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Canadian Ahmed  (12:47.20) and Shelby Houlihan (14:23.92) Set North American 5000m Records
11 July 2020
Canadian Ahmed (12:47.20) and Shelby Houlihan (14:23.92) Set North American 5000m Records
Canadian long-distance runner, Mo Ahmed, and American Shelby Houlihan set a new North American 5000m records at the Bowerman Track Club Intrasquad II Meet on late Friday night in
Results: Weltklasse Zurich Inspiration Games 2020
09 July 2020
Results: Weltklasse Zurich Inspiration Games 2020
Results: 2020 Weltklasse Zurich Inspiration Games - Thursday, July 9.Pole Vault Men1. KENDRICKS Sam USA - 5.81 2. LISEK Piotr POL - 5.663. LAVILLENIE Valentin FRA - NMPole
Weltklasse Zurich Inspiration Games: Start Lists and How to Watch Live
09 July 2020
Weltklasse Zurich Inspiration Games: Start Lists and How to Watch Live
The Weltklasse Zürich billed as "Inspiration Games" will bring together some of the biggest track and field stars in a very distinctive athletics competition via TV screens on
Annimari Korte Clocks 2nd Fastet 100m Hurdles Time in the World in Jyväskylä
08 July 2020
Annimari Korte Clocks 2nd Fastet 100m Hurdles Time in the World in Jyväskylä
Image source Finland AthleticsAnnimari Korte with the 2nd fastest 100m hurdles time in the World highlighted the Motonet Grand Prix in Jyväskylä, Finland while Armand Duplantis
World Champion Brazier Cruises to 1500m Personal Best in a Secret Meet in Portland
06 July 2020
World Champion Brazier Cruises to 1500m Personal Best in a Secret Meet in Portland
The reigning World 800m champion, Donovan Brazier, returned to racing with a stunning 1500m personal best at “The Big Friendly" meet in Portland Oregon on Friday, July 3.The
Armand Duplantis Clears Pole Vault WL 5.94m in Gothenburg
04 July 2020
Armand Duplantis Clears Pole Vault WL 5.94m in Gothenburg
World indoor record-holder Armand Duplantis (SWE) set a new World pole vault lead of 5.94m at the Bauhaus Jumps Challenge in Gothenburg on Saturday.Another highlight was the men's
Kipsang Banned for four Years for Anti-Doping Rule Violation
03 July 2020
Kipsang Banned for four Years for Anti-Doping Rule Violation
The World Athletics Disciplinary Tribunal (WADT) banned former marathon World record holder Wilson Kipsang for four years for violating anti doping rule."Disciplinary Tribunal has
Bowerman Track Club Intra-Squad Meet Produces World Leading Marks
01 July 2020
Bowerman Track Club Intra-Squad Meet Produces World Leading Marks
On late Monday night, the US-based Bowerman Track Club hosted an intra-squad track meet in Portland, Oregon.The meet which had only four events (men's and women's 1500m and 5000m)
RunCzech Adds Two Road Races to its Summer Schedule
26 June 2020
RunCzech Adds Two Road Races to its Summer Schedule
RunCzech adds other 2 races to its summer season schedule. Registrations for Runway Runs in Karlovy Vary and České Budějovice have been open since several days, and now we can
Mo Farah to Attempt 1 Hour World Record in Brussels
24 June 2020
Mo Farah to Attempt 1 Hour World Record in Brussels
The four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah will attempt to break Haile Gebrselassie’s 1 hour World record of 21,285kmat the AG Memorial Van Damme in Brussels on September 4.Farah
Hamburg Marathon Plans to Host Event as Scheduled on September 13
23 June 2020
Hamburg Marathon Plans to Host Event as Scheduled on September 13
The Haspa Hamburg Marathon is scheduled to go ahead on September 13 with both elite and mass races. The news was announced by the organizers at a press conference today where
Daniel Stahl Sets Discus Throw World Lead with 70.25m in Helsingborg
22 June 2020
Daniel Stahl Sets Discus Throw World Lead with 70.25m in Helsingborg
Sweden's Daniel Stahl set a new World lead on Sunday at a throws only competition in Helsingborg.The World discus throw champion, Stahl, threw 70.25m in round three to become the
London Marathon Director Optimistic for the Race in October
20 June 2020
London Marathon Director Optimistic for the Race in October
London Marathon director Hugh Brasher is optimistic the race will take place in October despite speculations that the event will be canceled."I am sure earlier this week you will
Christian Coleman Provisionally Suspended for Missing Three Drugs Test
17 June 2020
Christian Coleman Provisionally Suspended for Missing Three Drugs Test
World 100m champion Christian Coleman has been provisionally suspended by Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) for missing three drug tests.The AIU said on Twitter it had administered "a
World Decathlon Record holder Mayer Splits from his Long-Time Coach
16 June 2020
World Decathlon Record holder Mayer Splits from his Long-Time Coach
World Decathlon record-holder Kevin Mayer split from his coach Bertrand Valcin only one year and one month before the Tokyo Olympics.Valcin coached the 28-year-old Mayer for the
European Athletics Publishes Qualifying Standards for 2021 Indoor Championships
16 June 2020
European Athletics Publishes Qualifying Standards for 2021 Indoor Championships
Qualifying Standards for the 2021 European Indoor Championships have been approved by European Athletics.The 2021 European Indoor Championships will take place from 5-7 March in
