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News15 Dec 2019

Kipchoge returns to London

World Athlete of the Year Eliud Kipchoge will defend his title at the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon, a World Athletics Platinum event, set to take place in the British capital on 26 April.

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Feature14 Dec 2019

Leather and Bannister – the similarities and differences of two trailblazers

The world reverberated with the news that Roger Bannister had become the first man to run the mile in less than four minutes on 6 May 1954. Twenty three days later, a landmark was achieved in the women’s mile when fellow Briton Diane Leather became the first to dip under five minutes – unheralded, and, at the time, without fanfare.

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Report14 Dec 2019

McSweyn claims Zatopek hat-trick with Oceanian 10,000m record

Stewart McSweyn capped a hugely successful 2019 with a win at the annual Zatopek 10,000m in Melbourne on Saturday night (14), completing a hat-trick of victories in the classic race.

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IaafNews13 Dec 2019

Triple Olympic gold medallist Snell dies

World Athletics is deeply saddened to hear that New Zealand’s 1964 Olympic 800m and 1500m champion Peter Snell died on Thursday (12) at the age of 80.

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Previews13 Dec 2019

Close clashes expected in Shenzhen, Bekele faces Barsoton in Kolkata

Kenya’s Rebecca Chesir and Muluhabt Tsega of Ethiopia will be the main contenders for the women’s title at the Shenzhen Marathon, a World Athletics Gold Label road race, on Sunday (15).

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News12 Dec 2019

The rise of road races in Africa

The rise in popularity of road races in Africa mirrors the upsurge in mass participation races around the world.

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News11 Dec 2019

McNeal and Tuka confirmed for Lievin

Olympic 100m hurdles champion Brianna McNeal and world 800m silver medallist Amel Tuka are the first big names confirmed for the Meeting Hauts-de-France Pas-de-Calais, the newest addition to the World Athletics Indoor Tour, set to take place in Lievin on 19 February.

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News11 Dec 2019

Asher-Smith to fine-tune Olympic preparations in London

Fresh from winning 200m gold, 100m silver and 4x100m silver at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, British sprint star Dina Asher-Smith has been confirmed to compete at the Müller Anniversary Games at the London Stadium, part of the 2020 Diamond League, on 4-5 July.

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Feature11 Dec 2019

Back from illness and injury, James looks ahead to 2020 with optimism

Standing on the start line at the 2017 Drake Relays, it felt like any other race for Kirani James.

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Report11 Dec 2019

Defending champions dominate at Southeast Asian Games

Several champions from 2017 added to their gold medal tally during the final two days of athletics at the Southeast Asian Games in Clark, the Philippines.

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News10 Dec 2019

World’s four best vaulters set for Dusseldorf

The top four finishers in the men’s pole vault at the recent World Championships will be in action at the PSD Bank Meeting on 4 February, the second German stop on the 2020 World Athletics Indoor Tour.

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News10 Dec 2019

Mihambo takes to the track in Karlsruhe

World long jump champion Malaika Mihambo will be one of the top names at the Indoor Meeting Karlsruhe on 31 January, but the German star won’t be contesting her specialist event at the World Athletics Indoor Tour meeting.

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