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Surprise Winners at Egmond Half 2015

Azmeraw Mengist wins Egmond Half Marathon 2015

Purity Cherotich and Azmeraw Mengist were surprising winners of this year’s stormy PWN Egmond Half Marathon 2015

The PWN Egmond Half Marathon, during which today’s stormy weather played a leading role, was won by Kenyan runner Purity Cherotich in 1:11:40. This is the second year in a row that the traditional male-female race was won by a woman. In the men’s group, unknown Ethiopian Azmeraw Mengist fought and won against the elements in 1:03:01. The first Dutchman across the finish line was Abdi Nageeye, who did very well and finished fourth in 1:03:59. With 1:15:51, Andrea Deelstra ran the best time for the Dutch ladies. [Read more…]

Diamond League ends on high in Brussels

Eilidh Child

Brussels ensured the Diamond League season drew to a close on a high, with plenty of world class performances, including six world leads despite being at the tail end of a long season. [Read more…]

Pacemaker Ronoh takes Olomouc Half

Geoffrey Ronoh

Geoffrey Ronoh turned from pacemaker to a sensational winner in the course of the Mattoni Olomouc Half Marathon on Saturday evening, beating the marathon world record holder Wilson Kipsang by eight seconds to set an event record for the Czech race of 60:17. [Read more…]

Joyce Chepkirui breaks course record

Joyce Chepkirui
Joyce Chepkirui fulfilled the expectations and clocked a world-class time of 66:19 to win the Sportisimo Prague Half Marathon on Saturday. Dominating the race from the start, she set a course record and also the fifth fastest time ever run on a record eligible course. [Read more…]

Barca World Record for Kiplagat

florence kiplagat

Following in the footsteps of Renaud Lavillenie and Genzebe Dibaba indoors on Saturday, the world records continued to tumble this weekend as Kenya’s Florence Kiplagat stopped the clock in 1:05:12 at the eDreams Mitja Marató de Barcelona on Sunday (16) [Read more…]

Legends to be inducted

Daley Thompson

Daley Thompson

IAAF Hall of Fame – 12 legends to be inducted

Council approved the names of 12 athletes who will compose this year’s induction into the IAAF Hall of Fame which was inaugurated last year as part of the IAAF’s centenary celebrations. [Read more…]

Chebii wins 10km in Prague

Daniel Chebii outsprints Kinde Atanaw

Daniel Chebii outsprints Kinde Atanaw

The 18th edition of the O2 Prague Grand Prix kicked off at 6:00 p.m. this evening with the adidas Women’s Race 5 km.  1200 women entered this popular run on a warm (23 C.) evening in the historic city.   [Read more…]

2010 Bronze for Armstrong

Dylan Armstrong

Dylan Armstrong

Ottawa – The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) announced yesterday a lifetime ban effective August 2005 for shot putter Andrei Mikhnevich of Belarus.  Mikhnevich’s lifetime ban means that Canadian thrower Dylan Armstrong of Kamloops, B.C., will be awarded the bronze medal from the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships.  Armstrong finished fourth at the 2010 World Indoors behind Mikhnevich who was third. [Read more…]

Gergo and Orla conquer 5km

World Transport Games 2013

World Transport Games 2013

The compact frame of Hungarian Gergo Mezei took line honours in the 5km Road Race at the World Transplant Games in Durban today running a time of 17.36 [Read more…]

Canada names 2013 WYC Team

WYC Canuck

OTTAWA – Athletics Canada officially named today the team that will travel to Donetsk, Ukraine to compete at the eighth edition of the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Youth Championships July 10 through 14. The competition takes place in the main stadium of the Regional Sport Complex Olimpiyskiy, built in 1958 with a long athletics history dating back to 1977 when it held the European Junior Championships. [Read more…]