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Feature14 Nov 2019

Rising 400m star Zambrano: ‘Look how far I have come, and how much farther I can go’

Rising Colombian star Anthony Zambrano produced a major surprise at the World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 last month when he raced to 400m silver. The 21-year-old clocked a notable 44.15 to clip a hefty 0.14 from the South American record set by Brazil’s Sanderlei Claro Parrela at the 1999 World Championships in Seville when Zambrano was barely a year old.

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Feature13 Nov 2019

After marathon world record near-miss, Bekele signals there’s more to come

Described as one of the greatest comebacks in athletics history, Kenenisa Bekele’s astonishing victory in September’s Berlin Marathon in 2:01:42 – within two seconds of the world record - sent shockwaves through the athletics world.

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PressRelease12 Nov 2019

Finalists announced for Female World Athlete of the Year 2019

With just 11 days to go until the World Athletics Awards 2019, World Athletics is delighted to reveal the names of the five finalists for the Female World Athlete of the Year 2019.

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News11 Nov 2019

We're now World Athletics

We have a new website - WorldAthletics.org

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PressRelease11 Nov 2019

Finalists announced for Male World Athlete of the Year 2019

With just 12 days to go until the World Athletics Awards 2019, the names of the five finalists for the Male World Athlete of the Year 2019 have been confirmed.

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Report10 Nov 2019

Weekend road round-up: Keter breaks 5km world record in Lille, Zeray triumphs in Hefei, records tumble in Nanchang

Kenya’s Robert Keter upstaged a quality field to win the Urban Trail Lille 5km on Saturday (9), taking seven seconds off the world record* with his winning time of 13:22.

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Report09 Nov 2019

Teferi takes title No.4 while Oumaiz defeats the favourites in Atapuerca

Spain’s Ouassim Oumaiz and Ethiopia’s Senberi Teferi captured commanding victories at the 16th Cross Internacional de Atapuerca, the opening leg of the 2019-20 IAAF Cross Country Permit series held in windy conditions on Saturday (9) in Burgos, Spain.

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News09 Nov 2019

‘Bannister: Everest on the Track’ takes FICA Golden Achilles prize

The US-produced film Bannister: Everest on the Track has won the top prize, the Golden Achilles, at the second International Athletics Film Festival in San Sebastian.

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Feature09 Nov 2019

Janek Õiglane: achieving things the hard way

Two years ago, behind the decathlon medal-winning trio of Kevin Mayer, Rico Freimuth and Kai Kazmirek at the World Championships in London, a breakthrough was happening. 23-year old Estonian Janek Õiglane was having the performance of his career, finishing fourth with a lifetime best of 8371.

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News08 Nov 2019

Desisa and Chepngetich win 2019 AIMS Best Marathon Runner Awards

World marathon champions Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia and Ruth Chepngetich of Kenya were tonight recognised as the male and female recipients of the 2019 ‘Best Marathon Runner’ award by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS).

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Previews08 Nov 2019

Weekend road preview: course record assaults on tap in Hefei, Xichang and Nanchang

Much of the attention of this weekend’s road racing scene will fall on China, with marathons in Hefei, Xichang, Nanjing and Nanchang on the Road Race Label slate. The action begins on Saturday with the Xichang Qionghai Lake Wetland International Marathon.

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PressRelease08 Nov 2019

Karlstrom and Qieyang win 2019 IAAF Race Walking Challenge

Sweden’s Perseus Karlstrom and China’s Qieyang Shenjie have been confirmed as the overall winners in the 2019 IAAF Race Walking Challenge.

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