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Irada Mehdiyeva: "Belgrade empowered and motivated me to go and do"

European Athletics - 7 hours 12 min ago

European Athletics continues its series of profiles of women’s athletics leaders on the continent by talking to Irada Mehdiyeva from Azerbaijan.

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50 Golden Moments: Radcliffe storms to 30:01.09 10,000m in Munich

European Athletics - August 4, 2020 - 17:10

Paula Radcliffe had to be assisted off the track after a virus left her weakened and out of the medals in the 10,000m at the 1998 European Championships in Budapest but the Brit was in unconquerable form at the Munich 2002 European Athletics Championships.

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Meijer clears a Swedish record of 4.83m in Norrkoping

European Athletics - August 3, 2020 - 09:54

Michaela Meijer continued her superlative year by breaking the Swedish pole vault record in Norrkoping on Saturday (1).

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Tzengko, 17, breaks world U20 javelin record in Ioannina

European Athletics - August 2, 2020 - 16:00

Only 17, Elina Tzengko broke the world U20 javelin record on the first day of the Greek U20 Championships in Ioannina on Saturday (1) and she still has one full season left in the junior ranks.

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Vetter leaves it late to clinch victory in Kuortane

European Athletics - August 2, 2020 - 12:35

Germany’s Johannes Vetter left it late but came away with victory in the javelin at the Kuortane Games on Saturday (1), a World Athletics Continental Tour Europe Bronze Meeting.

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Reekie edges out Muir in a European leading 1:59.52 in Trieste

European Athletics - August 1, 2020 - 21:31

Jemma Reekie held off her more esteemed training partner Laura Muir in a thrilling 800m at the Triveneto Meeting Internazionale Meeting in Trieste on Saturday (1) evening, a European Athletics Outdoor Area Permit Meeting. 

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2021 European 10,000m Cup to take place in London on 5 June

European Athletics - July 31, 2020 - 13:59

The 2021 European 10,000m Cup will return to Highgate, London on 5 June when Europe’s leading distance runners and Great Britain’s foremost club runners will toe the start-line for a full day of racing at the Parliament Hill Athletics Track.  

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Who and where? Eleven meetings to follow in early August

European Athletics - July 31, 2020 - 13:15

The athletics season has been profoundly affected by the continuing coronavirus pandemic but the action steps up a pace over the next two weekends with international meetings in Kuortane and Trieste on Saturday (1) following by national championships action across the continent the following weekend.  

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50 Golden Moments: Lavillenie soars to 6.04m in Prague 2015

European Athletics - July 30, 2020 - 17:19

Renaud Lavillenie’s campaign at the 2013 European Indoor Championships in Gothenburg ended inauspiciously after his 6.07m clearance was deemed invalid and his campaign for a fourth title in Prague very nearly began on a similar note.

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Torrijos breaks Spanish outdoor triple jump record in Castellon

European Athletics - July 30, 2020 - 12:16

Pablo Torrijos became the first Spaniard to surpass the 17 metre-line outdoors in the triple jump in Castellon on Wednesday (29) evening.

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50 Golden Moments: Hortelano surprise 200m triumph in Amsterdam

European Athletics - July 28, 2020 - 19:06

The Spanish media had a field day when Bruno Hortelano won the 200m gold medal at the Amsterdam 2016 European Athletics Championships.

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European leads from Amb, Kramer and Reh: world age-17 best for Kosonen

European Athletics - July 27, 2020 - 10:21

The last weekend of July saw several European-leading marks with the outstanding performer being Swedish javelin thrower Kim Amb who improved his personal best to 86.49m in Zweibrucken, Germany on Saturday (25).

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Mageean and Bol set European-leading performances in Berne

European Athletics - July 25, 2020 - 10:07

Competing for the first time since a brief indoor season, European indoor and outdoor 1500m bronze medallist Ciara Mageean dispatched a high quality field over 800m at the Citius Champs in Berne on Friday (24) evening.

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Kate O’Connor: “Being world class in every event is one of my goals”

European Athletics - July 24, 2020 - 14:47

“I want to be world class in every event” is quite an ambition for a young heptathlete. But for Kate O’Connor, the first Irishwoman to score over 6000 points in the heptathlon, she is well on her way to achieving that ambition. 

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Dadic smashes 6000 points-barrier in one hour heptathlon in Amstetten

European Athletics - July 24, 2020 - 09:53

Ivona Dadic set herself the target of breaking the 6000 points-barrier in the one hour heptathlon in Amstetten on Thursday (23) evening and the Austrian comfortably exceeded this total, scoring a European leading mark of 6235 points.

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50 Golden Moments: Beyer upsets the odds over 800m in Prague 1978

European Athletics - July 23, 2020 - 17:13

The 1978 European Athletics Championships 800m final remains one of the most thrilling middle-distance races ever – any championship, any era – and a mark of its magnitude is the fact that the winning time of 1:43.84 Is still a championship record more than four decades later.

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Warholm eyeing long-standing European 400m record in Stockholm

European Athletics - July 23, 2020 - 15:46

European Athlete of the Year Karsten Warholm was giving some contemplation to contesting both the 400m and 400m hurdles at the Paris 2020 European Athletics Championships but the Norwegian has set himself new targets with the Olympic Games postponed and the European Championships cancelled.

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Halasz nears world leading hammer mark in Pardubice

European Athletics - July 23, 2020 - 10:53

World and European hammer bronze medallist Bence Halasz approached his world leading mark of 78.86m in the hammer in Pardubice, Czech Republic on Wednesday (22).

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50 Golden Moments: Whitbread’s long-awaited gold in Stuttgart 1986

European Athletics - July 21, 2020 - 17:03

Fatima Whitbread cut a dejected figure at the Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh after yet another major title slipped out of her grasp but the Brit discarded her nearlywoman tag in spectacular fashion the following month at the Stuttgart 1986 European Athletics Championships.

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European champions Duplantis and Krause confirmed for ISTAF in Berlin

European Athletics - July 21, 2020 - 16:31

The ISTAF in Berlin has been given the green light to go ahead on 13 September by the relevant authorities and the organisers are planning to admit up to 3500 spectators into the Olympic Stadium which played host to the 2018 European Championships. 

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