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Mayer scores a world decathlon lead of 8552 points in La Reunion

European Athletics - December 19, 2020 - 19:03

World decathlon record-holder Kevin Mayer has qualified for his third successive Olympic Games after scoring a world lead of 8552 points at the Meeting de la Reunion on Saturday (19) to surpass the Olympic qualifying standard of 8350 points.

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Warholm: "If you have big dreams in sport, you have to live with the pressure."

European Athletics - December 17, 2020 - 18:27

In the second episode of 'My Story' presented by European Athletics, Karsten Warholm tells the story of his remarkable career all the way from running his first ever race in a pair of jeans and a t-shirt to becoming the best 400m hurdler in the world.

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Krause to headline the rarely-run 2000m steeplechase in Dortmund

European Athletics - December 17, 2020 - 16:30

Two-time European 3000m steeplechase Gesa Felicitas Krause from Germany will drop down in distance when she competes at the PSD Bank Indoor Meeting in Dortmund, a World Indoor Tour Bronze Meeting, on 7 February.

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December 2020 issue of Inside Track available for download

European Athletics - December 16, 2020 - 11:44

The December issue of European Athletics’ twice yearly newsletter ‘Inside Track’ has been published and can be viewed and downloaded in pdf format under Related Documents.

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Egger recognised as the outstanding Swiss coach of the last 70 years

European Athletics - December 14, 2020 - 17:57

Renowned coach Jean-Pierre Egger was honoured at the annual ‘Sports Awards’ 2020 in Switzerland on Sunday (13) evening.

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Epis and Koreman secure Olympic marathon qualifying standards

European Athletics - December 14, 2020 - 10:52

The coronavirus pandemic has decimated the autumn road racing season but European athletes with aspirations of qualifying for the Olympic Games made the most of the limited racing opportunities afforded to them over the weekend.

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Duplantis: “I want to be the best to ever live”

European Athletics - December 11, 2020 - 12:02

European Athletics has launched a new and exciting six-part documentary series entitled ‘My Story’ in which some of Europe’s most successful athletes speak candidly on some of the greatest and career-defining moments of their illustrious careers.

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Donna Fraser: “Knock down the door and make your own door"

European Athletics - December 11, 2020 - 11:10

European Athletics continues its series of women’s athletics leaders’ profiles by having a conversation with Donna Fraser, a three-time Olympian (1996, 2000 and 2004) and currently the Equality, Diversity and Engagement Lead and Domestic Operations Manager at UK Athletics.

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European Athletics launches 'My Story' athlete documentary mini-series

European Athletics - December 10, 2020 - 20:29

European Athletics has launched a new six-part documentary mini-series entitled My Story, based on exclusive interviews conducted with some of European athletics’ biggest star names.

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Karamarinov consults IOC over European athlete safeguarding

European Athletics - December 10, 2020 - 15:55

European Athletics Interim President Dobromir Karamarinov met with HRH Prince Feisal bin Al Hussein of Jordan this week to discuss a strategy for dramatically improving the safeguarding of athletes across Europe.

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Duplantis contemplates a return to Torun on the road to Tokyo

European Athletics - December 9, 2020 - 15:02

For Armand Duplantis, the awards and the accolades keep on coming and no doubt even more will be heading in the direction of the precocious Swede who amassed arguably the greatest season in pole vaulting history in 2020.

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Lewandowski announced as European Indoor Championships event ambassador

European Athletics - December 7, 2020 - 14:06

Reigning three-time European indoor champion Marcin Lewandowski from Poland has made no secret of his plans to challenge for a fourth successive gold medal next March and he will have extra incentive after he was officially announced as an official ambassador for the Torun 2021 European Athletics Indoor Championships on 5-7 March.

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Lamdassem breaks Spanish record with 2:06:35 in the Valencia Marathon

European Athletics - December 7, 2020 - 10:31

Ayad Lamdassem rolled back the years to break the long-standing Spanish record in the Valencia Marathon on Sunday (6), leading five Spaniards under the 2:10-barrier on home soil.

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World record-holder Duplantis crowned male World Athlete of the Year

European Athletics - December 6, 2020 - 12:14

Armand Duplantis’ exceptional season in the pole vault was recognised at the World Athletics Awards 2020 which was held virtually on Saturday (5) afternoon.

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Eight outstanding home victories in European Championships history

European Athletics - December 3, 2020 - 15:10

From Juha Väätäinen’s long distance double in Helsinki to Snezana Pajkic’s unexpected 1500m title in Split and Dafne Schippers’ 100m title in Amsterdam, we remember eight incredible home victories in European Championships history. 

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European Athletics Team Championships Second League returns to Bulgaria

European Athletics - December 3, 2020 - 13:53

The Bulgarian city of Stara Zagora will once again stage the European Team Championships Second League, on 19-20 June 2021,  just six years after it last staged this competition. 

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Duplantis receives prestigious Bragdguldet award

European Athletics - December 2, 2020 - 12:24

Sweden’s world pole vault record-holder Armand Duplantis received the prestigious and highly acclaimed Bragdguldet prize - the Gold Medal prize - which has been awarded annually since 1925 by Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet.

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Four-time European champion Itkina dies aged 88

European Athletics - December 1, 2020 - 17:19

European Athletics is very saddened to hear of the passing of four-time European sprint champion and former world 400m record-holder Maria Itkina at the age of 88.

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Will Norway secure promotion back into the Super League in Cluj-Napoca?

European Athletics - December 1, 2020 - 14:25

Thirteen nations will battle it out for the two promotion spots into the Super League at the 2021 European Athletics Team Championships First League in Cluj-Napoca, Romania on 19-20 June.

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European Athletics family pays tribute to Hensel

European Athletics - November 30, 2020 - 17:54

Tributes have poured in for Frank Hensel from Germany who died after a serious illness on Sunday (29) at the age of 70. 

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