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2016 in athletics (track and field)

In 2016, the foremost athletics events will be staged at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The two other major global level competitions in 2016 are the World Indoor Championships and World Half Marathon Championships.

2016 in athletics
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A new addition to the continental tournament schedule came in the form of the 2016 European Athletics Youth Championships.[1] Two long-running competitions were renamed and held under new titles in 2016. The World Junior Championships in Athletics became the 2016 IAAF World U20 Championships and the IAAF World Race Walking Cup was held as the 2016 IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships.[2]

The hosting of the two above events had to be reopened as they were affected by the suspension of the All-Russia Athletic Federation as a result of contraventions of the World Anti-Doping Code.[3][4] As a major nation in athletics, Russia's ban meant the absence of many world class athletes from competition. Kenya – another prominent country – was subject to a World Anti-Doping Agency plan to improve its own anti-doping infrastructure, on pain of exclusion from international events.[5]

Contents

Major championshipsEdit

Seasonal eventsEdit

World recordsEdit

IndoorEdit

Event Athlete Nation Result Location Date
Men's 500 metres Abdelalelah Haroun   Qatar 59.83 Stockholm, Sweden 17 February
Men's 1000 metres Ayanleh Souleiman   Djibouti 2:14.20 Stockholm, Sweden 17 February
Women's mile run Genzebe Dibaba   Ethiopia 4:13.31 Stockholm, Sweden 17 February
Women's pole vault Jennifer Suhr   United States 5.03 m Brockport, United States 23 February

OutdoorEdit

Event Athlete Nation Result Location Date
Men's 400 metres Wayde van Niekerk   South Africa 43.03 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 14 August
Women's 10,000 metres Almaz Ayana   Ethiopia 29:17.45 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 12 August
Women's 100 m hurdles Kendra Harrison   United States 12.20 London, United Kingdom 22 July
Women's 3000 m steeplechase Ruth Jebet   Bahrain 8:52.78 Paris, France 27 August
Women's hammer throw Anita Włodarczyk   Poland 82.98 m Warsaw, Poland 28 August

AwardsEdit

DopingEdit

Among the first doping suspensions of the year was Kazakhstan hurdler Anastasiya Soprunova, who had won the Asian indoor title.[7] Retests of samples taken at the 2008 Summer Olympics and 2012 Summer Olympics using new methods revealed several high-profile track athletes had given positive results, including major medallists for Russia.[8][9]

