265 relations: Adam Nelson, Adil Kaouch, Aksana Drahun, Aleen Bailey, Aleksandr Pogorelov, Aleksey Voyevodin, Alena Newmyarzhytskaya, Alex Schwazer, Allen Johnson, Allyson Felix, Ana Guevara, Andrae Williams, Andreas Thorkildsen, Andrei Mikhnevich, Andrew Rock, Andrus Värnik, Angela Daigle, Anna Pyatykh, Apocalyptica, Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics, Attila Zsivoczky, Avard Moncur, Ádria Santos, Bahrain, Balts, BBC Sport, Belgium, Benjamin Limo, Berhane Adere, Berlin, Bershawn Jackson, Beverly McDonald, Bouchra Ghezielle, Brad Walker (pole vaulter), Brahim Boulami, Brandon Simpson, Brigitte Foster-Hylton, Brimin Kipruto, Brussels, Bryan Clay, Budapest, Carolina Klüft, Catherine Ndereba, Chaunté Lowe, Chris Brown (sprinter), Christian Malcolm, Christina Obergföll, Christine Arron, Christine Ohuruogu, Christopher Isengwe, ..., Constantina Diță, Craig Mottram, Dai Tamesue, Danielle Browning, Darold Williamson, Darrel Brown, Davian Clarke, David Weir (athlete), Decathlon, Delloreen Ennis-London, Denver, Derartu Tulu, Derrick Brew, Discus throw, Don Valley Stadium, Donna Fraser, Dorcus Inzikuru, Drostanolone, Dwight Phillips, Eddy De Lépine, Ejegayehu Dibaba, Eliud Kipchoge, Emma Green (athlete), Eunice Barber, Eurovision Song Contest 2005, Exhibition game, Ezekiel Kemboi, Finland, Franka Dietzsch, Geir Rönning, Gerd Kanter, Germany, Hammer throw, Hasna Benhassi, Helsinki, Helsinki Olympic Stadium, Heptathlon, Hungary, IAAF Golden League, IAAF World Championships in Athletics, Ignisious Gaisah, International Association of Athletics Federations, Italy, Ivan Tsikhan, Jacey Harper, Jacques Martin (athlete), James Carter (hurdler), Jaouad Gharib, Jason Gardener, Jefferson Pérez, Jeremy Wariner, Jeruto Kiptum, Joan Lino Martínez, Joanna Hayes, John Capel, Juan Manuel Molina, Justin Gatlin, Kajsa Bergqvist, Kelly Sotherton, Kenenisa Bekele, Kenny van Weeghel, Kerron Clement, Kevon Pierre, Kim Collins, Ladji Doucouré, Lansford Spence, LaShawn Merritt, Lashinda Demus, Lauryn Williams, Lee McConnell, Leevan Sands, Leo-Pekka Tähti, Liu Xiang (hurdler), London, Long-distance running, Lorraine Fenton, Lueyi Dovy, Manuela Montebrun, Marc Burns, Margaret Simpson, Maria Mutola, Marian Oprea, Mark Lewis-Francis, Markku Niinimäki, Markus Esser, Marlon Devonish, Maryam Yusuf Jamal, Maurice Greene (athlete), Me'Lisa Barber, Meseret Defar, Michael Blackwood, Michael Frater, Michael Möllenbeck, Michelle Perry, Middle-distance running, Miles Smith (athlete), Monika Pyrek, Moscow, Moses Mosop, Muna Lee (athlete), Nadine Kleinert, Nadzeya Ostapchuk, Natallia Solohub, Natalya Antyukh, Natalya Sadova, Nathaniel McKinney, Neelam Jaswant Singh, New Zealand, Nicola Sanders, Nightwish, Novlene Williams-Mills, Olesya Forsheva, Olesya Zykina, Olga Kuzenkova, Olga Ryabinkina, Olga Yegorova, Olimpiada Ivanova, Osleidys Menéndez, Oudéré Kankarafou, Paquillo Fernández, Paralympic athletics, Paralympic Games, Paula Radcliffe, Pavel Gerasimov, Pavla