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Naoko Takahashi donates bib

Naoko Takahashi, the first woman to run a marathon in under two hours 20 minutes, has become the latest athletics star to generously donate a competition item from their career to the World Athletics Heritage Collection. [Read more…]

Kandie sets WR at Valencia Half

Valencia, Spain. 06 December 2020 – The Kenyan Kibiwott Kandie with his 57:32 has achieved a new world record in the Half Marathon Valencia Trinidad Alfonso EDP Elite Edition, which was held in Valencia City of Running with an event only for professional athletes. The runner’s victory represents a new world record after surpassing the record of 58:01 set by Kamworor in Copenhagen in 2019. [Read more…]

2021 United Airlines NYC Half Cancelled

New York, December 2, 2020 – The 2021 United Airlines NYC Half is canceled due to health and safety concerns related to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The race, which takes place annually in March, is one of the world’s largest half marathons. The decision was made in consultation with the Mayor’s Office of New York City, and was announced today by New York Road Runners (NYRR), the event organizers. [Read more…]

Peres Jepchirhir supreme in Gydnia 2020

Poland – In an arena where endurance is king, speed also proved a precious commodity. In the end, Peres Jepchirhir needed both to reign supreme in the women’s race at the World Athletics Half Marathon Championships Gdynia 2020 on Saturday (17), powering to gold in 1:05:16, a world record in a women-only race. [Read more…]

Dita ambassador for Gdynia 2020

Romania’s 2008 Olympic champion Constantina Dita has been named an ambassador for the World Athletics Half Marathon Championships Gdynia 2020 on 17 October. [Read more…]

Joshua Cheptegei new 5k WR

Joshua Cheptegei shattered the world record in the 5km, clocking 12:51* at the Monaco Run 5km in the Mediterranean Principality today (16 February). [Read more…]

Rules governing competition shoes for elite athletes

World Athletics has today amended its rules governing competition shoes to provide greater clarity to athletes and shoe manufacturers around the world and to protect the integrity of the sport. [Read more…]

Keter 5km road world record ratified

Robert Keter, who was something of an unknown when he lined up for the Urban Trail Lille 5km on 9 November, upstaged a quality field to take seven seconds off the previous world record. [Read more…]

Kipruto, Chepkirui set new 10k World Records

Spain – World records were broken in both races at the 10k Valencia Ibercaja on Sunday (12) with Rhonex Kipruto smashing the men’s mark with 26:24* and Sheila Chepkirui clocking 29:42* to win the women’s race at the World Athletics Gold Label event. [Read more…]

Tsehay Gemechu sets ADHM course record

Delhi, India – 20 October 2019 – Ethiopia’s Tsehay Gemechu retained her Airtel Delhi Half Marathon title but added lustre to her triumph by smashing the course record she had set 12 months ago in the Indian capital when she ran 66:00 on Sunday. Gemechu, still just 21, took 50 seconds off the time she ran in 2018 to win the $27,000 first prize at the IAAF Gold Label road race and also pocketed a course record bonus of $10,000. [Read more…]