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Report15 Mar 2020

Gong throws world-leading 19.70m in Beijing

Two-time world shot put champion Gong Lijiao of China threw a world-leading 19.70m at a throws meeting in Beijing on Saturday (14).

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Report15 Mar 2020

Ikeda and Fujii claim All-Japan 20km race walk titles

Koki Ikeda is all but guaranteed an Olympic 20km place after the Japanese went for broke over the final 500 metres of a race that only survived when it changed its name.

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Report14 Mar 2020

Simbine scorches to 9.91 100m victory in Pretoria

On a weekend when many fixtures have been cancelled or postponed due to the coronavirus, Pretoria’s Pilditch Athletics Stadium was a hive of activity on Friday and Saturday (13-14) as it hosted the Athletics Gauteng North Championships.

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Report08 Mar 2020

Weekend road round-up: Ichiyama clinches final spot on Japan’s Olympic marathon team in Nagoya, Chebet wins at Lake Biwa

Going into the Nagoya Women’s Marathon on Sunday (8), the goal for Japan’s leading distance runners was clear: run faster than 2:21:47 at the World Athletics Platinum Label road race and secure a spot on the national Olympic team.

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Report01 Mar 2020

Indoor round-up: Thiam breaks Belgian indoor long jump record, Stark clocks world U20 indoor 60m hurdles record

Olympic heptathlon champion Nafissatou Thiam stole the show at the French Indoor Championships in Lievin on Sunday (1), winning the women’s long jump with 6.79m.

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Report01 Mar 2020

De Oliveira and Lalonde crowned Pan American cross-country champions

Applying different running tactics, Johnatas de Oliveira and Genevive Lalonde made history for Brazil and Canada respectively by earning their country’s first ever senior title at the 4th Pan American Cross Country Cup in Langford, Canada, on Saturday (29).

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Report01 Mar 2020

Legese retains Tokyo Marathon crown while Salpeter smashes course record

Birhanu Legese successfully defended his Tokyo Marathon crown in 2:04:15, while Israel’s Lonah Chemtai Salpeter took more than two minutes off the women’s course record, winning the World Athletics Platinum Label road race in 2:17:45 on Sunday (1).

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Report29 Feb 2020

Rupp and Tuliamuk take US Olympic marathon trials victories in Atlanta 

Galen Rupp and Aliphine Tuliamuk booked their spots to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after churning out impressive victories at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials Marathon in Atlanta on Saturday (29).

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Report28 Feb 2020

Klosterhalfen clocks 14:30.79 European indoor record in Boston, Schweizer scorches 8:25.70

Konstanze Klosterhalfen of Germany and Karissa Schweizer of the US shattered Area records in the 5000m and 3000m, respectively, at the Boston University Last Chance Invitational on Thursday (27).

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Report23 Feb 2020

Indoor round-up: Duplantis scales 6.01m in Clermont-Ferrand, Zhoya smashes world U20 indoor 60m hurdles record

Pole vault sensation Armand Duplantis maintained his incredible run of form with a 6.01m victory at the Perche Elite Tour meeting in Clermont-Ferrand on Sunday (23).

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Report23 Feb 2020

Ayenew and debutante Chekwel break course records at Seville Marathon

Ethiopia’s Mekuant Ayenew and Uganda’s Juliet Chekwel captured commanding victories at the 36th Zurich Maratón de Sevilla, a World Athletics Gold Label road race, on Sunday (23) with respective clockings of 2:04:46 and 2:23:13.

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Report23 Feb 2020

Walsh wins on home soil in Auckland

Two-time world indoor champion Tom Walsh delighted the home fans at the Sir Graeme Douglas International, a World Athletics Continental Tour Bronze meeting, in Auckland on Sunday (23).

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