14th IAAF World Championships 2013



WADA is welcome -Fraser-Pryce Oct 18, 2013

WORLD and Olympic Games 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has issued a challenge to the World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) that they are welcome to come to Jamaica and examine its testing procedures at any time.      

Jamaican Youth on Show in Moscow Aug 19, 2013

Javon Francis is the name which, will for most Jamaicans, standout at the recent IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Moscow, Russia.

Rollins Wins Gold in 100H, Mitchell Bronze at 200m Aug 18, 2013

Brianna Rollins capped off a perfect championship season in the women’s 100m hurdles as Team USA again stormed to a four-medal performance Saturday night at the IAAF World Track & Field Championships at Luzhniki Stadium.

Floridians at IAAF World Championships Aug 11, 2013

The IAAF World Championship of Track & Field is under way in Moscow. There is a large group of athletes who were raised, schooled, or train in Florida there representing various countries. Here is a list.

VA's own Lashawn Merritt wins IAAF World Champ title in 400 meters! Aug 13, 2013

In case you missed it earlier today at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow, Russia...Portsmouth, VA's own in Lashawn Merritt (a 2004 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School) destroyed the finals field of the men's 400 meter dash in a world-leading time of 43.74, which is the 5th fastest time ever recorded in the event!

Track and field a sport of haves and have-nots Jul 23, 2013

For every Allyson Felix or Galen Rupp, who make a comfortable living from track and field, there are dozens of athletes living on the margins, near poverty or in debt, or bankrolled by relatives. (via The Oregonian - OregonLive.com)

5 Virginians competing at IAAF World Championships in Moscow Aug 8, 2013

The IAAF World Championships start this weekend in Moscow, Russia and the state of Virginia will be represented by a handful of natives in Lashawn Merritt (men's 400m, 4x400m), Francena McCorory (women's 400m, 4x400m), Queen Harrison (women's 100H), Sarah (Bowman) Brown (women's 1500m), and David Verburg (men's 4x400m). See information below on the meet including schedule of events and TV schedule.  

In preparation for World Championships in Moscow: 10 Interesting Facts About Russia Jul 23, 2013

Russia, located in Eurasia (the combined continental landmass of Europe and Asia), is one of the most popular countries in the world. The official language is Russian but there are 27 other languages co-official in various regions throughout the country. Most people are aware of where Russia is located and what types of people live there, but there are many little known facts about this country and its culture that are really quite interesting.(via www.escapehere.com)


David Oliver Continues to Stride on the World's Stage (via www.howard-bison.com) Howard University Olympian David Oliver continues to make is alma mater proud as he prepares for the 2013 Outdoor Track and Field World Champions on Aug. 10-18 in Moscow, Russia.

UMES star running for France at IAFF Championship Aug 13, 2013

UMES All-American Lenora Guion-Firmin will compete for France during the International Association of Athletic Federation World Championship this week. / UMES photo MOSCOW, RUSSIA — In just three days, French phenom, and UMES All-American, Lenora Guion-Firmin will carry medal hopes into Moscow for the 14th International Association of Athletic Federation (IAAF) World Championship in Athletics. Guion-Firmin is coming off of gold, silver and bronze showings at the European Athletics Under 23 Championships held last month in Tampere, Finland. The speedster took a gold medal in the women’s 400-meters, fell just short in the 200-meters to take silver, and her relay team took bronze in the 4 x 400 meter relay. The 2012 Olympian looks to earn more accolades in Russia this week. She will run in the 200 meter and 4 x 400 meter relay in Moscow, serving as just one of 20 French women participating in the event.(via www.delmarvanow.com)

Mens 1,500 Preview: Americans Leo Manzano And Matt Centrowitz Look For Their Second Medals Aug 6, 2013

The men’s 1,500 at the 2012 Olympics turned conventional wisdom on its head. Three Kenyans, defending champion Asbel Kiprop, Silas Kiplagat and Nixon Chepseba, went into London in fine form, with the three fastest times on the year, and none of them finished in the top half of the race. Meanwhile, American Leo Manzano, who was dead last in his last Diamond League race prior to the Olympics, left London with a silver medal wrapped around his neck – America’s first medal in the event at the Olympics in 44 years. Manzano and fellow American teammate Matt Centrowitz, who snagged bronze at the last Worlds in 2011 and was fourth last year, will be hoping that history repeats itself at the 2013 IAAF World Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Moscow, as both have been struggling recently. The Kenyans, on the other hand, who once again head into London in fine form, certainly don’t want last year’s nightmare to replay itself.by LetsRun.com August 5, 2013 (via www.letsrun.com)

IAAF: Day three preview – Moscow 2013 Aug 12, 2013

Day three preview – Moscow 2013 With two days of preliminary rounds already in the bag, on Monday the World Championships in Moscow really hits its stride and delivers six finals in rapid succession during the evening session, as well as the first four events of the Heptathlon. That combined events competition may provide even more intrigue and suspense than the Decathlon did over Saturday and Sunday, because unlike the Decathlon there are few if any clear favourites, and leads may shift frequently and dramatically.(via iaaf.org)