WatchAthletics.com - Article feed https://www.watchathletics.com WatchAthletics.com - THE BEST TRACK AND FIELD ONLINE VIDEOS Fri, 03 Apr 2020 20:18:04 +0300 en WatchAthletics.com - THE BEST TRACK AND FIELD ONLINE VIDEOS https://www.watchathletics.com https://www.watchathletics.com/img/watch-athletics-logo.png 478 99 WatchAthletics.com - THE BEST TRACK AND FIELD ONLINE VIDEOS World Athletics Championships Oregon 2021 Rescheduled for 2022 https://www.watchathletics.com/article/11086/world-athletics-champiosnhips-oregon-2021-rescheduled/ 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 2021 organizers to find a new dates for the World championships in 2022 The decision to postopone Oregon 2021 World Athletics Champinships came after the International Olympic Commettee IOC rescheduled on Monday the Tokyo 2020 Olympics for the summer of next year becaue of Coronavirus pandemic the World Athletics said Mon, 30 Mar 2020 17:34:54 +0300 International Olympic Committee Announces new Dates for Tokyo Olympics https://www.watchathletics.com/article/11085/tokyo-olympics-new-dates-announced-after-games-were-postponed-over-coronavirus-pandemic/ 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 2021 and will conclude on August 8 2021 while the Paralympics will begin August 24 2021 and end September 5 2021 To protect the health of the athletes and everyone involved and to support the containment of the COVID 19 virus To safeguard the interests of the athletes and of Olympic sport The global international sports calendar Mon, 30 Mar 2020 17:00:14 +0300 2020 Tokyo Olympics Postponed Until Next Year https://www.watchathletics.com/article/11083/2020-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 Tokyo Olympics was scheduled to begin on 24 July but will now be rescheduled for the summer of 2021 said Shinzo Abe Japan s Prime Minister The IOC said that the event will still be called Tokyo 2020 despite taking place in 2021 The unprecedented and unpredictable spread of the outbreak has seen the situation in the rest of Tue, 24 Mar 2020 19:12:54 +0200 Cuban Athletes Shine at Copa Cuba in Havanna https://www.watchathletics.com/article/11082/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 Havanna as Cuba and countries around the world are battling the global Coronavirus pandemia One of the highlights came in the women s 800m where Rose Mary Almanza the Pan American Games silver medalist who opened her season last week with 1 59 38 broke the two minute barrier twice First she clocked 1 58 92 in the semi finals Tue, 24 Mar 2020 03:01:10 +0200 World Cross Country Championships 2021 Course Revield https://www.watchathletics.com/article/11081/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 the World Athletics Cross Country championships on Saturday March 20 Sat, 21 Mar 2020 17:46:08 +0200 African Games 10,000m Champion Berehanu Tsegu Banned for EPO https://www.watchathletics.com/article/11080/african-games-10-000-metres-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 2019 season the 20 year old Tsegu claimed the African Games 10 000m title in Rabat Morocco Later in the same year he won Yangzhou Jianzhen International Half Marathon His postive EPO came at the Copenhagen Half Marathon on 15 September where he took third place with a new personal best time of 59 22 At first Tsegu denied any Sat, 21 Mar 2020 16:21:04 +0200 Tokyo Olympic Games not Cancelled. What now? https://www.watchathletics.com/article/11079/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 Olympic Games arguably the most important sporting event every four years is scheduled to take place in July 2020 Yes you read it correctly The Tokyo Olympic Games is the one sporting event that has not been cancelled or postponed in spite of COVID 19 outbreaks all over the world Everybody hopes that by July quarantines are lifted Wed, 18 Mar 2020 21:26:00 +0200 Tokyo Olympic Games… from Home? https://www.watchathletics.com/article/11078/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 Organization declared COVID 19 as a