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Official Bulletin – IAAF World U18 Championships Nairobi 2017 24. aprill 2017

The local organising committee of the IAAF World U18 Championships Nairobi 2017 has published the Official Bulletin for the championships.

My greatest challenge – Armand Duplantis 24. aprill 2017

Swedish pole vaulter Armand Duplantis, who cleared a world U20 record of 5.90m last month, is one of the most prodigious teenage talents in athletics. Here the US-based 17-year-old chats about a dilemma he faced about which sport to pursue in his younger days.

USA wins third straight Golden Baton – IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017 24. aprill 2017

Solidifying their position as the strongest relay nation in the world, the USA collected their third successive Golden Baton honour at the IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017.

Mixed 4x400m final – IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017 24. aprill 2017

It had its critics, the mixed relay – the people who wrote it off as a gimmick, an event that would never catch on.

Women's 4x100m final – IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017 24. aprill 2017

After producing a confidence-boosting victory in their opening round heat of the 4x100m, the same inspired German quartet rode that improbable momentum all the way into the final where they produced their first IAAF/BTC World Relays title.

Men's 4x400m final – IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017 24. aprill 2017

If ever a race proved the perfect exposition of relays – in all their chaotic, captivating brilliance – then it was this.

Men's 4x200m final – IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017 24. aprill 2017

Less than 24 hours after cursing their luck – and indeed their mistakes – in the 4x100m final, Canada found redemption in Nassau on Sunday night (23), defeating sprint superpowers USA and Jamaica to claim the 4x200m title in superlative fashion.

Women's 4x400m final - IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017 24. aprill 2017

Women's 4x400m final - IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017

Men's 4x800m final - IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017 24. aprill 2017

Men's 4x800m final - IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017

Women's 4x100m heats - IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017 24. aprill 2017

Women's 4x100m heats - IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017

Men's 4x200m heats - IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017 24. aprill 2017

Men's 4x200m heats - IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017

Keitany breaks women’s-only world record at London Marathon 23. aprill 2017

Kenya’s Mary Keitany took 41 seconds off the women’s-only world record* at the Virgin Money London Marathon, running 2:17:01 at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race on Sunday (23).

Dida and Rumokol reign in Madrid 23. aprill 2017

Ethiopia’s Bonsa Dida and Kenya’s Elizabeth Rumokol won the men’s and women’s titles at the 40th Rock ’n’ Roll Madrid Marathon, crossing the line of the IAAF Gold Label Road Race in 2:10:16 and 2:33:55 respectively on Sunday (23).

Geremew completes Yangzhou Half Marathon hat-trick 23. aprill 2017

An outstanding home stretch sprint from Mosinet Geremew landed the Ethiopian with his third consecutive title at the Yangzhou Jianzhen International Half Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race staged in the historic Chinese city on Sunday (23).

Looking back and moving forward: day 2 preview – IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017 23. aprill 2017

An IAAF/BTC World Relays record in the women's 4x200m and yet another dramatic finish in the men's 4x100m were among the key highlights on the first day of the IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017, with plenty more drama on tap when competition resumes this evening.

Kiprop and Korir win thrilling duels in Vienna 23. aprill 2017

Kenyans Nancy Kiprop and Albert Korir took top honours in thrilling duels at the Vienna City Marathon, running 2:24:20 and 2:08:40 respectively at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race on Sunday (23).

Kimutai and Ivanova secure first marathon victories in Warsaw 23. aprill 2017

Kenya’s Felix Kimutai and Nastassia Ivanova of Belarus were victorious at the Orlen Warsaw Marathon, achieving the first marathon triumphs of their careers at the IAAF Silver Label Road Race on Sunday (23).

Barmao and Dahmani prevail at Lodz Marathon 23. aprill 2017

Running his first race for more than two years, Kenya’s Samson Barmao won the Lodz Marathon while Algeria’s Kenza Dahmani set a personal best to win the women’s title at the IAAF Silver Label Road Race on a cold Sunday (23).

Jepkosgei smashes course record at Gifu Seiryu Half Marathon 23. aprill 2017

World half marathon record-holder Joyciline Jepkosgei won the Gifu Seiryu Half Marathon on Sunday (23), taking more than a minute off the course record at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race.

Manyonga leaps 8.65m African record, van Niekerk dashes 19.90 at South African championships 23. aprill 2017

World 400m record holder Wayde van Niekerk flaunted his talent on Saturday (22) to win the South African 200m title, and in-form long jumper Luvo Manyonga broke his own African record, as they produced the highlights of the two-day national championships held in Potchefstroom.

Men's 4x100m final - IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017 23. aprill 2017

Men's 4x100m final - IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017

Women's 4x200m final – IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017 23. aprill 2017

Propelled by a strong opening leg by Jura Levy, Jamaica powered to a convincing victory in the women's 4x200m, clocking a 1:29.04 World Relays record in the process.

Women's 4x800m final - IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017 23. aprill 2017

Women's 4x800m final - IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017

Men's 4x400m heats - IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017 23. aprill 2017

Men's 4x400m heats - IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017

Women's 4x400m heats - IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017 23. aprill 2017

Women's 4x400m heats - IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017

Men's 4x100m heats - IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017 23. aprill 2017

Men's 4x100m heats - IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017

Women's 4x200m heats - IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017 23. aprill 2017

Women's 4x200m heats - IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017

Borlees hoping to add to family medal collection in Nassau 22. aprill 2017

“I stay very cool,” says Jacques Borlee, the creator of one of the great dynasties in athletics. “I know my sons, so when I watch them compete I know they’re able to control stress. I’m never nervous.”

