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Report30 Jun 2021

Vetter throws 92.14m to light up Lucerne

German star Johannes Vetter grabbed the headlines by throwing 92.14m in the men’s javelin on a cool and rainy evening at the Spitzen Leichtathletik meeting.

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News22 May 2021

Van Niekerk, Miller-Uibo and Lyles ready to use Boston as Tokyo tune-up

Street meets may be seen as the fun and care-free cousin of top-flight athletics, but dozens of the world’s best athletes will be using Sunday’s adidas Boost Boston Games – a World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting – as a key stepping stone leading up to the Olympic Games.

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Previews21 May 2021

Global champions take to the streets in Boston

A lot has happened during the four years since Wayde van Niekerk last competed at the adidas Boost Boston Games.

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News18 May 2021

Lyles, Van Niekerk and Holloway confirmed for Boston

World champions Noah Lyles, Steven Gardiner and Grant Holloway lead the fields for the adidas Boost Boston Games on Sunday 23 May, organisers of the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting confirmed on Tuesday (19).

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Report16 Sep 2020

Del Ponte and Hynne victorious, Van Niekerk returns to action in Bellinzona

An eagerly-awaited win by local star Ajla del Ponte and Olympic 400m champion Wayde van Niekerk’s first international appearance since 2017 were the key highlights at the 10th edition of the Galà dei Castelli in Bellinzona, Switzerland, a World Athletics Continental Tour Bronze meeting, on Tuesday (16).

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Feature11 Jul 2020

Africa’s sprinters navigate the pandemic ahead of the Tokyo Olympics

While Africa is often associated with distance running, athletes from the continent have also left an indelible mark on the sprints at major championships.

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News13 Jun 2020

Wanda Diamond League Call Room - Paris edition

The Wanda Diamond League Call Room lockdown series continues today (13) with its Paris edition, with Olympic 400m champion Wayde van Niekerk, 2012 Olympic pole vault champion Renaud Lavillenie and Commonwealth pole vault champion Alysha Newman taking the stage on the Diamond League's ​Facebook page​ and ​YouTube​ channel.

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Feature19 May 2020

After two years on the sidelines, Van Niekerk ready to accept comeback challenge

Wayde van Niekerk was nervous. For an athlete of his calibre, an unofficial 100m race on grass in mid-February should have been a formality. A routine rust-buster. A glorified training session.

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Series15 Jun 2019

Fab five: African Diamond League stars

Ahead of the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Rabat, we showcase Africa and highlight a quintet of performers from the continent who have excelled on the elite one-day international circuit.

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Series01 Jan 2019

Nine things for 2019: returning stars

With 2019 now underway, over the next nine days we'll be taking a look at nine things we're really looking forward to as we enter another World Championships year.

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IaafNews13 Nov 2017

A closer look at the 2017 World Athlete of the Year men’s finalists

Ahead of next week’s IAAF Athletics Awards 2017 where the World Athletes of the Year will be announced, we revisit the achievements of the men’s finalists.

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Feature02 Aug 2017

London offers a win-win situation for Van Niekerk

Sitting with the vast bowl shape of the London Stadium directly behind him, Wayde van Niekerk dealt with question after question about being ‘the next Usain Bolt’ as he faced the world’s media at a press conference ahead of the IAAF World Championships London 2017.

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