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Grovdal smashes Kristiansen’s Norwegian 10km record with 30:32

European Athletics - October 18, 2020 - 12:37

European 3000m steeplechase bronze medallist Karoline Bjerkeli Grovdal smashed Ingrid Kristiansen’s long-standing Norwegian 10km record of 30:59 at the Hytteplanmila in Hole on Saturday (17), setting one of the fastest times ever by a European.

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Kejeta stuns with 65:18 clocking for world half marathon silver

European Athletics - October 17, 2020 - 13:53

Germany’s Melat Kejeta produced an incredible display to win individual silver at the World Athletics Half Marathon Championships in Gdynia, Poland on Saturday (17) morning in a women’s-only European record of 65:18 behind Kenya’s Peres Jepchirchir who improved her world record to 65:16.

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Karamarinov closes 2020 e-Convention with an optimistic message for 2021

European Athletics - October 16, 2020 - 15:16

Today (16) marked the conclusion of a successful three-day 2020 European Athletics e-Convention which World Athletics President Sebastian Coe and European Athletics Interim President Dobromir Karamarinov had opened together on Wednesday.

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Leading European Athletics Forward in Challenging Times policy paper launched

European Athletics - October 16, 2020 - 09:00

European Athletics Interim President Dobromir Karamarinov launched the Leading European Athletics Forward in Challenging Times policy paper in his address at the start of the final day of the 2020 e-Convention on Friday (16).

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50 Golden Moments: Vaatainen blazes to a long distance double in Helsinki 1971

European Athletics - October 15, 2020 - 17:06

The Finns dominated the long distance events in the early decades of the 20th century courtesy of the likes of the Kolehmainen brothers, Paavo Nurmi and Ville Ritola, sweeping medals at the Olympic Games in a similar fashion to the Kenyans and Ethiopians on the global stage nowadays.

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Adapting in pandemic times provides the theme on day two of the e-Convention

European Athletics - October 15, 2020 - 15:44

Sporting events across the world have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and the second day of the 2020 European Athletics e-Convention featured three case studies on how event organisers have adapted in the context of the pandemic.

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Expert speakers and athletes impart their knowledge at the Athletes Forum

European Athletics - October 14, 2020 - 17:19

The inaugural Athletes Forum was held on the first day of the 2020 European Athletics e-Convention and nearly 200 athletes took part in a stimulating, thought-provoking and varied programme.

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Innovative inaugural Digital Forum one of the highlights of e-Convention opening day

European Athletics - October 14, 2020 - 17:06

The opening day of the 2020 European Athletics e-Convention saw more than 100 participants connect from all parts of the continent and get involved in the first ever Digital Forum on Wednesday (14).

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Coe and Karamarinov to address the theme of “leading change” at e-Convention

European Athletics - October 13, 2020 - 20:16

European Athletics Interim President Dobromir Karamarinov and World Athletics President Sebastian Coe will deliver keynote speeches at the 2020 European Athletics e-Convention which begins tomorrow (14) and finishes on Friday.

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50 Golden Moments: Holm soars over a championship record of 2.40m in Madrid

European Athletics - October 13, 2020 - 17:06

Stefan Holm had an Olympic title to his name, part of a thrilling trio of Swedish triumphs in Athens the summer before, but he was still hardly the favourite to take the 2005 European indoor title upon his arrival in Madrid.

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European champion Sprunger to retire at the end of 2021

European Athletics - October 13, 2020 - 09:43

European 400m hurdles champion Lea Sprunger from Switzerland has announced she is planning to retire at the end of the 2021 season.

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LIQUI MOLY named Official Partner for Torun 2021 European Athletics Indoor Championships

European Athletics - October 12, 2020 - 09:31

European Athletics has today announced LIQUI MOLY as an Official Partner of the Torun 2021 European Athletics Indoor Championships in Poland.

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Hassan shatters European 10,000m record with 29:36.67 in Hengelo

European Athletics - October 10, 2020 - 20:59

In cold and wet conditions, double world champion Sifan Hassan shattered Paula Radcliffe’s long-standing European 10,000m record in a late season race in Hengelo on Saturday (10).

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The countdown is on for the first ever European Athletics e-Convention

European Athletics - October 9, 2020 - 14:04

Today marks five days to go until the first ever European Athletics e-Convention and the finishing touches are being put into place ahead of a stimulating and action-packed three day programme which commences on 14 October.

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Drahotova and Karlstrom to command the focus in Podebrady

European Athletics - October 9, 2020 - 09:07

Domestic hopes will once again be pinned on Anezka Drahotova at the rescheduled Podebrady Walking 2020, a European Athletics Race Walking Permit Meeting, in the Czech Republic on Saturday (10).

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50 Golden Moments: Guei’s anchor leg heroics in Zurich

European Athletics - October 8, 2020 - 17:11

The French relay team has produced some unforgettable moments in European Championships history.

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Bol and Vetter voted Athletes of the Month for September

European Athletics - October 8, 2020 - 13:27

After three days of intense voting across our social media accounts, Germany’s Johannes Vetter and Femke Bol from the Netherlands are your Athletes of the Month for September 2020.

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Toth to chase Olympic 50km race walk qualifying standard in Dudince

European Athletics - October 7, 2020 - 14:12

Reigning Olympic 50km race walk champion Matej Toth only has one goal in mind when he lines up in the Dudinska 50 in Dudince, Slovakia on 24 October: to achieve the Olympic qualifying standard of 3:50:00.

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50 Golden Moments: Diniz’s record-breaking hat-trick on the streets in Zurich

European Athletics - October 6, 2020 - 17:19

Yohann Diniz won his third European 50km race walk title in Zurich and the Frenchman was unequivocal in his conviction that his gold medal in 2014 was by far the most special of the three.

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