Athletics

IAAF launches WorldRunning.com for grass roots runners

By Mike Rowbottom

A new scheme to encourage grassroots runners around the world has been launched by the IAAF ©Getty ImagesMarch 18 - In an effort to "bring the world of running together", the International Association of Athletics Federations has today announced the launch of World Running, a new global website aimed at non-elite runners.

Farah collapses as Mutai claims New York City Half Marathon title

By Paul Osborne

Geoffrey Mutai wins the New York City Half Marathon before Mo Farah collapses on the line ©Getty ImagesMarch 16 - Kenya's Geoffrey Mutai won today's New York City Half Marathon in a dramatic race that saw Britain's double Olympic champion Mo Farah collapse as he crossed the line in second.

IAAF's new TV deal with EBU off to flying start at Sopot 2014

By Mike Rowbottom

Genzebe Dibaba's 3000m win at Sopot 2014 was watched by 'tens of millions' of TV viewers ©AFP/Getty ImagesMarch 14 - The television audience figures for last weekend's International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Indoor Championships in Sopot were higher than for the last version of the event in Istanbul, and more than 300 per cent higher than the equivalent figure for the 2010 edition in Doha.

Michael Beloff, doping expert who defended Chambers, gets lead role in IAAF Ethics Commission

By Mike Rowbottom

Michael Beloff QC ©ReutersMarch 13 - Michael Beloff QC, who has defended Scottish slalom skier Alain Baxter and British sprinter Dwain Chambers in doping cases over recent years, has been appointed by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) as the chairman of their newly formed Ethics Commission.

Former European steeplechase champion Jiménez Pentinel arrested over drug trafficking

By Gary Anderson

March 13 - Spanish steeplechaser Antonio David Jiménez Pentinel has been arrested on drug trafficking charges ©Getty Images Former European 3,000 metres steeplechase champion Antonio David Jiménez Pentinel has been arrested by Spanish police in connection with the trafficking of doping substances.

Wait and see says Glasgow 2014 chief on Bolt's appearance at Commonwealth Games

By Gary Anderson at Hampden Park in Glasgow

March 12 - Glasgow 2014 organisers are prepared to wait and see if six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt will compete at this year's Commonwealth Games ©Getty Images Glasgow 2014 chief executive David Grevemberg claimed here today he is prepared to play the waiting game on the "will he, won't he" saga surrounding Usain Bolt's appearance at this year's Commonwealth Games.

Golden indoor athletics debut for Fraser-Pryce in Sopot

Mike Rowbottom at the Ergo Arena in Sopot

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce took gold at her World Indoor Athletics Championships debut ©AFP/Getty ImagesMarch 9 - Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce's debut at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Indoor Championships ended in a predictable gold here today as the competition came to a close.

Britain's Kilty wins shock 60m gold at World Indoors on night of Polish joy

Mike Rowbottom at the Ergo Arena in Sopot

MA jubilantand victorious Richard Kilty in Sopot/ Getty Imagesarch 8 - Richard Kilty of Britain produced the biggest shock of a night where the hosts celebrated Kamilo Licwinko's joint gold in the women's high jump  to take the men's 60 metres title at the International Association of Athletics Federations World Indoor Championships here.

Campbell-Brown returns to world stage after overturned doping ban

By Mike Rowbottom at the Ergo Arena in Sopot

Veronica Campbell Brown waves to the crowd before the 200m final at the London 2012 Games ©AFP/Getty ImagesMarch 7 - Double Olympic 200 metres gold medallist Veronica Campbell-Brown will return to the track here tomorrow for the first time in 10 months following her successful plea to have a doping ban revoked by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
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