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Ahoure upsets Jeter and Fraser-Pryce, Dibaba miss World record in Birmingham

Côte d'Ivoire's Murielle Ahoure / Photo: Yomi Omogbeja

Côte d'Ivoire's Murielle Ahoure upsets the favourites Carmelita Jeter (USA) and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (Jamaica) to win the women's 60 metres with an All-Comers record and personal best 6.99 seconds while Genzebe Dibaba narrowly miss out on 1500m World record today at the British Athletics Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham.

IOC shortlists three Candidate Cities for 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games

The International Olympic Committe Logo

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced today that Buenos Aires (ARG), Glasgow (GBR), and Medellín (COL) have been shortlisted in the bid to host the 3rd Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in 2018.

Athletics South Africa sets March & April dates for Permit Meets

Athletics South Africa (ASA) has confirmed that one province and two clubs have stepped forward to host Permit Meetings during the months of March and April 2013.

Ethiopian Gebrselassie targets hattrick at Vienna Marathon

Haile Gebrselassie winning in Vienna in 2012 / Photo Credit: Photorun.net / Jean-Pierre Durand

Ethiopian distance-running legend Haile Gebrselassie, one of the greatest athletes of all time, will attempt to win for the third time in the Austrian capital when he competes in the half marathon staged parallel to the Vienna City Marathon on April 14th.

Unknown Runner film seek more funds, launch improved iOS app

The Unknown Runner montage image / Photo: A Cow Say Moo

The Unknown Runner documentary is about a Kenyan athlete, Geoffrey Kipsang and the road he had to take to make his debut on the marathon of Berlin and the film project is now looking for a final round of funding to finish the post-production.

Namibia: Kaanjuka, Engelbrecht, Nghipandulwa, Mayova shine in Windhoek

Hitjiverue Kaanjuka in action at a meet in Namibia / Photo Credit: Namibia Sport

Hitjiverue Kaanjuka, Charlene Engelbrecht, Daniel Nghipandulwa and Globine Mayova took double honours at the second leg of Bank Windhoek Grand Prix meet at the Independence Stadium on Saturday.

Athletics Namibia raises the bar as elite athletes battle in Windhoek

Namibia's Hitjiverue Kaanjuka in action/ Photo: Namibia Sport

Athletics Namibia increases its prize money for the second leg of Bank Windhoek Grand Prix Series as a record number of Namibia's elite athletes battle inside Windhoek's Independence Stadium on Saturday January 12, 2013.

Kenyan Felix Limo retires from international athletics

Photo Credit: Ramon Smits / Flickr.com/people/14189176@N08

The well-known Kenyan distance runner Felix Limo announced his international retirement on Thursday, after a top-level career that spanned more than a decade.

Merga and Kibet triumph at 38th Bozen/Bolzano Run

Imane Merga on the way to winning BoClassic ahead of Mo Farah in 2010

Ethiopia’s Imane Merga, the 2011 Cross-Country World champion and Kenya’s Sylvia Kibet celebrated their second victory at the Bozen/Bolzano’s New Year’s Eve run on Monday as the duel between Kenya and Ethiopia ended in a tie.

Longosiwa and Merga set for new year eve's face-off in Bozen/Bolzano

Thomas Longosiwa at the London Olympics 2012/ Photo: Cameron Spencer

Olympic bronze medalist Thomas Longosiwa (Kenya) to face World Champion Imane Merga (Ethiopia) at the 38th edition of the international New Year's Eve Run BOclassic in Bozen/Bolzano.

Tunisia: Lablak and Kimayo win maiden Marathon-Des-Oliviers-Sfax

Kenyan Ednah Kimayo receives the women's race winner plaque at 2012 Sfax Marathon / Photo: Babatunde Eludini/AthleticsAfrica

Moroccan athlete Khalid Lablak and Kenyan Ednah Kimaiyo were the top winners in Sunday’s maiden edition of the International Oliver Trees Marathon (Marathon-Des-Oliviers-Sfax) in Sfax city, Tunisia.

First international marathon race underway in Sfax City

A cross-section of local volunteers at Sfax Marathon / Photo: Babatunde Eludini/ATAF.co

The maiden edition of the International Oliver Trees Marathon (Marathon-Des-Oliviers-Sfax) gets underway in the beautiful city of Sfax, Tunisia this weekend. The first international Marathon to be held in the region.

Namibia: Bank Windhoek Athletics series kicks off in Oshakati

Namibian Athletes Hitjiverue Kaanjuka in action / Photo credit: Namibia Sport

More than 200 athletes are registered to take part in the first leg of the prestigious Bank Windhoek Grand Prix Series scheduled to take place at the Oshakati Stadium on Saturday, December 8, 2012.

Eko 2012: Uko and Imhoaperamhe take sprint titles at Nigeria National Sports Festival

Athletes jostle for positions in the men's 5000m at Eko 2012/ Photo: LOC

Ondo state's Peace Uko and Nicholas Imhoaperamhe from Rivers state last night won the 100m women and men titles respectively at the ongoing 18th National Sports Festival (EKO 2012) inside the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos.

Imane Merga, Sylvia Kibet sign up for BOclassic New Year Run

Pictured from left: Mo Farah & Imane Merga on the finish line in 2010  (Foto: BOclassic/Remo Mosna)

World Cross Country champion Imane Merga from Ethopia and vice world champion Sylvia Kibet from Kenya are the first big names to be presented for the 38th edition of the international New Year's Eve Run BOclassic in Bozen/Bolzano.

Botswana takes Spirit of World Plan awards for Africa

Botswana's pride - Amantle Montsho & Isaac Makwala / Photo Credit: Yomi Omogbeja

Botswana is the African beneficiary of the Spirit of World Plan Awards that was created to acknowledge outstanding initiatives that have exemplify the achievements of the Athletics’ World Plan in each of the six continental Areas of the IAAF.

Guiyang and Cali confirmed as hosts of 2015 World XC and Youth Champs

Gao Weidong and Du Zhaocai with Lamine Diack in Barcelona/Photo: IAAF

Guiyang, China and Cali, Colombia, the two sole bidders, have been confirmed by the IAAF as respective hosts of the IAAF World Cross Country and World Youth Championships in 2015.

Fredericks wins second term as Athletics Namibia President

Frank Fredericks, President of Athletics Namibia / Photo Credit: Yomi Omogbeja

Frank Fredericks will serve as president of Athletics Namibia (AN) for another term following an elective congress held at the Etuna Guesthouse Conference Centre in Ongwediva on Saturday November 17, 2012

Road to Rio 2016: SASCOC charges SA Coaches to look Beyond London

More than 900 attendees at the National SASCOC Coaches conference/Photo Credit: Linly De Beer

More than 900 delegates from national, provincial and state federations and unions attended the 2nd annual National SASCOC coaching framework conference, which ended today at the Birchwood Hotel, Boksburg from all sport codes, including a large group of athletics coaches.

Canon to sponsor IAAF World Athletics Series till 2016

Fujio Mitarai, Chairman and CEO of Canon Inc. and Sergey Bubka, IAAF Vice-President at the Canon Official IAAF Partner signing ceremony in Japan (Canon)Fujio Mitarai, Chairman and CEO of Canon Inc, and Sergey Bubka, IAAF Vice-President at the Canon Official IAAF Partner signing ceremony in Japan/ Photo:Canon

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) announces a new global partnership with Canon Inc, who will become an Official IAAF Partner of the IAAF World Athletics Series of competitions for the period 2013-2016.

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