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Gudeta sets record in Valencia

Netsanet Gudeta - Valencia Half Marathon

Spain, 24th March – Netsanet Gudeta Kebede of Ethiopia broke the women’s-only race world record* in the half marathon today, clocking 1:06:11 at the IAAF/Trinidad Alfonso World Half Marathon Championships Valencia 2018. [Read more…]

IAAF and Park Run join forces

Park Run

The latest partner of the IAAF’s landmark new social responsibility programme Athletics for a Better World (ABW) is parkrun. [Read more…]

IAAF extends timing partnership


The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) is proud to announce that an agreement has been signed with SEIKO to continue as an Official IAAF Partner for another six years, 2014-2019. [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…]

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…]

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…]

IAAF Commission meet in Prague


The IAAF Road Running Commission will be holding its annual meeting in Prague this Saturday in conjunction with the 19th annual Volkswagen Prague Marathon being held this weekend.   [Read more…]

Felix named Athlete of the Year

Allyson Felix - IAAF Athlete of the Year

Allyson Felix – IAAF Athlete of the Year

Three-time London Olympic gold medalist Allyson Felix was given the IAAF’s top annual honor Friday when she was named the organization’s Athlete of the Year. Felix was honored at the Athletes of the Year Awards Ceremony in Barcelona, Spain, as U.S. athletes also picked up year-end awards  from Aries Merritt (Inspirational Award), the London Olympic women’s 4×100-meter relay team (Female Performer of the Year) and Robert Lida (Male Master of the Year) Friday. [Read more…]