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Previews12 Aug 2020

Global champions and world record-holders head to Monaco as Diamond League action resumes

Eleven reigning world champions from around the globe are converging on Monaco this week for the first Diamond League meeting that will resemble a regular top-flight international one-day meeting since the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Press Release12 Aug 2020

One year out from Olympic marathon, World Athletics encouraged by racing conditions in Sapporo

As part of World Athletics' clean air initiative and its ongoing research into athletic performance in extreme environments, staff from the Health and Science department recorded environmental and air quality data along the Tokyo 2020 Olympic marathon course in Sapporo, Japan, on Saturday (8), exactly one year before the men’s race is scheduled to take place.

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Feature12 Aug 2020

The glorious twelfth – a day of world record landmarks

Today marks the anniversaries of three very significant historic world records which were all set in 1960 in Walnut, California.

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News12 Aug 2020

Heritage Plaque honouring Paavo Nurmi presented in Turku

The World Athletics Heritage Plaque, awarded in December 2018 to jointly honour Paavo Nurmi and the Paavo Nurmi Games, was presented last night at the start of the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold Meeting in Turku.

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News12 Aug 2020

Competition updates

Here is a round-up of updates relating to international competitions, from cancellations to postponements and confirmations.

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Report11 Aug 2020

Vetter and Stahl break meeting records in Turku

Johannes Vetter produced his best throw for more than two years to win the javelin at the Paavo Nurmi Games in Turku on Tuesday (11), providing the highlight of the first World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting of 2020.

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News11 Aug 2020

Hassan set to attack one-hour world record in Brussels

Organisers of the AG Memorial Van Damme have announced that world 1500m and 10,000m champion Sifan Hassan will attempt to break the one-hour world record at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Brussels on 4 September.

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Performance11 Aug 2020

Mattevi’s 10 tips for budding mountain runners

Since her early teens, world U20 mountain running champion Angela Mattevi has fully embraced the experience of running in the mountains.

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Report10 Aug 2020

Stahl throws 71.37m in Sollentuna

World discus throw champion Daniel Stahl unleashed his second 70-metre-plus throw of the season to highlight the Sollentuna Grand Prix, a World Athletics Continental Tour bronze meeting, on Monday (10).

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Press Release10 Aug 2020

Rule 5 reminder issued to meeting organisers and Member Federations as more athletes return to the track

As more athletes around the world return to the track for National Championships, one-day meetings and other record-breaking attempts, World Athletics has issued a reminder to Area Associations and Member Federations today about the recently introduced Rule 5, governing competition shoes.

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News10 Aug 2020

How to follow the Paavo Nurmi Games Continental Tour Gold meeting

The World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting series finally kicks off on Tuesday (11) with the Paavo Nurmi Games in Turku, Finland. You can follow all the action on the World Athletics website, its associated platforms and via nearly three dozen broadcasters from around the world.

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News09 Aug 2020

Monaco provisional entry lists, as at 9 Aug

With just under a week to go until the Wanda Diamond League season kicks off in earnest, Monaco's Herculis meeting has published full entry lists for the first event of the season.

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