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Feature24 Apr 2019

Samba on his 2019 aspirations: ‘I want to finish the season with 46.5’

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.

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Feature23 Apr 2019

Injuries and illness behind him, de Grasse ready to pick up where he left off

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.

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Feature15 Apr 2019

For McColgan mother-daughter team, family and Doha ties key to success

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.

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Feature08 Apr 2019

Wesche the latest shot put star in New Zealand’s production line

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’.

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Feature01 Apr 2019

First global senior title secured, Cheptegei now wants more

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.

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Feature31 Mar 2019

Having conquered the cross, Obiri turns focus back to track

The Kenyan Championships has long been regarded as the toughest cross-country race on earth.

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Feature29 Mar 2019

Steeplers Moller and Frerichs ready to face the Aarhus course challenge

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.

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Feature28 Mar 2019

Snapper Sanchez finds peace where passion and profession meet

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.”

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Feature20 Mar 2019

Suwilanji Mpondela – Africa’s youngest newly elected Athletes Commission Chair

Suwilanji Theresa Fotwe Mpondela will long remember Saturday 9 March 2019.

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Feature14 Mar 2019

The ‘Tortu effect’: young sprinter’s rise lifting hopes for Italy’s sprint relay ambitions

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.

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Feature07 Mar 2019

Ikeda’s rise from team member to Olympic contender

When Tokyo was announced as the host city of the 2020 Olympic Games, it barely registered on Koki Ikeda’s radar.

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Feature05 Mar 2019

As Moloney charts his course to Doha and Tokyo, comparisons with Mayer begin

Ashley Moloney and Kevin Mayer have one thing in common: they are both decathlon world champions.

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