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Series17 Aug 2019

Fab five: celebrations at the World Championships

As we continue our countdown to the start of the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019, we reminisce about five very special celebrations from previous editions.

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Report02 Sep 2018

Semenya clocks 2:30.70 in ISTAF 1000m as Harting takes his final bow

Caster Semenya produced another extraordinary result at the 77th ISTAF in Berlin’s Olympic Stadium on Sunday (2), a day when 45,500 spectators turned out to honour retiring discus legend Robert Harting.

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News26 Apr 2017

Harting brothers to face Stahl in Stockholm – IAAF Diamond League

German brothers Robert and Christoph Harting, the 2012 and 2016 Olympic discus champions respectively, will clash with last year’s world-leading thrower Daniel Stahl at the Bauhaus-galan, an IAAF Diamond League meeting, in Stockholm on 18 June.

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Previews07 Aug 2016

Preview: men's discus – Rio 2016 Olympic Games

The men’s discus at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games promises to be a new episode of a favourite TV show with a familiar cast.

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News12 Jul 2016

Harting and Schwanitz headline Germany’s Olympic team for Rio

The German Olympic Committee (DOSB) has made its final round of nominations for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, meaning 92 athletes will represent Germany in the athletics programme from 12-21 August.

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Report19 Jun 2016

Rohler and Harting lead the way at German Championships

The weather may have been unpredictable, but Germany’s leading Olympic medal hopes turned in a consistent series of classy performances at their national championships in Kassel over the weekend.

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News16 May 2016

Bromell, De Grasse and Ibarguen among the latest names for Birmingham – IAAF Diamond League

A further 11 global medallists have confirmed that they will compete at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Birmingham on Sunday 5 June, the meeting organisers announced on Monday (16).

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News26 Dec 2014

2014 end-of-year reviews – throws

Statisticians A Lennart Julin and Mirko Jalava look back on the best throwing performances of the year.

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Report05 Sep 2014

Birech breaks the eight-minute barrier in Brussels – IAAF Diamond League

In his past five wins on the IAAF Diamond League circuit, Jairus Birech has looked almost unbeatable but in Brussels he was pushed all the way by European record-holder Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad. However, the Kenyan pulled out his first run under eight minutes to secure the Diamond Race title.

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Report31 Aug 2014

Wlodarczyk breaks hammer world record in Berlin

The ISTAF Berlin meeting, part of the 2014 IAAF World Challenge, promised big throws, and it delivered. Unfortunately, for the home crowd, the best throw of the day saw Poland’s Anita Wlodarczyk deprive local star Betty Heidler of her hammer world record* with a huge effort of 79.58m on Sunday (31).

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Previews29 Aug 2014

Harting, Heidler and Hoffa put the spotlight on the throws in Berlin

The ISTAF Berlin meeting, part of the IAAF World Challenge, will see nine Olympic, 15 world and 15 European champions lining up on the blue track of Berlin’s iconic Olympic stadium on Sunday (31).

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Report24 Aug 2014

Barshim wins latest high jump battle with Bondarenko in Birmingham – IAAF Diamond League

Mutaz Essa Barshim won the latest high jump battle with his arch rival Bogdan Bondarenko at the Sainsbury’s Birmingham Grand Prix, an IAAF Diamond League meeting, as both men cleared 2.38m in another high quality contest that caught the imagination of the 13,000 capacity crowd on Sunday (24).

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