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Latest Stories
Feature24 May 2020

Szabo uses time away from racing to become a more complete mountain runner

When Sandor Szabo took to the start line at the 2013 World Mountain Running Championships, he was most likely the least experienced runner at the discipline.

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Feature21 May 2020

IAAF Mobil Grand Prix - 35th anniversary of the start of the professional era

On 25 May 1985, the IAAF Mobil Grand Prix, the world’s first professional global track and field circuit, administered by and operating with the authorisation of the then ‘International Amateur Athletic Federation’, today’s World Athletics, began in San Jose, California with the Bruce Jenner Classic.

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Feature19 May 2020

After two years on the sidelines, Van Niekerk ready to accept comeback challenge

Wayde van Niekerk was nervous. For an athlete of his calibre, an unofficial 100m race on grass in mid-February should have been a formality. A routine rust-buster. A glorified training session.

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Feature18 May 2020

Cautious optimism the theme as some athletes begin to ease out of lockdown

Athletes in different parts of the world are gradually returning to their regular training facilities as restrictions put in place in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic begin to ease.

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Feature17 May 2020

10 reasons why athletics has been a beacon of optimism and hope during the coronavirus pandemic

We would all agree that living with a global pandemic has not been fun. Nonetheless, athletics has shown that it can and has been a beacon for optimism and hope in these challenging times.

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Feature13 May 2020

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It’s… Garrett Scantling

As the athletics world took its first few tentative steps into 2020, the 2019 World Championships decathlon seemed a world away.

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Feature11 May 2020

Fuelled by a warrior spirit, quitting not an option for rising javelin star Andrejczyk

Having undergone serious shoulder surgery, elbow and achilles issues as well as a cancer scare, there is little wonder Maria Andrejczyk has had to draw upon her 'warrior' spirit after several years of turmoil.

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Feature10 May 2020

Running up mountain trails and staircases, Moon forges her own path to running greatness

Over the course of a running career that began in the early 1990s, New Zealander Melissa Moon amassed 21 national titles, and made national teams for the World Half Marathon Championships, World Cross Country Championships and World University Games. But it wasn't until she took on another challenge - running up and down mountain trails, and later up staircases that lead to the observation decks of the world’s tallest buildings, non-traditional venues that today’s runners in lockdown are beginning to embrace - that Moon finally found her true running calling.

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Feature08 May 2020

Freeman turns Olympic glory into a lifelong passion for youth development

Ron Freeman has produced numerous noteworthy accomplishments in his 72 years.

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Feature06 May 2020

Age-group star Vicente looks beyond the heptathlon for future glory

María Vicente loves athletics so much that even the combined events isn’t enough for her.

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Feature05 May 2020

Douglas driven by family, community and his racing bucket list

Andrew Douglas knows how it feels to spend an extended period of time away from the office.

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Feature04 May 2020

Coaches adjust to coronavirus lockdown realities

It is not only the athletes who have been forced to adjust during the Covid-19 pandemic but also their coaches. We speak to a quintet of coaches to find out more.

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