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Teferi takes title No.4 while Oumaiz defeats the favourites in Atapuerca

November 9, 2019 - 18:06
Spain’s Ouassim Oumaiz and Ethiopia’s Senberi Teferi captured commanding victories at the 16th Cross Internacional de Atapuerca, the opening leg of the 2019-20 IAAF Cross Country Permit series held in windy conditions on Saturday (9) in Burgos, Spain.
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‘Bannister: Everest on the Track’ takes FICA Golden Achilles prize

November 9, 2019 - 17:06
The US-produced film Bannister: Everest on the Track has won the top prize, the Golden Achilles, at the second International Athletics Film Festival in San Sebastian.
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Janek Õiglane: achieving things the hard way

November 9, 2019 - 13:32
Two years ago, behind the decathlon medal-winning trio of Kevin Mayer, Rico Freimuth and Kai Kazmirek at the World Championships in London, a breakthrough was happening. 23-year old Estonian Janek Õiglane was having the performance of his career, finishing fourth with a lifetime best of 8371.
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Weekend road round-up: Keter breaks 5km world record in Lille, Tafa triumphs in Xichang

November 9, 2019 - 11:35
Kenya’s Robert Keter upstaged a quality field to win the Urban Trail Lille 5km on Saturday (9), taking seven seconds off the world record* with his winning time of 13:22.
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Desisa and Chepngetich win 2019 AIMS Best Marathon Runner Awards

November 8, 2019 - 23:51
World marathon champions Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia and Ruth Chepngetich of Kenya were tonight recognised as the male and female recipients of the 2019 ‘Best Marathon Runner’ award by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS).
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Weekend road preview: course record assaults on tap in Hefei, Xichang and Nanchang

November 8, 2019 - 12:37
Much of the attention of this weekend’s road racing scene will fall on China, with marathons in Hefei, Xichang, Nanjing and Nanchang on the Road Race Label slate. The action begins on Saturday with the Xichang Qionghai Lake Wetland International Marathon.
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Muir targets world indoor 1000m record in Glasgow

November 7, 2019 - 23:43
With just 100 days to go to the Müller Indoor Grand Prix Glasgow, organisers announced that Laura Muir will attempt to set break the world indoor 1000m record at the World Indoor Tour meeting on Saturday 15 February 2020.
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Cross Country Permit season gets underway in Atapuerca

November 7, 2019 - 16:26
The 2019-20 IAAF Cross Country Permit series will kick off in Burgos on Saturday (9) with the Cross de Atapuerca, one of five stops in Spain, where Ethiopia’s Senbere Teferi will chase an unprecedented fourth win in the women’s race.
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IAAF Inside Athletics – Tianna Bartoletta: ‘you have to be honest and use your experience’

November 7, 2019 - 12:23
A lot has happened in the 14 years since Tianna Bartoletta won the world long jump title as a teenager.
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Cross country legend Tergat honoured at FICA

November 6, 2019 - 17:58
Five-time world cross country champion and former 10,000m and marathon world record holder Paul Tergat was the guest of honour at the second night of the International Athletics Film Festival (FICA) in the Spanish city of San Sebastian on Tuesday (5).
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Advice to my younger self: Stefan Holm

November 6, 2019 - 10:44
The 2004 Olympic high jump champion and four-time world indoor champion from Sweden takes a step back in time and offers some wise words to his teenage self.
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Elgoibar and San Sebastian cross country meetings get World Athletics Heritage Plaques

November 5, 2019 - 17:12
Spanish cross country races in Elgoibar and San Sebastian have each been awarded World Athletics Heritage Plaque in recognition of their historic status and contribution to the sport.
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Debutante Jepkosgei and Kamworor victorious at New York City Marathon

November 3, 2019 - 17:58
Kenya’s Joyciline Jepkosgei and Geoffrey Kamworor reigned supreme at the TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday (3), an IAAF Gold Label road race.
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San Sebastian gets ready to host second edition of FICA

November 3, 2019 - 15:06
The second International Athletics Film Festival (FICA) gets underway in San Sebastian – home to the prestigious annual San Sebastian International Film Festival since 1953 – on Monday (4), the start of a week-long series of screenings and activities dedicated to the sport.
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Fab five: IAAF Cross Country Permit meetings

November 2, 2019 - 11:31
Ahead of the 2019-20 IAAF Cross Country Permit season which opens next weekend with the Cross de Atapuerca in Burgos, we focus on five outstanding and historic races within the calendar.
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Defending champions Keitany and Desisa raring to go in New York City

November 1, 2019 - 15:06
Defending champions Mary Keitany and Lelisa Desisa are back in the Big Apple to chase more glory at the TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday (3), an IAAF Gold Label road race.
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Mburugu and Yaremchuk win at Corsa dei Santi

November 1, 2019 - 13:08
Kenya’s James Mburugu and Ukraine’s Sofia Yaremchuk took the honours at the Corsa dei Santi, a 10km IAAF Bronze Label road race traditionally held on All Saints Day, 1 November, in Via della Conciliazione in Rome near St Peters Square in the Vatican City.
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Weekend road preview: Ayenew back in Beijing, Kimutai returns to Istanbul

November 1, 2019 - 10:27
Ethiopia’s Mekuant Ayenew returns to the Chinese capital aiming to regain the title he took three years ago at the CFLD Beijing Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label road race, on Sunday (3).
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Entries open for Fan Photograph of the Year contest

November 1, 2019 - 07:00
Entries are now open for the best photograph of the year taken in 2019 by a fan photographer.
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Heritage Mile Night to reunite famous world record breakers

October 31, 2019 - 09:00
More than a dozen of history’s greatest milers will congregate in Monaco for the World Athletics Heritage Mile Night on Thursday 21 November to celebrate the classic middle distance event.
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