Athletics

IAAF online bid platform launched ahead of this year's bids for 2018 events

By Mike Rowbottom 

Doha celebrate being awarded the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Monte Carlo last November ©IAAFAn online platform for potential hosts of competitive events has been officially launched by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

Dibaba and Negesse earn double Ethiopian victory at Tokyo Marathon

By Michael Pavitt

Endeshaw Negesse was victorious in Tokyo ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe Tokyo Marathon ended with an Ethiopian double as Birhane Dibaba earned victory in the women's event and Endeshaw Negesse produced an excellent display to upset the field in the men's race today.

Farah claims first world record on way to victory at Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix

By Liam Morgan

Mo Farah of Great Britain clinched victory in the two-mile race in a world record time in Birmingham ©Getty ImagesGreat Britain's Mo Farah claimed the first world record of his career as he won the two-mile race at the Sainsbury's Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham today. 

"Integrity" key as World Marathon Majors announces unprecedented anti-doping and prize money format

By Mike Rowbottom

Elite runners in the Abbott World Marathon Majors series starting on Sunday will have a new format and unprecedented levels of anti-doping procedures ©WorldMarathonMajorsThe World Marathon Majors series, due to start its ninth running in Tokyo on Sunday (February 22), has today officially announced a radical new format under its first title sponsor, Abbott, including unprecedented anti-doping measures and related prize money payment.

IAAF's Kenya laboratory ready soon as new World Marathon Majors deal to boost anti-doping efforts launched

By Mike Rowbottom

The World Marathon Majors are set to play a leading role in the fight against doping ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe world's elite marathon runners will soon be subject to an enhanced anti-doping programme following a deal to be announced between the World Marathon Majors (WMM) and the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). 

IAAF will not "dance on grave" of Russia despite doping crisis, promises Coe

By Daniel Etchells

Sebastian Coe insists there is not a widespread crisis in athletics ©Getty Images Banning Russia from international competition after it was accused of being involved in a systematic doping system is not a step the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) would consider, Sebastian Coe has claimed.

Coe pledges to limit length of term for IAAF Presidency

By Daniel Etchells at the British Olympic Association Headquarters in London

Sebastian Coe intends to limit the length of time anyone can serve as IAAF President ©ITGBritain's Sebastian Coe has vowed to limit the maximum term of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Presidency to 12 years if he is elected to the position later this year, he revealed here today. 

Dahlan Al Hamad wants Asia centre stage as he seeks re-election as IAAF vice-president

By Mike Rowbottom

Qatar's Dahlan Al Hamad will stand for re-election this year as an IAAF vice president ©Getty ImagesPutting Asia "at the centre stage" of world athletics is the ambition driving Dahlan Al Hamad, who has announced in Doha that he would seek re-election later this year as a vice-president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and President of the Asian Athletics Association (AAA).

IAAF "confident" Russian race walk head coach Chegin will receive sanction as part of investigation

By Mike Rowbottom

Russia's Elena Lashmanova, pictured winning the 20km race walk at the London 2012 Olympics, is one of the now-banned athletes who have operated out of the Centre headed by Viktor Chegin ©AFP/Getty ImagesViktor Chegin, head coach of the Russian Olympic training centre for race walkers which has suffered a spate of doping positives in recent years, faces an imminent ban, according to a senior figure within the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
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