With 50 days to go to the IAAF World U20 Championships Bydgoszcz 2016, many of the world’s most talented teenage athletes are already showing their credentials to be considered as potential medal contenders when the Polish city stages the event between 19-24 July.
Preliminary analysis of data collected at last weekend’s World Athletics Half Marathon Championships indicates that Gdynia has the best air quality of any major athletics event or road race measured since World Athletics’ Air Quality Project started in 2018.
Peres Jepchirchir’s 1:05:34 women-only world half marathon record and the one-hour world records from Sifan Hassan (18,930m) and Mo Farah (21,330m) have been ratified.
World Athletics will launch a new global event in 2023 – the World Athletics Road Running Championships – as part of calendar changes approved at the most recent Council meeting.
The World Athletics Council has granted an extension to the deadline for the Russian Athletics Federation’s Reinstatement Commission to finalise its reinstatement plan.
This has been a long five years and we would like to thank the French Prosecutors and the Paris Criminal Court for their time, detailed work and deliberations in to this case.
Kevin Young, who has held the men’s 400m hurdles world record since 1992, turns 54 today. To mark his birthday, we are delighted to announce that Young has generously donated to the Heritage Collection the UCLA singlet which he wore when running into the international spotlight in 1988.
World Athletics has selected Nielsen, the global leader in sports intelligence, media measurement and research, as its Official Supplier of Consumer Market Research Services, for the next four years.