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News15 Nov 2019

Disciplines confirmed for 2020 Diamond League meetings

The Diamond League has released the 2020 Diamond disciplines, revealing which meetings will host which disciplines during the course of next season

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Previews15 Nov 2019

Oumaiz aims to maintain momentum in Soria

The Cross Internacional de Soria, the second leg of this season’s World Athletics Cross Country Permit series, will take place on Sunday (17) at the Monte Valonsadero circuit, a beautiful forest on the outskirts of Soria, well known for having been a frequent training venue for 1992 Olympic 1500m champion Fermín Cacho and 1997 and 1999 world marathon champion Abel Antón.

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PressRelease15 Nov 2019

Label race funding scheme to make additional US$2.5million available for anti-doping efforts in 2020

At least $2.5million in extra revenue will be made available for a comprehensive integrity programme for road running in 2020, under a new funding scheme announced by World Athletics and the Athletics Integrity Unit last June.

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Previews15 Nov 2019

Weekend road preview: Melese and Lonyangata return to Shanghai, course records under threat in Kobe

Defending champion Yebrgual Melese and 2015 winner Paul Lonyangata, the course record-holders of the Shanghai International Marathon, will return to the World Athletics Gold Label road race on Sunday (17).

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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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