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The Jamaican High School track and field extravaganza known as the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys’ and Girls’ Championships (Champs) made a successful return, without spectators, after last year’s cancellation due to the global Covid-19 pandemic.
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Brown, Dennis and Clayton highlight Jamaica’s Boys’ and Girls’ Champs

The Jamaican High School track and field extravaganza known as the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys’ and Girls’ Championships (Champs) made a successful return, without spectators, after last year’s cancellation due to the global Covid-19 pandemic. ... Read More

In Olympic year, and to mark the International Day of Families, we take a look at some of the familial connections between athletes who competed at the 1991 World Athletics Championships in Tokyo and those who are contenders for this year's Games in the Japanese capital.
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Family links, from Tokyo in 1991 to 2021

In Olympic year, and to mark the International Day of Families, we take a look at some of the familial connections between athletes who competed at the 1991 World Athletics Championships in Tokyo and those who are contenders for this year's Games in the Japanese capital.... Read More

Eighteen-year-old Mu clocks 49.84 to break record held by Sanya Richards-Ross
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Mu runs North American U20 400m record in Texas, top jumps marks from Harrison and Gittens

Eighteen-year-old Mu clocks 49.84 to break record held by Sanya Richards-Ross... Read More

Here’s the thing about Olympic year, something Akani Simbine knows will always be true. “Everybody comes out fast,” he says. Everyone is ready.”
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Boosted by World Relays, South Africa's Simbine is focused on the fast road to Tokyo

Here’s the thing about Olympic year, something Akani Simbine knows will always be true. “Everybody comes out fast,” he says. Everyone is ready.”... Read More

European indoor 60m champion Marcell Jacobs stole the show at the 10th edition of the Memorial Giulio Ottolia in Savona on Thursday (13), breaking the Italian 100m record with 9.95 (1.5m/s).
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Jacobs runs 9.95 Italian 100m record in Savona

European indoor 60m champion Marcell Jacobs stole the show at the 10th edition of the Memorial Giulio Ottolia in Savona on Thursday (13), breaking the Italian 100m record with 9.95 (1.5m/s).... Read More

Latest Stories
Feature13 May 2021

Saxby’s barrier-breaking 20km paved the way for female race walkers

Breaking the four-minute mile was the classic athletics landmark until Roger Bannister did it on a windy Oxford track in May 1954. A lesser-known target was 1:30:00 for women in the 20km race walk.

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Series12 May 2021

Japan’s seven wonders: Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games

In the countdown to the Tokyo Olympics, we look back at the major global athletics events that have been staged in The Land of the Rising Sun.

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Feature11 May 2021

Sha'Carri Richardson, history maker

“We’re not done yet,” exclaimed Sha'Carri Richardson, speaking trackside after the second of her sub-10.80 100m runs at the USATF Golden Games on Sunday (9). Seeing the path the 21-year-old has blazed so far, it’s easy to believe her.

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Series11 May 2021

100 ones to watch in Tokyo: long distance

Every athlete has a story.

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Feature11 May 2021

Barega’s success, built on hard work and determination

Many Ethiopians respect Gurage people for being business savvy, who skillfully manage the demands of agricultural upkeep and urban commerce between Addis Ababa and the countryside. Selemon Barega, one of the most talented distance runners Ethiopia has ever seen, is a proud Gurage.

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Feature10 May 2021

After a year of pandemic setbacks and challenges, athlete refugees now eyeing Tokyo berths

Athletes from around the world have tuned in to the recent athletics test events to catch a glimpse of the courses, facilities and track they're hoping to compete on when the Games kick off in July, including two clusters of the Athlete Refugee Team from their bases in Tel Aviv and Ngong.

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Report09 May 2021

Rojas opens with 15.14m, Andrejczyk throws 71.40m

World triple jump champion Yulimar Rojas started her Olympic season in style, leaping a world-leading 15.14m (2.0m/s) to win at the Meeting Toni Bonet in Ibiza, Spain, on Saturday (8).

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Feature09 May 2021

Gateshead revisited

The Wanda Diamond League will be reopening a treasure trove of world class athletics heritage when the 2021 season gets underway with Mondo Duplantis, Dina Asher-Smith and co in action at the Muller Grand Prix Gateshead in two weeks today, Sunday 23 May.

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Feature09 May 2021

From Silesia to Nairobi for South Africa’s rising 400m star Pillay

With 100 days to go until the World Athletics U20 Championships Nairobi 21, Lythe Pillay is one of his country’s brightest prospects for gold.

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Feature08 May 2021

Irena Szewinska: The first lady of Polish sport

Only one athlete in history has set world records at 100m, 200m and 400m: Irena Szewinska – the brightest star of Polish athletics.

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News08 May 2021

Athletes to target Tokyo at Oceania Invitational Series

Australia’s Gold Coast will welcome the area’s best athletes in June as they look to secure Olympic qualification at the Oceania Invitational Series.

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Press Release07 May 2021

World Athletics and Mondo revolutionise elite competition equipment

World Athletics and its Official Supplier Mondo are delighted to reveal a new range of cutting-edge equipment designs, which will be introduced this year.

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