Coe calls for track and field revolution

2017-10-12 07:59

World athletics chief Sebastian Coe has told AFP he wants a radical review of track and field to ensure it survives as a spectator sport.


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Rupp, Dibaba win first major marathons in Chicago

2017-10-08 18:52

Galen Rupp became the first American man in 15 years to win the Chicago Marathon while Ethiopia's Tirunesh Dibaba captured the women's crown.

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Bolt can inspire young, says Coe

2017-10-04 19:59

Jamaican track superstar Usain Bolt can play a key role in inspiring youngsters to get involved in athletics says IAAF president Sebastian Coe.

International Athletics

Gatlin won't take knee in exhibition race in Brazil

2017-09-30 11:40

World sprint champion Justin Gatlin says he won't be taking the knee in protest this weekend at an exhibition race in Brazil.

International Athletics

Kimetto, Dibaba among Chicago Marathon favorites

2017-10-06 21:23

Kenya's Dennis Kimetto and Ethiopia's Tirunesh Dibaba are among the runners to beat in this weekend's Chicago Marathon.

International Athletics

Nairobi marathon postponed due to political tension

2017-10-04 14:26

Kenya's highest profile marathon has been postponed over fears of political unrest around the country's re-run presidential election.

International Athletics

Olympic medallist Chicherova doping appeal rejected

2017-10-06 20:36

London Olympic champion Anna Chicherova had her appeal against a doping ban that saw her stripped of Games bronze from Beijing rejected.

International Athletics

Wayde, Caster head IAAF Athlete of the Year nominees

2017-10-03 11:00

SA trio Wayde van Niekerk, Luvo Manyonga and Caster Semenya have been nominated for the IAAF's World Athlete of the Year awards.

International Athletics

Olympic champ Kipchoge wins Berlin Marathon

2017-09-24 11:52

Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge held off the challenge of debutant Guye Adola to win the Berlin Marathon.

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South African deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa, 1995 RWC-winning captain Francois Pienaar and 2007 winning skipper John Smit present the country's bid to host the 2023 tournament.

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International Athletics

Ex-Olympic champion Cakir banned for life - report

2017-09-22 20:38

Turkey's athletics federation has banned the disgraced former 2012 Olympic 1500m champion Asli Cakir Alptekin for life over a third doping offence.

International Athletics

WADA clears 95 Russian athletes of doping charges

2017-09-13 14:17

The World Anti-Doping Agency is set to clear 95 Russian athletes investigated over involvement in the country's alleged mammoth doping programme.

International Athletics

Thompson seeking Brussels redemption

2017-08-31 15:49

Elaine Thompson will bid to salvage her season when she races a potentially lucrative 100m in Brussels after flopping in the IAAF World Championships.

International Athletics

Blake wins 100m in Zagreb

2017-08-29 22:29

Former world champion Yohan Blake claimed 100-metre victory at the World Challenge event in Zagreb.

South African Athletics

SA's World Champs hero returns home

2017-08-26 16:56

South Africa celebrated with Long Jump star Luvo Manyonga on Saturday after the world champion touched down on home soil.

International Athletics

Top trio threaten marathon record in Berlin

2017-09-22 11:17

The current top long-distance runners will clash in Germany's capital with a trio threatening the world record at the Berlin Marathon.

International Athletics

Man held over world 800m champion assault

2017-08-31 14:30

French police have arrested a 24-year-old man in connection with an assault on French world 800 metres champion Pierre-Ambroise Bosse.

International Athletics

30% of athletes at 2011 worlds admitted doping

2017-08-29 20:09

At least 30 percent of those who competed at the 2011 IAAF World Championships admitted to having used banned substances during their careers.

International Athletics

3 positive world champs doping tests investigated

2017-08-25 12:51

Three positive doping tests involving athletes not yet identified are being investigated in samples taken from the recent IAAF World Championships.

International Athletics

Kipchoge the man to beat in Berlin

2017-09-13 22:35

Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge has claimed to be the man to beat at this month's Berlin marathon as he aims to set a new world record.

International Athletics

My records will stand for decades - Bolt

2017-09-05 13:25

Usain Bolt says he has no regrets about retiring and is confident his world records will stand for at least another 15 years.

International Athletics

World 800m champion Bosse 'brutally assaulted'

2017-08-31 08:00

World 800m champion Pierre-Ambroise Bosse sustained "multiple facial fractures" after a vicious late-night attack in France last weekend.

International Athletics

Olympic runner found dead in pool

2017-08-29 11:42

Police in Arizona say Olympic middle-distance runner David Torrence has died after being pulled from a swimming pool.


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