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IAAF Run 24:1 to celebrate Global Running Day with one-mile races in 24 cities

Monaco, May 6, 2018: The IAAF today announced the creation of IAAF Run 24:1, a series of 24 one-mile runs that will be contested around the world to celebrate Global Running Day on 6 June. Partnering with sports ministries, city governments, race organisers and member federations around the world, the IAAF initiative

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Qatar’s Samba And Barshim Wow Home Crowds As 2018 Doha Diamond League

By Nicola Milan, – Doha, Qatar, May 4, 2018: The 2018 Doha Diamond League witnessed a scintillating evening of back-to-back action as the world’s best athletes delivered incredible performances across the board (Abderrahman Samba Mutaz Barshim). Team Qatar’s Abderrahman Samba and Mutaz Barshim stole the show as they stormed to victory in

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Innovative and Fan-Centred 2019 IAAF World Championships announced

By Nicola Milan, Doha, May 4, 2018: The competition schedule for the IAAF World Championships Doha 2019 in Athletics has been unveiled today with a new format that enables spectators to have an exciting and engaging event experience (Fan Centred 2019 IAAF World Championships). Details for the IAAF World Championships’ first-ever midnight

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Olympic and World Champions Inspire and Delight Qatari Public on Eve of IAAF Diamond League Opener in Doha

By Aseel Bardawil, Doha, May 3, 2018: Doha’s City Center Mall came alive this morning as lucky members of the public were offered the rare opportunity to interact with global athletics icons ahead of Friday’s Diamond League opener (Delight Qatari Public). Seven Olympic and World Champions, including Qatar’s national high jump treasure

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Global Superstars Nurture Next Generation of Athletes Ahead of Diamond League Opener

By Alicia Ludwig, Doha, May 2, 2018: Enthusiastic schoolchildren from across Doha were given the chance to try their hand in athletics with a masterclass hosted by World and Olympic Champions at Aspire Academy (Diamond League Opener). Held ahead of Friday’s Doha Diamond League, the youngsters, aged nine to twelve, eagerly ran

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Qatar’s high jump legend Mutaz Barshim opens Diamond League season in Doha on Friday 4th May looking for a new record

By Nicola Milan, Doha, May 01, 2018: Qatar’s Mutaz Barshim begins his 2018 outdoor campaign on the back of his most successful season ever, which saw him become 2017 World Champion, Diamond League Champion, IAAF World Athlete of the Year and the first high jumper since 2004 to be undefeated for a

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Exclusive opportunity to meet Olympic and World Champions announced as world’s best athletes descend on Doha

By Nicola Milan, Doha, Apr 29, 2018: Anticipation is rising with just five days to go until global superstar athletes go head to head in a thrilling Diamond League season opener at Qatar Sports Club on Friday 4th May. In the build-up, Qatari public are being given an exclusive, unique and free

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World champions head stellar Sao Paulo Grand Prix line-up

Germany, April 26, 2018: The World Para Athletics Grand Prix series heads to Brazil this week (26-28 April) for the second event of the year, the Sao Paulo Grand Prix. More than 230 Para athletes will line up at the event which doubles as the 2018 Loterias Caixa Athletics Open Championships, including

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IAAF introduces new eligibility regulations for female classification

Monaco, April 26, 2018: The IAAF this week issued new Eligibility Regulations [English | French] for Female Classification (Athlete with Differences of Sexual Development) for events from 400m to the mile, including 400m, hurdles races, 800m, 1500m, one mile races and combined events over the same distances (‘Restricted Events’) IAAF introduces new

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Christian Taylor returns to Doha looking to continue his global triple jump domination

By Nicola Milan, Doha, Qatar, April 25, 2018: Two-time Olympic Champion, three-time World Champion and six-time Diamond League Champion, Christian Taylor will kick off the 2018 IAAF Diamond League season in Doha on 4th May at Qatar Sports Club in what promises to be a phenomenal triple jump showdown. Meanwhile, the women’s