pandemic Schools concerts social events and of course sporting events have been postponed and cancelled One question still remains What will happen with the Tokyo Olympic Games The International Olympic Committee IOC represented by Yoshiro Mori the Tokyo 2020 Olympics chief says the Olympics will take Mon, 16 Mar 2020 23:57:14 +0200 London Marathon Postponed until October https://www.watchathletics.com/article/11077/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 said event London Marathon director Hugh Brasher he added The London Marathon was also scheduled to include Great British team trials for Tokyo Olympics British Athletics is planning to arrange a different marathon trial for the Tokyo Olympics for the end of April London Marathon is the latest sporting event to be canceled in order to limit Fri, 13 Mar 2020 21:09:59 +0200 Ethiopian Meseret Defar Recieves AIMS Inspirational Woman Award https://www.watchathletics.com/article/11076/ethiopian-meseret-defar-recieves-aims-inspirational-woman-award/ Today in Addis Ababa Ethiopia the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races AIMS presented AIMS Inspirational Woman Award Meseret is an athlete who has won Gold in the 5 000m events at both the 2004 Athens and 2012 London Olympics She also won the 5 000m events at the World Championships in 2007 Osaka and 2013 Moscow She has held the World Record in the 5 000m setting the record of 14 24 53 in New York City in 2006 then setting a new record of 14 16 63 in Oslo in 2007 Athens Fri, 13 Mar 2020 15:40:34 +0200 Sportisimo Prague Half Marathon is Postponed https://www.watchathletics.com/article/11075/sportisimo-prague-half-marathon-is-postponed/ Tuesday morning was not easy for the organizers of the RunCzech running events The Czech government has decided to ban until further notice all cultural sporting and social events with participation over 100 people This first RunCzech event of 2020 organized in the Czech Republic the Sportisimo Prague Half Marathon was scheduled for Saturday 28 March The expected participation was 11 500 runners plus thousands of volunteers and fans After long internal debates it was decided to postpone the race Wed, 11 Mar 2020 18:01:04 +0200 World Half Marathon Championships Postponed Until October https://www.watchathletics.com/article/11073/world-half-marathon-championships-postponed-until-october/ The track and field governing body World Athletics has postponed the World Half Marathon championships due to Corona virus outbreak The 2020 World Half Marathon championships which was set to take place in Gdyna Poland has been postponed from March 29 to October 17 The World Athletics said in a statement In January the World Athletics also postponed the World Indoor Championships until next year due to concerns about the spread of Corona virus On Thursday the Paris marathon organizers postponed Fri, 06 Mar 2020 18:35:28 +0200 Paris Marathon Postponed Due to Corona Virus Outbreak https://www.watchathletics.com/article/11072/paris-marathon-postpoed-due-to-corona-virus/ The 2020 Paris Marathon have been postponed due to corona virus outbreak in France the race organizers announced on Thursday The historic Paris marathon have been postponed from April 5 to October 18 In order to avoid a late cancellation that would penalize the participants we have in agreement with the Paris mayor s office decided to postpone the Paris marathon to Oct 18 Amaury Sports Organisation ASO said in a statement Around 423 coronavirus cases have been reported and seven people have died Fri, 06 Mar 2020 17:24:06 +0200 Kenenisa Bekele Smashes Mo Farah's Course Record at the Vitality Big Half in London https://www.watchathletics.com/article/11071/kenenisa-bekele-smashes-mo-farah-s-course-record-at-the-vitality-big-half-in-london/ The Vitality Big Half 2020 Legendary Ethiopian runner Kenenisa Bekele broke Mo Farah s course record on Sunday in London Bekele clocked 1 hour and 22 second in the half marathon shaving 1 minute and 18 seconds off from the course record set last year by