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News05 Aug 2020

Japanese record-holders confirmed for Golden Grand Prix

Organisers of the Seiko Golden Grand Prix have announced another wave of Japanese stars – including four national record-holders – for the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting in Tokyo on 23 August.

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Lifestyle05 Aug 2020

The Athletic Life: crazy races that combine running with food and drink

In the absence of serious races, now's the perfect time to think a bit more left field and consider targeting a more fun food-based challenge instead.

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Series05 Aug 2020

10 of the greatest athletics comebacks

As athletics competition continues its gradual and careful return from the coronavirus pandemic, we’re taking a look back this week at some of the many heart-warming comeback stories the sport has given us over the years.

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Culture04 Aug 2020

Review - The Stand: How One Gesture Shook the World

The Stand – How One Gesture Shook the World, the latest athletics film from Tom Ratcliffe, passionately details one of the most iconic and enduring sporting moments: the 200m medal podium protest by Americans Tommie Smith and John Carlos at the 1968 Mexico Olympic Games. And on many levels, its retelling, more than five decades later, couldn’t be more timely. 

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News03 Aug 2020

Lavillenie, Muir and Mahuchikh join Chorzow cast

French pole vault legend Renaud Lavillenie, British middle distance star Laura Muir and high jump sensation Yaroslava Mahuchikh are the latest confirmations for the LOTTO Kamila Skolimowska Memorial, a World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting, set for Chorzow on 6 September.

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News03 Aug 2020

Wanda Diamond League meeting in Doha rescheduled to 25 September

The Wanda Diamond League today announced a further change to its 2020 calendar, with the date for the Doha Diamond League brought forward by around a fortnight.

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News03 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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Report02 Aug 2020

Nageotte tops 4.92m in Atlanta, Reekie and Pozzi shine in Trieste

Jemma Reekie and Andy Pozzi produced the standout performances at the 13th Triveneto Meeting in Trieste, Italy, on Saturday (1), as the international athletics season continued its return in Italy, the European country hardest hit by this year's coronavirus pandemic.

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IaafNews01 Aug 2020

Double Olympic triple jump medallist Kreyer dies

World Athletics is saddened to hear that Vitold Kreyer, the 1956 and 1960 Olympic triple jump bronze medallist, died on Saturday (1) at the age of 87.

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Report01 Aug 2020

Big throws from Vetter and Stahl in Kuortane

Johannes Vetter produced the world’s best javelin throw since late January to win at the Kuortane Games, a World Athletics Continental Tour Bronze meeting, on Saturday (1).

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Performance01 Aug 2020

The importance of rest and recovery

One of the good things to come out of the Covid-19 pandemic is an increase in physical activity – more people are reportedly enjoying exercise than before the world went into lockdown.

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Lifestyle01 Aug 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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