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In an exhilarating showcase of athletic prowess, Sisay Lemma made marathon history at the renowned Valencia Marathon Trinidad Alfonso, securing victory in record-breaking fashion with a phenomenal time of 2:01:48. His remarkable performance not only secured the top spot but also etched his name as the fourth fastest marathoner on the men's world all-time list, reaffirming the event's status as a World Athletics Elite Platinum Label.
In the realm of running, the hypothetical pondering of the fitness level required to clinch the NCAA cross country title found definitive answers in the awe-inspiring performances of Graham Blanks of Harvard and Parker Valby of Florida. Their extraordinary display at the Sharon Colyear-Danville Season Opener at Boston University not only rewrote the record books but also set new benchmarks in collegiate running.
A recent report from the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has cast a shadow over Kenyan athletics as Brenda Chebet, the reigning world under-20 1500m champion, finds herself among a group of athletes sanctioned for breaching anti-doping regulations.
Josh Kerr, the current world champion in the 1500m from Britain, is gearing up for his fifth appearance at the renowned Millrose Games, a highlight in the World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold event, scheduled for February 11.
Luguelín Santos, the Dominican Republic's renowned sprinter, faces consequences for age manipulation during the 2012 World Junior Championships held in Barcelona. Despite his triumphant victory in the 400m with an erroneous passport, Santos has been dethroned from his title, serving a three-year ban from March 2023 to March 2026.
Melbourne, Australia; 2 December 2023 - The Australian Athletics season is officially underway as Lauren Ryan claims her first Chemist Warehouse Australian 10,000m title, while Jack Rayner does the three-peat at On Track Nights Zatopek:10 tonight in Melbourne. While the Australian men’s title was won by Rayner, the race was not...
Armand Duplantis, the holder of the world record in pole vaulting, is gearing up to headline the prestigious Mondo Classic in his hometown of Uppsala. The event, scheduled for February 6th, forms a part of the esteemed World Athletics Indoor Tour Silver series. Duplantis, known for his exceptional skill and previous victory in defending his pole vault title at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, is anticipated to deliver another exhilarating performance.
The annual unveiling of the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for 2024 marks a celebration of dynamic young talent across a spectrum of industries. Within this coveted selection of 600 individuals are impactful figures representing a diverse range of fields, from trailblazing entrepreneurs to influential creatives.
The anticipation mounts as the British cross-country running squad prepares to storm the European Championships in Brussels on December 10. Megan Keith, Hugo Milner, and Innes FitzGerald headline a formidable team set to vie for top honors on the challenging European terrain.
A cohort of British athletes is poised to challenge their limits at the upcoming Valencia Marathon Trinidad Alfonso on Sunday (Dec 3), eyeing not only personal bests but also aiming to set the stage ablaze with potential record-breaking performances. Among the notable participants are Lily Partridge, Clara Evans, Sonia Samuels, Phil Sesemann, and Mahamed Mahamed. However, the spotlight is firmly fixed on Joshua Cheptegei, the Ugandan sensation who has carved his name in history books with world records in the 5000m and 10,000m disciplines.