Kenya’s Peres JepChirchir crosses the finish line when she broke the world half marathon record in Ras Al-Khaimah. PHOTO/VICTAH SAILERIAAF--Peres Jepchirchir broke the world record* in the women's half marathon today, clocking 1:05:06 at the RAK Half half marathon in Ras al-Khaimah, UAE.The 23-year-old Kenyan, who won the world...
Genzebe Dibaba on her way to winning the mile in Rovereto. PHOTO/IAAF IAAF--World 1500m champion Genzebe Dibaba added to her growing list of record-breaking achievements by breaking the world 2000m record* at the Miting Internacional de Catalunya in the Spanish city of Sabadell on Tuesday (7).The three-time world indoor champion...
Just a fortnight after the IAAF’s membership gave an overwhelming 95% vote in favour of constitutional reform recruitment of four senior positions for the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) is underway.At the core of the reforms the Athletics Integrity Unity will be a fiercely independent organisation with responsibility for the...
With another successful year nearly behind us, the IAAF would like to wish everyone in the global athletics family a festive holiday season and a happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year. We thank you all for supporting our sport in 2016, a memorable 12 months of competition that was...
Usain Bolt and Almaz Ayana crowned 2016 World Athletes of the Year. Photo/IAAFWhile their names have long been familiar to athletics fans, the roads that Usain Bolt and Almaz Ayana paved and travelled on the way to their 2016 World Athlete of the Year awards provided yet another inspiring...
Athletes starting a race. PHOTO/PEXELSWhen Jared Tallent talks of 2016 being ‘a big year’, it is no exaggeration.An Olympic 50km race walk silver medal in Rio, an IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships victory in Rome, plus a belated gold medal ceremony for his success at the London 2012...
By SPORTS CORRESPONDENTnewsdesk@reporter.co.keThe decathlon at last weekend’s Decastar meeting in Talence, the final competition of the 2016 IAAF Combined Events Challenge, featured athletes who have stood on Olympic podiums and medallists from world and continental championships. Yet for nine of the 10 events, none of them could hold a candle...
By SPORTS CORRESPONDENTnewsdesk@reporter.co.keWhen Derek Drouin soared to gold at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games courtesy of a flawless record up to and including his winning height of 2.38m, it seemed hard to imagine the difficult road he had taken to stand tall at the top of the podium.Yet only three months...
By SPORTS CORRESPONDENTnewsdesk@reporter.co.keNot much can make up for the disappointment of missing out on an Olympic medal. But producing one of the best performances in history will lift any athlete’s spirits.Laura Muir went to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games with the second-fastest season’s best of all the entrants in...
By SPORTS CORRESPONDENTnewsdesk@reporter.co.keLondon 2017 Ltd announced on Friday (2) that 1,047,000 tickets have been applied for at the IAAF World Championships London 2017 with five of 14 sessions oversubscribed across all four price categories.- 486,000 of the 700,000 IAAF World Championships London 2017 tickets available have now been sold....