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Usain Bolt for BTC World Relays

BTC relays

The world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, will compete at the IAAF / BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015, the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) announced on Tuesday (7). [Read more…]

World Athletes of the Year 2014

Renaud Lavillenie

Monaco – France’s Renaud Lavillenie and New Zealand‘s Valerie Adams were named the male and female World Athletes of the Year for 2014. [Read more…]

Athletes of the Year Finalists

dennis kimetto - berlin marathon

Monaco – With little more than a month to go until the 2014 World Athletics Gala, the IAAF has the pleasure in announcing the names of the three men and three women who are still in contention to become the 2014 World Athletes of the Year.

World Athlete of the Year finalists announced

The finalists were selected after a two-week-long poll of the world athletics family*.

The Council of the International Athletics Foundation will select the male and female winners, with the announcement taking place live on stage during the 2014 World Athletics Gala in Monaco on Friday 21 November 2014.

The finalists for the World Athlete of the Year Award are (in alphabetical order):

Men

Mutaz Essa Barshim (QAT)
Dennis Kipruto Kimetto (KEN) World Record Berlin Marathon
Renaud Lavillenie (FRA)

Women

Valerie Adams (NZL)
Genzebe Dibaba (ETH)
Dafne Schippers (NED)

*World athletics family: IAAF & IAF Council members; IAAF national member federations; IAAF Committee & Commission members; IAAF meeting directors; IAAF athlete ambassadors; athletes’ representatives; top athletes; members of the international press; IAAF staff members and the IAAF’s official partners.

IAAF and Dentsu extend partnership

World Champs

Monaco/Tokyo, Japan – The IAAF and Dentsu Inc. are proud to announce the extension and enhancement of their long standing commercial partnership until the end of 2029. [Read more…]

World records ratified

200m relay world record

World records ratified – The records established at the recent inaugural IAAF World Relays in Nassau. The event was considered a great success and the world records achieved attribute to the claim of success. [Read more…]

World Junior Championships, a month to go

trayvon bromell

The gun goes on the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships at the historic Hayward Field stadium in Eugene, USA, in exactly one month’s time and some of the top teenage athletics talents in the world have already been showing their form this summer. [Read more…]

World Relays an IAAF success

1500m relay

The inaugural IAAF World Relays in Nassau was a tremendous success with three world records set across the two days of competition. [Read more…]

$1.4million up for grabs at World Relays

IAAF world relay

A total prize purse of USD $1.4million will be paid by the IAAF for the men’s and women’s races at the inaugural IAAF World Relays in Nassau, The Bahamas, on 24-25 May. [Read more…]

2014 World Juniors set for Oregon

track oregon

Monaco – With the deadline for the preliminary entries now closed, the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships, which will be held between 22-27 July in Eugene, Oregon, is set to be the biggest ever IAAF event to be held on US soil. [Read more…]

Diamond League 5 year extension

IAAF Diamond League
The next five years of the IAAF Diamond League are guaranteed following a new agreement announced by IAAF President Lamine Diack in Doha, Qatar. [Read more…]