Athlete Refugee Team’s journey continues with World Relays debut 22. aprill 2017

“There are many ways to be a refugee,” says Gai Nyang, a tall, slender 25-year-old from South Sudan. “It’s not about being a victim of a war crisis. Even if you’re out of your country, it’s important that nothing stops you doing the thing you want to do.”

Genemo and Robi target course records in Vienna 22. aprill 2017

With 10 runners in possession of sub-2:10 personal bests, organisers of the Vienna City Marathon have assembled what is possibly its best ever men’s field for the 34th edition of the IAAF Gold Label Road Race on Sunday (23).

Close contests set for Madrid Marathon 22. aprill 2017

No fewer than 13,600 runners will gather in the Spanish capital to take part in the 40th Rock ’n’ Roll Madrid Marathon on Sunday (23) when an interesting Kenya-Ethiopia battle is on the cards for the IAAF Gold Label Road Race.

Canada's recipe for relay success - 'patience and trust' 21. aprill 2017

Oh, Canada – when Andre De Grasse sprinted across the line in Rio last year, that was the overwhelming sentiment among compatriots as their men’s 4x100m team was apparently denied a medal for the second successive Olympics.

Keitany and Bekele have records in mind at the London Marathon 21. aprill 2017

Mary Keitany missed out on Olympic selection after finishing ninth at the Virgin Money London Marathon last year, but the two-time champion is back in excellent form and leads arguably the greatest women’s field ever assembled for the IAAF Gold Label Road Race on Sunday (23).

Jepkosgei ready for first post-world-record run in Gifu 21. aprill 2017

When world record-holder Joyciline Jepkosgei competes at the Gifu Seiryu Half Marathon on Sunday (23), there’s a good chance that several records could fall in the IAAF Gold Label Road Race.

Worku and Mohammed looking for fast return in Warsaw 21. aprill 2017

Now in its fifth edition, the Orlen Warsaw Marathon taking place this Sunday (23 April) is once again poised to be the highlight of the Polish road racing circuit.

Territories with broadcast rights - IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017 21. aprill 2017

Territories with broadcast rights - IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017

Territories with access to Facebook Livestream - IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017 21. aprill 2017

Territories with access to Facebook Livestream - IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017

Territories with access to YouTube Livestream - IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017 21. aprill 2017

Territories with access to YouTube Livestream - IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017

Carl Lewis talks relays: ‘The key is simplicity’ 20. aprill 2017

Three times he has anchored his nation to victory at the IAAF World Championships, and twice he has carried them to 4x100m gold at the Olympic Games – the first of those, in Los Angeles in 1984, while dealing with as much pressure as any athlete in history.

Geremew targetting hat-trick in Yangzhou 20. aprill 2017

Defending champion Mosinet Geremew is the first two-time winner in the 11 year history of Yangzhou Jianzhen International Half Marathon. The 25-year-old Ethiopian will return to the historic Chinese city in a bid to win a third consecutive title at this IAAF Gold Label Road Race on Sunday (23).

Kipchumba and Mierzejewska the Lodz Marathon favourites 20. aprill 2017

The 13th edition of the DOZ Lodz Marathon on Sunday (23) will also be the third occasion that the race is part of the IAAF Silver Label Road Race series. A strong African-dominated field in the men's race, led by Kenya's Jafred Kipchumba, will be vying for the race’s first sub-2:10 performance in the history of the race. Agnieszka Mierzejewska of Poland will start as favourite among the women.

2008 Olympic high jump silver medallist Mason dies 20. aprill 2017

The IAAF was saddened by the news that 2008 Olympic medallist Germaine Mason of Great Britain died in a motorcycle accident on Thursday (20).

Gong Luying shines at Chinese U18 Championships 20. aprill 2017

Gong Luying collected one gold and two silver medals to capture the spotlight at the Chinese U18 Championships, which concluded in Nanchang on Thursday (20).

Rio jump rivalries to resume in Shanghai – IAAF Diamond League 20. aprill 2017

Olympic champions Derek Drouin and Jeff Henderson will face the men they beat to claim gold in Rio last August when they open their 2017 IAAF Diamond League campaigns in Shanghai on 13 May.

‘Hero’ revealed as official mascot for IAAF World Championships London 2017 20. aprill 2017

Hero the Hedgehog has today been revealed as the official mascot for the IAAF World Championships London 2017 following a nationwide search in partnership with iconic BBC children’s television show Blue Peter.

Coe: ‘There’s something we can all learn from relays’ 20. aprill 2017

With just three days to go until the IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017, IAAF President Sebastian Coe visited the host venue in Nassau on Wednesday (19) and set the scene for what should be another captivating weekend of athletics.

Starting with World Relays success, Williams aims to make waves in 2017 20. aprill 2017

On a team that included three women with multiple Olympic gold medals, it is perhaps no surprise that the fourth member of Jamaica’s 4x100m quartet in Rio last year was somewhat overshadowed in 2016.

Provisional entry lists – IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017 19. aprill 2017

The provisional entry lists for the IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017 are now available.

Men's 4x100m preview – IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017 19. aprill 2017

Two years ago, the US scored a decisive victory over arch rivals Jamaica in the men’s 4x100m at the IAAF World Relays, the throat-slitting celebration gesture of Ryan Bailey afterwards proving as memorable as the race itself.

Women's 4x100m preview – IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017 19. aprill 2017

As is the case in the 4x200m which opens the IAAF World Relays on Saturday, the spotlight on the women's 4x100m will fall on double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson whose mission it is this weekend to help Jamaica retain the title they wrestled from the USA two years ago.