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PressRelease18 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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PressRelease18 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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Report17 Nov 2019

Rotich and Machado prevail in Soria

Uganda’s Maxwell Rotich and Portugal’s Mariana Machado raced to victory at the 26th ‘Cross Internacional de Soria’, the second leg of the 2019-20 World Athletics Cross Country Permit series held in the outskirts of Soria, Spain, on a cloudy and cold Sunday (17).

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Report17 Nov 2019

Weekend road round-up: Gidey smashes 15km world best, Lonyangata and Melese win in Shanghai

Kenya’s Paul Lonyangata and Yebrgual Melese of Ethiopia took the men’s and women’s title at the Shanghai International Marathon, a World Athletics Gold Label road race, on Sunday (17).

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Report17 Nov 2019

Walmsley and Simion take long course titles at World Mountain Running Championships

Jim Walmsley of the US and Cristina Simion of Romania raced to victory in the long races as the World Mountain Running Championships concluded in Villa La Angostura, Argentina, on Saturday (16).

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News16 Nov 2019

Dillard, Olympic 100m and 110m hurdles champion, dies 

World Athletics is deeply saddened by the news that Harrison Dillard, the only male athlete to win Olympic titles in the 100m dash and 110m hurdles, died near his home in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, on Thursday (15). Dillard, who won four Olympic gold medals during his career, was 96, the oldest living US Olympic champion.

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Series16 Nov 2019

Fab five: multiple winners of the World Athlete of the Year award

Ahead of the World Athletics Awards 2019 we toast a special quintet of athletes from yesteryear who have all enjoyed great success at the glittering annual event.

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Previews16 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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Report16 Nov 2019

Gray and Murphy complete US double at World Mountain Running Championships

USA’s Joe Gray and Grayson Murphy won the senior races over the classic distance, 14km, on the first day of the World Mountain Running Championships in Villa La Angostura on Friday (15).

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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$2.5 million 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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