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The second and final day of the 212th IAAF Council Meeting, chaired by IAAF President Sebastian Coe, was held today (26) at Le Meridien hotel, Monaco. IAAF World Indoor Championships 2020 Following three passionate and technically high level presentations made by all three candidates, the Chinese city of Nanjing was awarded the...
Qatar's Mutaz Essa Barshim and Nafissatou Thiam of Belgium have been named the male and female World Athletes of the Year at the IAAF Athletics Awards 2017, held at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco on Friday (24). Barshim, 26, was one of the most consistent and dominant athletes of the year. Starting with a 2.35m leap in...
By David Monti, @d9monti (c) 2017 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved MANCHESTER, CONN. (23-Nov) -- Under brilliant blue skies here this morning, Paul Chelimo and Buze Diriba shook off the near-freezing temperatures and rallied to win the 81st Manchester Road Race, America's most competitive Thanksgiving Day race, with powerful sprint...
The New Zealand Olympic Committee and Athletics New Zealand have named Paralympic silver medallist Holly Robinson in the team to compete in the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. The 22 year old F46 javelin thrower began competing in athletics a decade ago and has since represented New Zealand at the...
Britain’s two fastest half marathon runners of all time, Sir Mo Farah and Callum Hawkins, will face each other at The Big Half, London’s brand new half marathon, on Sunday 4 March. Farah – the multi-Olympic and World Championship gold medallist over 5,000m and 10,000m – will begin the new road...
By David Monti, @d9monti (c) 2017 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved LOUISVILLE, KY. (18-Nov) -- The Lumberjacks of Northern Arizona University and the Lady Lobos of the University of New Mexico notched convincing victories here at the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships in E.P. "Tom" Sawyer Park, the most...
With one week to go until the IAAF Athletics Awards 2017, the finalists for the photograph of the year have been selected. From the 100 images that were submitted, a panel of judges – comprising David Burnett, Anthony Edgar, Raquel Cavaco-Nunes, Dwight Phillips and Rafael Segui – has whittled down...
Craig Lautenslager and Annika Pfitzinger won the final two Athletics New Zealand titles on offer for 2017 at the ASB Kerikeri Half Marathon on Saturday. Lautenslager (Nelson) had a grand battle with defending NZ half marathon champion Oska Baynes (Christchurch) with the title not decided until the final few hundred...
By David Monti, @d9monti (c) 2017 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved LOUISVILLE, Ky. (16-Apr) -- It has been five years since the Lady Bulldogs of the University of Georgia have qualified a team for the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships, America's most competitive team running event.  At those 2012...
By David Monti, @d9monti (c) 2017 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved (14-Nov) -- Instead of relaxing and enjoying the warm sunshine of Tuscon, Ariz., on Thanksgiving Day with his family, five-time Olympian Bernard Lagat will instead face the bracing air of Manchester, Conn., and compete for the first time at...