European Athletics News

In focus: a closer look at the European Athlete of the Year finalists 23 October 2018

Two long-lists of 10 athletes have been whittled down to three contenders for the male and female European Athlete of the Year awards. The winners will be crowned on Friday (26) at the Golden Tracks award ceremony in Lausanne.  


 

In focus: a closer look at the Rising Star finalists 23 October 2018

Two long-lists of 10 athletes have been whittled down to three contenders for the male and female Rising Star awards. The winners will be crowned on Friday (26) at the Golden Tracks award ceremony in Lausanne.  

Jakob Ingebrigtsen set to defend U20 title in Tilburg 23 October 2018

Jakob Ingebrigtsen won the 1500m and 5000m titles at the Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships but the 18-year-old has plans to defend his U20 title at the SPAR European Cross Country Championships in Tilburg on 9 December.

‘Scottee’ the Scottie dog revealed as official Glasgow 2019 mascot 22 October 2018

Scottee the Scottie dog has been unveiled as the official mascot for the European Athletics Indoor Championships Glasgow 2019.

Another family affair as Ingebrigtsens take a one-two at the Hytteplanmila 22 October 2018

The sight of an Ingebrigtsen raising his arms in celebration at the finish line should be nothing new in this extraordinary year for the Norwegian family but this time it was Henrik and not his younger brother Jakob who was victorious.

McColgan storms to Great South Run title on her 10-mile debut 22 October 2018

European 5000m silver medallist Eilish McColgan and Chris Thompson won the elite races at the 28th edition of the Simplyhealth Great South Run, a five-star certified road race by European Athletics Running for All, on Sunday (21).

Thiam and Naert named Belgian Athletes of the Year 21 October 2018

European champions Nafissatou Thiam and Koen Naert were named Belgian Athletes of the Year at the annual Spike d’Or ceremony in Stayen.

Greek horizontal jumpers aiming for more glory in Glasgow 19 October 2018

Recently minted European champions Miltiadis Tentoglou and Paraskevi Papahristou will be looking to emulate their successes from Berlin at the European Athletics Indoor Championships in Glasgow from 1-3 March.

Thompson and Steel to defend Great South Run titles 18 October 2018

Chris Thompson and Gemma Steel will defend their titles over 10 miles in the Simplyhealth Great South Run in Portsmouth, a five-star certified road race by European Athletics Running for All, on Sunday (21).

Kszczot and Swiety-Ersetic named Polish Athletes of the Year 17 October 2018

Adam Kszczot and Justyna Swiety-Ersetic were named male and female Polish Athletes of the Year at the traditional annual gala held in Bydgoszcz, the host city of the 2019 European Athletics Team Championships Super League in August.

Ukrainian athletes win a trio of titles at the Youth Olympic Games 17 October 2018

European athletes won eleven gold medals at the third edition of the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina from 11-16 October with Ukraine leading the way courtesy of a trio of titles.

Finalists announced for the men's and women's European Athlete of the Year 16 October 2018

After weeks of voting, we can reveal the men's and women's European Athlete of the Year finalists.

Finalists announced for the men's and women's Rising Star awards 16 October 2018

After weeks of voting, we can reveal the three finalists for the prestigious male and female Rising Star awards.

Organisers of the Athens Marathon launch 'Runner's Forest' initiative 16 October 2018

The “Athens Marathon. The Authentic,” a five-star certified road race by European Athletics Running for All will go ahead on the traditional route from the village of Marathon to Athens on 11 November without changes despite the devastating fires affecting parts of the course in the summer.

Refugee runner Abdullahi wins the Great Birmingham Run on his half marathon debut 15 October 2018

Kadar Omar Abdullahi, who was part of the Refugee Team at the IAAF World Championships in London last summer, made headlines in the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run, a five-star certified road race by European Athletics Running for All, on Sunday (14).

Media accreditation open for 2018 SPAR European Cross Country Championships 15 October 2018

Media accreditation for the 2018 SPAR European Cross Country Championships in Tilburg on 9 December is now open for written press, photographers and non-rights holders wishing to cover the event.

In-form Reh motors to a 31:23 10km clocking in Berlin 15 October 2018

German star Alina Reh captured the headlines for the second weekend running with a brilliant victory in the Bridgestone Great 10K in Berlin on Sunday (14).

Wanders smashes European 10km record with 27:32 in Durban 14 October 2018

After breaking the European U23 half marathon record in February with 60:09, Switzerland’s Julien Wanders broke his first European senior record at the City to Surf Run 10K in Durban, South Africa on Sunday (14).

European champion Chemtai Salpeter to contest the Florence Marathon 13 October 2018

After a one year hiatus, European 10,000m champion Lonah Chemtai Salpeter from Israel will return to the marathon distance in the Florence Marathon on 25 November, a five-star certified road race by European Athletics Running for All.

Performance, Passion, Love: The Secret of Success to the European Championships 13 October 2018

The Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships was an excellent advertisement for athletics. But why was that? And why did our sport win so many new fans and admirers this summer? And what can athletics learn from it for the future?

European champion Naert to return to racing in Bruges 12 October 2018

European marathon champion Koen Naert will return to racing in the Bruges Half Marathon on 21 October.

Winning entries announced for 2018 European Athletics Innovation Awards 11 October 2018

European Athletics can announce the four best in category project award winners and the overall winner of the eleventh edition of the biennial European Athletics Innovation Awards.

AthTech18 tackles open standards and data management in Gijon 10 October 2018

The third annual Athletics Data Conference – AthTech18 – bringing together some of the leading technology experts in the sport for a two-day event in the northern Spanish city of Gijon on 9-10 October.

Top speakers confirmed for European Pole Vault and High Jump Symposium 10 October 2018

An excellent roster of speakers has been confirmed for the eighth European Pole Vault and High Jump Symposium which will be held at the German Sport University in Cologne, Germany from 9-11 November.

Two months to go until the SPAR European Cross Country Championships 09 October 2018

The 26th edition of the SPAR European Cross Country Championships will take place in Tilburg in the Netherlands in exactly two months’ time on 9 December.

Farah: "I think low 2:04, high 2:03 is possible" 09 October 2018

With 10 global titles on the track between 2011 and 2017, Mo Farah is undoubtedly Europe's most successful runner over 5000m and 10,000m and he is now Europe's fastest ever marathon runner.

Reh speeds to German U23 half marathon record of 69:31 in Cologne 08 October 2018

It has been another important year in the progress of Germany’s Alina Reh and now she has another record to take into her winter season.

“Today we are all united by running.” Record numbers compete in Kyiv City Marathon 08 October 2018

Record numbers participated in the ninth edition of the Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon on Sunday, a five-star certified road race by European Athletics Running for All.

RunCzech stages the inaugural Liberec Nature Run 08 October 2018

On Sunday (7), more than 2600 runners stood on the start line of a brand new RunCzech race, the Liberec Nature Run, which took its participants out of the city and into forests and uphill the Jizera Mountains.

Farah breaks European record for victory in the Chicago Marathon 07 October 2018

Mo Farah scored the first marathon victory of his career in the Chicago Marathon on Sunday (7), setting a European record and dispatching a stellar line-up in the process.