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Latest Stories
Feature01 Oct 2020

Embracing Beirut: how the city’s running community has coped with the trauma left in the tragic blast's wake

On 4 August, a horrendous explosion at the port of Beirut rocked the Lebanese capital, killing more than 200 people, wounding more than 6000, and leaving an estimated 300,000 homeless. The blast, caused by a vast store of ammonium nitrate, leveled the immediate port area, causing an estimated $10-15 billion in damage. More than 80,000 families have been directly impacted by the blast, considered to be one of the most powerful non-nuclear explosions in history.

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News30 Sep 2020

Kipruto, Gidey, Kiplimo and Jepchirchir set to compete in Valencia

Along with its World Athletics Platinum Label marathon on 6 December, the Valencia Marathon Trinidad Alfonso EDP will also stage an elite half marathon on the same day, and both races have attracted some of the world’s best distance runners.

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IaafNews30 Sep 2020

Global champions and world record-holders entered for World Athletics Half Marathon Championships Gdynia 2020

Distance stars Joshua Cheptegei and Sifan Hassan are among the top names entered for the World Athletics Half Marathon Championships Gdynia 2020 on 17 October.

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Feature30 Sep 2020

Canada’s Arop sets sights on Tokyo

Canada tallied five medals at the World Athletics Championships Doha 2019, so it was not surprising that Marco Arop’s excellent seventh-place finish in the 800m would be somewhat buried in the team’s performance review.

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Press Release29 Sep 2020

World Athletics Road Running Championships to be included in the global calendar 

World Athletics will launch a new global event in 2023 – the World Athletics Road Running Championships – as part of calendar changes approved at the most recent Council meeting. 

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Feature29 Sep 2020

Twenty years after her Olympic triumph, Skolimowska's legacy lives on

Remembering Kamila Skolimoska, the first Olympic women's hammer throw champion, on the anniversary of her historic victory at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.

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News29 Sep 2020

Spain announces squad for World Athletics Half Marathon Championships Gdynia 2020

Spain will send a team of five men and three women to the World Athletics Half Marathon Championships Gdynia 2020 on 17 October.

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News29 Sep 2020

World Athletics podcast – Jessica Hull

Australian distance runner Jessica Hull stars on the latest World Athletics podcast.

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IaafNews28 Sep 2020

New way to judge jumps take-off fouls among recent competition rule changes introduced for 2020 and 2021

In case you missed it, World Athletics will be introducing a significant change to the way take-off fouls are judged in long and triple jumps, starting on November 1 2021.

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Feature28 Sep 2020

Coach Ruiter on star pupil Cheptegei: ‘He will be the new standard’

When Joshua Cheptegei made history to wipe 1.99 seconds from Kenenisa Bekele’s world 5000m record in Monaco in August, it generated an outpouring of ecstasy in a mild-mannered Dutchman situated some 9000 kilometres away in Uganda.

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Feature27 Sep 2020

Obiri ponders plans for Olympics and beyond

Hellen Obiri came close to walking away from the sport eight years ago.

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Lifestyle26 Sep 2020

Recipe: blackberry and apple crumble

Picking wild blackberries in fresh, crisp, Autumn air is one of my favourite memories from childhood. There’s nothing quite like gathering these juicy, slightly sharp berries and then cooking them into a home-made treat!

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