ResultsEdit

2016 Summer Olympics (IAAF)Edit

World athletics championshipsEdit

2016 World Marathon MajorsEdit

2016 IAAF Road Race Label Events (Gold)Edit

2016 IAAF Road Race Label Events (Silver)Edit

2016 IAAF Road Race Label Events (Bronze)Edit

European Athletics Association (EAA)Edit

Confederation of African Athletics (CAA)Edit

NACACEdit

CONSUDATLEEdit

Asian Athletics Association (AAA)Edit

Oceania Athletics Association (OAA)Edit

2016 IAAF Diamond LeagueEdit

2016 IAAF World Indoor TourEdit

2016 IAAF Cross Country PermitEdit

2016 IAAF Race Walking ChallengeEdit

2016 IAAF Combined Events ChallengeEdit

2016 IAAF World Challenge & IAAF Hammer Throw ChallengeEdit

DeathsEdit

Athlete Nation Occupation Age Date Ref
John Disley   United Kingdom Steeplechaser 87 February 8 [175]
Yuriy Dumchev   Russia Discus thrower 57 February 10 [176]
Dick Brown   United States Coach 78 February 27 [177]
Iolanda Balas   Romania High jumper 79 March 11 [178]
Edmund Piątkowski   Poland Discus thrower 80 March 28 [179]
Carlo Monti   Italy Sprinter 96 April 7 [180]
Ferenc Paragi   Hungary Javelin thrower 62 April 21 [181]
Mike Agostini   Trinidad and Tobago Sprinter 81 May 12 [182]
Mark Ouma   Uganda Journalist 55 July 10 [183]
John Holt   United Kingdom Athlete and administrator 77 November 17 [184]
Cecil Smith   Canada Administrator 80 December 2 [185]
Miruts Yifter   Ethiopia Distance runner 72 December 22 [186]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ About Championships. Tbilisi2016. Retrieved on 2016-05-28.
  2. ^ IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships Rome 2016 Facts & Figures. IAAF (2016). Retrieved on 2016-05-07.
  3. ^ Rome and Bydgoszcz to host reallocated 2016 IAAF World Athletics Series events. IAAF (2016-01-07). Retrieved on 2016-05-28.
  4. ^ Athletics doping scandal: Russia federation accepts IAAF ban. BBC Sport (2016-11-26). Retrieved on 2016-05-28.
  5. ^ Kenya changes anti-doping laws in bid to avoid Olympic ban. BBC Sport (2016-05-27. Retrieved on 2016-05-28.
  6. ^ 2nd Mediterranean U23 Championships. Mediterranean Athletics Union. Retrieved on 2016-05-28.
  7. ^ Kazakh hurdler Soprunova banned 4 years for doping. ESPN (2016-04-28). Retrieved on 2016-05-28.
  8. ^ Riach, James (2016-05-24). 14 Russians guilty of doping at Beijing Olympics, suggests state media . Guardian. Retrieved on 2016-05-28.
  9. ^ Russia says eight athletes positive in London 2012 re-tests. Reuters (2016-05-28). Retrieved on 2016-05-28.
  10. ^ 2016 Ibero-American Championships in Athletics Website
  11. ^ 2016 World University Cross Country Championships Website
  12. ^ 2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships Website
  13. ^ 2016 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships Website
  14. ^ IAAF's 2016 World Race Walking Team Championships Page
  15. ^ IAAF's 2016 World U20 Championships in Athletics Page
  16. ^ Kiprop wins Tokyo Marathon with course record, Lilesa takes men's title
  17. ^ Ethiopian double at Boston Marathon with wins for Hayle and Baysa
  18. ^ Kipchoge runs 2:03:05 to win the London Marathon, second fastest time ever
  19. ^ Bekele gets back to his brilliant best at Berlin Marathon
  20. ^ Kiplagat and Kirui prevail in Chicago
  21. ^ Keitany romps to third New York City Marathon crown, Ghebreslassie takes men’s win
  22. ^ Kipruto and Edesa triumph at Xiamen Marathon
  23. ^ Mutai defies downpour to triumph in Hong Kong
  24. ^ Ethiopia’s Abera and Tsegaye triumph at Dubai Marathon
  25. ^ Karoki and Wacera regain World’s Best 10K titles in Puerto Rico
