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Report11 Jul 2020

Ahmed and Houlihan smash North American 5000m records in Portland

World bronze medallist Moh Ahmed and US champion Shelby Houlihan made significant improvements on the North American 5000m records at a low-key competition at Jesuit High School in Portland on Friday night (10).

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News10 Jul 2020

Athens Marathon’s World Athletics Heritage Plaque unveiled in SEGAS offices

The World Athletics Heritage Plaque, which was awarded to the Athens Marathon in 2019, has been unveiled in the Greek capital at the offices of SEGAS, the Greek athletics federation.

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Feature10 Jul 2020

For Kenyan sprinter Odhiambo, lockdown is almost business as usual

Learning to train away from the watchful eye of your coach is something many athletes have got used to this year, but for Mark Otieno Odhiambo, that’s business as usual.

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Report09 Jul 2020

Felix shines at Inspiration Games

Allyson Felix notched a pair of impressive victories to highlight the Inspiration Games, the Zurich Diamond League organisers' entertaining and innovative answer to the global coronavirus pandemic that brought together 30 athletes competing in seven venues across two continents on Thursday (9).

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News09 Jul 2020

Lewandowski targeting Polish 2000m record at Szewinska Memorial

Polish middle distance ace Marcin Lewandowski will be targeting the national 2000m record at the 2nd Irena Szewinska Memorial, a World Athletics Continental Tour Bronze meeting, which will inaugurate the country’s athletics season on 19 August in Bydgoszcz.

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News09 Jul 2020

Excitement building for Nairobi’s Kip Keino Classic

Excitement is fast building up in Africa as Nairobi prepares to host a round of the inaugural World Athletics Continental Tour Gold Series on 26 September.

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Feature09 Jul 2020

Coronavirus pandemic puts Nigeria's Olympic hopefuls’ aspirations on pause

When 2019 World Championships bronze medallist Ese Brume flew into Nigeria in March, it was part of a straightforward plan: to compete at the National Sports Festival – Nigeria’s biggest multi-sport competition - and then return to Cyprus where she has been based since 2016 as an undergraduate at Eastern Mediterranean University.

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Report08 Jul 2020

Stahl holds off strong domestic challenge in Karlstad

World discus champion Daniel Stahl’s first-round throw of 68.10m at the Folksam Grand Prix withstood a sustained challenge from fellow Swede Simon Pettersson at the World Athletics Continental Tour Bronze meeting in Karlstad on Wednesday (8).

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Feature08 Jul 2020

CAA President Kalkaba Malboum: ‘We’re working to ensure that athletics in Africa can survive similar disasters in future’

While half of the world is starting to ease their way out of lockdown, most countries in Africa are still awaiting the green light from their governments to resume normal day-to-day activities. For thousands of athletes on the continent, that means being able to return to training facilities and competitions.

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Previews07 Jul 2020

Global champions ready to get back on track for Inspiration Games

When Allyson Felix and Shaunae Miller-Uibo started plotting out their 2020 season at the end of last year, they probably anticipated lining up against one another at roughly this time of year.

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News07 Jul 2020

Leading Czech athletes prepare for Ostrava’s Golden Spike

Some of the biggest names in Czech athletics are looking forward to competing at the Golden Spike in Ostrava on 8 September when the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting will host its 59th edition.

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IaafNews06 Jul 2020

Holdorf, 1964 Olympic decathlon champion, dies

World Athletics is deeply saddened to hear that Willi Holdorf, the 1964 Olympic decathlon champion, died at his home in Achterwehr, Germany, on Sunday (5) after a long illness. Holdorf was 80.

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