Articles by World Athletics


  • Kosgei leads deep fields for RA Half Marathon

    Kosgei leads deep fields for RA Half Marathon

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    World marathon record-holder Brigid Kosgei is the standout name in the women’s field for the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon, while 11 men with sub-60-...

  • Worku, Obiri favourites at Italica Cross

    Worku, Obiri favourites at Italica Cross

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    Ethiopia’s Tadese Worku and Kenya’s Hellen Obiri will be the marquee athletes at the ‘Cross Internacional de Itálica’ in Santiponce on the ou...

  • Ethiopian pair to challenge Kipchoge in London

    Ethiopian pair to challenge Kipchoge in London

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    Mosinet Geremew and Mule Wasihun, the Ethiopian duo who pushed the legendary Eliud Kipchoge to the limit at the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon, hav...

  • Obiri and Kifle favourites in Elgoibar

    Obiri and Kifle favourites in Elgoibar

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    At a press conference on Wednesday, elite race manager Zigor Díez announced the names of the athletes in contention at the 77th Cross Internacional J...

  • Chepkoech leads Houston Half Marathon field

    Chepkoech leads Houston Half Marathon field

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    Organisers of the Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon have revealed the elite fields for the World Athletics road races on Janua...

  • Kosgei seals 2019 with Sao Paulo victory

    Kosgei seals 2019 with Sao Paulo victory

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    Little-known Kenyan Kibiwott Kandie timed his finish to perfection at the Corrida Internacional de São Silvestre, overtaking pre-race favourite Jaco...

  • Kenyans smash course records at Houilles 10k

    Kenyans smash course records at Houilles 10k

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    Kenyans Daniel Simiu Ebenyo and Norah Jeruto smashed the men’s and women’s course records at the 48th edition of the Corrida Pédestre Internation...

  • Algeria readies for 2020 African Championships

    Algeria readies for 2020 African Championships

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    Next June the best of Africa’s athletes will converge on the Algerian capital Algiers for the 22nd African Championships in Athletics. The stakes...

  • Cherono, Degefa to defend Boston Marathon titles

    Cherono, Degefa to defend Boston Marathon titles

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    Reigning champions Lawrence Cherono and Worknesh Degefa head a list of eight past winners who’ll line up for the 124th edition of the Boston Maratho...

  • Cheptegei smashes world 10km record

    Cheptegei smashes world 10km record

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    Joshua Cheptegei smashed the world record in the 10km, clocking 26:38* at the 10K Valencia Trinidad Alfonso on Sunday. The Ugandan star clipped six...

  • Athletics - London Marathon - London, Britain - April 28, 2019 Great Britain's Mo Farah in action ...

    Farah announces return to track for Tokyo Games

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    Four-time Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah has announced he will return to the 10,000m on the track next year in a bid to win a fifth Olympic title in ...

  • Barsoton, Salpeter lead Kolkata 25K fields

    Barsoton, Salpeter lead Kolkata 25K fields

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    Kenya's Leonard Barsoton and Ethiopia’s Tariku Bekele will go toe to toe at the Tata Steel Kolkata 25K which will be held on December 15. Barsoto...

  • (From bottom L) US athlete Emma Coburn celebrates with US athlete Courtney Frerichs as Kenya's ...

    World Athletics Continental Tour to kickoff in Japan

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    World Athletics has today announced details of the 2020 World Athletics Continental Tour, a series of the world's best one-day meetings outside the D...

  • World Athletics ratifies Kamworor's world half marathon record

    World Athletics ratifies Kamworor’s world half marathon record

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    World Athletics has ratified the world half marathon record set by Kenyan runner Geoffrey Kamworor. In a sensational run, Kamworor chopped 22 secon...

  • Keter breaks 5km world record in Lille

    Keter breaks 5km world record in Lille

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    Kenya’s Robert Keter upstaged a quality field to win the Urban Trail Lille 5km on Saturday (9), taking seven seconds off the world record* with his ...

  • Legend Tergat honoured at FICA in Spain

    Legend Tergat honoured at FICA in Spain

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    Five-time world cross country champion and former 10,000m and marathon world record holder Paul Tergat was the guest of honour at the second night of ...

  • Kenyans break records in Istanbul, Beijing

    Kenyans break records in Istanbul, Beijing

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    Kenyans posted record-breaking performances on Sunday in Istanbul and Beijing with Daniel Kibet and Matthew Kipkoech Kisorio the men's course records ...

  • (FILES) This file photo taken on November 06, 2016 shows Mary Keitany of Kenya crossing the finish ...

    Keitany ‘ready to tackle’ New York City

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    Defending champions Mary Keitany and Lelisa Desisa are back in the Big Apple to chase more glory at the TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday. Keita...

  • Kibet leads Kenyan assault for Rome 10K

    Kibet leads Kenyan assault for Rome 10K

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    Kenyans James Kibet, Joel Maina Mwangi, Paul Tiongik and James Mburugu are the top names at the 12th edition of the Corsa dei Santi in Rome on Friday...

  • World Championships: What to watch out for on day nine

    World Championships: What to watch out for on day nine

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    There’s a lot to watch out for on day nine of the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019, almost too numerous to mention, in fact. With pre...

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