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Feature08 Jul 2014

Teenage talent to the fore – a brief history of the IAAF World Junior Championships

There have been national junior championships for athletes dating back to the 1920s, with the former Czechoslovakia having organised what is believed to be the first in 1921. But having a global event – the IAAF World Junior Championships – that puts young talent on display is a relatively recent innovation.

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Feature10 May 2014

Obiri and Cherono warn Wang her 3000m record may finally be challenged

Wang Junxia’s long-standing 3000m world record of 8:06.11 has seemed beyond the pale to a couple of generations of talented female middle and long-distance runners but 2014 has brought the realisation that it might not be utterly impregnable after all.

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