Beita captains Spanish team for Portland

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Fifteen athletes will represent Spain at the IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016 from 17-20 March.

2016-03-10 13:54:00  

Diane Dixon, the front-runner of USA’s world indoor gold rush

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At some point during the IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016, it is highly likely that the host nation will win their 100th gold medal in the history of the event.

2016-03-10 12:59:00  

Combined events and relay fields announced for IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016

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One week from now, the focus of the athletics world will be on the IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016, which takes place from 17-20 March.

2016-03-10 09:23:00  

Course record-holder April faces defending champion Cheshari in Hannover

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Three years after breaking the course record at the HAJ Marathon Hannover, Lusapho April will return to the IAAF Silver Label Road Race on 10 April.

2016-03-09 23:15:00  

Chinese triple jumper Dong Bin eyes breakthrough in Portland

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A fast sprint along the track followed by a powerful hop and step, and then a well-stretched jump. China’s Dong Bin leapt 17.25m in the first round of the men’s triple jump at the second National Indoor Grand Prix of 2016 on Friday (4) in Nanjing

2016-03-09 13:22:00  

Australian squad of eight to compete in Portland

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Eight athletes will represent Australia at the IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016 on 17-20 March.

2016-03-09 13:20:00  

Simbine sets South African 100m record of 9.96 in Pretoria

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South Africa’s Akani Simbine broke his own national 100m record with a 9.96 (0.4) clocking at the first ASA Night Series meeting in Pretoria on Tuesday (8).

2016-03-08 23:49:00  

Farah headlines host nation’s team for Cardiff

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British Athletics has announced a 10-strong team for the IAAF/Cardiff University World Half Marathon Championships Cardiff 2016 which will be held on 26 March.

2016-03-08 11:42:00  

No fear for Bromell as he primes for Portland and beyond

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When Trayvon Bromell was 10, he used to race kids on the street near his home in St Petersburg, Florida, and he rarely lost.

2016-03-08 00:27:00  

Taylor leads trio of top triple jump talent in Doha – IAAF Diamond League

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On 6 May Doha will play host to the opening meeting of the IAAF Diamond League series for a seventh successive season and, as always, a large number of the world’s leading athletes will open their outdoor campaigns in the Suhaim Bin Hamad stadium

2016-03-07 18:36:00  

First impressions – Demi Payne

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Only three women in history have jumped higher than US pole vault star Demi Payne. We chat to the 4.90m vaulter on some first things that hold genuine significance to her.

2016-03-07 13:02:00  

Licwinko leads Polish team for Portland

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The Polish Athletics Association (PZLA) has announced a team of 17 athletes for the IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016 on 17-20 March.

2016-03-07 12:30:00  

Chocho sets South American 50km race walk record in Ciudad Juarez

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Ecuador’s Andres Chocho broke his South American 50km record by more than three minutes while Mexico’s Maria Guadalupe Gonzalez and Horacio Nava dominated the 20km on home soil in Ciudad Juarez, the second stop of the IAAF Race Walking Challenge

2016-03-07 10:32:00  

Perkovic throws 70.59m in Split

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For the third year in a row, Croatian discus thrower Sandra Perkovic opened her season with a throw in excess of 70 metres at the National Winter Throwing Championships in Split.

2016-03-06 23:13:00  

Beitia and Tamberi jump high at national indoor championships – indoor round-up

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High jumpers Ruth Beitia of Spain and Gianmarco Tamberi of Italy will head to the IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016 as medal favourites after confidence-boosting victories at their respective national indoor championships on Sunday (6

2016-03-06 22:12:00  

Liu Hong set to lead China’s race walkers in Rio

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World record-holder Liu Hong registered her third-fastest time on Sunday (6) when convincingly winning in Huangshan at the Chinese National Race Walking Grand Prix, which doubled as the trials for the Olympic Games in Rio.

2016-03-06 19:30:00  

Rotich wins Lake Biwa Marathon as Kitajima boosts Olympic selection chances

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Lucas Rotich won the Lake Biwa Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, in 2:09:11 in the Japanese city of Otsu on Sunday afternoon (6).

2016-03-06 09:21:00  

Lavillenie vaults world-leading 6.03m in Jablonec

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With a world-leading 6.03m pole vault clearance at the Jablonec Indoor Gala on Saturday (5), Renaud Lavillenie showed that his early season problems are well and truly behind him.

2016-03-05 22:12:00  

Teenage pole vaulter McCartney sets Oceanian record of 4.80m in Dunedin

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For the fifth time within a four-month period, 19-year-old Eliza McCartney broke her own national record, winning the New Zealand title with a clearance of 4.80m in Dunedin on Saturday (5).

2016-03-05 13:15:00  

Rudisha, Boyd and Denny victorious at challenge opener in Melbourne

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David Rudisha began the Olympic year of 2016 on Saturday (5) just as he began the last Olympic year of 2012: with a win in the 800m at the IAAF World Challenge meeting in Melbourne.

2016-03-05 11:41:00  

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