Breaking the four-minute mile was the classic athletics landmark until Roger Bannister did it on a windy Oxford track in May 1954. A lesser-known target was 1:30:00 for women in the 20km race walk.
Many Ethiopians respect Gurage people for being business savvy, who skillfully manage the demands of agricultural upkeep and urban commerce between Addis Ababa and the countryside. Selemon Barega, one of the most talented distance runners Ethiopia has ever seen, is a proud Gurage.
Athletes from around the world have tuned in to the recent athletics test events to catch a glimpse of the courses, facilities and track they're hoping to compete on when the Games kick off in July, including two clusters of the Athlete Refugee Team from their bases in Tel Aviv and Ngong.
With 100 days to go until the World Athletics U20 Championships Nairobi 21, Lythe Pillay is one of his country’s brightest prospects for gold.
When JuVaughn Harrison leaped 8.45m at the NCCA Indoor Championships, few would have understood the significance of the achievement.
Saturday night in Chorzow, heat three of the women’s 4x100m, and four Ecuadorian sprinters are huddled together in the mixed zone, looking out at the blue track.
Sprinter or middle-distance runner? It’s a question many have asked Poland’s Patryk Dobek this year, one he now also has to ask himself.
When Roza Dereje broke the tape at the 2019 Valencia Marathon in a course record of 2:18:30, she beamed, elatedly.
Remembering one of the most iconic races in Olympic history