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Feature21 Oct 2020

Remembering how Snell tore up the Tokyo track on his way to historic double

On 21 October 1964, nine men lined up for the Tokyo Olympic 1500m final. Three minutes and 38.1 seconds later, New Zealand’s Peter Snell became the first man in 44 years to complete an Olympic 800m/1500m double.

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Feature20 Oct 2020

Wyomia Tyus: Still fighting for recognition as the first back-to-back Olympic 100m champion

Quick: Name the first athlete to win the 100m at consecutive Olympic Games.

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Feature19 Oct 2020

Refugee team member Nait-Hammou on his half marathon debut: 'I didn't come to participate, I came to perform'

Athlete Refugee Team member Otmane Nait-Hammou is making a habit of rubbing elbows with some of the world's finest runners at World Championships.

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Feature17 Oct 2020

After second global title and third world record, Jepchirchir cements place in history as a half marathon all-time great

Having the physical tools is one thing, but to go where no woman has gone before – and set a world record – you need a whole lot of determination to go with it.

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Feature09 Oct 2020

Twenty-two years since last World Half appearance, Kiekara ready for international return

Annemari Kiekara has vivid memories of the marathon at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

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Feature08 Oct 2020

Estonia: small nation, big achievements

Estonia is one of four World Athletics federations celebrating its centenary in 2020, having been officially founded on 21 January 1920.

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Feature06 Oct 2020

Inspired and advised by legends, Kitata’s rise continues with London Marathon triumph

Just moments after Shura Kitata sent shockwaves through the sport of marathon running by dethroning the great Eliud Kipchoge at the Virgin Money London Marathon, a World Athletics Platinum Label road race, the victorious Ethiopian experienced a seismic shock of his own.

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Feature01 Oct 2020

Embracing Beirut: how the city’s running community has coped with the trauma left in the tragic blast's wake

On 4 August, a horrendous explosion at the port of Beirut rocked the Lebanese capital, killing more than 200 people, wounding more than 6000, and leaving an estimated 300,000 homeless. The blast, caused by a vast store of ammonium nitrate, leveled the immediate port area, causing an estimated $10-15 billion in damage. More than 80,000 families have been directly impacted by the blast, considered to be one of the most powerful non-nuclear explosions in history.

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Feature30 Sep 2020

Canada’s Arop sets sights on Tokyo

Canada tallied five medals at the World Athletics Championships Doha 2019, so it was not surprising that Marco Arop’s excellent seventh-place finish in the 800m would be somewhat buried in the team’s performance review.

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Feature29 Sep 2020

Twenty years after her Olympic triumph, Skolimowska's legacy lives on

Remembering Kamila Skolimoska, the first Olympic women's hammer throw champion, on the anniversary of her historic victory at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.

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Feature28 Sep 2020

Coach Ruiter on star pupil Cheptegei: ‘He will be the new standard’

When Joshua Cheptegei made history to wipe 1.99 seconds from Kenenisa Bekele’s world 5000m record in Monaco in August, it generated an outpouring of ecstasy in a mild-mannered Dutchman situated some 9000 kilometres away in Uganda.

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Feature27 Sep 2020

Obiri ponders plans for Olympics and beyond

Hellen Obiri came close to walking away from the sport eight years ago.

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