For the first time in the history of the championships, the women’s race at the World Athletics Half Marathon Championships Gdynia 2020 will have two current world record-holders for the distance as Peres Jepchirchir and Ababel Yeshaneh line up against one another on Saturday (17).
When the gun sounds for the men’s race at the World Athletics Half Marathon Championships Gdynia 2020 on Saturday (17), all eyes will be on an athlete who has never previously raced the 21.1km distance.
Although Covid-19 restrictions continue to weigh heavily on the staging of road events around the world, organisers of World Athletics Label marathons this weekend in Sofia and Bucharest have managed to attract limited elite fields while also providing local and regional runners opportunities to achieve the Olympic qualification standards.
He is already the history man of marathon running but Eliud Kipchoge will be chasing another record-breaking milestone when he goes head to head with Ethiopian rival Kenenisa Bekele in Sunday’s 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon, a World Athletics Platinum Label road race.
The inaugural Kip Keino Classic on Saturday (3) will be a ground-breaking experience in many ways.
It may have been a far-from-normal season, but the Wanda Diamond League will end on a high in Doha on Friday (25) with what is quite possibly the deepest line-up seen in any discipline this year.
The world record chase resumes again for Mondo Duplantis and Karsten Warholm at the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea Wanda Diamond League meeting in Rome on Thursday (17).
Ryan Crouser and local superstar Sandra Perkovic will serve as the headline acts for the 70th edition of the Hanzekovic Memorial in the Croatian capital Zagreb, the penultimate World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting of 2020, on Monday and Tuesday (15).
Sifan Hassan, Karsten Warholm and Ryan Crouser, three of the hottest names in the sport at the moment, top another impressive bill for the 59th edition of the Golden Spike in Ostrava, Czech Republic, on Tuesday (8), the next stop on the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting circuit.
Ryan Crouser, Sam Kendricks and Laura Muir will bring strong momentum to Silesia's Kamila Skolimowska Memorial in Chorzow, Poland, on Sunday (6), the next stop on the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting series.
When it became clear that it wouldn’t be possible to hold the Birell Grand Prix in Prague, organisers of the World Athletics Gold Label road race set about creating an alternative event. After much planning, RunCzech has been given the green light to stage an invitation-only elite half marathon on a looped circuit in Letna Park in the Czech capital on 5 September.