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Latest Stories
Feature25 Sep 2020

Remembering Magic Monday, the greatest night in athletics history

Twenty years ago today, the Sydney Olympic Games enraptured the world with what is widely regarded as one of the most thrilling nights in athletics history.

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Feature22 Sep 2020

Naert sets sights on Gdynia for return to competitive action

Luckily, Koen Naert has the habit of writing things down.

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Feature21 Sep 2020

Back to full health, Bromell's biggest goal is to continue to inspire

Life has never come easily to Trayvon Bromell.

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Feature18 Sep 2020

Still ‘up in the clouds’, Duplantis turns his attention to next major targets

The world records are not enough for Mondo Duplantis.

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Feature16 Sep 2020

High-flying stars Warholm and Duplantis form a Scandi support group

Karsten Warholm and Mondo Duplantis have created their own support group to deal with the growing expectations around them as they move ever closer to world records in their respective events.

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Feature13 Sep 2020

Celebrating the New York City Marathon, on its 50th Anniversary

Given the current status of the New York City Marathon, it is a little hard to believe that the genesis of a race, which many regard as the world’s most iconic marathon, had such humble beginnings.

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Feature12 Sep 2020

French athletes make a huge impact over more than a century

The French athletics federation – Fédération française d'athlétisme (FFA) – celebrates its 100th birthday this year but the achievements of French athletes span many decades more as the country was one of the first to embrace our sport in a fashion that we might currently recognise it.

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Feature11 Sep 2020

Adapting to change sends Crouser on an unprecedented roll

Ryan Crouser is on an unprecedented shot putting roll.

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Feature11 Sep 2020

The Jones Counter: recalling the introduction of a device that revolutionised course measurement

Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic hundreds of elite athletes along with tens of millions of recreational runners were pounding the pavement in road races around the world each year. From the world’s most prestigious events like the New York City Marathon or the World Athletics Championships and Olympic Games to the modest small town 5k - they depend on an obscure mechanical device to ensure the accuracy of the course: the Jones Counter.

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Feature10 Sep 2020

Remembering Bikila’s 1960 Olympic marathon victory on its 60th anniversary

When Abebe Bikila – running barefoot - became the first black African to win an Olympic marathon gold medal on the streets of Rome it was without doubt one of the most iconic moments of the 1960 Games.

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Feature10 Sep 2020

Preparations continue in Nairobi for Kip Keino Classic, Africa’s first major athletics event since the pandemic outbreak

Nairobi is preparing to host the first World Athletics Continental Tour Meeting on African soil. The anticipation over the tour is high, partly because it will be the first major athletics event on the continent since the coronavirus struck.

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Feature09 Sep 2020

Back from the depths of despair, Summers looks to a brighter future

It was in December 2017 when Australian distance runner Harry Summers experienced his ‘rock bottom’ moment.

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