European Athletics News

Turkish delight with nine golds at the Balkan Cross Country Championships 20 November 2017

What a day it proved to be for Turkey as the host nation dominated the 61st Balkan Cross Country Championships, held in persistent rain on a twisting and slippery woodland circuit in Canakkale on Saturday.

Lugueros a superb second in Soria, tough day for Europeans in Leffrinckoucke 19 November 2017

This winter’s European Athletics Cross Country Permit Meeting series moved on to France and Spain on Sunday with the traditional fixtures of the Cross L’Acier and the Campo a Través Internacional de Soria on Sunday.

Switzerland, Slovenia and Portugal name their top stars for 2017 19 November 2017

Switzerland, Slovenia and Portugal all named their Athletes of the Year in a variety of ceremonies on Saturday.

Ringer and Vrzalova eye Šamorín success after victories in Salzburg 18 November 2017

Germany’s Richard Ringer and Czech Republic’s Simona Vrzalova triumphed at the CrossAttack 2017, held on the outskirts of Salzburg, the fourth of this winter’s European Athletics Cross Country Permit Meetings.

Farah and Muir top the British Athletics Writers' poll 18 November 2017

In the week where he was knighted by The Queen, Sir Mo Farah was honoured again when he was named Male Athlete of the Year as Laura Muir won the women’s title at the British Athletics Writers Association awards on Friday.

Leading Czech athletes back ‘Ostrava supports continents’ school project 16 November 2017

The IAAF Continental Cup will be staged in Ostrava, Czech Republic on 8-9 September and four leading Czech athletes will be involved not only in the promotion of the event but supporting a project designed to get schoolchildren active.


Tuka and Ghidini to lecture at the Pajulahti Endurance Conference 16 November 2017

The Pajulahti Endurance Conference, part of the 2017 European Athletics Coaching Summit Series, will be held from 24-26 November in the Pajulahti Olympic Training Center in Finland.

Hrivnak-Klocova and Varga named as event ambassadors for Šamorín 2017 16 November 2017

Former European 800m bronze medallist Lucia Hrivnak-Klocova and top triathlete Richard Varga have been announced as event ambassadors for the SPAR European Cross Country Championships on 10 December.


Panagopoulos envisages a bright future for the Athens Marathon 15 November 2017

As the organisers of the “Athens Marathon. The Authentic” look back on a record entry of 18,500 runners on Sunday (12) for the 35th edition of their historic race, they are also looking to the future.

European Horizontal Jumps and Hurdles Symposium takes the plaudits 14 November 2017

No less than 125 participants from 18 countries travelled to Falun, Sweden, for the Horizontal Jumps and Hurdles Symposium from 10-12 November.

Experts gather in Loughborough for inaugural European Throws Conference 14 November 2017

The first European Throws Conference took place at British Athletics’ National Performance Institute in Loughborough with a plethora of experts sharing their unique insight, knowledge and experience with a global audience.

Grøvdal prepared to be “even more aggressive” in her bid for gold in Šamorín 14 November 2017

Karoline Bjerkeli Grøvdal’s summer campaign was curtailed by illness but the Norwegian will be one of the best prepared athletes on the start-line at this year's SPAR European Cross Country Championships.


Gebre and McCormack impress in Atapuerca with Šamorín approaching 13 November 2017

It is that time of year when every performance has an indicator towards the final major athletics event of 2017 – the SPAR European Cross Country Championships in Samorin, Slovakia on 10 December.

More than 50,000 runners follow in the footsteps of Pheidippides in Athens 13 November 2017

Across all events, an estimated 51,000 runners from around the world took part in the 35th edition of the ‘Athens Marathon. The Authentic’ on Sunday (12). Not only is the event the biggest road race in Greece, it has also been rewarded with a five-star certification from European Athletics Running for All.


Solomon claims Nordic cross country title on the road to Samorin 12 November 2017

From adversity comes triumph, as Sweden’s Napoleon Solomon once again proved with a brilliant performance to win the men’s senior race at the European Halloween Cross in Middelfart, Denmark on Saturday (11) which also acted as the Nordic Cross Country Championships.

Spotakova named Czech Athlete of the Year for record ninth time 12 November 2017

The accolades keep on rolling in for world javelin champion Barbora Spotakova who was named Czech Athlete of the Year for a record ninth time at the annual gala held at the Ambassador Hotel in Prague and televised live on Czech national television.


Mota presented with AIMS Lifetime Achievement Award 11 November 2017

Portuguese marathon-running great Rosa Mota was presented with the AIMS Lifetime Achievement Award at the fifth annual AIMS ‘Best Marathon Runner’ (BMR) Awards Gala, to be held in the home of the Marathon in Athens, Greece on Friday (10).

Venue for 2019 European Running Business Conference announced soon 10 November 2017

The inaugural European Running Business Conference was staged in Frankfurt, Germany on 27-28 October in collaboration with the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon which took place on 29 October.


One month to go - SPAR European Cross Country Championships 10 November 2017

Today (10) marks the one month to go countdown until the 24th edition of the SPAR European Cross Country Championships takes place in the Slovakian town of Samorin.

Šamorín preparations get the thumbs up from Team Leaders 09 November 2017

Team Leaders from Great Britain, Austria and Czech Republic took the opportunity for a Site Visit on Wednesday (8) to inspect the facilities being prepared for the SPAR European Cross Country Championships in the Slovak town of Šamorín on 10 December.

Liliana Georgieva: "The Kenyans and Ethiopians are not untouchable" 08 November 2017

Liliana Georgieva may not have won a gold medal at the Grosseto 2017 European Athletics U20 Championships this summer, but the Bulgarian middle-distance runner still made a big impression.

Griffiths and Grøvdal voted European Athletes of the Month for October 07 November 2017

Distance runners Dewi Griffiths and Karoline Bjerkeli Grøvdal have been voted as the European Athletes of the Month for October after their feats on the roads.

Marathon return in New York has Abraham hankering after European record 06 November 2017

Switzerland’s 2016 European half marathon champion Tadesse Abraham has recovered from the injury that ruined the first eight months of the year and returned to the marathon in style in New York on Sunday.

European Athletics Council receives first Focus Federation Programme presentation 05 November 2017

In April 2017, the European Athletics Council agreed to implement the Focus Federation Programme as means of enhancing the transparency and understanding between European Athletics and its Member Federations.

Junior standout Purdue is targeting a marathon medal in Berlin 05 November 2017

With eight European medals to her name in her young career, there is little doubting the ability of Great Britain’s Charlotte Purdue. 


Voting is open for European Athlete of the Month: October 2017 04 November 2017

The European Athlete of the Month voting for October is underway across our European Athletics Twitter and Facebook pages

Lisbon to stage the 2019 SPAR European Cross Country Championships 03 November 2017

Lisbon will be the host of the 2019 SPAR European Cross Country Championships, the European Athletics Council decided on Friday (3).

Gabius considering the 10,000m in Berlin after a fast time in Frankfurt 31 October 2017

Arne Gabius clocked 2:09:59 clocking in the 2017 Mainova Frankfurt Marathon but the German veteran is tempted by a return to the track at the Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships next summer.


Bahta secures double at the Swedish Cross Country Championships 30 October 2017

The early indications are that Meraf Bahta is on course to challenge for major honours at both the SPAR European Cross Country Championships in Samorin, Slovakia on 10 December and at the European Athletics Championships in Berlin next August.

European 10,000m Cup to be held in London as part of 'Night of 10,000m PBs' 30 October 2017

The 2018 European 10,000m Cup will be held in conjunction with the popular 'Night of the 10,000m PBs' in London on 19 May.