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Feature23 Oct 2020

Kiplimo’s rise continues with first senior world title

Jacob Kiplimo's road to the top of the world started in Kween, a rural district in the east of Uganda, close to the Kenyan border.

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Feature22 Oct 2020

Del Ponte’s rise from relay regular to individual contender

When Ajla Del Ponte made a breakthrough with a 100m PB of 11.08 at a low-key meeting in the Swiss town of Bulle back in July, it took many fans by surprise.

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Press Release21 Oct 2020

Gdynia records best results of World Athletics’ Air Quality Project so far

Preliminary analysis of data collected at last weekend’s World Athletics Half Marathon Championships indicates that Gdynia has the best air quality of any major athletics event or road race measured since World Athletics’ Air Quality Project started in 2018.

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Feature21 Oct 2020

Remembering how Snell tore up the Tokyo track on his way to historic double

On 21 October 1964, nine men lined up for the Tokyo Olympic 1500m final. Three minutes and 38.1 seconds later, New Zealand’s Peter Snell became the first man in 44 years to complete an Olympic 800m/1500m double.

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Feature20 Oct 2020

Wyomia Tyus: Still fighting for recognition as the first back-to-back Olympic 100m champion

Quick: Name the first athlete to win the 100m at consecutive Olympic Games.

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Feature19 Oct 2020

Refugee team member Nait-Hammou on his half marathon debut: 'I didn't come to participate, I came to perform'

Athlete Refugee Team member Otmane Nait-Hammou is making a habit of rubbing elbows with some of the world's finest runners at World Championships.

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Report18 Oct 2020

Palmisano breaks Italian 10km race walk record in Modena, Grovdal clocks 30:32 Norwegian 10km record in Hole

Karoline Bjerkeli Grovdal broke her own national 10km record at the Hytteplanmila 10km in Hole, Norway, on Saturday (17).

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Feature17 Oct 2020

After second global title and third world record, Jepchirchir cements place in history as a half marathon all-time great

Having the physical tools is one thing, but to go where no woman has gone before – and set a world record – you need a whole lot of determination to go with it.

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Report17 Oct 2020

Kiplimo makes history for Uganda at World Athletics Half Marathon Championships Gdynia 2020

For the first time in the 28-year history of this event, a Ugandan athlete stood proud atop the podium, but it wasn’t the one most expected. In the men’s race at the World Athletics Half Marathon Championships Gdynia 2020 on Saturday (17), it was Jacob Kiplimo and not Joshua Cheptegei who reigned supreme, the 19-year-old coming of age with his first global title at senior level.

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Report17 Oct 2020

Jepchirchir breaks women-only world record at World Athletics Half Marathon Championships Gdynia 2020

In an arena where endurance is king, speed also proved a precious commodity. In the end, Peres Jepchirchir needed both to reign supreme in the women’s race at the World Athletics Half Marathon Championships Gdynia 2020 on Saturday (17), powering to gold in 1:05:16, a world record in a women-only race.

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