Standards released for Doha World Championships 2019

December 4th, 2018 by Madeleine Kelly | Posted in Runs & Races | No Comments »

The IAAF has released their time standards for the 2019 World Championships and in several events, athletes are going to have to run a little faster to make it to the meet


IAAF to commemorate runners with heritage plaques

December 3rd, 2018 by Anne Francis | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

The first group of athletes to be honoured include runners Jesse Owens, Paavo Nurmi, Emil Zatopek and Fanny Blankers-Koen


IAAF Male Athlete of the Year finalists announced

November 20th, 2018 by Anne Francis | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

There were few surprises among the finalists for IAAF Male Athlete of the Year, announced today


Caster Semenya conspicuously absent from IAAF Athlete of the Year finalist list

November 19th, 2018 by Anne Francis | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

Despite a stellar season, the South African runner was not deemed one of world’s top five athletes in 2018


IAAF announces 2018 Athlete of the Year awards nominees

October 25th, 2018 by Anne Francis | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

Fans can vote for their favourite runners via social media


Seb Coe reminds runners that IAAF has its own RusAF roadmap

September 25th, 2018 by Madeleine Kelly | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

The WADA decision doesn’t admit Russian athletes back into arenas of play, the WADA decision allows the RUSADA to test its own athletes


How much do marathon pacers matter?

September 20th, 2018 by Madeleine Kelly | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

Two out of three of Kipchoge’s pacers dropped out of the Berlin Marathon, and he ran a 2:01:39. This raises the question, how much do pacers affect a race?


The first woman to run a sub-five minute mile passes away

September 10th, 2018 by Madeleine Kelly | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

Diane Leather of Britain became the first woman to break the five-minute barrier in the mile in 1954


LeBron James is a track and field fan

September 2nd, 2018 by Madeleine Kelly | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

Basketball star LeBron James attended ISTAF Berlin on Sunday


IAAF announces new partnership with mountain- and trail-running organizations

August 29th, 2018 by Anne Francis | Posted in Trail Running | No Comments »

The new partnership between IAAF, ITRA and WMRA seems designed to bring greater standardization to trail- and mountain-running, a development that sparks skepticism in some members of the trail running community


Could running incorporate leader jerseys into track races?

July 30th, 2018 by Madeleine Kelly | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

When runners represent their sponsors as opposed to their countries, participants wear nearly identical uniforms from various shoe brands. This can become uninteresting to the less informed viewer


Emma Coburn rocks the water barrier, and other gems from IAAF biomechanics study

July 18th, 2018 by Anne Francis | Posted in Runs & Races | No Comments »

Largest-ever study of athletes’ biomechanics during competition contains fascinating nuggets