Kimetto, Tadese and Dibaba to face defending champions Kirui and Kiplagat in Chicago

Organisers of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon announced today (16) that defending champions Abel Kirui and Florence Kiplagat will line up alongside world record-holder Dennis Kimetto, half marathon world record-holder Zersenay Tadese and three-time Olympic gold medallist Tirunesh Dibaba at the IAAF Gold Label road race on 8 October. Read Full: Kimetto, Tadese and

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Qatar’s Barshim wins world high jump

Qatar’s Mutaz Essa Barshim dominated the men’s high jump to win the world title on Sunday. Barshim managed a best of 2.35 metres, with silver going to Russian Danil Lysenko, competing as a neutral as the Russian federation remains barred from international competition over widespread state-sponsored doping. Syria’s Majd Eddin Ghazal claimed bronze with a

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