European Athletics News

Five facts about the Goteborgsvarvet 30 March 2017

The Gothenburg Half Marathon - also known as the Goteborgsvarvet - boasts the long-time status of being the world’s biggest half marathon.

Lemaitre has Lille on his mind 29 March 2017

In the eight years of the European Athletics Team Championships, Christophe Lemaitre has become the King of Sprints and now his home crowd will have the chance to see him wear the crown.

Home success beckons for Hawkins in Manchester 29 March 2017

Callum Hawkins will bid to become the first British man to win the Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run, a race which has been given a five-star certification rating by European Athletics Running for All, when he takes on the 10km distance on 28 May.

Grovdal looking for the best of times 28 March 2017

When Karoline Bjerkeli Grovdal won bronze over 10,000m at last year’s European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam, she was the first Norwegian woman to take an international outdoor medal in a long distance event for a decade.

World record-holder Diniz to headline in Podebrady 28 March 2017

After finishing third in the 20km walk in 2015, Yohann Diniz has confirmed he will revert back to his specialist event at the European Race Walking Cup in Podebrady on 21 May.

Nadolska breaks Polish record as Turkey claim bronze 28 March 2017

Karolina Nadolska was back in form on home soil in the Poznan Half Marathon on Sunday where the 35-year-old recaptured her Polish record in 69:53 - becoming the first Polish woman to break the 70-minute barrier for the distance in the process.  

Haukenes makes breakthrough in Dudince 28 March 2017

Havard Haukenes scored what must be regarded as the biggest win of his career to date at the 36th staging of the famous race walking event in Dudince - the Dudinska 50 - on Saturday afternoon.

500 days to Berlin 2018 27 March 2017

The countdown to the Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships started in earnest on Saturday with just 500 days to go before the gun sounds to get the event underway.

Gold is the only colour on Ennaoui’s mind in Bydgoszcz 23 March 2017

Sofia Ennaoui has claimed medals at cross country and on the boards in the last four months and the up-and-coming Polish middle distance runner will be looking to cap her age-group career by claiming a gold medal on home soil at the European Athletics U23 Championships in Bydgoszcz this July. 

Augusto in form in Lisbon ahead of record attempt in Hamburg 22 March 2017

More than 35,000 runners - including 5000 foreign runners representing 64 countries - lined up for the Lisbon Half Marathon on Sunday, a race which has been given a 1-star certification rating from European Athletics Running for All.

Statement of European Athletics President Svein Arne Hansen 22 March 2017

In recent weeks the IAAF Council has been confronted with new and disturbing integrity-linked accusations related to one of its members.

Bydgoszcz gold on the menu for Seliverstau 22 March 2017

It is amazing what a medal can do for an athlete’s confidence and Belarusian Pavel Seliverstau is hoping to be further proof of that this summer.

Reading Half Marathon remains a hit with runners 20 March 2017

The Vitality Reading Half Marathon took place for the first time in 1981 and the event has proved an enduringly popular fixture. More than 10,000 runners took part in the race on Sunday 19 March which has been given a three star certification rating from European Athletics Running for All.

Hawkins and Lahti excel in the Big Apple 20 March 2017

Callum Hawkins continued his excellent run of form with a second-place finish on a bitterly cold morning at the United NYC Half on Sunday.

Hlavan heads Ukraine's walk to glory 20 March 2017

Those athletes preparing for the European Race Walking Cup in Podebrady in just over two months time may now decide to step up their training just an extra ounce with the news that the Ukrainian team will be led by one of the best in the world – Ihor Hlavan.

European indoor champion Mechaal set for Kampala test 16 March 2017

Adel Mechaal has been one of the busier athletes this month and the 26-year-old will don the Spanish vest for a second time in the space of three weeks when he lines up at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Kampala, Uganda on 26 March.

Beauty Run organised in Minsk on International Women’s Day 16 March 2017

Held in conjunction with International Women’s Day on 8 March, the Belarus Athletics Federation (BFLA) organised a special race - the Beauty Run - in the heart of Minsk in cooperation with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

Hansen & Gracia attend European Athletics High Performance Conference 14 March 2017

A total of 84 participants from 50 countries gathered in the Austrian capital city of Vienna for the European Athletics High Performance Conference on 10-12 March.

Weber claims world-leading mark in Las Palmas 13 March 2017

Germany finished the year with three throwers ranked inside the top four on the 2016 world lists - and six inside the top-15 - and their stable of throwers are already showing excellent early season form.

Kolak looking good for winter glory 10 March 2017

It was the fourth round of the Olympic javelin final in Rio de Janeiro last summer which changed Sara Kolak’s life.

Athletes Commission Chair Periklís Iakovákis to join European Athletics Council 10 March 2017

European Athletics Athletes Commission Chair Periklís Iakovákis will join the European Athletics Council as an ex-officio member.

Minsk prepares for a Cup classic 10 March 2017

The European 10,000m Cup is one of the feel-good events on the athletics calendar – because the competitive nature shows the outdoor season is well and truly underway.

Special offer for Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships 10 March 2017

A “Ticket & Hotel” travel package for the Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships is on offer until 22 March 2017.

Belgrade 2017 is a supporter of 'Refugee ScART' 10 March 2017

‘Refugee ScART’ is a humanitarian aid project founded by the Spiral Foundation Onlus in the summer of 2011 and was involved in the Belgrade 2017 European Athletics Indoor Championships.

Palsyte has the heights for the big time 08 March 2017

Athletics' gain, which could be there for all to see on Sunday as Airine Palsyte won gold in spectacular style at the European Indoor Championships in Belgrade, is basketball’s loss. Along with music...and the ballet.


Magic Muir is a double champion 06 March 2017

Laura Muir became only the second woman to achieve the 1500m/3000m double at the European Athletics Indoor Championships with a mesmerising performance in Belgrade today.

Mayer breaks European heptathlon record! 05 March 2017

Six months after surpassing himself with Olympic silver in Rio, France’s Kevin Mayer earned his first major international gold in crushing fashion as he broke Roman Sebrle’s 13-year-old European indoor heptathlon record.

Spanovic strikes gold with a dream display 05 March 2017

Had Ivana Spanovic written the script of how she would like her home European Athletics Indoor Championships to go, she would have started with a gold medal.

Maslak, Smajlaj and Bukowiecki lead the history charge 04 March 2017

It was a night to remember at the Belgrade 2017 European Athletics Indoor Championships as Pavel Maslak completed a glorious treble, Izmir Smajlaj won Albania their first ever medal in the history of the competition and Konrad Bukowiecki broke the European U23 record among a series of fantastic events.