  26. ^ Rotich wins Lake Biwa Marathon as Kitajima boosts Olympic selection chances
  27. ^ Kirwa Yego runs world-leading 58:44 at Rome-Ostia half marathon
  28. ^ Kirwa retains Nagoya title while Tanaka wins Olympic qualifying race
  29. ^ Loyanae gets course record at the Seoul International Marathon
  30. ^ Kitwara wins Lisbon Half Marathon in 59:47
  31. ^ Jepchumba joins the greats at Prague Half Marathon
  32. ^ Jepkesho and Kotut reign supreme at the Paris Marathon
  33. ^ Kipruto triumphs in Rome in his marathon debut
  34. ^ Genemo and Chemosin win in windy conditions at the Vienna City Marathon
  35. ^ Kipserem scores upset victory at Rotterdam Marathon
  36. ^ World champion Jepchirchir sets course record at Yangzhou Half Marathon
  37. ^ Kenya's Cherono and Karimi the champions at Prague Marathon
  38. ^ Records fall despite difficult conditions in Karlovy Vary
  39. ^ Dibaba begins comeback with a third victory in Manchester 10K
  40. ^ Sefir and Jelela lead Ethiopian dominance at Ottawa Marathon
  41. ^ Jepchirchir and Ziani beat the heat to prevail at Ottawa 10K
  42. ^ Kipyego and Bekere prevail at Ceske Budejovice Half Marathon
  43. ^ Biwott and Keitany beat stifling conditions to take Olomouc Marathon titles
  44. ^ Mungara leaves it late to retain title at Gold Coast Marathon
  45. ^ Tola and Rionoripo triumph at the Bogota Half Marathon
  46. ^ Jepchumba clocks 30:24 in Prague 10km, second fastest ever
  47. ^ Kipyego sizzles 59:15 in Usti nad Labem
  48. ^ Ayenew and Mengistu cruise to Beijing Marathon victories
  49. ^ Tanigawa and Harun victorious in Sydney
  50. ^ a b Chepchirchir breaks marathon course record in Lisbon
  51. ^ Wanjiru breaks Amsterdam course record
  52. ^ Rono overcomes accident to win Toronto Waterfront Marathon
  53. ^ Kibet and Jepchirchir take the spoils in Valencia
  54. ^ Korir and Daska take Frankfurt Marathon titles
  55. ^ Mokoka and Dereje victorious at Shanghai Marathon
  56. ^ Aiyabei and Kipchirchir score convincing victories at Valencia Marathon
  57. ^ Tsegay beats the rain in Fukuoka
  58. ^ Kirwa and Chesir continue Kenyan dominance at Singapore Marathon
  59. ^ Fukushi wins Osaka Women's Marathon by more than six minutes in 2:22:17
  60. ^ Kifle and Kirwa win Marugame Half Marathon
  61. ^ Kwambai and Kilel sprint to victory in Daegu Marathon
  62. ^ McCormack and Maud take maiden wins at Great Ireland Run
  63. ^ April gets record third win at the Hannover Marathon
  64. ^ Misganaw and Mutgaa prevail at Lodz Marathon
  65. ^ Kiplagat and Alemayehu victorious at the Madrid Marathon
  66. ^ Kozlowski and Sichala take Warsaw Marathon titles
  67. ^ Kenya's Tuwei sets course record at Yellow River Estuary International Marathon
  68. ^ Kirwa breaks her own course record at Gifu Seiryu Half Marathon
  69. ^ Negewo breaks South African all-comers record in Cape Town
  70. ^ Kiptoo and Aprot take Dam tot Damloop titles
  71. ^ Wangari clocks 59:07 in Copenhagen half
  72. ^ Kiplagat and Jepkosgei prevail in Marseille Cassis 20km
  73. ^ Cheyech returns to winning ways in Saitama
  74. ^ Girma and Kiptoo victorious at Beirut Marathon
  75. ^ Kangogo collects third title in Houilles as Kibiwot impresses in 10km debut
  76. ^ Amlosom and Kosgei enjoy successful farewell to 2016 in Madrid
  77. ^ Burka and Eshetu take the honours in Houston
  78. ^ Third consecutive win but no third world half marathon record for Kiplagat in Barcelona
  79. ^ Kiplimo Lagat regains Seville Marathon title with course record
  80. ^ Aiyabei sets Spanish all-comers' record at the Barcelona Marathon
  81. ^ Chebor clocks course record at New Taipei City Wan Jin Shi Marathon
