Kenya’s marathon world record holder Brigid Kosgei was one of 11 nominees for the IAAF female athlete of the year, athletics’ governing body announced on Tuesday.
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Kenyan Eluid Kipchoge, who on Saturday became the first man to run a marathon in less than two hours, is one of 11 nominees for the IAAF male athlete of the year, athletics’ governing body said on Monday.
Kenyan Brigid Kosgei broke Paula Radcliffe’s 16-year-old women’s marathon world record by more than a minute when she ran two hours, 14 minutes, four seconds at the Chicago Marathon on Sunday.
Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge said he needs time to recover physically and mentally after becoming the first person to run a marathon in under two hours and has yet to decide if he will defend his title at next year’s Tokyo Olympics.
Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge made athletics history on Saturday when he became the first person to run a marathon in under two hours, stretching the limits of human endeavor and passing a milestone few thought could be reached for decades if at all.
British Olympic champion Mo Farah defended his reputation at a news conference ahead of the Chicago Marathon on Friday after being bombarded with questions about his former coach Alberto Salazar who has been banned for doping violations.
Belgian triathlete Bart Aernouts last year became the second man to break the magic eight-hour barrier at the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii.
Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge’s attempt to run an historic but unofficial sub-two hour marathon will take place at 0815 local time (0615 GMT) on Saturday in a bid to attract a bigger crowd, race organisers said on Friday.
Kenya’s world record holder Eliud Kipchoge has compared running a sub two-hour marathon to going to the moon before his unofficial attempt in Vienna on Saturday to become the first athlete to break the barrier.
The winds of change are roiling through the sport of endurance running as athletes descend on the Windy City for Sunday’s Chicago Marathon, with one of the sport’s longstanding figureheads conspicuously out of the picture.
South Africa are expected to breeze past Canada in Tuesday’s Rugby World Cup match but while the Springboks see the game as a chance to rest key players ahead of the knockout stages captain Siya Kolisi is happy not to have been left on the sidelines.
The athletics watchdog (AIU) will take a close interest in the 140-page report detailing the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) decision to ban leading coach Alberto Salazar for four years, the sport’s global head Sebastian Coe said on Sunday.
Athletics whistleblower Kara Goucher wants Alberto Salazar’s Nike Oregon Project (NOP) shut down in the wake of the coach’s four-year suspension for doping violations, the retired runner told the BBC.
A successful world athletics championships had looked like a desert mirage but the event eventually came to life with an oasis of thrills and packed houses to rescue Qatari organizers and officials before the curtain came down on Sunday.
The United States comfortably won the men’s 4×400 meters relay gold at the world championships on Sunday, reasserting their authority in the event after their dominance was interrupted two years ago.
Noah Lyles was talking more like a labor organizer than the next Usain Bolt following his 200 meters win at the world championships, the American sprinter hinting he might be as likely to lead an athletes’ union as be the face of the sport.
Grenada’s Anderson Peters pulled off a shock win in the javelin at the world athletics championships on Sunday after an unpredictable event where Olympic champion Thomas Rohler failed to reach the final.
The United States stormed to victory in the women’s 4×400 meters relay at the world championships on Sunday after leading from the start to clock a world leading time.
Nia Ali, back in the starting blocks after giving birth to her second child, powered to victory in the world championships 100 meters hurdles on Sunday, leading an American one-two finish.
Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei triumphed after a close battle in the 10,000 meters on Sunday, winning his first world title and bringing his country their second medal of the championships.
Germany’s Malaika Mihambo capped off a dominating campaign soaring to long jump gold at the world championships on Sunday.
Lelisa Desisa ended an 18-year wait for Ethiopia when he triumphed in a sprint finish against compatriot Mosinet Geremew to win a midnight marathon at the World Athletics Championship on Sunday.
Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands completed a unique double when she dominated the race to win the 1,500 meters at the world athletics championship on Saturday, adding to the 10,000 meters title she won earlier in the competition.
A United States quartet led by Christian Coleman blazed to the 4×100 meters relay title at the world athletics championships on Saturday, clocking the second fastest time ever at 37.10 seconds to end a 12-year gold medal drought.
Venezuela’s Yulimar Rojas retained her world triple jump title on Saturday with a display which reflected her recent dominance of the event as she twice soared past 15 meters.
