World Athletics Championshipsi

The World Athletics Championships is a biennial competition organised by World Athletics (formerly the IAAF, International Association of Athletics Federations). They started in 1976 and were originally held every four years before switching to a two-year cycle in 1991.

  • 23-year-old breaks course record, finishing in 2 hours, 1 minute and 27 seconds
  • Sifan Hassan stages remarkable rally to win the women’s event in first race over the distance

Another significant sporting event has fallen foul of China’s zero-Covid policy, with World Athletics announcing that the team relays scheduled for May next year have been postponed until 2025.


Sydney McLaughlin produced another astonishing run as she broke her own world record by almost three-quarters of a second to take 400m hurdles gold.

The 34-year-old confirms she will hang up her running shoes after finishing 29th in Monday’s race in Oregon, with plans to have her second child.

Wang Jianan produces dramatic last-round leap of 8.36 metres on Saturday to win China’s first gold medal at World Athletics Championships in Oregon.

Dame Kelly, a former army officer who won two golds in Athens in 2004, said she had known she was gay since she was 17 but hid her sexuality over fear of repercussions.

After finally reaching a target set pre-pandemic, she hopes to extend her stay in Europe to find the extra she needs to grab a berth in Oregon next month.

City’s marathon record holder qualifies for event in Oregon after organisers expanded field to include top 100, but it means Hong Kong will no longer get a wild-card entry and likes of sprinter Ng Ka-fung and top hurdler Vera Lui will now have to meet tough qualifying standard.

The 32-year-old had best year of his career in with history making appearance in Tokyo Olympic 100m final – and he could yet get relay medal.


From promising youth cricketer to multiple-time track gold medallist, ‘Beast’ Yohan Blake explains why he would ‘rather miss the Olympics than take a vaccine’.

Jake Smith, who broke Wales’ long-standing half-marathon record just four days in, says he knows he ‘may get abuse’ but it’s now full steam ahead for Tokyo 2020.

Team GB golden boy Jake Smith recalls ‘best day of my life’ after breaking the British U-23s record for the third time this year and talks Tokyo Olympic Games 10km qualifying.

The mainlander ‘unable to handle the details’ as she throws only 65.49 metres in the competition having led the qualifying round in Doha on 67.27 metres