  82. ^ Liu and Woldaregay win at the Chongqing International Marathon
  83. ^ Ngeno and Kosgei show their class in Milan
  84. ^ Chanchima and Insermu victorious in windy Nagano
  85. ^ Maiyo retains Brighton Marathon title
  86. ^ Kaya and Jepchumba cruise to Istanbul Half Marathon titles
  87. ^ Cheprot, Njeru extend Kenyan dominance at Okpekpe
  88. ^ Chepkwony and Jeptoo reign supreme at Geneva Marathon
  89. ^ Course record for Kangor the highlight at Riga Marathon
  90. ^ Jepkosgei and Kiprono take Edinburgh Marathon titles
  91. ^ Kwambai and Desalegn reign at Lanzhou International Marathon
  92. ^ Kaptingei and Amare win at the Corrida de Langueux
  93. ^ Flanagan breaks US 10km record in Boston
  94. ^ Omullo and Kibiwot claim titles at Warsaw Marathon
  95. ^ Bett and Jepkosgei a class apart in Bournemouth
  96. ^ In warm conditions, Kiyeng and Waka take Kosice titles
  97. ^ Jepchumba dominates in Cardiff
  98. ^ Jepleting and Chepkwony dominate in Venice
  99. ^ Kipchirchir and Tilahun the winners of the Marathon des Alpes Maritimes
  100. ^ Munene and Ayele beat the winds in Boulogne-Billancourt
  101. ^ Kipchoge cruises to 59:44 victory at Delhi Half Marathon
  102. ^ Bounasr and Kassahun triumph in Guangzhou
  103. ^ EAA's 2016 European Athletics Championships Page
  104. ^ "EAA's 2016 European Athletics Youth Championships Page". Archived from the original on 2016-07-21. Retrieved 2016-07-19.
  105. ^ EAA's 2016 European Cross Country Championships Page
  106. ^ "Kenya rules at African Cross Country Championships". Archived from the original on 2016-03-15. Retrieved 2016-07-19.
  107. ^ a b 2016 African Championships in Athletics Website
  108. ^ 2016 African Championships in Athletics Medal Count Page
  109. ^ Morgan and Cowart Crowned Pan American Cross Country Champions
  110. ^ Memoria Final
  111. ^ 2016 South American Marathon Championships Men's Final Results Page
  112. ^ Pacheco y Da Silva conquistan Sudamericano de Media Maratón en Asunción
  113. ^ CONSUDATLE's 2016 South American Under-23 Championships in Athletics Page
  114. ^ 2016 South American Youth Championships in Athletics Page
  115. ^ BAHRAIN DOMINATE AS ROP AND CHUMBA TAKE ASIAN CROSS COUNTRY TITLES
  116. ^ Japan emerge on top - 17th Asian Junior Athletics 2016
  117. ^ 2016 Oceania Marathon and Half Marathon Championships Website
  118. ^ 2016 OAA Results Page
  119. ^ IAAF's Doha 2016 Diamond League Results Page
  120. ^ IAAF's Shanghai 2016 Diamond League Results Page
  121. ^ a b Rabat to become first African host of IAAF Diamond League competition after replacing New York
  122. ^ IAAF's Rabat 2016 Diamond League Results Page
  123. ^ IAAF's Eugene 2016 Diamond League Results Page
  124. ^ IAAF's Rome 2016 Diamond League Results Page
  125. ^ IAAF's Birmingham 2016 Diamond League Results Page
  126. ^ IAAF's Oslo 2016 Diamond League Results Page
  127. ^ IAAF's Stockholm 2016 Diamond League Results Page
  128. ^ IAAF's Herculis 2016 Diamond League Results Page
  129. ^ IAAF's London 2016 Diamond League Results Page
  130. ^ IAAF's Lausanne 2016 Diamond League Results Page
  131. ^ IAAF's Saint-Denis 2016 Diamond League Results Page
  132. ^ IAAF's Zürich 2016 Diamond League Results Page
  133. ^ IAAF's Memorial Van Damme 2016 Diamond League Results Page
  134. ^ IAAF's 2016 Weltklasse Results Page
  135. ^ IAAF's 2016 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix Results Page
  136. ^ IAAF's 2016 XL Galan Results Page
  137. ^ IAAF's 2016 Sainsbury's Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix Results Page
