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By Chris Lotsbom, @ChrisLotsbom (c) 2017 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved EUGENE, Ore., USA (07-Jun) -- Tulsa's Marc Scott stormed to a very significant win over 10,000m here on the first day of the 2017 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships, drawing on a 55.44-second final lap when...
Eliza McCartney
McCartney kicks off Diamond League with podium finish Kiwi polevaulter Eliza McCartney opened her 2017 Diamond League campaign with an excellent third place in Rome, clearing 4.75m, just 0.07m behind her New Zealand and Oceania record. The 20 year old from Auckland opened her account at 4.40, clearing on her second...
Eliza McCartney
McCartney opens European campaign in Rome Pole vaulter Eliza McCartney won bronze at the 2016 Rio Olympics in a result that surprised many, but this year in Europe she will be competing as one of the stars. The 20 year old Oceania and New Zealand record holder kicks off her 2017...
Top elite fields announced for 39th annual Gold Coast Airport Marathon Wednesday 7 June A flat and fast course will provide the stage for the 39th Gold Coast Airport Marathon on Sunday 2 July with one of the strongest elite fields ever assembled to fight out the 42.195km race. The Gold Coast...
By Chris Lotsbom, @ChrisLotsbom (c) 2017 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved SOMERVILLE, Mass., USA (02-Jun) -- Although Muktar Edris's 13:01.04 5000m was the most impressive performance on paper, a pair of Boston-based milers in Chris O'Hare and Emily Lipari put on a show at their hometown meet. The Boston Athletic...
The finals are set for the 2017 Leonora Golden Gift, aka Australia's richest mile. Last night saw some of Australia's top middle distance runners charge down the main street of Leonora, Western Australia in search of fast times and or a top 3 finish in order to make today's...
By Chris Lotsbom, @ChrisLotsbom (c) 2017 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved CONCORD, Mass., USA (1-Jun) -- Ten men dipped under four minutes for the mile here at the Adrian Martinez Classic, led by a euphoric David Torrence in 3:53.21. The Olympian for Peru stormed to a triumphant win down the...
The following world records have recently been ratified... World records Women's 50km race walk: 4:08:26 Ines Henriques (POR) Porto de Mos 15 Jan 17 No previous world record Women's 10km*: 30:04 (mx) Joyciline Jepkosgei (KEN) Prague 1 Apr 17 Previous: 30:21 (mx) Paula Radcliffe (GBR) San Juan 23 Feb 03 Women's 15km*: 45:37 (mx) Joyciline...
The IAAF Doping Review Board has agreed that the applications of three Russian athletes have met the exceptional eligibility criteria to compete in international competition as neutral athletes under competition Rule 22.1A(b) while the Russian national federation (RusAF) remains suspended. The Doping Review Board, which is composed of Robert Hersh...
Athletics Australia Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Phil Jones, has tendered his resignation, effective from 1 July 2017. “Whilst we understand and support his reasons for moving on, we shall be very sorry to see Phil leave the organisation,” Mark Arbib, Athletics Australia President, said. “Phil has had a very positive impact...
                   

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