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Press Release22 Nov 2019

Belgrade and Yangzhou to host 2022 World Athletics Series competitions, RusAF reinstatement process suspended

Serbia will stage its first ever World Athletics Series event after its capital, Belgrade, was confirmed as the host city of the 2022 World Athletics Indoor Championships at the World Athletics Council Meeting in Monaco on Friday (22).

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Series22 Nov 2019

World Athletics Club – Monaco

Ahead of the World Athletics Awards 2019, join pole vault world record-holder Renaud Lavillenie and multiple world shot put champion Valerie Adams on the latest episode of the World Athletics Club.

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Previews22 Nov 2019

Rotich and Cherono the favourites in Alcobendas

Uganda’s Maxwell Rotich and Eva Cherono of Kenya will be the star names at the 38th Cross Internacional de la Constitución, the third leg of the 2019/20 World Athletics Cross Country Permit series, set for Alcobendas on the outskirts of Madrid on Sunday (24).

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News22 Nov 2019

Legends gather to celebrate the mile in Monaco

Australia’s 1960 Olympic 1500m champion and former mile world record holder Herb Elliott, now 81, sent his regrets at not being able to attend the World Athletics Heritage Mile Night held at Le Méridien Beach Plaza Hotel on Thursday (21).

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News22 Nov 2019

Awards week updates

Up-to-the-minute updates ahead of the World Athletics Awards 2019 in Monaco

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Press Release21 Nov 2019

Bannister and Charles among the honourees at World Athletics Heritage Mile Night celebration

Roger Bannister and Diane Leather Charles, who respectively became the first man to run the mile in under four minutes and the first woman to break the five-minute barrier for the distance, were among the honourees at the ‘World Athletics Heritage Mile Night’ in Monaco on Thursday (21).

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Press Release20 Nov 2019

Athletes Lavillenie and Adams to join the World Athletics Council as full voting members

World pole vault record-holder Renaud Lavillenie and four-time world shot put champion Valerie Adams will make a different type of history on Friday when they become the first active athletes to join the World Athletics Council as full voting members, following the governance reforms introduced in 2016.

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Series20 Nov 2019

Advice to my younger self: Paul Chelimo

USA’s Paul Chelimo, who earned Olympic silver in the 5000m in 2016 and world bronze in 2017, offers some words of motivation to his teenage self.

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Press Release19 Nov 2019

Ratified: Kamworor's 58:01 world half marathon record

Geoffrey Kamworor's world half marathon record of 58:01 has been ratified.

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News19 Nov 2019

CAA African Athletics Development Centres, 18 months on

For the past year and a half, the Confederation of African Athletics has owned and operated seven centres to train athletes, coaches and officials. These institutions, known as African Athletics Development centres, are scattered around the continent and are born of a desire to breed African talent on home soil.

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Press Release18 Nov 2019

World Athletics approves the application of six Russians to compete at the European Cross Country Championships as neutral athletes

The World Athletics Doping Review Board has agreed that the applications of six Russian athletes have met the exceptional eligibility criteria to compete in the 2019 European Cross Country Championships as neutral athletes under competition Rule 22.1A(b) while the Russian national federation (RusAF) remains suspended.

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Press Release18 Nov 2019

Finalists announced for World Athletics Photograph of the Year award

With five days to go until the World Athletics Awards 2019, the finalists for the Photograph of the Year award have been selected.

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