  138. ^ Merga and Oljira are repeat winners at Atapuerca, opening IAAF Cross Country Permit meeting
  139. ^ Merga and Aprot take Campaccio titles in San Giorgio su Legnano
  140. ^ Aprot and Ayalew victorious in Antrim
  141. ^ Tola and Kipyegon produce impressive wins in Seville
  142. ^ Ayalew and Cheptai take the spoils in Elgoibar
  143. ^ Kenya's Birech and Kipyegon triumph at the Cinque Mulini cross country races
  144. ^ Kamworor and Aprot win at penultimate IAAF Cross Country Permit meeting in Nairobi
  145. ^ Cruz and Rocha win at the Almond Blossom Cross Country meeting
  146. ^ Bird-Smith gets IAAF Race Walking Challenge off to a flying start in Adelaide
  147. ^ Chocho sets South American 50km race walk record in Ciudad Juarez
  148. ^ Augustyn hat-trick in Dudinska 50, Bosworth and Giorgi win 20km races
  149. ^ IAAF's Asian 20 km Race Walking Championships Results Page
  150. ^ Chocho and de Sena shine at South American Race Walking Cup in Guayaquil
  151. ^ Qieyang and Martin take the honours in Rio Maior
  152. ^ Gomez and Wang get surprise wins in Taicang
  153. ^ Liu and Wang again provide Chinese double triumph in La Coruna
  154. ^ Dubler makes decathlon breakthrough in Sydney
  155. ^ Decathlon victory for Thierry on home soil in Reduit
  156. ^ Rise and Spinola victorious at the Multistars meeting in Florence
  157. ^ Canada's Warner and Theisen-Eaton win again in Gotzis
  158. ^ Cachova and Rise show their class with wins in Kladno
  159. ^ USA's Filip and Chapman win at the Pan American Combined Events Cup
  160. ^ Ennis-Hill and Abele prevail in Ratingen
  161. ^ Kasyanov and Broersen prevail in Talence thrillers
  162. ^ IAAF's 2016 Melbourne World Challenge Results Page
  163. ^ IAAF's 2016 Jamaica International Invitational Results Page
  164. ^ IAAF's 2016 Golden Grand Prix Results Page
  165. ^ IAAF's 2016 World Challenge Beijing Results Page
  166. ^ IAAF's 2016 Golden Spike Ostrava Results Page
  167. ^ IAAF's 2016 Fanny Blankers-Koen Games Results Page
  168. ^ IAAF's 2016 Meeting Grand Prix IAAF de Dakar Results Page
  169. ^ Wlodarczyk throws 79.61m in Szczecin, Licwinko over world-leading 1.99m
  170. ^ IAAF's 2016 Grande Premio Brasil Caixa de Atletismo Results Page
  171. ^ IAAF's 2016 Meeting de Atletismo Madrid Results Page
  172. ^ Rohler improves javelin world lead to 91.28m in Turku
  173. ^ IAAF's 2016 ISTAF Berlin Results Page
  174. ^ IAAF's 2016 Hanžeković Memorial Results Page
  175. ^ John Disley, co-founder of the London Marathon, dies . IAAF (2016-02-08). Retrieved on 2016-12-28.
  176. ^ Former discus world record-holder Dumchev dies . IAAF (2016-02-10). Retrieved on 2016-12-28.
  177. ^ Renowned US coach Dick Brown passes away. IAAF (2016-02-28). Retrieved on 2016-12-28.
  178. ^ High jump legend Balas dies. IAAF (2016-03-11). Retrieved on 2016-12-28.
  179. ^ Nie żyje Edmund Piątkowski (in Polish). PZLA. Retrieved on 2016-05-28.
  180. ^ Addio a Carlo Monti. FIDAL (2016-04-07). Retrieved on 2016-05-28.
  181. ^ Former javelin world record-holder Paragi dies. iAAF (2016-04-21). Retrieved on 2016-12-28.
  182. ^ Trinidadian sprint legend Agostini dies. IAAF (2016-12-28). Retrieved on 2016-12-28.
  183. ^ Athletics journalist Mark Ouma dies. IAAF. Retrieved on 2016-07-13.
  184. ^ Former IAAF General Secretary John Holt dies. IAAF (2016-11-21). Retrieved on 2016-12-28.
  185. ^ Canadian athletics administrator Smith dies. IAAF (2016-12-02). Retrieved on 2016-12-28.
  186. ^ Ramsak, Bob (2016-12-23). Ethiopian running legend Miruts Yifter dies. IAAF. Retrieved on 2016-12-28.

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