World Athletics on Friday released a revised 10-day track and field programme for the  2021 Tokyo Olympics, assuming it isn't canceled or delayed again, due to Covid-19.
Eliud Kipchoge crowned the 48th edition of the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON in breaking the world record with his time of 2:01:09. The 37-year-old improved his own world best time by exactly half a minute. He was even on course for a while to achieve the dream of running under two hours but couldn’t maintain this splendid pace. The Kenyan added further lustre to Berlin’s already rich honour board since this was the 12th world record in the marathon’s history, a total unmatched by any other marathon race in the world.
The American marathon star Keira D’Amato heads the women’s elite field for this Sunday’s BMW BERLIN-MARATHON. The 37-year-old national record holder is the fastest woman in the field with her time of 2:19:12 and the only one to have broken the landmark barrier of 2:20. Organisers of the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON have registered 45,527 runners from 157 nations for the 48th edition of the event. Germany’s most spectacular road race is part of the Abbott World Marathon Majors (AWMM) and is also a Platinum Label Road Race of the international athletics federation, World Athletics.
For the first time in over 20 years, the GENERALI MUNICH MARATHON on October 9 will take place with an international elite field. The start list includes a World champion from 2015, Mare Dibaba of Ethiopia. Her compatriot Mengistu Zelalem is currently the fastest man in the field with a best of 2:08:48. The GENERALI MUNICH MARATHON, which starts in the Olympic Stadium before making its way through the inner city and finishing in the imposing setting of the Olympic arena, is an Elite Label Road Race, a distinction awarded by World Athletics, the international governing body of world athletics. The organisers expect a total of 20,000 participants for the 36th edition of this historic race with around 5,000 running the marathon.
The Mainova Frankfurt Marathon will take place on October 30 for the first time since 2019. Among the men’s elite are three contenders with personal bests of under 2:06 which points to a high-quality race in prospect. The Ethiopian Betesfa Getahun is the fastest runner in the field at...
Since March when the government ordered closure of athletics camps to minimise the spread of Covid-19, the once busy stadium has become a pale shadow of its former self. Foreign athletes who trained there flew out to their countries in Europe and the Americas
Kenyan world record marathon runner, Brigid Kosgei, has won the 2020 London Marathon.“The weather is not good,” Kosgei told Gabby Logan on the BBC. “We haven’t had much time to prepare ... I had some struggles out there.”Kosgei’s winning time was 2:18.28.  In 2019 Kosgei shocked the running world, when she broke Paula Radcliffe's marathon world record, clocking 2:14:04 in Chicago. Her time in London, just over four minutes off her mark, but given the bad weather and interrupted preparation, it's an amazing time.
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ASICS Australia have announced the inaugural ASICS World Ekiden 2020: the ultimate team challenge that will see teams of up to six people from all over the world come together to complete a combined marathon. Inspired by a century of Japanese running culture, the race will be split into six legs of varying distances, making it perfect for runners of all abilities and experience.
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Athletics Australia is pleased to announce the expansion of its High-Performance department, with the addition of three new positions to its structure. Previously Head of High-Performance Systems, Andrew Faichney will move into the role of General Manager - High Performance, while Olympic gold medallist Sally Pearson will re-join the Athletics Australia family as Technical Athlete Consultant. Leisel Jones will bring her passion for athlete wellbeing to the role of Athlete Wellbeing & Engagement Coordinator.
Athletics ACT, are initiating a new race concept in early Jannary, utilising the amazing Stromlo Forest Park for races ranging from 1km (junior) to 5km (senior). The races will be fast, as athletes cruise around the Stephen Hodge Criterium Cycling Circuit, at Stromlo.