As he begins to set out on his 2019 season, Abderrahman Samba, the world’s top-ranked 400m hurdler, says he’ll follow a very simple plan. So simple, it’s almost a copy/paste of the 2018 campaign that propelled him into the international spotlight.
It is coming up on three years since Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse earned three Olympic medals - 200m silver, 100m and 4x100m relay bronze - indicating he could be a dominant force for years to come.
For mother-daughter team Liz and Eilish McColgan, the forthcoming IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 (Sept 27-Oct 6) represent an exciting opportunity for the duo to continue an impressive family tradition in the Qatari city they call their second home.
Maddison-Lee Wesche won the 2018 world U20 shot put title in what was her third global championship, but it wasn’t a case of it being ‘third time lucky’.
Winning the world cross-country title meant a lot to Joshua Cheptegei. It was redemption for his melt-down at home in Kampala two years ago. It was Uganda’s first senior win at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships. And he led his team to a gold medal which was another first.
The Kenyan Championships has long been regarded as the toughest cross-country race on earth.
The innovative nature of the course at the IAAF/Mikkeller World Cross Country Championships Aarhus 2019, taking in the grassy roof of Moesgaard Museum, the hilly surroundings, a mud pit and a section of water as part of the two-kilometre loop, is going to make it a true test of strength. Therefore, the appeal of the Aarhus course to steeplechasers is perhaps no coincidence.
Ahora mismo me siento la persona más feliz del mundo. Ya puedo morir en paz. Gracias. Eskerrik asko.
“Right now I feel like the happiest person in the world. I can die in peace. Thank you. Thank you.”
Suwilanji Theresa Fotwe Mpondela will long remember Saturday 9 March 2019.
After attracting considerable attention during his standout U20 career, Filippo Tortu didn’t take long to command the spotlight in his first season of senior competition.
When Tokyo was announced as the host city of the 2020 Olympic Games, it barely registered on Koki Ikeda’s radar.
Ashley Moloney and Kevin Mayer have one thing in common: they are both decathlon world champions.