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Courtney Okolo runs blazing 49.71 in women's 400m, the fastest ever in NCAA history
24 April 2016
Courtney Okolo runs blazing 49.71 in women's 400m, the fastest ever in NCAA history
  World Indoor champion Courtney Okolo of the United States set a new Collegiate 400m record on Saturday, Apr. 23 at LSU Alumni Gold metting. The 22-year-old Okolo, who runs
Schippers sets world  #1 in 200m; Ogunde 9.91 equals Asian 100m record
23 April 2016
Schippers sets world #1 in 200m; Ogunde 9.91 equals Asian 100m record
  The world 200m champion Dafne Schippers kicked off her outdoor season with a new world lead in 200m, while Qatar's Femi Ogunde equaled Asian 100 record at Tom Jones
Live: London Marathon 2016
23 April 2016
Live: London Marathon 2016
Live Stream, Results, Elite Entry Lists: London Marathon 2016. Event scheduled for Sunday, April 24 at 8:30am - 12:00am London, UK. 4:30am - 8:00am (US Eastern) 7:30am - 11:00am
Sanga to attack Duesseldorf’s record
22 April 2016
Sanga to attack Duesseldorf’s record
Sanga hopes to break Duesseldorf’s course record, Ionescu and Ramos target national records. Patrick Sanga hopes to bounce back in style when he runs the METRO GROUP
Six Russian track and field athletes banned for doping
21 April 2016
Six Russian track and field athletes banned for doping
  The Russian Anti Doping Agency (RUSADA) announced on Monday it banned 6 Russian athletes for failing drugs test.  A four year ban received a discus thrower Yulia
London Marathon 2016
20 April 2016
London Marathon 2016
  The second stage of Abbott World Marathon Majors - The 2016 London Marathon is this Sunday.   Here is your guide how to follow the 2016 London Marathon on
Hayle and Baysa win Boston marathon 2016
18 April 2016
Hayle and Baysa win Boston marathon 2016
Ethiopians Lemi Berhanu Hayle and Atsede Baysa took Boston marathon crowns on Monday, April 18.  Ethiopian runners had a perfect day in Boston as they swept the men's
Live: Boston Marathon 2016
18 April 2016
Live: Boston Marathon 2016
 Live Streaming, Results, Elite Entry Lists: Boston Marathon 2016. Event scheduled for Monday, April 18 at 9:30am - 1:30pm US Eastern.  1:30pm - 6:30pm (UTC) 3:30pm -
Ethiopians victorious in Hamburg Marathon
17 April 2016
Ethiopians victorious in Hamburg Marathon
Ethiopia’s Meselech Melkamu smashed the course record by more than two minutes in the Haspa Marathon Hamburg. Finishing in 2:21:54 despite windy conditions she made a strong
Yohan Blake is back, runs 9.95 to set fastest 100m time this year in the world
17 April 2016
Yohan Blake is back, runs 9.95 to set fastest 100m time this year in the world
The 2011 World 100m Champion Yohan Blake rocked on Saturday night  in the men's 100m proving himself he is in good shape to ran at this year's Rio Olympics.  The
Live: Hamburg Marathon 2016
17 April 2016
Live: Hamburg Marathon 2016
 Live Stream, Results: Hamburg Marathon 2016. Event scheduled Sunday, April 17 at: 8:30am - 11:30am (Central European) 3:30am - 6:30am (US Eastern) 6:30am - 9:30am
Ameer Webb clocks 9.90 (+2.4) takes down Andre de Grasse at Mt. Sac Relays
17 April 2016
Ameer Webb clocks 9.90 (+2.4) takes down Andre de Grasse at Mt. Sac Relays
 A major upset in sprints at 2016 Mt. Sac relays produced Ameer Webb in the men's 100m dash. Ameer Webb clocked his fastest time ever of under any conditions
Semenya wins 400m, 800m, 1500m at South African Championships and sets 2 world leads
16 April 2016
Semenya wins 400m, 800m, 1500m at South African Championships and sets 2 world leads
  Former world 800m champion Caster Semenya made some history at South African championships by winning 400m, 800 and 1500m with in 4 hours on Saturday in Stellenbosch on
Kiprop clocks 1:44.6 in season opener
15 April 2016
Kiprop clocks 1:44.6 in season opener
