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Press Release28 Oct 2020

Ratified: Cheptegei's 5000m world record

Joshua Cheptegei's world 5000m record of 12:35.36 set at the Wanda Diamond League in Monaco on 14 August has been ratified.

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Press Release27 Oct 2020

Best photographs of 2020 to be recognised at World Athletics Awards

World Athletics will present an award for the best athletics photograph of the year at this year’s virtual World Athletics Awards 2020 on Saturday 5 December.

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Press Release26 Oct 2020

World Athletics Awards goes virtual for 2020

This year's finest athletics achievements will be celebrated at the World Athletics Awards 2020, to be staged as a virtual event on Saturday 5 December and streamed live on the World Athletics YouTube channel.

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Press Release26 Oct 2020

World Athletics’ response to CAS announcement of decision in Leeper case

The Court of Arbitration for Sport rules against Blake Leeper competing in Olympic Games and World Athletic Series Competitions with current mechanical aids (prosthetics).

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Press Release25 Oct 2020

Trophy and bib number from mile greats Delany and Tabori donated to Heritage

Ireland’s Ron Delany and Hungary’s late Laszlo Tabori, two of the standout middle-distance runners of the 1950s, were friends and rivals. A recent discovery in the USA has reignited memories of the connection between these mile running greats and resulted in two significant additions to the World Athletics Heritage Collection.

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Press Release21 Oct 2020

Gdynia records best results of World Athletics’ Air Quality Project so far

Preliminary analysis of data collected at last weekend’s World Athletics Half Marathon Championships indicates that Gdynia has the best air quality of any major athletics event or road race measured since World Athletics’ Air Quality Project started in 2018.

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Press Release12 Oct 2020

World records ratified for Jepchirchir, Hassan and Farah

Peres Jepchirchir’s 1:05:34 women-only world half marathon record and the one-hour world records from Sifan Hassan (18,930m) and Mo Farah (21,330m) have been ratified.

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Press Release03 Oct 2020

Six historic road races awarded Heritage Plaque

To mark two weeks to go to the World Athletics Half Marathon Championships Gdynia 2020 (17 October), six of the world’s oldest footraces have been awarded the World Athletics Heritage Plaque.

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Press Release29 Sep 2020

World Athletics Road Running Championships to be included in the global calendar 

World Athletics will launch a new global event in 2023 – the World Athletics Road Running Championships – as part of calendar changes approved at the most recent Council meeting. 

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Press Release26 Sep 2020

World Athletics Council extends deadline for RusAF’s reinstatement plan

The World Athletics Council has granted an extension to the deadline for the Russian Athletics Federation’s Reinstatement Commission to finalise its reinstatement plan.

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Press Release16 Sep 2020

World Athletics statement on today's Paris Criminal Court ruling

This has been a long five years and we would like to thank the French Prosecutors and the Paris Criminal Court for their time, detailed work and deliberations in to this case.

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Press Release16 Sep 2020

Young, holder of oldest men’s track world record, donates singlet to Heritage

Kevin Young, who has held the men’s 400m hurdles world record since 1992, turns 54 today. To mark his birthday, we are delighted to announce that Young has generously donated to the Heritage Collection the UCLA singlet which he wore when running into the international spotlight in 1988.

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