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Report06 Jul 2021

Thompson-Herah, Bol and Simbine sizzle to meeting records in Szekesfehervar

Thompson-Herah clocks 10.71, Bol wins 400m hurdles in 52.81 and Simbine breaks African 100m record with 9.84

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Feature14 May 2021

Boosted by World Relays, South Africa's Simbine is focused on the fast road to Tokyo

Here’s the thing about Olympic year, something Akani Simbine knows will always be true. “Everybody comes out fast,” he says. Everyone is ready.”

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Report01 May 2021

Hosts Poland crowned first winners of World Athletics Relays Silesia 21

There was success for the host nation Poland on an action-packed first evening of competition at the World Athletics Relays Silesia 21, with Joanna Jozwik and Patryk Dobek teaming up to win the 2x2x400m.

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News30 Apr 2021

Painstaking preparations pay off, with athletes ready to put on a show in Silesia

For the hundreds of world-class athletes who made the journey to Poland for the World Athletics Relays Silesia 21, this hasn’t been a straightforward task, and the same goes for all those who have worked tirelessly to make the event possible.

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Previews26 Apr 2021

Italy, Brazil and South Africa look to make a 4x100m statement in Silesia

It is the fast-paced and unpredictable nature of the 4x100m which adds to the thrill and at the World Athletics Relays Silesia 21 there’s even more to play for, with major championships places up for grabs.

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Report17 Apr 2021

Camacho-Quinn runs 12.32 100m hurdles, Richardson and McLaughlin also impress

Continuing her comeback in style, Jasmine Camacho-Quinn stormed to a 100m hurdles win in 12.32 (1.7m/s) to move to equal seventh on the world all-time list at the Tom Jones Memorial Invitational in Gainesville, Florida, on Saturday (17).

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Report16 Sep 2020

Del Ponte and Hynne victorious, Van Niekerk returns to action in Bellinzona

An eagerly-awaited win by local star Ajla del Ponte and Olympic 400m champion Wayde van Niekerk’s first international appearance since 2017 were the key highlights at the 10th edition of the Galà dei Castelli in Bellinzona, Switzerland, a World Athletics Continental Tour Bronze meeting, on Tuesday (16).

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Feature11 Jul 2020

Africa’s sprinters navigate the pandemic ahead of the Tokyo Olympics

While Africa is often associated with distance running, athletes from the continent have also left an indelible mark on the sprints at major championships.

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Report14 Mar 2020

Simbine scorches to 9.91 100m victory in Pretoria

On a weekend when many fixtures have been cancelled or postponed due to the coronavirus, Pretoria’s Pilditch Athletics Stadium was a hive of activity on Friday and Saturday (13-14) as it hosted the Athletics Gauteng North Championships.

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Report20 Jul 2019

Williams blazes 12.32, Warholm improves to 47.12 in London - IAAF Diamond League

Sizzling hurdles performances by Danielle Williams and Karsten Warholm highlighted the first day of action at the Muller Anniversary Games in London Stadium on Saturday (20).

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Report02 Aug 2018

Obiri and Ta Lou dominate, Samaai defeats Manyonga at African Championships in Asaba

Dominating victories by Hellen Obiri in the 5000m and Marie Josée Ta Lou in the 100m along with a spirited battle between South African long jumpers Ruswahl Samaai and Luvo Manyonga highlighted the second day of action at the 21st African Athletics Championships in Asaba, Nigeria, on Thursday (2).

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Series17 May 2018

Akani Simbine: I love sprinting because...

South African 100m record-holder Akani Simbine is among a crop of the world’s finest sprinters. Here the world and Olympic 100m finalist and Commonwealth 100m champion talks passionately about his ability to run fast and what it means to him.

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