RunCzech Launches Registrations for Unique Races at Airports
15 June 2020
RunCzech Launches Registrations for Unique Races at Airports
A few days ago, the organizers of RunCzech races have launched the summer challenge Česko běží dál (The Czech Republic keeps on running). Besides that RunCzech has also
Karsten Warholm Smashes 300m hurdles World Record at Impossible Games
11 June 2020
Karsten Warholm Smashes 300m hurdles World Record at Impossible Games
Norwegian track and field star Karsten Warhlom clocked an impressive 33.78 to smash the 300m hurdles World record at the Oslo Bislett Impossible Games on Thursday, June 11.In a
What to Watch at Oslo Bislett Impossible Games
10 June 2020
What to Watch at Oslo Bislett Impossible Games
The Oslo Impossible Games which takes place on Thursday, 11 June is the first serious athletics event outdoors in the 2020 season. The event substitutes the Oslo Diamond
RunCzech Brings Back the Competition on the Roads
09 June 2020
RunCzech Brings Back the Competition on the Roads
The last few months have been very sad for the running world and especially for mass participation events. When COVID-19 hit, and races all over the world were either cancelled or
Radek Juska Sets European Long Jump Lead at Josef Odlozil Memorial
08 June 2020
Radek Juska Sets European Long Jump Lead at Josef Odlozil Memorial
The Czech Republic's Radek Juska set a new European long jump lead with 8.03m (W1.5m/s) leap at the 27th Josef Odlozil Memorial (World Athletics bronze level athletics meet) on
World Champion Naser Missed Four Doping Tests Says Athletics Integrity Unit
07 June 2020
World Champion Naser Missed Four Doping Tests Says Athletics Integrity Unit
World 400m champion Salwa Eid Naser of Bahrein has been provisionally suspended for missing four doping tests.Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) suspended on Friday World 400m
400m Champion Salwa Eid Naser Suspended for Anti-Doping Rule Violation
06 June 2020
400m Champion Salwa Eid Naser Suspended for Anti-Doping Rule Violation
The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) provisionally suspended women's 400m champion Salwa Eid Naser of Bahrein for missing 3 drug tests in one year.Naser, who clocked the 3rd fastest
World's Best Decathletes to Face Off in Ultimate Garden Clash
05 June 2020
World's Best Decathletes to Face Off in Ultimate Garden Clash
World's best decathletes Kevin Mayer, Niklas Kaul, and Maicel Uibo will face off in a virtual triathlon at the Ultimate Garden Clash on Sunday, June 7.Kevin Mayer of France is the
Spotakova and Vadlejch Highlight Inaugural - Back on the Track - Series
01 June 2020
Spotakova and Vadlejch Highlight Inaugural - Back on the Track - Series
Barbora Spotakova and Jakub Vadlejch produced outstanding performances in the javelin at the opening round of "Back on the Track" series which took place in Kladno, the Czech
Back on Track - Athletics Competitions in Czech Republic Set for 1 June
31 May 2020
Back on Track - Athletics Competitions in Czech Republic Set for 1 June
On Monday, 1 June, the "Back on Track" project organized by Czech Athletics will bring together many professional athletes and kids in 173 stadiums across the Czech
Jakob Ingebrigsten Smashes Norweigan 5km Record in Stavenger
20 May 2020
Jakob Ingebrigsten Smashes Norweigan 5km Record in Stavenger
Jakob Ingebrigsten broke the Norweigan road 5km record at the Forus Perselop in Stavanger on Wednesday.The 19-year-old Jakob comfortably clocked 13:28 and broke Sondre Nordstad
Jakob and Henrik Ingebrigstens to Attempt 5km Record on Wednesday
17 May 2020
Jakob and Henrik Ingebrigstens to Attempt 5km Record on Wednesday
Jakob and Henrik IngebrigstensNorway's middle-distance stars Jakob and Henrik Ingebrigtsens will attempt the road 5km national record on Wednesday, May 20 in Stavanger.See live
Stefanidi Prevails in the 2nd Edition of Ultimate Garden Clash
16 May 2020
Stefanidi Prevails in the 2nd Edition of Ultimate Garden Clash
Greek pole vault star Katerina Stefanidi was the winner in the second edition of Ultimate Garden Clash on Saturday, March 16.Thousands of track and field fans from around the world
World Athletics Announces International Meet Schedule for August to October
13 May 2020
World Athletics Announces International Meet Schedule for August to October
Monaco Diamond LeagueThe track and field governing body World Athletics announced the schedule for 2020 Continental Tour Gold and Wanda Diamond League.The Continental Tour Gold and
Lavillenie and Duplantis tie at the Ultimate Garden Clash
03 May 2020
Lavillenie and Duplantis tie at the Ultimate Garden Clash
Renaud Lavillenie and Armand Duplantis tied at the first edition of the Ultimate Garden Clash - Pole Vault edition on Sunday, March 3. Three of the currently best pole
AIU Suspends Two High-Profile US Sprinters and Kenyan Distance Runner for Violating Doping Rules
02 May 2020
AIU Suspends Two High-Profile US Sprinters and Kenyan Distance Runner for Violating Doping Rules
Two World-class US spriters Gabby Thomas and Deajah Stevens and Kenya's distnace runner were suspended for whereabouts by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) on
Duplantis vs Kendricks vs Lavillenie set for Ultimate Garden Clash – Pole Vault Edition
