Predicting future talent can be a tricky business but there is little doubt that the huge amount of recent attention thrust upon Yalemzerf Yehualaw is justified.
Spanish athletics can trace its origins back to the late 1860s, when gymnastics clubs often organised athletics competitions as part of their activities. In the first two decades of the 20th century, a number of regional federations were formed and championships held. Consequently, it was a logical step that on 27 March 1920, after the fifth edition of the Spanish Cross Country Championships held earlier in the day, what is now the Royal Spanish Athletics Federation was founded in Bilbao.
Godwin Adongo loves to run. At eight years old, she finds athletics shows more interesting than cartoons and watches the Diamond League for fun. On Saturdays and Sundays, she hits dirt tracks in the Ugandan city of Lira for one-hour drills, honing her skills as a runner.
In June, the Benin Athletics Federation was named the second best sports organisation in the West African nation by the country’s Olympic and Sports Committee.
Oregon isn’t a place you see as much as you do. You can sight-see the beautiful coast, volcanic mountains, crystal-clear lakes and deserts that stretch as far as the eye can see. If you’re looking for world-class pinots, some of the best food and craft beer in the country, epic running, cycling, kayaking, windsurfing or just about anything else-ing, look no further.
For many elite athletes, pain is a constant companion. Whether it’s on the track, in the gym or on the treatment table, their capacity to endure is typically off the charts. Yet there’s a good kind of pain and a bad kind of pain, and over the past 18 months Cynthia Bolingo has endured all too much of the latter.
Today marks the 32nd anniversary of Grete Waitz’s historic ninth victory at the New York City Marathon. We take a look at the significance of the moment which may never be surpassed.