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Report30 Sep 2019

Report: men's 400m hurdles - IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019

In one of the most eagerly anticipated races on the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 schedule, it was Karsten Warholm who prevailed in the battle between three of the four fastest men in history.

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Series17 Sep 2019

IAAF Inside Athletics – Abderrahman Samba: ‘I've tried to make the 400m hurdles something exceptional’

In the latest episode of IAAF Inside Athletics, Qatari 400m hurdler Abderrahman Samba talks about his excitement ahead of the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019.

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Report18 May 2019

Samba sizzles 47.27 in Shanghai - IAAF Diamond League

Once again, Abderrahman Samba stole the spotlight with another superb performance to highlight the IAAF Diamond League Shanghai on Saturday (18).

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News14 May 2019

Samba and Benjamin lead quality 400m hurdles field in Stanford – IAAF Diamond League

Organisers of the Prefontaine Classic have declared their 400m hurdles field their ‘best ever’ with Abderrahman Samba, Rai Benjamin, Kerron Clement and Kyron McMaster all taking to the start line at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Stanford on 30 June.

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News07 May 2019

Samba takes on Benjamin in Shanghai – IAAF Diamond League

Two of the three fastest men in history will clash in the 400m hurdles in Shanghai when Abderrahman Samba lines up against Rai Benjamin at the IAAF Diamond League meeting on 18 May.

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Feature24 Apr 2019

Samba on his 2019 aspirations: ‘I want to finish the season with 46.5’

As he begins to set out on his 2019 season, Abderrahman Samba, the world’s top-ranked 400m hurdler, says he’ll follow a very simple plan. So simple, it’s almost a copy/paste of the 2018 campaign that propelled him into the international spotlight.

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Report22 Apr 2019

Samba sizzles 47.51 at Asian Championships in Doha

Valiantly living up to expectations, hometown hero Abderrahman Samba blazed to a dominant 400m hurdles victory to highlight the second day of action at the Asian Athletics Championships in Doha on Monday (22).

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Press Release11 Apr 2019

Barshim and Samba donate Olympic and Continental Cup kit to IAAF Heritage exhibition in Doha – one week to go

Qatar’s Mutaz Essa Barshim and Abderrahman Samba have donated kit to the IAAF Heritage Collection which will be on display at the IAAF Heritage World Athletics Championships Exhibition which opens in City Center Doha shopping mall in one week’s time.

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News22 Dec 2018

Five athletes end 2018 with win streaks of 10 or more 

Illustrating the fierce competitiveness of athletics at the moment, just five athletes will begin their 2019 seasons with unbeaten streaks of ten or more competitions.

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Press Release20 Nov 2018

Finalists announced for Male World Athlete of the Year 2018

With just 14 days to go until the IAAF Athletics Awards 2018, the IAAF is delighted to reveal the names of the five finalists for the 2018 IAAF Male Athlete of the Year award.

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News05 Nov 2018

World Athlete of the Year 2018 nominees – sprints and hurdles

With just eight days to go before voting for the 2018 World Athletes of the Year concludes, here’s a closer look at this year's men’s and women’s nominees in the sprints and hurdles.

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Series06 Sep 2018

Abderrahman Samba: I love hurdling because...

In only his second full season of 400m hurdling, Qatari sensation Abderrahaman Samba has dominated on the Diamond League circuit and posted the second fastest time in history with an awe-inspiring 46.98 in Paris. The tall and athletic 22-year-old athlete speaks to the IAAF about his passion for the discipline.

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