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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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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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IaafNews16 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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