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Feature12 Jul 2020

Area in Focus: postcards from Africa

We conclude our Area in Focus series look at Africa with a selection of images which show how athletes from the area have dealt with the coronavirus pandemic.

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Report12 Jul 2020

Ahmed and Houlihan smash North American 5000m records, Fraser-Pryce clocks 11.00

World bronze medallist Moh Ahmed and US champion Shelby Houlihan made significant improvements on the North American 5000m records at a low-key competition at Jesuit High School in Portland on Friday night (10).

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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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Lifestyle11 Jul 2020

Recipe: Swiss Bircher Muesli

During my career as an elite athlete, I often spent time in St Moritz, Switzerland, for altitude training. Surrounded by fresh air and gorgeous mountain scenery at 1600m above sea level, it was a wonderful place to prepare for major championships.

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Lifestyle11 Jul 2020

Weekend reads: the best athletics stories from the past seven days

Start your weekend here, with a round-up of some of the best athletics, running and fitness-related stories from the past seven days.

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News10 Jul 2020

Athens Marathon’s World Athletics Heritage Plaque unveiled in SEGAS offices

The World Athletics Heritage Plaque, which was awarded to the Athens Marathon in 2019, has been unveiled in the Greek capital at the offices of SEGAS, the Greek athletics federation.

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Feature10 Jul 2020

For Kenyan sprinter Odhiambo, lockdown is almost business as usual

Learning to train away from the watchful eye of your coach is something many athletes have got used to this year, but for Mark Otieno Odhiambo, that’s business as usual.

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Report09 Jul 2020

Felix shines at Inspiration Games

Allyson Felix notched a pair of impressive victories to highlight the Inspiration Games, the Zurich Diamond League organisers' entertaining and innovative answer to the global coronavirus pandemic that brought together 30 athletes competing in seven venues across two continents on Thursday (9).

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News09 Jul 2020

Lewandowski targeting Polish 2000m record at Szewinska Memorial

Polish middle distance ace Marcin Lewandowski will be targeting the national 2000m record at the 2nd Irena Szewinska Memorial, a World Athletics Continental Tour Bronze meeting, which will inaugurate the country’s athletics season on 19 August in Bydgoszcz.

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News09 Jul 2020

Excitement building for Nairobi’s Kip Keino Classic

Excitement is fast building up in Africa as Nairobi prepares to host a round of the inaugural World Athletics Continental Tour Gold Series on 26 September.

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Feature09 Jul 2020

Coronavirus pandemic puts Nigeria's Olympic hopefuls’ aspirations on pause

When 2019 World Championships bronze medallist Ese Brume flew into Nigeria in March, it was part of a straightforward plan: to compete at the National Sports Festival – Nigeria’s biggest multi-sport competition - and then return to Cyprus where she has been based since 2016 as an undergraduate at Eastern Mediterranean University.

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Report08 Jul 2020

Stahl holds off strong domestic challenge in Karlstad

World discus champion Daniel Stahl’s first-round throw of 68.10m at the Folksam Grand Prix withstood a sustained challenge from fellow Swede Simon Pettersson at the World Athletics Continental Tour Bronze meeting in Karlstad on Wednesday (8).

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