Hamáčková-Rybová, Pemoline, Peter Snell, Picketts Lock, Pole vault, Purificacion Santamarta, Racewalking, Rachelle Boone-Smith, Rain, Ralf Bartels, Rashid Ramzi, Rens Blom, Reuters, Roman Šebrle, Rome, Ronald Pognon, Ronetta Smith, Rui Silva, Russia, Rutger Smith, Ryta Turava, Saif Saaeed Shaheen, Salim Sdiri, Sandra Glover, Sanjay Ayre, Sanya Richards-Ross, Sergey Kirdyapkin, Sergey Makarov (javelin thrower), Sheffield, Shericka Williams, Sherone Simpson, Sileshi Sihine, Stefano Baldini, Steffi Nerius, Supachai Koysub, Susana Feitor, Svetlana Pospelova, Szymon Ziółkowski, Tatyana Andrianova, Tatyana Firova, Tatyana Kotova, Tatyana Lebedeva, Tatyana Lysenko, Tatyana Tomashova, Tero Pitkämäki, Tianna Bartoletta, Tirunesh Dibaba, Tommi Evilä, Tonique Williams-Darling, Trecia-Kaye Smith, Triple jump, Troy McIntosh, Tsuyoshi Ogata, Tyler Christopher (athlete), Tyson Gay, UK Athletics, United States, Usain Bolt, Vadim Devyatovskiy, Valerie Adams, Víctor Moya, Věra Pospíšilová-Cechlová, Veronica Campbell-Brown, Virgilijus Alekna, Vladyslav Piskunov, Wallace Spearmon, Walter Davis (triple jumper), William Yiampoy, Xing Huina, Yargelis Savigne, Yaroslav Rybakov, Yekaterina Volkova (runner), Yelena Isinbayeva, Yipsi Moreno, Yoandri Betanzos, Yulia Nestsiarenka, Yuliya Fomenko (runner), Yuliya Pechonkina, Yuriy Borzakovskiy, Yuriy Krymarenko, Zulia Calatayud, 1964 Summer Olympics, 1976 Winter Olympics, 1983 World Championships in Athletics, 1987 World Championships in Athletics, 1993 World Championships in Athletics, 1995 World Championships in Athletics, 1999 World Championships in Athletics, 2003 World Championships in Athletics, 2005 in athletics (track and field), 2007 World Championships in Athletics. Expand index (215 more) » « Shrink index
Adam Nelson (born July 7, 1975) is an American shot putter and Olympic gold medalist.
Adil Kaouch (عادل الكوش) (born January 1, 1979) is a Moroccan middle distance runner.
Aksana Drahun (Аксана Драгун; born May 19, 1981), a.k.a. Oksana Dragun, is a Belarusian sprinter, who specializes in the 100 metres.
Aleen May Bailey (born 25 November 1980 in Saint Mary) is a track and field sprint specialist, competing internationally for Jamaica.
Aleksandr Gennadiyevich Pogorelov (Александр Геннадьевич Погорелов; born 10 January 1980 in Zheleznogorsk, Kursk Oblast) is a Russian decathlete.
Aleksey Nikolayevich Voyevodin (Алексей Николаевич Воеводин) (born August 9, 1970 near Penza) is a Russian race walker mainly competing over the 50 km distance.
Alena Neumiarzhitskaya (Алена Неўмяржыцкая; born 27 July 1980) is a Belarusian sprinter.
Alex Schwazer, OMRI (born December 26, 1984), is an Italian race walker.
Allen Kenneth Johnson (born March 1, 1971) is a retired American hurdling athlete who won the gold medal in the 110 metre hurdles at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia.
Allyson Michelle Felix (born November 18, 1985) is an American track and field sprinter who competes in the 100 meters, 200 meters, and 400 meters.