 Several Kenyan track stars opened 2016 season yesterday at Eldoret National Stadium, situated nearly 2000m above sea level.    Very impressive time produced
Start Lists: Chris Brown Bahamas Invitational
15 April 2016
Start Lists: Chris Brown Bahamas Invitational
 Start Lists: Chris Brown Bahamas Invitational 2016 - Saturday, April 16
Ethiopians plan fast Hamburg race in contest for Olympic places
15 April 2016
Ethiopians plan fast Hamburg race in contest for Olympic places
A quintet from the impressive stable of Ethiopia's world class runners will be aiming for top times with Olympic selection in mind at the Haspa Marathon Hamburg on Sunday. Among
On this day in 2003 Paula Radcliffe broke the women's world marathon record
13 April 2016
On this day in 2003 Paula Radcliffe broke the women's world marathon record
On April 13, 2003 Great Britain's Paula Radcliffe set a new women's world marathon record of 2:15:15 in London.  
Photos: Rio Olympics Marathon Course Almost Ready!
13 April 2016
Photos: Rio Olympics Marathon Course Almost Ready!
The Rio Olympics 2016 organizers say the marathon route is ready for 95%.  The Rio 2016 Organizing committee announced yesterday they had a successful test race last
Sanga gets a second chance in Duesseldorf
13 April 2016
Sanga gets a second chance in Duesseldorf
Philipp Sanga is the fastest runner on the start list of the METRO GROUP Marathon Duesseldorf on 24th April.  
Vienna marathon winner Robert Chemosin plans to invest his prize money to expand his farm in Kenya
11 April 2016
Vienna marathon winner Robert Chemosin plans to invest his prize money to expand his farm in Kenya
Robert Chemosin could hardly have made a more fitting statement with regard to this year’s motto of the Vienna City Marathon: Theatre of Emotions. Asked about the
Watson, Anderson post 400mH WL; Walter Dix completes stunning sprint double
10 April 2016
Watson, Anderson post 400mH WL; Walter Dix completes stunning sprint double
Sage Watson and Jeshua Andersen posted world leading time in the women's 400m hurdles in Tucson, while Walter Dix made an impressive 100m and 200m double in Miami,
South African Lusapho April wins Hannover Marathon for the third time
10 April 2016
South African Lusapho April wins Hannover Marathon for the third time
Lusapho April took the HAJ Hannover Marathon for the third time after his victories in 2011 and 2013, While  Edinah Kwambai of Kenya won the women’s race. The South
Robert Chemosin and Shuko Genemo win windy Vienna Marathon
10 April 2016
Robert Chemosin and Shuko Genemo win windy Vienna Marathon
Robert Chemosin won the Vienna City Marathon, clocking a fine 2:09:48 in very windy conditions. After two Ethiopian victories in the past two years this edition was dominated
Kipserem Wins Marathon Rotterdam
10 April 2016
Kipserem Wins Marathon Rotterdam
Marathon Rotterdam 2016 - Kenya's Marius Kipserem won the men's race , while women's race took Ethiopian Gebresealsea on Sunday, April 10. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs =
Live Streaming, Results: Vienna, Rome and Hannover Marathons on Sunday
10 April 2016
Live Streaming, Results: Vienna, Rome and Hannover Marathons on Sunday
Watch Live Streaming: Vienna, Rome and Hannover Marathons on Sunday, April 10. Vienna City Marathon 2016 Watch Live Stream here>> Results>> 3:00am - 7:00am (US
Elaine Thompson runs 100m world lead;  Fraser Pryce beaten in 200m
10 April 2016
Elaine Thompson runs 100m world lead; Fraser Pryce beaten in 200m
Beijing World Championships 200m silver medalist Elaine Thompson equalled 100m world lead, while Olympic and World champion Shell-Ann Fraser Pryce was beaten in the 200m on
Live: Marathon Rotterdam 2016
10 April 2016
Live: Marathon Rotterdam 2016
Watch Marathon Rotterdam 2016 - an IAAF gold label road race -  Live Streaming on Sunday, April. 10.  
