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Rio’s golden stars to shine at Shanghai Diamond League

Rio’s golden stars to shine at Shanghai Diamond League

Dick Straight March 30, 2017 0

No fewer than 13 Rio Olympic champions are among the galaxy of international track and field stars announced today for the 2017 Shanghai Diamond League on 13 May, the second stop on the International

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World Record Holder Barbora Spotakova Leads Pre Classic Women’s Javelin

World Record Holder Barbora Spotakova Leads Pre Classic Women’s Javelin

Dick Straight March 30, 2017 0

A packed women’s javelin field is the best in Prefontaine Classic history. World record holder Barbora Spotakova is one of all three Rio Olympic medalists slated to compete among a list full of Olympians, including

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Luik triplets run new Vienna 10K on day before Marathon

Luik triplets run new Vienna 10K on day before Marathon

Dick Straight March 29, 2017 0

Leila, Liina and Lily Luik received a considerable share of awareness at the Olympic Marathon in Rio 2016. Being the first triplets in the history of sports who competed at Olympic Games they got

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Josphat Ndambiri selects Duesseldorf for his comeback race

Josphat Ndambiri selects Duesseldorf for his comeback race

Dick Straight March 28, 2017 0

Josphat Ndambiri has chosen the METRO Marathon Duesseldorf for his comeback race. After a long injury break the Kenyan now targets the race along the river Rhine on April 30. With his personal best of

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Fredericks temporarily stands down from IAAF Council role amid ethics probe

Fredericks temporarily stands down from IAAF Council role amid ethics probe

Dick Straight March 27, 2017 0

From Inside the Games Frankie Fredericks has temporarily stepped down from his role as a member of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Council, according to the body’s President Sebastian Coe. The IAAF head confirmed

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“Document difficulties” prevent refugee team from competing in IAAF World Cross Country Championships

“Document difficulties” prevent refugee team from competing in IAAF World Cross Country Championships

Dick Straight March 26, 2017 0

From Inside the Games The four-strong Athletes Refugee Team due to take part in tomorrow’s International Association of Athletics Federations’ (IAAF) World Cross Country Championships in the Ugandan capital of Kampala has been unable to

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Both of London’s Olympic Champions will run in Hamburg: Tiki Gelana completes the package

Both of London’s Olympic Champions will run in Hamburg: Tiki Gelana completes the package

Dick Straight March 21, 2017 0

Both Olympic Marathon champions from London 2012 will be on the start line for the Haspa Marathon Hamburg on April 23: after Stephen Kiprotich’s participation was confirmed last month, Tiki Gelana has completed the

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Four Gold Medalists to Battle in Pre Classic Women’s High Jump

Four Gold Medalists to Battle in Pre Classic Women’s High Jump

Dick Straight March 20, 2017 0

Prefontaine Classic The oldest, youngest and perhaps most patient are among four major gold medalists in a world-class women’s high jump field at the Prefontaine Classic. The stellar field includes American record holders on different levels

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Los Angeles Mayor wants to host Olympics in 2024 and warns IOC he will keep campaigning hard

Los Angeles Mayor wants to host Olympics in 2024 and warns IOC he will keep campaigning hard

Dick Straight March 20, 2017 0

From Inside the Games Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has warned that his city is not going to give up on their campaign to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, despite increasing signs the

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Allison Mendez Triumphs in Spectacular Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Dallas Half Marathon

Allison Mendez Triumphs in Spectacular Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Dallas Half Marathon

Christopher Kelsall March 19, 2017 0

The saying goes that everything is bigger in Texas, and that couldn’t have been more true at Sunday’s Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Dallas Half Marathon. With warmer-than-usual early-spring temperatures, thousands of runners laced up to take part

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