Ana Gabriela Guevara Espinoza (born March 4, 1977, in Nogales, Sonora) is a now-retired Mexican track and field athlete who specialized in the 400 meters.
Andrae Williams (born 12 July 1983 in Freeport, Bahamas) is a Bahamian sprint athlete mainly competing in the 400m.
Andreas Thorkildsen (born 1 April 1982) is a retired Norwegian track and field athlete who competed in the javelin throw.
Andrei Anatolyevich Mikhnevich (Андрэй Анатолевіч Міхневіч, Andrej Michnievič, Андрей Анатольевич Михневич; born 12 July 1976 in Babruysk) is a Belarusian shot putter with a personal best of 21.69 metres, set in 2003.
Andrew Rock (born January 23, 1982) is an American sprinter who specializes in the 400 meter dash.
Andrus Värnik (born 27 September 1977) is a retired Estonian track and field athlete who competed in the javelin throw.
Angela Daigle (born May 28, 1976 in San Francisco, California) is an American sprinter.
Anna Viktorovna Pyatykh (Анна Викторовна Пятых) (born April 4, 1981 in Moscow) is a professional Russian triple jumper.
Apocalyptica is a Finnish cello metal band from Helsinki, Finland, formed in 1993.
At the 2004 Summer Olympics, the athletics events were held at the Athens Olympic Stadium from August 18 to August 29, except for the marathons (run from Marathonas to the Kallimarmaro Stadium), the race walks (on the streets of Athens), and the shot put (held at the Ancient Olympia Stadium).
Attila Zsivoczky (born 29 April 1977 in Budapest) is a Hungarian track and field athlete, competing in decathlon.
Avard Moncur (born November 2, 1978) is a Bahamian track and field athlete competing in the 400 metres.
Ádria Santos (born 11 August 1974) is a retired Paralympic sprinter from Brazil.
Bahrain (البحرين), officially the Kingdom of Bahrain (مملكة البحرين), is an Arab constitutional monarchy in the Persian Gulf.
The Balts or Baltic people (baltai, balti) are an Indo-European ethno-linguistic group who speak the Baltic languages, a branch of the Indo-European language family, which was originally spoken by tribes living in the area east of Jutland peninsula in the west and in the Moscow, Oka and Volga rivers basins in the east.
BBC Sport is a department of the BBC North division providing national sports coverage for BBC Television, radio and online.
Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Western Europe bordered by France, the Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg.
Benjamin Kipkoech Limo (born 23 August 1974 in Chepkongony, Uasin Gishu) is a Kenyan former middle- and long-distance runner.
Berhane Adere Debala (Ge'ez: ብርሀኔ አደሬ born 21 July 1973 in Shewa) is an Ethiopian long-distance runner who specialises in the 10,000 metres and the half marathon.
Berlin is the capital and the largest city of Germany, as well as one of its 16 constituent states.
Bershawn D. Jackson (born May 8, 1983) is an American athlete, who mainly competes in the 400 m hurdles, but is also a capable 400 m runner.
Beverly McDonald (born 15 February 1970 in Saint Mary, Jamaica) is a Jamaican sprinter.
Bouchra Ghézielle, née Ben Thami (بُشرا غزال, born 19 May 1979) is a Moroccan-French track and field athlete, now competing for France.
Brad Walker (born June 21, 1981 in Aberdeen, South Dakota) is an American pole vaulter.
Brahim Boulami (ابراهيم بولامي) (born April 20, 1972 in Safi) is a Moroccan athlete who had set two world records in the 3,000 meter steeplechase, 7:55.28 and 7:53.17.
Brandon Simpson (born 6 September 1981 in Florida, U.S.) is a sprinter who represents Bahrain, having previously represented Jamaica.
Brigitte Foster-Hylton O.D (born 7 November 1974 in Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica) is a Jamaican 100m hurdler.
Brimin Kipruto (born 31 July 1985) is a Kenyan middle distance runner who specialises in the 3000 metres steeplechase.
