On Day 6 of the World Champs in Beijing, Allyson Felix took the 400 meters out crazy fast. In doing so, she ended the chances of her toughest rival, Christine Ohuruoghu—she of the perfect final straight running—who ran out of gas. Felix floated from 200m to 300m, then, put on…Read More
Sebastian Coe was elected as the sixth IAAF President at the 50th IAAF Congress in Beijing, China, on Wednesday (19). The voting was as follows (207 Member Federations cast their votes): Sebastian Coe (GBR) 115 votes, Sergey Bubka (UKR) 92 votes. "I am deeply honoured that our sport has placed…Read More
The IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015 could potentially be the biggest world championship in the 15 editions of the event, which started in 1983 and ranks among the world’s leading sport's events. With one week to go, the final entries indicate that 207 IAAF Member Federations will send representatives to the Chinese…Read More
The 3rd annual American Track League meet is set to be the best edition yet with multiple global stars making their final tune-ups prior to heading to Beijing China for the IAAF World Championships later in August.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados. July 28, 2015 -- Registration is off and running for the 2015 Run Barbados Marathon Weekend, which will again bring spectacle and entertainment to the streets of Barbados, from Dec. 4 - 6, 2015.
The 40th Lausanne Athletissima Meeting was a lesson in what is great about our sport, and sometimes, memorable. Records are nice, but give me competition any day. The Movenpick Hotel, in Lausanne, Switzerland, located across the street from Lake Geneva, is the meeting place of all for the…Read More
BEIJING -- A pair of American women competing in their first IAAF World Championships turned in bronze medal-winning performances Monday night in Beijing.
Tori Bowie(Sandhill, Miss.) and Emily Infeld(Cleveland, Ohio) each placed third at opposite ends of the running-event spectrum, with Bowie placing third in the 100 and Infeld grabbing bronze in the 10,000m to highlight Team USA’s best-ever showing in that event.
Rookie Infeld claims 10k bronze
The Team USA trio of Infeld, Molly Huddle(Providence, Rhode Island) and Shalane Flanagan(Marblehead, Massachusetts) turned in the best overall women’s 10,000m performance for the U.S. in World Championships history. Perhaps more eyebrow-raising that the overall...
BEIJING -- Joe Kovacs took home gold in the shot put while Justin Gatlin and Trayvon Bromell took silver and bronze, respectively, in the men’s 100 meters as Team USA hit for the cycle in medals Sunday evening at Beijing National Stadium.
Kovacs claims SP gold
Competing at his first World Outdoors, Kovacs (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) uncorked an opening throw of 21.23m/69-8 to lead the competition early on, but rival David Storl of Germany assumed the lead with a second-round throw of 21.46m/70-5. It took a national record of 21.69m/71-2 from Jamaica’s O’Dayne Richards on his third attempt to bump both Storl and...
BEIJING -- Michelle Carter (Ovilla, Texas) is the first American on the podium for Team USA at the IAAF World Championships, taking women’s shot put bronze to cap first day action in at the Bird’s Nest. The IAAF World Championships continue Sunday, August 23 and conclude on Sunday, August 30. In the evening’s only other final, Galen Rupp (Portland, Ore.) was fifth in the men’s 10,000 meters.
Carter matches best-ever U.S. performance at Worlds
The shot put promised to be a three-way battle between Carter, Christina Schwanitz of Germany and crowd favorite Lijiao Gong of China. The trio did not disappoint, proving...
Laban Korir will return to the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on 18 October to defend the title he won in 2014 and, if the conditions are right, attack the course record at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race.
The 29-year-old Kenyan surprised everyone, himself included, when he ran away from the rest of the field a year ago to claim victory in 2:08:15 in chilly conditions. With a personal best of 2:06:05 from the 2011 Amsterdam Marathon, Korir is a quality marathon runner and an early favourite to win this year’s event.
“First I want thank the organisers for inviting me again...