Rudisha, Farah to contest in Birmingham DL
08 April 2016
Rudisha, Farah to contest in Birmingham DL
World record holder and Olympic champion in 800m David Rudisha has been added to a star studded Birmingham Diamond League meet on 5 June. David Rudisha, who regained his world
Vienna City Marathon: Omari (PB 2:05:16) to lead elites; Kogei (PB 59:46 HM)  to make debut marathon debut
08 April 2016
Vienna City Marathon: Omari (PB 2:05:16) to lead elites; Kogei (PB 59:46 HM) to make debut marathon debut
On stage today during the pre-race press conference in Vienna were some of the elite men’s runners.  While Kenya’s Levy Matebo Omari features the fastest time on the
ROC boss confident Russian athletes will compete at Rio Olympics despite current ban
07 April 2016
ROC boss confident Russian athletes will compete at Rio Olympics despite current ban
Russian track and field athletes will be competing at the Rio Olympic Games this summer, the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) boss Alexander Zhukov told Tass on Wednesday. The
Five women target sub 2:25 in Vienna City Marathon
07 April 2016
Five women target sub 2:25 in Vienna City Marathon
Five women are targeting times of sub 2:25 in this IAAF Gold Label Road Race which will be shown live and worldwide on the internet
Top Kenyan Marathoner Gladys Cherono withdraws from London Marathon
07 April 2016
Top Kenyan Marathoner Gladys Cherono withdraws from London Marathon
Top Kenyan woman marathon runner Gladys Cherono pulled out of this month's London Marathon with an Injury, the London marathon Organizers announced on Wednesday.
Bolt to compete at Cayman Invitational
06 April 2016
Bolt to compete at Cayman Invitational
 The 6-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt will contest at the Cayman Invitational in George Town on 14 May. Usain Bolt will race his first 100m in Cayman Islands'
Doping in Russia: Women's Olympic hammer throw champion Beloborodova (Lysenko)  suspended for doping
05 April 2016
Doping in Russia: Women's Olympic hammer throw champion Beloborodova (Lysenko) suspended for doping
Reigning Olympic champion and 2-time world champion in hammer throw Tatyana Beloborodova (previously known as Tatyana Lysenko) of Russia has been suspended for
Abayneh Ayele added to Hamburg’s elite field  after fine performance at World Half Marathon Championships
05 April 2016
Abayneh Ayele added to Hamburg’s elite field after fine performance at World Half Marathon Championships
 After his fine performance at the World Half Marathon Championships in Cardiff nine days ago Abayneh Ayele has been added to the elite field of the Haspa Marathon Hamburg.
