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Mainova Frankfurt Marathon October 29

Mainova Frankfurt Marathon October 29

Dick Straight August 23, 2017 0

Arne Gabius is returning to the scene of his greatest triumph on October 29. Two years after his fantastic run to break the German record with 2:08:33, the 36-year-old will return to the Mainova

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Caster Semenya to race 600m

Caster Semenya to race 600m

Dick Straight August 22, 2017 0

Eight athletes who won gold medals at the World Championships in London at the beginning of August will be in action at the ISTAF meeting in Berlin’s Olympic stadium this coming Sunday. Among them will

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CAS upholds life bans imposed by IAAF on Diack, Balakhnichev and Melnikov

CAS upholds life bans imposed by IAAF on Diack, Balakhnichev and Melnikov

Dick Straight August 22, 2017 0

With their incredible track records of extortion, bribery, cover-ups, and lies, one would assume that Papa Massata Diack, Valentin Balakhnichev and Alexei Melnikov, would never work in athletics again. With the Court of Arbitration for Sport

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Philemon Rono to defend Toronto Marathon title

Philemon Rono to defend Toronto Marathon title

Dick Straight August 17, 2017 0

Paul Gains A year ago Kenya’s Philemon Rono overcame a world class field, humid conditions – not to mention a collision with a traffic barricade – to capture the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon in a

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ISTAF In Berlin’s Olympic Stadium on the 27th of August

ISTAF In Berlin’s Olympic Stadium on the 27th of August

Dick Straight August 16, 2017 0

The Olympic champion against the World champion, that’s the scenario for a big showdown at the 76th ISTAF meeting on August 27. The Olympic champion Thomas Röhler and the World champion Johannes Vetter will

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Six African countries targeted to host 2025 IAAF World Championships

Six African countries targeted to host 2025 IAAF World Championships

Dick Straight August 9, 2017 0

From Inside the Games Plans are in place to ensure a country in Africa hosts the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships by 2025, head of its continental body has claimed. Confederation of African

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IAAF deny 100m medal ceremony moved over Gatlin boo fears as Coe calls for lifetime bans

IAAF deny 100m medal ceremony moved over Gatlin boo fears as Coe calls for lifetime bans

Dick Straight August 7, 2017 0

From Inside the Games International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President Sebastian Coe has pledged not to abandon attempts to introduce lifetime bans for convicted doping cheats following Justin Gatlin’s World Championships 100 metres victory

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Russia apologise for doping scandal but IAAF vote overwhelmingly to keep ban in place

Russia apologise for doping scandal but IAAF vote overwhelmingly to keep ban in place

Dick Straight August 4, 2017 0

From Inside the Games An appeal from Russia to have its suspension by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) lifted failed at the world governing body’s Congress here today, even after the most public

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Galen Rupp to Race AACR Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon

Galen Rupp to Race AACR Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon

Dick Straight August 3, 2017 0

Olympic bronze and silver medalist, Galen Rupp is set to compete at the 2017 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon in partnership with Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson

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ANDRE DE GRASSE PULLS OUT OF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

ANDRE DE GRASSE PULLS OUT OF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Christopher Kelsall August 3, 2017 0

There were people who believed that 2017 was the year – specifically the 2017 IAAF World Track and Field Championships – that Andre De Grasse would pass Usain Bolt as the world’s fastest man. There

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