Mo Farah Chris Thompson was the first British athlete to coss the line in 61 07 for the second place Jake Smith who finished 3rd clocked 62 00 improving his own British under 23 half marathon record time by 2 seconds Kenenisa Bekele continues his Sun, 01 Mar 2020 14:10:54 +0200 43-year-old Abdi Abdirahman Makes USA Olympic Marathon Team https://www.watchathletics.com/article/11070/43-year-old-abdi-abdiraham-makes-usa-olympic-marathon-team/ Abdi Abdirahman made the USA marathon team for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games on Saturday Feb 29 in Atlanta Georgia Galen Rupp was a clear winner in 2 09 20 meanwhile the 43 year old abdirahman in a dramatic 3 way battle for the last two spots on the US Olympic team with finished in a dissapointing 4th place in 2 10 06 Abdirahman made his 5th Olympic team and at age of 43 became the oldest US Olympic runner in history See full US Olympic marathon trial results here Sun, 01 Mar 2020 02:15:25 +0200 Results: Tokyo Marathon 2020 https://www.watchathletics.com/article/11069/results-tokyo-marathon-2020/ Results Tokyo Marathon 2020 World Athletics Platinum label World Marathon Majors road race Sunday March 1 See Full Results Here Top Men Pos Name Time Diff 1 LEGESE Birhanu 2 04 15 2 ABDI Bashir 2 04 49 0 00 34 3 LEMMA Sisay 2 04 51 0 00 36 4 OSAKO Suguru 2 05 29 0 01 14 5 KAROKI Bedan 2 06 15 0 02 00 6 EL ABBASSI El Hassan 2 06 22 0 02 07 7 MENGSTU Asefa 2 06 23 0 02 08 8 TAKAKU Ryu 2 06 45 0 02 30 9 UEKADO Daisuke 2 06 54 0 02 39 10 SADAKATA Toshiki 2 07 05 0 02 50 11 KIMURA Shin 2 07 20 0 03 Sun, 01 Mar 2020 00:38:32 +0200 Birhanu Legese and Ruti Aga to defend their titles at the Tokyo Marathon https://www.watchathletics.com/article/11067/birhanu-legese-and-ruti-aga-defend-their-titles-at-the-tokyo-marathon/ Ethiopian top runners Birhanu Legese and Ruti Aga will defend the titles they won last year at the Tokyo Marathon a World Athletics Platinum Label Road Race and World Marathon Major scheduled on Sunday 1st March 2020 This year s line up of the Tokyo Marathon features eight runners with a PB under the 2 05 barrier The goal is to break the course record in both men s and women s races held respectively by Wilson Kipsang 2 03 58 and Sarah Chepchirchir 2 19 47 Legese won the Tokyo Marathon title Sat, 29 Feb 2020 00:29:08 +0200 Klosterhalfen Sets new European 5000m Indoor Record with 14:30.79 in Boston https://www.watchathletics.com/article/11066/klosterhalfen-clocks-14-30-79-european-indoor-record-in-boston/ Germany s Konstanze Klosterhalfen clocked a new European 5000m indoor record at the Boston University Last Chance Invitational on Thursday 27 See full meet results here The World 5000m bronze medallist from last year in Doha clocked a stunning 14 30 79 the fourth fastest indoor 5000m performance of all time to break the European indoor record Klosterhalfen shaved 17 seconds off from Romanian Gabriela Szabo s European Record of 14 47 35 Vanessa Fraser of the United States was miles away in second Fri, 28 Feb 2020 13:15:10 +0200 Elite Athletes: Tokyo Marathon 2020 https://www.watchathletics.com/article/11065/eliet-athletes-tokyo-marathon-2020/ Elite Athletes 2020 Tokyo Marathon World Athletics Platinum label road race Sunday March 1 Complete elite athele list MEN Mon, 24 Feb 2020 14:43:25 +0200 Ayenew Gebre (2:04:46) and Juliet Chekwel (2:23:13) Break Sevilla Marathon Course Records https://www.watchathletics.com/article/11064/gebre-2-04-46-and-juliet-chekwel-2-23-13-smash-seville-marathon-course-records/ Ethiopia s Mekuant Ayenew Gebre and Ugandan Juliet Chekwel broke Sevilla marathon course records on Sunday The 29 year old Gebre broke the tape in 2 04 46 beating the course record by almost 2 minutes He also shaved 4 minutes and 14 seconds off from his previous personal best set in Prague in 2017 Barnabas Kiptum clocked 2 05 05 to take second place while Regasa Bejiga took third place with 2 06 24 For the first time in history in a marathon 14 men finished inside 2 hours and 8 minute barrier Sun, 23 Feb 2020 13:15:59 +0200