Meseret Defar wins Carlsbad 5000;  Lagat sets new world masters record; Race Videos Included
04 April 2016
Meseret Defar wins Carlsbad 5000; Lagat sets new world masters record; Race Videos Included
The 2-time Olympic champion Meseret Defar prevailed at the Carlsbad 5000, while Bernard Lagat set a new World Masters 5K record on Sunday, April 2.   Defar, who two weeks
Richard Mengich returns with biggest career win in Berlin Half Marathon
04 April 2016
Richard Mengich returns with biggest career win in Berlin Half Marathon
 The Berlin Half Marathon confirmed its position as Germany’s biggest and fastest half marathon race once again. Richard Mengich returned to racing and on his 27th birthday
Kotut takes Paris Marathon Crown
03 April 2016
Kotut takes Paris Marathon Crown
Kenya's rising road racing star Cybrian Kotut won his biggest race in his short running career as he won the Paris Marathon on Sunday, April 3.   The 23-year-old Kenyan just
Breaking: British doctor reveals he doped 150 athletes with  (EPO), steroids and human growth hormone
03 April 2016
Breaking: British doctor reveals he doped 150 athletes with (EPO), steroids and human growth hormone
The British government has ordered an inquiry into the way the country's anti-doping agency handled allegations that a British doctor prescribed banned performance-enhancing drugs
Texas Relays on Saturday: Barber vaults 5.91m; Jarvis Gotch 8.24m in LJ;  Akinosun 11.07m in women's 100m
03 April 2016
Texas Relays on Saturday: Barber vaults 5.91m; Jarvis Gotch 8.24m in LJ; Akinosun 11.07m in women's 100m
Canada's World champion Shawn Barber cleared 5.91m to take men's pole vault in Texas Relays on Saturday, April 2. After failing to medal at world indoors two weeks ago, the
Violah Chepchumba shaves nearly 4 mins off her PB to win Prague Half  Marathon in 65:51; Wanjiru clocks 59:20
02 April 2016
Violah Chepchumba shaves nearly 4 mins off her PB to win Prague Half Marathon in 65:51; Wanjiru clocks 59:20
Kenya's Violah Chepchumba and Daniel Wanjiru broke the course records to win the 2016 Prague Half Marathon on Saturday March 2. A little known Chepchumba crossed the line
Live: Paris Marathon 2016
02 April 2016
Live: Paris Marathon 2016
 Live Stream, Results: Schneider Electric Paris Marathon 2016.  Event Scheduled for Sunday, April 3 at: 8:45am - 12:00pm (Central European) 6:45am - 10:00am
Several world leads fall at Florida relays on FridayFriday
02 April 2016
Several world leads fall at Florida relays on FridayFriday
Wesley Vazquez's 1:44.75 in 800m, Ahmed's Ali 20.16 in 200m and Eddie Lovett 12.39 in 100m hurdles were the top highlights on day 2 at Florida Relays.   Puerto Rico's Wesley
Kenyans are the favourites, but Germany’s Arne Gabius targets sub 61 minutes in Berlin Half Marathon
01 April 2016
Kenyans are the favourites, but Germany’s Arne Gabius targets sub 61 minutes in Berlin Half Marathon
Kenya’s world-class runners are the favourites again for the Berlin Half Marathon on Sunday. However it looks likely that for the first time since the 90ies a German runner
Townsend beats Campbell-Brown in Florida
01 April 2016
Townsend beats Campbell-Brown in Florida
Tiffany Townsend beat Jamaica's Veronica Campbell Brown, while LaShawn Merritt set new 200m world lead at Florida Relays on Thursday in Gainesville, FL.    USA's
Olympic medalist Turkish runner Abeylegesse banned for doping
31 March 2016
Olympic medalist Turkish runner Abeylegesse banned for doping
Ethiopian born Turkish runner Elvan Abeylegesse have been banned by the IAAF for failing drugs test, the Turkish Athletics Federation announced on Thursday, March 31. Turkish
Live: Australian Athletics Championships 2016
31 March 2016
Live: Australian Athletics Championships 2016
 Live Stream, Results, Schedule, Entry Lists: Australian Athletics Championships and Olympic Trials March 31 - April 3. Watch Live Stream Day
Men's 1500m in Doha Diamond League will be hot; 5 sub 3:30 runners are set to clash
30 March 2016
Men's 1500m in Doha Diamond League will be hot; 5 sub 3:30 runners are set to clash
The organizers of this year's Doha Diamond League meet has brought together a stellar field in men's 1500m with five runners who have recorded personal bests below
Live: Texas Relays 2016
30 March 2016
Live: Texas Relays 2016
 Live stream, Results, Schedule: the Nike Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays 2016. Event scheduled March 30 - April 1. Watch Live Stream Day 1 |>> Results
2015 Pan American Games drug cheat Gladys Tejeda returns with South American half marathon record
29 March 2016
2015 Pan American Games drug cheat Gladys Tejeda returns with South American half marathon record
Peruvian Gladys Tejeda who cheated to win last year's Pan American marathon gold competed at the IAAF World half marathon championships in Cardiff last week.  Last
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