Jamaica’s Waquar DaCosta collapses after 800m at World Youth

Published on July 8, 2009 |

Bressanone/Brixen, Italy – Jamaica’s Waquar DaCosta collapsed after completed the men’s 800m heat (6) event during the opening session at the 6th IAAF World Youth Championships. He was later taken to the hospital for treatment.  DaCosta, who was given Oxygen mask on the track before taken away on stretcher, had finished at the back of…

Traves Smikle takes Jamaica to new grounds – World Youth

Published on July 8, 2009 |

Bressanone/Brixen – On Tuesday evening, a day before the start of the competition in the 6th IAAF World Youth Championships, Traves Smikle of Jamaica admitted to being “a bit concerned” with the distances his opponents had thrown in the discus. However the 17-year-old Jamaican went out and threw his personal best of 57.28m on his…

Redemption time for Ashton Purvis in Bressanone – World Youth

Published on July 8, 2009 |

Bressanone/Brixen, Italy – American sprinter Ashton Purvis is out to redeem herself after a disappointing 2007 World Youth Championships in Ostrava. In Ostrava, Purvis ran 12.04 for seventh in the 100m final. She had times on 11.74 in the heats, 12.09 in the quarterfinals and 11.81 in the semi-finals, but said that disappointment makes her…

Grenada’s Kirani James wants World Youth 400m record

Published on July 8, 2009 |

Bressanone/Brixen – After back to back silver medals at the last two IAAF age group championships, Granada’s Kirani James has his eyes set on not just gold medals at this sixth World Youth Championships in Brixen/Bressanone but also records. James who will turn 17 on September 1, was second in the 400m at the 5th…

World Youth Championships – Day One – IAAF Morning Report

Published on July 8, 2009 |

The 6th IAAF World Youth Championships started on a high note courtesy of Norway’s Isabelle Pedersen who won heat 2 of the girl’s 100m Hurdles in a new World Youth leading time of 13.35, an improvement over her personal best by more than two tenths of a second. Pedersen was a clear winner as Samantha…

Ita’a and Anteneh to lead Ethiopian squad at World Youth

Published on July 8, 2009 |

World Youth Steeplechase best holder Korahubish Itaa and junior runner Emebet Anteneh will lead Ethiopia’s strong team of fifteen athletes for the 6th IAAF World Youth Championships in Bressanone, Italy (8-12 July 2009).  Ita’a, who improved the World 3000m steeplechase youth best in Huleva, Spain last month, is the star of a large Ethiopian. In…

Ariane Friedrich in strong German Championships team

Published on July 7, 2009 |

By Mellissa Henry for World-Track BERLIN — National champion and World leader Ariane Friedrich heads the list of athletes selected on Tuesday to represent Germany at next month IAAF World Championships. Friedrich, who set a new German record of 2.06 metres last month at the IAAF Golden League meeting in Berlin – the same venue…

Gone with the wind, Bolt still happy with storming time in Ostrava

Published on June 18, 2009 |

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic – Usain Bolt says was not disappointed by the slight wind push that robbed him of one of the best performances in history at the Ostrava Golden Spike Ostrava on Wednesday.

Complete results from the Olympic Meeting Thessaloniki

Published on June 10, 2009 |

Complete results from the Olympic Meeting Thessaloniki – IAAF Area permit meeting in Greece on Wednesday June 10, 2009.

18th IAAF World Half Marathon Championship

Published on May 16, 2009 |

Birmingham was the host of the 2003 IAAF World Indoor Championships, and 2007 European Indoor Championships. A total prize purse of US$245,000 will be paid by the IAAF.The payment of prize money is dependent upon the athletes clearing the usual anti-doping procedures.

IAAF / VTB Bank World Athletics Final

Published on May 16, 2009 |

The 2009 World Athletics Tour is composed of 25 Permit Meetings, divided into two levels. The first comprises the ÅF Golden League and Super Grand Prix, and the second level, the Grand Prix meetings, with each IAAF Continental Association represented by at least one WAT meeting.

IAAF Combined Events Challenge

Published on May 16, 2009 |

The IAAF Combined Events Challenge — An annual worldwide competition series for Decathlon (Men) and Heptathlon (Women) via which athletes accumulate points towards a final ranking and to share over 200,000 USD in prize money.