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World Athletics launches Athletics@HomeThe New Normal: Life in the time of coronavirus10 of the greatest athletics moments of triumph over adversityAfter arduous journey, Tonosa finally finds a new beginningAs International Day of Sport for Development and Peace approaches, a look at athletics' crucial peace-building role
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Feature05 Apr 2020

For Tel Aviv’s Alley Runners, success is measured both on and off the track

Nine years ago, Jamal Abdelmaji Eisa Mohammed spent three days crossing the Sinai Desert on foot from Egypt to Israel, the tail end of a treacherous journey from his home in Sudan’s war-ravaged Darfur region. Since then, he’s worked his way onto a doorstep that could lead him to next year’s Tokyo Olympic Games.

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News05 Apr 2020

Watch party: World Athletics Championships Doha 2019

While many people around the world are in isolation or lock down, our watch parties will help pass the time.

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News05 Apr 2020

The New Normal: Life in the time of coronavirus

Welcome to The New Normal: life in the time of coronavirus, where we'll be sharing stories and updates about how athletes are adjusting to and coping with the spread of COVID-19. We'll be providing updates regularly and daily and encourage athletes to get in touch so we can share their stories, too.

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Feature04 Apr 2020

With training camp under lockdown, Lokoro forced to return to where his refugee team odyssey began

As we approach this year’s International Day of Sport for Development and Peace on Monday (April 6), the coronavirus pandemic has created a new level of challenge for Paulo Amotun Lokoro, one of the most successful members of the Athlete Refugee Team, who is now living in harsh circumstances back in the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya.

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News03 Apr 2020

The New Normal: Life in the time of coronavirus - 1-3 April

Welcome to The New Normal: life in the time of coronavirus, where we'll be sharing stories and updates about how athletes are adjusting to and coping with the spread of COVID-19.

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Series03 Apr 2020

Athletics@Home - reading with Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce reads from her children's book, 'I am a promise'.

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Series03 Apr 2020

10 of the greatest athletics moments of triumph over adversity

Journeys towards sporting success can often get disrupted, but some athletes throughout history have overcome episodes of true adversity on their way to athletics triumphs.

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Feature03 Apr 2020

Tuliamuk continues idol Loroupe's running, philanthropic legacy

Aliphine Tuliamuk still remembers the day she received her first pair of running shoes.

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Series02 Apr 2020

Athletics@Home - colour the stars!

Have some crayons or coloured pencils? Then get to work colouring and getting to know some of our sport's biggest stars.

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Report02 Apr 2020

Tsutsumi breaks Japanese discus throw record in Tama

Yuji Tsutsumi broke the Japanese national discus throw record at a small meeting at Kokushikan University in Tama on Friday (27 March).

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Feature02 Apr 2020

After arduous journey, Tonosa finally finds a new beginning in Ireland

For Hiko Tonosa this was a finish line of sorts, an arrival and acceptance after a three-year journey that made the most arduous of races seem easy.

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News01 Apr 2020

As International Day of Sport for Development and Peace approaches, a look at athletics' crucial peace-building role

On 29 February 1996, the siege of Sarajevo, the longest of a capital city in the history of modern warfare, officially came to an end. Over the course of nearly four years, almost 14,000 people were killed, with the city, which just 12 years earlier hosted the Winter Olympic Games, largely left in ruins.

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