It was a day for defending champions at the European Cross Country Championships in Lisbon on Sunday (8), with five of the six individual titles retained by last year’s gold medallists.
Breaking away from Fatuma Sado with 10km to go at the Saitama Marathon, Peres Jepchirchir, running her first marathon outside of Kenya, won the World Athletics Silver Label road race in 2:23:50.
World Athletics is seeking a Head of Development of the Sport, a position based at its headquarters in Monaco.
This weekend’s World Athletics Label road race action centres on the Guangzhou Marathon in China and the women’s race at Saitama.
African triple jump champion and continental record holder Hugues Fabrice Zango put Burkina Faso on the global athletics map this year when he became the first athlete from the West African nation win a medal at the World Athletics Championships.
Preparations for the World Athletics Indoor Championships Nanjing 2020 stepped up a notch on Wednesday (4) as the event’s emblem and slogan were unveiled, marking 100 days to go until the sport’s next big global competition.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) today announced that Sapporo Odori Park in Hokkaido was approved by the IOC as the venue for the marathon and race walk events at the IOC Executive Board meeting held today in Lausanne, Switzerland. This followed confirmation from World Athletics.