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British sprints coach Cowan dies| News

World Athletics is deeply saddened to hear that British sprints coach Lloyd Cowan died on Monday (11) at the age of 58. During his 20-year coaching career, Cowan guided many leading British sprinters, including...

No cross country at Paris 2024

Cross-country running’s long wait to make its Olympic comeback continues, while 50km race walk could be mixed sex in four years’ time Cross-country running will not be part of the 2024 Olympics in Paris...

Seb Coe’s views on the shoes

World Athletics president says recent records are not entirely down to carbon fibre-plated shoes and that technological advancements are nothing new Seb Coe says advantages given by modern-day racing shoes is an “age-old challenge”...

World Indoors in Nanjing postponed to 2023

Biggest event of the winter season, which is due to be held in China in March, is called off due to the coronavirus pandemic The World Indoor Championships in Nanjing, China, from March 19-21...

Heritage Plaques unveiled in Iten and Fukuoka| News

The Kenyan town of Iten and the Fukuoka International Open Marathon Championship have been awarded a World Athletics Heritage Plaque. Unveiling ceremonies were held in Iten on Wednesday (3) and in Fukuoka on Sunday...

Former world record-holder Itkina dies| News

World Athletics is deeply saddened to hear that former sprinter Mariya Itkina, who set nine ratified world records across a range of distances and won four European gold medals for the Soviet Union,...

1960 Olympic decathlon champion and former world record-holder Johnson dies| News

World Athletics is deeply saddened to hear that 1960 Olympic decathlon champion Rafer Johnson – widely regarded as one of the all-time greats in the combined events – died on Wednesday (2) at...

1976 Olympic long jump champion Robinson dies| News

World Athletics is deeply saddened to hear that USA’s 1976 Olympic long jump champion Arnie Robinson died on Tuesday (1) at the age of 72. Aside from his achievements as an athlete, Robinson will...

Diamond League 2021 calendar revealed

The 14-meeting series will include a single UK event The 2021 Wanda Diamond League series is set to start in Rabat and end in Zurich, with a single one-day meeting planned for the UK...

1984 Olympic 20km race walk champion Canto dies| News

World Athletics is deeply saddened to hear that Mexico’s 1984 Olympic 20km race walk champion and 1983 world champion Ernesto Canto died on Friday (20) at the age of 61 from pancreatic and...
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