Feature31 Jul 2017

Gong aims to add to China’s long jumping tradition

Though she has displayed tremendous ability in two athletics disciplines, rising star Gong Luying is likely to direct much of her focus towards the long jump for the foreseeable future in an attempt to help her province close the gap on their compatriots in one of China's best track and field events.

Read more
Feature26 Jul 2017

The sky's the limit for world U18 champion Manangoi

After winning Kenya's first gold of the IAAF World U18 Championships Nairobi 2017, George Manangoi was not surprised.

Read more
Feature23 Jul 2017

Diaz set to continue Cuba’s fine triple jumping tradition

Cuba has developed such a strong culture of triple jumping that the hop, skip and jump has almost become synonymous with the blue and white stripes of the Caribbean nation’s flag.

Read more
News23 Jul 2017

IAAF Kids Athletics event in Nairobi helps ensure lasting legacy for the sport in Kenya

The IAAF and the Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences at University of Tsukuba joined forces with Kenyatta University, the Tegla Loroupe Peace Foundation and the United Nations Office in Nairobi to stage a packed day of activities for some 400 children on the playing fields at Kenyatta University last week

Read more
Feature21 Jul 2017

Sokwakhana Zazini – the cool, calm and collected new hurdling star

If you are ever given the unenviable task of racing against Sokwakhana Zazini, you need to know three things: he's got as much respect for you as you do for him; he's going to hammer it down from the gun; and he's almost certainly going to beat you.

Read more
Feature20 Jul 2017

Precocious newcomer Mahuchikh aims to progress one step at a time

Watching Yaroslava Mahuchikh compete in the girls' high jump final at the World U18 Championships Nairobi 2017, many probably assumed she had been jumping since she was a young child.

Read more
Report16 Jul 2017

Double delight for Kenya on final day of IAAF World U18 Championships Nairobi 2017

With 10 sets of medals on the line on the final day of the IAAF World U18 Championships Nairobi 2017, there was plenty of excitement for the 60,000 capacity crowd in the Kasarani Stadium on Sunday.

Read more
Report16 Jul 2017

Report: boys' 2000m steeplechase – IAAF World U18 Championships Nairobi 2017

After missing out to Ethiopia in most of the distance races at the IAAF World U18 Championships Nairobi 2017, Kenya won the one gold medal they would have wanted more than any other, with Leonard Bett charging to victory in the boys' 2000m steeplechase final on Sunday (16).

Read more
Report16 Jul 2017

Report: boys' 3000m – IAAF World U18 Championships Nairobi 2017

Ethiopia stunned the hosts with a superb middle-distance performance on Sunday (16), with Selemon Barega producing a smart tactical race to win the boys' 3000m final at a packed Kasarani Stadium.

Read more
Report16 Jul 2017

Report: girls' long jump – IAAF World U18 Championships Nairobi 2017

Gong Luying took China's third girls' long jump gold in the history of the World U18 Championships with a consistent series of jumps headed by a best of 6.37m. Gong, who entered the final with the best performance this year, added a further two centimetres to her best.

Read more
Report16 Jul 2017

Report: boys' pole vault – IAAF World U18 Championships Nairobi 2017

Matthias Orban of France lived up to expectations on Sunday (16) by dominating the boys' pole vault final on the last day of the IAAF World U18 Championships Nairobi 2017.

Read more
Report16 Jul 2017

Report: girls' 100m hurdles – IAAF World U18 Championships Nairobi 2017

Britany Anderson of Jamaica ran 12.72, the fastest ever 100m hurdles time by an U18 athlete, in winning the final.

Read more