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World record alert: Letesenbet Gidey (ETH) Sets New 15km World Record

Letesenbet Gidey of Ethiopia has won the NN Zevenheuvelenloop in a new 15km world record. Gidey crossed the finish in the time of 44:20....

42-year-old John Komen comes from behind to win Athens Marathon

At the age of 42 Kenyan John Komen came through to upset the favourites and win the Athens Marathon in the time of 2:16:34....

I Was the Fastest Girl in America, Until I Joined Nike

Mary Cain’s male coaches were convinced she had to get “thinner, and thinner, and thinner.” Then her body started breaking down. At 17, Mary...

Bribe-taker responsible for awarding Doha World Athletics Championships appeared in court

Papa Massata Diack, as indicated below, was brought to stand in front of a judge in Dakar in a first step to having him...

Geoffrey Kamworor won the NYC Marathon for the second time in three years

Geoffrey Kamworor (KEN) won the TCS New York City Marathon for the second time in three years after a dominant performance that saw him...

2004 Olympic champion Stefano Baldini brings historical perspective to the original classic course

Brimin Misoi, the Kenyan who made headlines with an emphatic victory last year, will take pride of place on the start line for the...

Valary Aiyabei breaks 2:20 for course record

Valary Aiyabei smashed the 2:20 barrier in the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon Sunday, achieving a great career moment during the 38th edition of Germany’s oldest...

Tokyo organisers propose 3:00 am start, IOC, an 800km move north

Between the Tokyo 2020 organisers and the International Olympic Committee (IOC), there appears to be a bit of a conundrum brewing. They better settle...

Tokyo Governor surprised by IOC decision to move Olympic marathon and race walks to...

From Inside the Games Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike has expressed surprise at the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) "abrupt" announcement that the marathon and race walk...

IAAF rule transgender female athletes must further reduce testosterone levels

From Inside the Games Transgender female athletes must lower their testosterone levels by half under new regulations introduced by the International Association of Athletics Federations...
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