Remembering one of the most iconic races in Olympic history
Twenty years ago today, the Sydney Olympic Games enraptured the world with what is widely regarded as one of the most thrilling nights in athletics history.
If Mo Farah succeeds in his bid to capture Haile Gebrselassie’s 13-year-old world one-hour record at the World Athletics Wanda Diamond League meeting in Brussels on Friday, the Briton will officially become the 12th man in history to hold the record.
IAAF Heritage is delighted to announce the donation from two private collectors of major World Championships and Olympic Games artefacts from the careers of two all-time athletics greats.
Marathon legend Haile Gebrselassie helped inaugurate the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) “Walk the Talk: Health for All Challenge” in Geneva today (20), a global movement to promote health and, particularly, physical activity as part of a healthy sustainable future.
The Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) will present Haile Gebrselassie with the AIMS lifetime achievement award at the AIMS Best Marathon Runner (BMR) awards dinner reception in Athens on 11 November.
World and Olympic champions at all distances ranging from 1500m to the marathon will be meeting over 10km for the Morrisons Great Manchester Run, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Sunday (10).