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New location plans for 2020 Olympic road events due to heat concerns
16. October 2019 Featured
Marathon and race walks set to take place in Sapporo, 800km north of host city Tokyo The post New...
Katarina Johnson-Thompson nominated for IAAF award
15. October 2019 Featured
British heptathlete is among the 22 athletes shortlisted for the global governing body's world...
Logo rules set to be relaxed by IAAF
15. October 2019 Featured
Governing body proposes changes in marketing and advertising regulations The post Logo rules set...
Christine Ohuruogu inducted into England hall of fame
14. October 2019 Featured
World and Olympic 400m gold medallist among the greats celebrated by England Athletics  The post...
Andrew Douglas and Sarah McCormack win WMRA World Cup titles – weekly round-up
14. October 2019 Event Reports
GB's Douglas and Ireland's McCormack claim overall series victories, while Hayley Carruthers and...

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IAAF News and Features
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How Edris went from injured team player to two-time world champion
16/10 - 2019
Rarely had a reigning world champion been such an underdog. Rarely had an athlete so accomplished, so dangerous, been so overlooked in the pre-race predictions.
International Olympic Committee announces plans to move Olympic marathon and race walking to Sapporo
16/10 - 2019
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced that it is planning to move the Olympic marathon and race walking events to Sapporo, the host city of the Olympic Winter Games 1972.
Kosgei smashes marathon world record in Chicago
13/10 - 2019
Completing a sensational weekend of road running, Brigid Kosgei broke the world record* at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday (13), winning the IAAF Gold Label road race in 2:14
Weekend road round-up: Chepkirui breaks African all-comers' record in Durban, Kenyan double in Paris
13/10 - 2019
World leader Sheila Chepkirui lived up to her billing as race favourite for the FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN on Sunday (13), taking four seconds off the African all-comers' record to win the IAAF Bronze Label road race in 30:55.
Mamu and Murigi triumph at Smarna Gora, Douglas and McCormack secure WMRA World Cup victories
12/10 - 2019
Petro Mamu of Eritrea and Kenyan Lucy Murigi won the 40th Smarna Gora Mountain Running Race, the final event of the 2019 WMRA World Cup season, near the Slovenian capital Ljubljana on Saturday (12).

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BBC Athletics News

BBC Sport | Athletics | World Edition
The latest BBC Athletics news plus blogs, analysis, results and calendar along...
I want 9.4secs at Olympics - Bolt
Wednesday, 18. April 2012 Olympics
Usain Bolt wants to "amaze" the world at London 2012 by running 9.4 seconds for the 100m and 19 seconds for the 200m.
GB team 'can hit medal target'
Wednesday, 18. April 2012 Athletics
UK Athletics head coach Charles van Commenee insists his squad can hit his target of eight medals at the London Olympics.
Athletes get Olympic ticket boost
Wednesday, 18. April 2012 Athletics
UK Athletics says it will buy tickets to ensure athletes' friends and families can watch them perform at the London Olympics.
Mutai to defend title after fever
Friday, 20. April 2012 Athletics
Emmanuel Mutai determined to defend his London Marathon title on Sunday, despite contracting typhoid last month.
Gebrselassie ends Olympic dream
Tuesday, 17. April 2012 Athletics
Former marathon world record holder Haile Gebrselassie gives up on his dream of competing in the London 2012 marathon.