01 May 2020
Duplantis vs Kendricks vs Lavillenie set for Ultimate Garden Clash – Pole Vault Edition
Armand Duplantis, Sam Kendricks, and Renaud Lavillenie will compete against each other on Sunday 3 May in a live streamed long-distance pole vault event - the Ultimate Garden
Nutrition Tips for Track and Field Athletes
28 April 2020
Nutrition Tips for Track and Field Athletes
My name is Joseph Maxwell and I’m an All-American track and field athlete at the University of Tennessee. As a shot putter, I'm faced with a unique set of challenges when it
2017 London Marathon Champion Daniel Wanjiru Suspended for Doping
15 April 2020
2017 London Marathon Champion Daniel Wanjiru Suspended for Doping
The Athletics Integrity (AIU) Unit provisionally suspended the 2017 London maraton champion Daniel Wanjiru from Kenya for doping. The AIU confirmed on Tuesday that
Usain Bolt Goes Viral with Social Distancing Olympic Games Photo
14 April 2020
Usain Bolt Goes Viral with Social Distancing Olympic Games Photo
Track and Field legend, Usain Bolt, who retired from sports more than two years ago posted a picture of him defeating his opponents at the Beijing Olympics with a title:
World Athletics Championships in Eugene Rescheduled
09 April 2020
World Athletics Championships in Eugene Rescheduled
The track and field governing body rescheduled the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon to 15-24 July in 2022, after the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and
RunCzech announces the new 2020 race calendar, including Prague Marathon and the other spring events
08 April 2020
RunCzech announces the new 2020 race calendar, including Prague Marathon and the other spring events
The RunCzech organisers have been gradually making decisions on the fate of its races. Those scheduled to take place in the spring period to the end of June had to be cancelled
Wayde van Niekerk wants to become the first man to break 43 seconds in 400m
08 April 2020
Wayde van Niekerk wants to become the first man to break 43 seconds in 400m
Olympic champion and World record holder over 400m Wayde van Niekerk says he wants to become the first man in history to run the 400m under 43 seconds. "I don't even want
World Athletics Suspends Olympic Qualification Period Until December 1
07 April 2020
World Athletics Suspends Olympic Qualification Period Until December 1
Track and field governing body, World Athletics, announced on Tuesday the qualification period for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is suspended effective from 6 April 2020
World Athletics Championships Oregon 2021 Rescheduled for 2022
30 March 2020
World Athletics Championships Oregon 2021 Rescheduled for 2022
  The World Athletics announced on Monday it will postpone Oregon 2021 World Championships for one year. The World Athletics said it is working with the Oregon
International Olympic Committee Announces new Dates for Tokyo Olympics
30 March 2020
International Olympic Committee Announces new Dates for Tokyo Olympics
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced on Monday new dates for the postponed 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and Paralympics. The Tokyo Olympics will start July 24,
2020 Tokyo Olympics Postponed Until Next Year
24 March 2020
2020 Tokyo Olympics Postponed Until Next Year
The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games have been postponed until next year because of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Tuesday (24).The
Cuban Athletes Shine at Copa Cuba in Havanna
24 March 2020
Cuban Athletes Shine at Copa Cuba in Havanna
Several World-class results were achieved during the 2020 Copa Cuba that took place last weekend in Havanna. No spectators were allowed to enter the Pan-American Stadium in
World Cross Country Championships 2021 Course Revield
21 March 2020
World Cross Country Championships 2021 Course Revield
Athletics Australia revield the course for the 2021 World Athletics Cross Country champioships. Bathurst a city in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia will host
African Games 10,000m Champion Berehanu Tsegu Banned for EPO
21 March 2020
African Games 10,000m Champion Berehanu Tsegu Banned for EPO
Ethiopia's 2019 African Games 10000m gold medalist, Berehanu Tsegu, was banned for four years after testing positive for the blood-boosting drug erythropoietin EPO. During the
Tokyo Olympic Games not Cancelled. What now?
18 March 2020
Tokyo Olympic Games not Cancelled. What now?
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed that the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020 are neither cancelled, nor postponed. How are athletes going to get ready? The Summer
Tokyo Olympic Games… from Home?
16 March 2020
Tokyo Olympic Games… from Home?
 We keep hearing that the Tokyo Olympic Games will happen in July 2020, but will the world be safe enough with the COVID-19 pandemic just declared?The World Health
London Marathon Postponed until October
13 March 2020
London Marathon Postponed until October
London Marathon is rescheduled for 4 October because of the coronavirus outbreak. The race was originally scheduled to take place in London on Sunday, 26 April. "The
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