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News06 Sep 2020

Thompson-Herah, Schippers and Ta Lou set to clash in Doha

Double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson-Herah, two-time world 200m champion Dafne Schippers and multiple world medallist Marie-Josée Ta Lou, will go head to head over 100m at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Doha on Friday 25 September 2020.

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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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News31 May 2020

Wanda Diamond League Call Room - Rabat edition

The Wanda Diamond League Call Room lockdown series continues today (31) at 6pm GMT with its Rabat meeting edition, with special guests Marie-Josée Ta Lou of Ivory Coast, Botswana’s 800m superstar Nijel Amos and Nigerian sprinter/jumper Blessing Okagbare taking the virtual stage on the Diamond League's ​Facebook page​ and ​YouTube​ channel.

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Report27 Aug 2019

Ekevwo and Ta Lou take African Games 100m titles

The men’s 100m final lived up to its billing as one of the most anticipated events of the second day of athletics at the 12th African Games in Rabat on Tuesday (27).

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Report20 Feb 2019

Ta Lou dashes 7.02, J. Ingebrigtsen defeats Tefera in Dusseldorf

Marie-Josee Ta Lou stormed to a world-leading 7.02 victory in the 60m while Jakob Ingebrigtsen defeated freshly-minted world indoor record holder Samuel Tefera in the 1500m to highlight the PSD Bank Meeting in Dusseldorf on Wednesday (20), the final stop of the 2019 IAAF World Indoor Tour.

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News07 Sep 2018

Ta Lou and Yego eager to end the season on a high - IAAF Continental Cup Ostrava 2018

It may not have been the perfect year for either of them, but Africa’s Marie-Josee Ta Lou and Julius Yego are hoping for an uplifting climax at the IAAF Continental Cup Ostrava 2018.

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Report05 Aug 2018

Kenya takes six more titles as African Championships conclude in Asaba

Kenya captured six more titles on Sunday (5) to claim bragging rights as the winningest squad in Africa as the 21st edition of the continent's championships concluded in Asaba, Nigeria.

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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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Report05 Jul 2018

Big wins for Balew, Samba, Shubenkov and Houlihan in Lausanne - IAAF Diamond League

Birhanu Balew of Bahrain won the men’s 5000m at Lausanne’s Athletissima IAAF Diamond League fixture on Thursday (5) in a personal best and 2018 world-leading time of 13:01.09 – but his victory was almost a footnote after an extraordinary incident on the final bend between the two young Ethiopians who had been contesting the lead, 20-year-old Yomif Kejelcha and his 18-year-old compatriot Selemon Barega.

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Series06 Jun 2018

High and low – Marie-Josée Ta Lou

Marie-Josée Ta Lou, the world 100m and 200m silver medallist, opts for her against-the-odds world indoor 60m silver medal for her high moment and delves into the pain of missing out on an Olympic 100m medal by seven thousandths of a second for her low experience.

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Feature07 Aug 2017

Hard work pays off in London for globe-trotting Ta Lou

From Dakar to Shanghai to London; it has been quite the journey for Marie-Josee Ta Lou.

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Feature02 Dec 2015

Ta Lou talks about being an IAAF High Performance Training Centre athlete

Marie Josée Ta Lou has been an international athlete since 2010 but made her big breakthrough this summer, making the semi-finals of the 100m and 200m at the IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015 before going on to win both sprint titles at the All Africa Games.

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