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Athletes of the Year Finalists

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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.

$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

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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 2014 Calendar

Diamond League

The IAAF Diamond League is composed of 14 of the best invitational track and field meetings in the world. The meetings are spread across Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the USA, and compose the top tier of the IAAF’s global one-day meeting competition structure. [Read more…]

One month to inaugural World Relays

world relays 2014The excitement is starting to mount with exactly one month to go until the first gun goes at the inaugural IAAF World Relays, which will be held in Nassau, The Bahamas, on 24-25 May 2014. [Read more…]

May in Bahamas for World Relay

800m relay

Close to 800 athletes are expected to compete at the first edition of the IAAF World Relays, which will be held on 24-25 May in Nassau, the capital of The Bahamas. [Read more…]

Doha 2014 prepares for Diamond League

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Reigning World and Olympic 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will kick off her 2014 IAAF Diamond League campaign at the Doha 2014 meeting on 9 May, organisers announced on Sunday (16). [Read more…]

Appetite for IAAF World Relays

400m relay

Last week’s IAAF World Indoor Championships in Sopot ended on a high with a world indoor record* in the 4x400m, providing a glimpse as to the kind of excitement that could be in store at the inaugural IAAF World Relays in Nassau, Bahamas, on 24-25 May. [Read more…]

Indoor Champs for Poland

In just two weeks’ time, the focus of the athletics world will fall on Sopot, Poland as the 15th edition of the IAAF World Indoor Championships gets underway on 7 March. [Read more…]

Willis runs 60th sub-four

Cooks Classic Meeting, Cooks Gardens – 20 January 2014

Nick Willis

Nick Willis

Olympic 1500m silver medallist Nick Willis ran the 60th sub-four minute mile achieved at the famous Cooks Gardens track in Wanganui in 3:55.98. [Read more…]