Jamaica stormed to world championship gold in the women’s 4×100 meters relay on Saturday, beating Britain in a battle that featured 100 and 200m winners Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Dina Asher-Smith.
American Joe Kovacs produced the third best shot put of all-time, 22.91 meters, to snatch the world championship gold medal from New Zealand’s Tomas Walsh with his final throw on Saturday.
Hellen Obiri of Kenya displayed her dominance of the 5,000 meters at the world athletics championships on Saturday by winning a second consecutive world title in a tight race at Khalifa International Stadium.
Olympic champion Brianna McNeal was disqualified from the 100m hurdles after a false start in qualification at the world athletics championships on Saturday.
American Dalilah Muhammad broke her own world record to win the women’s 400 metres hurdles at the world championships with a time of 52.16 seconds on Friday, edging out compatriot Sydney McLaughlin in a gripping race.
Toshikazu Yamanishi of Japan took gold in the men’s 20km race walk at the world athletics championships on Saturday, making him a favorite on home roads at next year’s Tokyo Olympics.
Bahamian Steven Gardiner, silver medalist in London two years ago, went one better on Friday when he stormed home to win the 400 meters at the world athletics championships.
Lifted by a packed stadium, Qatar’s Mutaz Barshim soared to victory in the men’s high jump at the world championships on Friday to give the hosts a long-awaited first gold medal.
A few weeks before the world championships, silver medalist high jumper Mikhail Akimenko didn’t think he would compete, let alone step onto the podium.
Kenya’s Conseslus Kipruto beat Lamecha Girma of Ethiopia in a photo finish to successfully defend his 3,000 meters steeplechase world title on Friday.
Cuban Yaime Perez was rewarded for her persistence as she won the discus gold medal at the world athletics championships on Friday, having left empty-handed in her three previous appearances in the event.
European champion Filip Ingebrigtsen’s luck ran out on Friday when he missed out on the world championship final 1,500 meters final, one day after escaping sanction despite appearing to punch another runner in a heat.
Kenyan world record holder Eliud Kipchoge has finalised a 41-member pacing squad for his second attempt to break the two-hour barrier for the marathon in Vienna, event organizers INEOS said on Friday.
Bahrain’s Salwa Eid Naser destroyed the field and stunned Olympic champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo as she became the first Asian to win the women’s 400 meters world title on Thursday.
Estonian decathlete Maicel Uibo and his wife, Bahamian runner Shaunae Miller-Uibo, had two reasons to celebrate after they each won a silver medal at the world athletics championships on Thursday.
Germany’s Niklas Kaul survived a grueling battle to win the world championship decathlon gold on Thursday after the event was blown wide open by the withdrawal of injured defending champion Kevin Mayer.
Katarina Johnson-Thompson clinched gold in the heptathlon with the year’s best performance after holding off the challenge of defending champion Nafissatou Thiam on Thursday to give Britain their second title at this year’s world championships.
China’s Gong Lijiao retained her world shot put title but got a fright when Jamaica’s Danniel Thomas-Dodd nearly pipped her to gold with her last attempt on Thursday.
Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands stayed on course for a unique 1,500-10,000 meters double at the world championships by easily winning her semi-final on Thursday.
Spain’s Orlando Ortega has been awarded a bronze medal in the 110 meters hurdles after organizers agreed he was obstructed when Jamaican Omar McLeod fell in the next lane on Wednesday.
World record holder Kevin Mayer of France pulled out of the world championship decathlon after seven events on Thursday after suffering what appeared to be a pulled hamstring in the 110 meters hurdles.
Kenya’s Timothy Cheruiyot, favorite for the world 1500 meters title, comfortably won his opening heat on Thursday, evading the rough-and-tumble which saw Ethiopia’s Teddese Lemi falling.
Before he began competing in lucrative Diamond League meetings, Norwegian discus thrower Ola Stunes Isene moved back to his parents’ home with his girlfriend because he could not make a living from the sport.
Canada’s Damian Warner snatched the lead after the opening day of decathlon competition at the world athletics championships on Wednesday but will have restless night with world record holder and defending champion Kevin Mayer lurking just 30 points back.
Britain’s Katarina Johnson-Thompson holds a 96-point lead over defending champion Nafissatou Thiam after four events of the heptathlon at the world athletics championships on Wednesday.
Dina Asher-Smith seized her chance to win the world championship 200 meters on Wednesday and become the first British woman to claim a global sprint title.