"This is amazing, you can fly!"

How Thiago Braz discovered his love for the pole vault and what's next for the Olympic champion: [ Buff.ly Link ]
Can you name this World U20 Champion from the IAAF World U20 Championships Bydgoszcz 2016?

Comment with your guess below and like IAAF World Athletics Club for a chance to win one of ten 2017 IAAF Calendars.

(competition closes 27th January 2016 at 3PM GMT)
The 2017 IAAF World Indoor Tour kicks off in just 4 days!

What to look out for at each of the five meets on this year's circuit: [ Goo.gl Link ]
Irish 400m hurdler Thomas Barr had not one, but three big challenges to overcome ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

His story in his own words: [ Goo.gl Link ]
The 2004 IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Brussels is where Kenenisa Bekele won his third consecutive double.

The winners of the women's races also made history. Long race winner Benita Willis became Australia's first world cross-country champion, while short course winner Edith Masai – just two weeks short of her 37th birthday – became the oldest individual women's champion.

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Happy birthday to marathon world record holder Dennis Kimetto!
"I need to be happy outside of athletics to be doing well in it," says long jumper Jazmin Sawyers. And singing makes her happy.

SPIKES catch up with the Olympian: buff.ly/2jfW8JJ
That moment when Jarrion Lawson smashed his PB by 46 centimetres was a huge turning point in his career.

The US jumper-sprinter tells the story in his own words: goo.gl/dMhTD5
Happy birthday to two-time world and Olympic decathlon champion and world record holder Ashton Eaton!
He may not have been so fortunate at this morning's Dubai Marathon, but Kenenisa Bekele was utterly dominant at the 2003 IAAF World Cross Country Championships when he won gold in both senior races.

Eliud Kipchoge and Tirunesh Dibaba won the junior races. They went on to win the senior world 5000m titles later that year before becoming two of the finest distance runners of their...
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Fashion, training, competition tips and more from Lynsey Sharp: [ Goo.gl Link ]
This morning's Dubai Marathon was pretty eventful.

Pre-race favourite Kenenisa Bekele fell during the early stages and later dropped out. Tamirat Tola went on to break the course record, while fellow Ethiopian Worknesh Degefa won the women's race in her first ever marathon.

Full report: goo.gl/LWur0V
"I plan to run the world record" - Kenenisa Bekele on the Dubai marathon

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Javelin ace Thomas Rohler achieved a long held dream when he struck Olympic gold in Rio last year. Here, for our 'My greatest challenge' series, he talks about his road to achieving that goal.

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Olympic 800m finalist Lynsey Sharp is among a crop of top-class two-lap runners. The Briton offers her best piece of advice on a range of subjects: [ Goo.gl Link ]
Happy birthday to reigning world indoor high jump champion and U20 indoor world record holder Vashti Cunningham!
Happy birthday to former half marathon world record holder and second fastest female marathoner in history, Mary Keitany!
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The Nitro Athletics series promises an athletics revolution when it kicks off in Melbourne, Australia, on February 4th. This is why it should be electric: [ Goo.gl Link ]
Olympic champion Jemima Sumgong will defend her crown at the Virgin Money London Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Sunday 23 April.

IAAF: Sumgong to defend London marathon title| News | iaaf.org

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Happy birthday to two-time Olympic gold and multiple medallist, the great Kip Keino.