European Athletics News

Stefanidi aiming for back-to-back European indoor pole vault titles 17 January 2019

Ekaterini Stefanidi from Greece will go in search of her sixth major senior gold medal when she defends her European indoor pole vault title in Glasgow from 1-3 March.

Italian press officer Giovannini passes away aged 40 17 January 2019

European Athletics is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Italian Athletics Federation press officer Alessio Giovannini on Wednesday (16) at the age of 40.

Leading British runners to join Farah for London Marathon 16 January 2019

A strong British contingent will join the previously announced Mo Farah on the start-line of the Virgin Money London Marathon, a five-star certified road race by European Athletics Running for All, on 28 April.

Mayer confirmed for two events at the Meeting de Paris 14 January 2019

Kevin Mayer will be one of the headline acts on home soil at the Meeting de Paris, a European Athletics Indoor Permit Meeting, at the Paris AccorHotels Arena on 27 January.

Levchenko maintains good early season form with 1.96m clearance 14 January 2019

In a year in which she will challenge for the world high jump title in Doha, Ukraine’s Yuliya Levchenko is making a good start this winter with a series of consistent clearances. 

Fiz rolls back the years with a record-breaking run in Valencia 14 January 2019

Two Spanish records were set within three seconds at the Valencia 10K Ibercaja on Sunday (13) as Spain’s third largest city continues to embellish its status as one of the foremost destinations to run fast times on the roads.

Burkard helps Team Europe to a successful title defence in Stirling 12 January 2019

In the first major international event of 2019, Team Europe celebrated victory at the Simplyhealth Great Stirling XCountry, a European Athletics Cross Country Permit event, as they successfully defended their title at a competition which has traditionally been held in Edinburgh.

Live streaming available for Simplyhealth Great Stirling XCountry 11 January 2019

Team Europe’s title defence at the Simplyhealth Great Stirling XCountry, a European Athletics Cross Country Permit Meeting, will be streamed live on the European Athletics YouTube page from 2:00pm CET on Saturday (12).

Team Europe aiming for a repeat victory in a new setting in Stirling 10 January 2019

A new setting awaits the athletes for the first major international athletics event of 2019 on Saturday (12) but a familiar face is set to attract the crowds. 

Hansen praises preparations ahead of Europe v USA match 10 January 2019

European Athletics President Svein Arne Hansen is pleased with preparations ahead of the Europe v USA match which will take place in Minsk on 9-10 September.

Abele and Luckenkemper voted German Athletes of the Year 09 January 2019

Arthur Abele and Gina Luckenkemper were voted male and female German Athletes of the Year and will receive their trophies at the German Indoor Championships in Leipzig on 16-17 February.

Mayer and Calvin voted French Athletes of the Year 09 January 2019

World decathlon record-holder Kevin Mayer was voted male French Athlete of the Year for the second time in three years with an overwhelming 52.5 percent of the vote share.

Nedasekau and Mazuronak crowned Belarusian Athletes of the Year 09 January 2019

Maksim Nedasekau and Volha Mazuronak were crowned male and female Belarusian Athletes of the Year at a special awards ceremony which was staged at the Astoria Riverside restaurant in Minsk on Tuesday (8) evening.

Felix and Ingebrigtsen voted Athletes of the Month for December 08 January 2019

Portugal’s Ana Dulce Felix and Norway’s Jakob Ingebrigtsen have been voted men's and women's Athlete of the Month for December.

IFAC brings the curtain down on the 2018 Coaching Summit Series 08 January 2019

More than 70 delegates from 22 countries as far afield as the United States, Sri Lanka and Singapore gathered at the UK Elite Athlete Centre in Loughborough this weekend for the International Festival of Athletics Coaching (IFAC) from 4-6 January, the final event of the European Athletics Coaching Summit Series.

Warholm and the Ingebrigtsens win awards at the Idrettsgalla 07 January 2019

Even though Norway topped the medal table at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, it was another prosperous evening for Norwegian athletics at the Idrettsgala, the annual Norwegian Sports Gala, in Stavanger on Saturday (5).

Gebre eases to back-to-back titles in Amorebieta 07 January 2019

Trihas Gebre opened her year with a commanding victory on home soil at the Cross Internacional Zornotza in Amorebieta, a European Athletics Cross Country Permit Meeting, on Sunday (6).

Muir powers to a 14:52.02 5000m clocking in Glasgow 05 January 2019

Laura Muir got her 2019 season off to a terrific start, clocking 14:52.02 for 5000m at the GAA Miler Meet at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow on Friday (4) evening.

Voting is open for European Athlete of the Month: December 2018 04 January 2019

The European Athlete of the Month voting for December is now underway across social media

Pryshchepa and Zakalnytskky named Ukrainian Athletes of the Year 02 January 2019

European champions Nataliya Pryshchepa and Maryan Zakalnytskky were voted Ukrainian Athletes of the Year by the Ukrainian Athletic Federation.

Chemtai Salpeter breaks course record to win the We Run Rome 10km 01 January 2019

Israel’s Lonah Chemtai Salpeter rounded out her breakthrough season by setting a course record to win the We Run Rome 10km, a certified road race by European Athletics Running for All, on New Year’s Eve (31).

Wanders improves European 10km record to 27:25 in Houilles 30 December 2018

Julien Wanders smashed his European 10km record with a gun-to-tape victory at the Corrida de Houilles in Paris on Sunday (30) to successfully defend his title.

Season in review: an A to Z of 2018 (part two) 28 December 2018

This is the second of two parts of our alphabetical reflection on a memorable season of athletics featuring highlights from the Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships, European Athletics U18 Championships in Gyor, SPAR European Cross Country Championships in Tilburg and the European Mountain Running Championships in Skopje.

Famed Weltklasse meeting organiser Andreas Brugger dies 28 December 2018

European Athletics is saddened to learn of the death on Thursday of Andreas Brugger, for almost 30 years the organiser of the famed Weltklasse meeting in Zurich, at the age of 91.

Season in review: an A to Z of 2018 (part one) 27 December 2018

This is the first of two parts of our alphabetical reflection on a memorable season of athletics featuring highlights from the Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships, European Athletics U18 Championships in Gyor, SPAR European Cross Country Championships in Tilburg and the Golden Tracks in Lausanne. 

 

 

Gudzius crowned Lithuanian Sportsman of the Year 23 December 2018

Andrius Gudzius was named Lithuanian Sportsman of the Year for the second year running at the Lithuanian Sports Gala on Thursday (20).

Lasitskene clears 2.00m and attempts 2.07m in Minsk 22 December 2018

Reigning world and European high jump champion Mariya Lasitskene cleared 2.00m for the 16th time in 2018 in Minsk this evening (22) before taking a very good attempt at a prospective outright lifetime best of 2.07m.

Solange Pereira: "It was possibly the best day of my life as an athlete." 20 December 2018

Solange Pereira took the very last gold medal of the Tilburg 2018 SPAR European Cross Country Championships when she ran an outstanding last leg in the mixed relay at the Beekse Bergen Safari park to clinch the title for Spain, their first victory of the day.

Stanek and Bukowiecki confirmed for Czech Indoor Gala 19 December 2018

Two of the three shot putters who surpassed the 22 metre-line indoors in 2018 will headline the Czech Indoor Gala in Ostrava, a European Athletics Indoor Permit Meeting, on 12 February.

All roads lead to Glasgow for four-time champion Lavillenie 18 December 2018

It has been nearly four years since Renaud Lavillenie won his last European title but the Frenchman has mapped out his indoor season which will culminate at the Glasgow 2019 European Athletics Indoor Championships from 1-3 March.