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IAAF/AL-Bank World Half Marathon Championships

Monaco, Mar 21, 2014: With little more than a week to go to the 2014 IAAF/AL-Bank World Half Marathon Championships in the Danish capital of Copenhagen on 29 March, we take a look at some of the key contenders, as well as some of the more interesting entrants. This will be the

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Online Media Accreditation is open

Monaco, Mar 14, 2014: Following the conclusion in Sopot, Poland last weekend of a wonderful international indoor season, the IAAF Diamond League has today opened its central Online Media Accreditation System for 2014. Via the Media Centre on the IAAF Diamond League website you can make accreditation applications for one or more

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USA’s world indoor record whets appetite

Monaco, Mar 12, 2014: Last week’s IAAF World Indoor Championships in Sopot ended on a high with a world indoor record* in the 4×400 m, providing a glimpse as to the kind of excitement that could be in store at the inaugural IAAF World Relays in Nassau, Bahamas, on 24-25 May. The

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SPIKES moves closer to home as part of the IAAF

Monaco – Feb 28, 2014: For the past six years, SPIKES has given a fun, relaxed and engaged voice to our sport via website, social media and printed magazine. As of Thursday (27), SPIKES took up permanent residence as part of the IAAF website. While SPIKES has been “powered by IAAF” from

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IAAF World Indoor Championships Sopot 2014

Monaco, Feb 07, 2014: The athletics world has been treated to two world indoor records already this year, courtesy of Genzebe Dibaba, so hopes are high that there will be more record-breaking performances in Sopot when the Polish city hosts the IAAF World Indoor Championships (7 to 9 March) exactly one month

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Suhr excited with a month to go until Sopot

Monaco, Feb 05, 2014: As the reigning Olympic champion and world indoor record-holder, pole vaulter Jenn Suhr will head to Sopot, Poland, next month for the IAAF World Indoor Championships on 7-9 March as one of the USA’s biggest gold medal favourites. With little more than one month to go until the

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2014 IAAF Indoor Permit Meetings and IAAF Race Walking Challenge

Monaco – Jan 24, 2014: There is just over a week to go until the start of both the 2014 IAAF Indoor Permit Meeting season and the 2014 IAAF Race Walking Challenge. Saturday 1 February sees the German city of Karlsruhe stage the first of six top-level indoor meetings during an action-packed

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IAAF World Indoor Championships Ambassadors

Monaco, Jan 17, 2014: The IAAF have appointed Canadian sprinter Bruny Surin, US hurdler Allen Johnson and Ukraine multi-events exponent Natallia Dobrynska as Ambassadors to the 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships, which will be held in the Polish city of Sopot between 7-9 March. Each of the trio, in addition to all

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IAAF Global Seminar on Cross Country Running

Belgrade – Serbia, Dec 10, 2013: More than 100 participants from all six of the IAAF Area Associations gathered in the Serbian capital Belgrade for the IAAF Global Seminar on Cross Country Running on Monday (December 9). The chair and moderator was IAAF Vice President Sebastian Coe and the seminar addressed a

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Portland 2016 and Birmingham 2018

Monaco – Nov 15, 2013: Portland 2016 and Birmingham 2018, The IAAF Council chaired by President Lamine Diack today met in the Fairmont Hotel, Monaco, for the second and final day of its traditional autumnal session in Monaco. Dominating today’s meeting were the bid presentations by the potential hosts for three IAAF World