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World Athletics Championships Oregon22
US teenager Athing Mu wrapped up her 2021 collegiate season with a pair of record-breaking performances on the final day of the NCAA Championships in Eugene on Saturday (12).
Reports

Double delight for Mu, Sturgis and Cockrell on final day of NCAA Championships

US teenager Athing Mu wrapped up her 2021 collegiate season with a pair of record-breaking performances on the final day of the NCAA Championships in Eugene on Saturday (12).... Read More

Gong throws 20.31m in the shot put, Dustin clocks 1:43.82 over 800m
Reports

World leads for Gong in Shaoxing and Dustin in Nice

Gong throws 20.31m in the shot put, Dustin clocks 1:43.82 over 800m... Read More

Sean Burrell broke the world U20 400m hurdles record on Friday (11), clocking 47.85* on the third day of NCAA Championships action in Eugene, Oregon.
Reports

Burrell breaks world U20 400m hurdles record in Eugene

Sean Burrell broke the world U20 400m hurdles record on Friday (11), clocking 47.85* on the third day of NCAA Championships action in Eugene, Oregon.... Read More

Yang Jiayu's world 20km race walk record of 1:23:49, set at the Chinese Race Walking Championships in Huangshan on 20 March, has been ratified.
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Ratified: Yang's world 20km race walk record

Yang Jiayu's world 20km race walk record of 1:23:49, set at the Chinese Race Walking Championships in Huangshan on 20 March, has been ratified.... Read More

World Athletics is deeply saddened to hear that Italian middle distance star Paola Pigni – who won an Olympic bronze and two world cross country titles during her highly successful athletics career – died on Friday (11) at the age of 75.
News

Italian middle distance great Pigni dies

World Athletics is deeply saddened to hear that Italian middle distance star Paola Pigni – who won an Olympic bronze and two world cross country titles during her highly successful athletics career – died on Friday (11) at the age of 75.... Read More

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Press Release11 Jun 2021

Court of Arbitration decision on second appeal from Blake Leeper

This decision confirms the one taken by the Mechanical Aids Review Panel on 26 April 2021.

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Feature11 Jun 2021

Well on the path, Asher-Smith aims for new peak in Tokyo

Fresh from her 200m triumph at the 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha, Dina Asher-Smith had just begun her run into the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020 when the whole world came to a screeching halt, her and her sport included.

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Report11 Jun 2021

Dever and Rogers break records at NCAA Championships in Eugene

An exciting men’s 10,000m saw 10 athletes finish inside the 42-year-old meeting record of 28:01.30, led by Tulsa’s Patrick Dever who kicked to victory in 27:41.87, as NCAA Championships action got under way in Eugene, Oregon, on Wednesday (9).

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Series10 Jun 2021

100 ones to watch in Tokyo: horizontal jumps

Every athlete has a story.

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Feature10 Jun 2021

Coe's monumental 800 metres

10 June 1981 remains a red-letter day in the long history of 800m running, for it was in Florence late that night that Sebastian Coe lowered his own world record from 1:42.33 to 1:41.73.

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News09 Jun 2021

Athletics world mourns death of Andy Stubbs

Athletes, coaches and other prominent figures in the sport have paid their respects to athlete representative Andy Stubbs, who died in his sleep on Sunday (6).

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Series09 Jun 2021

Japan's seven wonders: World Championships Osaka 2007

In the latest in our ‘seven wonders’ series, we put the spotlight on the last time Japan hosted the World Athletics Championships – in Osaka in 2007.

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Report08 Jun 2021

Gidey breaks 10,000m world record in Hengelo

Just two days after Sifan Hassan clocked a world 10,000m record of 29:06.82 in Hengelo, Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey – competing on the same track in the Dutch city – improved the mark by five seconds with 29:01.03 to win the Ethiopian Trials on Tuesday (8).

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Feature08 Jun 2021

Tulu and Meyer: the victory lap that united Africa

On 7 August 1992, at the Barcelona Olympic Games, two women lined up for the 10,000m not knowing that their spontaneous post-race display of fair play and celebration would have an impact on Africa and the world.

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Press Release07 Jun 2021

World Athletics approves the application of 35 Russians to compete internationally as neutral athletes

The applications of 35 Russian athletes have met the exceptional eligibility criteria

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News07 Jun 2021

Heritage plaques unveiled - Fanny Blankers-Koen and Götzis

World Athletics Heritage Plaques honouring the Netherlands’ Fanny Blankers-Koen and the Continental Tour Gold meeting which bears her name, and Austria’s combined events mecca, the Hypo-Meeting, were unveiled during the past fortnight, respectively in Hengelo and Götzis.

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Feature07 Jun 2021

Patience pays off for Hassan

There was little about Sifan Hassan’s run at the FBK Games in Hengelo on Sunday (6) that gave the impression she was being patient. Eyes firmly fixed on the path ahead, her arms pumping and legs turning with incredible consistency, she looked like a person who had places to be – and fast.

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