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Kosgei smashes marathon world record in Chicago

October 13, 2019 - 15:43
Completing a sensational weekend of road running, Brigid Kosgei broke the world record* at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday (13), winning the IAAF Gold Label road race in 2:14
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Weekend road round-up: Chepkirui breaks African all-comers’ record in Durban, Kenyan double in Paris

October 13, 2019 - 11:30
World leader Sheila Chepkirui lived up to her billing as race favourite for the FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN on Sunday (13), taking four seconds off the African all-comers’ record to win the IAAF Bronze Label road race in 30:55.
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Mamu and Murigi triumph at Smarna Gora, Douglas and McCormack secure WMRA World Cup victories

October 12, 2019 - 20:23
Petro Mamu of Eritrea and Kenyan Lucy Murigi won the 40th Smarna Gora Mountain Running Race, the final event of the 2019 WMRA World Cup season, near the Slovenian capital Ljubljana on Saturday (12).
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Kipchoge breaks 2-hour barrier in Vienna

October 12, 2019 - 10:05
Eliud Kipchoge produced the fastest time ever for the 42.2km distance, clocking 1:59:40 at the Ineos159 Challenge in Vienna on Saturday (12).
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Weekend road preview: Farah and Kosgei in Chicago spotlight, Chepkirui returns to action in Durban

October 11, 2019 - 09:49
The IAAF Label calendar picks up this weekend with several key road races taking place across four continents, including the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, the FNB Durban 10k and the 20km de Paris.
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Finishers’ medals revealed for World Athletics Half Marathon Championships Gdynia 2020

October 10, 2019 - 16:25
Organisers of the World Athletics Half Marathon Championships Gdynia 2020 have presented the official medals that will be handed out to all finishers of the mass race at the championships, which will be held on 29 March 2020.
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WMRA World Cup podium places up for grabs at Smarna Gora

October 10, 2019 - 14:11
St Mary’s Hill overlooking Ljubljana once again plays host to the Smarna Gora Race on Saturday (12), the seventh and final stop in the 2019 WMRA World Cup.
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IAAF seeking nominations for positions on three newly-established commissions

October 10, 2019 - 09:45
The IAAF is seeking nominations for positions on three new commissions established as part of its programme of governance and integrity reforms.
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Advice to my younger self: Eliud Kipchoge

October 9, 2019 - 23:13
Following a string of victories over 26.2 miles, including his triumph at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and a world record-breaking performance at the 2018 Berlin Marathon, Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge is widely regarded as the greatest marathon runner of all time.
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Statue honouring Australian Olympian Peter Norman unveiled in Melbourne

October 9, 2019 - 11:54
In celebration of Peter Norman Day, Athletics Australia, in partnership with the Victorian Government, unveiled a statue in honour of the 1968 Olympic sprinter in Melbourne today (9).
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Athlete Refugee Team fields a squad of six in Doha

October 8, 2019 - 12:19
A squad of six athletes represented the Athlete Refugee Team at the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019, its biggest team to date at a World Athletics Series event, and quality-wise, its best.
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After dominating in Doha, Mihambo targets Tokyo triumph

October 7, 2019 - 22:35
In the third round of the long jump at the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019, Malaika Mihambo’s dreams almost came crashing down.
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Barshim, Kipruto and Edris – champions who find a way to win

October 7, 2019 - 14:34
One characteristic of champions is that they often find a way to win, even when they shouldn’t. Goals against the run of play, the passing shot at full stretch on match point, willing oneself across the line or over the bar.
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Weekend road round-up: records tumble in Cardiff and Kosice

October 7, 2019 - 00:24
Leonard Langat won the Cardiff University / Cardiff Half Marathon in 59:30, taking 73 seconds off the course record for the IAAF Silver Label road race on Sunday (6).
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Three more titles for USA, heroics by Mihambo, Cheruiyot and Cheptegei as Championships conclude

October 6, 2019 - 21:21
Three victories on the concluding day of the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 – from 100m hurdler Nia Ali and the men’s and women’s 4x400m teams - bolstered the United States’ position at the top of the medal table, taking their count to 14 golds and 29 medals in total.
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IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 – the highest quality championships of all time

October 6, 2019 - 18:39
IAAF President Sebastian Coe has described the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 as the best in history in terms of the quality and depth of performances produced by the athletes of more than 200 nations.
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Report: men's 4x400m - IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019

October 6, 2019 - 18:09
Returning to their vintage best, the USA regained the men’s 4x400m world title with the fastest time for 11 years with a typically dominant performance.
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Report: women's 4x400m - IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019

October 6, 2019 - 18:07
Living to their favourite’s billing, the US squad dominated the women's 4x400m relay, blitzing the field with a 3:18.92 world-leading performance.
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Report: women's 100m hurdles - IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019

October 6, 2019 - 18:04
The ‘supermom’ theme that had been set at the start of the championships by some of the first few winners of women’s titles had a reprise in the final individual track event of the week.
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Report: men's 10,000m - IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019

October 6, 2019 - 18:02
In a brutal race of attrition, Joshua Cheptegei of Uganda capped a glorious year by securing the world 10,000m title to add to the world cross-country crown he secured in March.
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