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Press Release13 Dec 2020

World records ratified: Gidey's 5000m and Cheptegei's 10,000m

The monumental performances of Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey and Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei, to break two of the sport’s most revered world records within one glorious hour, have been officially ratified.

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News25 Nov 2020

Focus on finalists: Letesenbet Gidey and Joshua Cheptegei

In the countdown to the World Athletics Awards 2020, which will be held as a virtual event on 5 December, we’ll be taking a closer look at the five men and five women who were earlier this week confirmed as the finalists for the Athlete of the Year awards.

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Report07 Oct 2020

Cheptegei and Gidey break world records in Valencia

The Spanish city of Valencia had never seen an outdoor world record on the track before Wednesday night (7) but within the space of 50 minutes it witnessed not one but two, as Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei and Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey went into new territory.

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News05 Oct 2020

Details of Cheptegei's 10,000m world record assault revealed

The atypical 2020 season is set to feature another stunning chapter on Wednesday (7) when Uganda’s recently-minted world 5000m record-holder Joshua Cheptegei takes aim at the world 10,000m record at the Turia Stadium in Valencia, Spain.

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News30 Sep 2020

Kipruto, Gidey, Kiplimo and Jepchirchir set to compete in Valencia

Along with its World Athletics Platinum Label marathon on 6 December, the Valencia Marathon Trinidad Alfonso EDP will also stage an elite half marathon on the same day, and both races have attracted some of the world’s best distance runners.

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News01 Dec 2019

2019 review: road running and cross country

Our end-of-year reviews continue with a look back at 2019’s best action on the roads and cross country.

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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 Jul 2019

Gebrhiwet and Gidey take 10,000m titles at Ethiopian trials in Hengelo

Twelve days after his lap-counting error in the 5000m at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Lausanne, Hagos Gebrhiwet made no mistakes at the Ethiopian Trials in Hengelo on Wednesday (17), winning the men’s 10,000m in a world-leading 26:48.95.

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Report11 Feb 2018

Teenage talents Kiplimo and Gidey triumph at Cinque Mulini

World U20 cross-country champions Jacob Kiplimo and Letesenbet Gidey took the honours at the 86th edition of the Cinque Mulini in San Vittore Olona, the sixth and penultimate leg of the IAAF Cross Country Permit circuit.

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Previews09 Feb 2018

Defending champions Barega and Degefa face tough opposition at Cinque Mulini

Ethiopia’s Selemon Barega and Beyenu Degefa will return to the Cinque Mulini in San Vittore Olona to defend their titles at the IAAF Cross Country Permit meeting, which will be held for the 86th year on Sunday (11).

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Report26 Mar 2017

Gidey cruises to second straight U20 women's title – IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017

Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey became the fourth woman to win back-to-back U20 titles at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships.

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Previews22 Mar 2017

U20 women's preview – IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017

Since the inception of the junior/U20 contests at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in 1989, dozens of countries have grappled with one simple question: how do you beat Kenya and Ethiopia in the team chase? And in each of those 25 editions, the answer has proven elusive. That east African stranglehold looks unlikely to change this year.

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