Brussels (Bruxelles,; Brussel), officially the Brussels-Capital Region (All text and all but one graphic show the English name as Brussels-Capital Region.) (Région de Bruxelles-Capitale, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest), is a region of Belgium comprising 19 municipalities, including the City of Brussels, which is the de jure capital of Belgium.
Bryan Ezra Tsumoru Clay (born January 3, 1980) is an American decathlete.
Budapest is the capital and the most populous city of Hungary, and one of the largest cities in the European Union.
Carolina Evelyn Klüft (born 2 February 1983) is a retired Swedish track and field athlete who competed in the heptathlon, triple jump, long jump, and pentathlon.
Catherine Nyambura Ndereba (born 21 July 1972) is a Kenyan marathon runner.
Chaunté Lowe (née Howard; born January 12, 1984) is an American athlete who competes in the high jump.
Christopher "Chris" Brown (born 15 October 1978), also known as "Fireman", is a Bahamian track and field athlete from the Bahamian island of Eleuthera, who mainly competes in the 400 m. In addition to winning medals in individual contests, he has also won four World Championships medals in the relay.
Christian Sean Malcolm (born 3 June 1979) is a retired Welsh athlete specialised in the 200 metres.
Christina Obergföll (born 22 August 1981) is a retired German track and field athlete who competed in the javelin throw.
Christine Arron (born 13 September 1973) is a former track and field sprinter, who competed internationally for France in the 60 metres, 100 metres, 200 metres and the 4x100 metres relay.
Christine Ijeoma Ohuruogu, MBE (born 17 May 1984) is a British track and field athlete who specialises in the 400 metres, the event for which she is a former Olympic, World and Commonwealth champion.
Christopher Isengwe (also Christopher Isegwe Njunguda; born February 22, 1976) is a Tanzanian long-distance athlete competing mainly in the marathon.
Constantina Diță (formerly Constantina Diță-Tomescu born on January 23, 1970 in Turburea, Gorj County), is a Romanian long-distance runner, who specializes mainly in the half marathon and marathon.
Craig Mottram (born 18 June 1980) is an Australian long distance and middle distance runner who specialises in the 5000 m event.
is the first Japanese sprinter to win a medal in a track event at a World Competition.
Danielle Browning (born 29 August 1981) is a retired female track and field sprinter from Jamaica, who specialized in the 200 metres.
Darold Williamson (born February 19, 1983) is an American track athlete.
Darrel Brown (born October 11, 1984) is a sprinter from Trinidad and Tobago who specializes in the 100 metres.
Davian Clarke (born 30 April 1976) is a Jamaican athlete, who mainly competes in the 400 metres.
David Russell Weir, CBE (born 5 June 1979) is a British Paralympic wheelchair athlete.
The decathlon is a combined event in athletics consisting of ten track and field events.
Delloreen Ennis-London (born 5 March 1975) is a Jamaican hurdling athlete who won the silver medal in the 100 metre hurdles at the 2005 World Championships.
Denver, officially the City and County of Denver, is the capital and most populous municipality of the U.S. state of Colorado.
Derartu Tulu (Amharic: ደራርቱ ቱሉ; Afaan Oromo:Daraartuu Tulluu; born March 21, 1972) is an Ethiopian long-distance runner, who competed in track, cross country running, and road running up to the marathon distance.
Derrick Keith Brew (born December 28, 1977) is a 2004 Olympic Gold medalist in the Men's 4x400 meter relay for the United States.
The discus throw is a track and field event in which an athlete throws a heavy disc—called a discus—in an attempt to mark a farther distance than their competitors.
The Don Valley Stadium was a sports stadium in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England.
Donna Karen Fraser (born 7 November 1972) in Thornton Heath, Croydon is a former English athlete, who mainly competed in the 200 and 400 m.
Dorcus Inzikuru (born February 2, 1982 in Vurra, Arua District) is a Ugandan track and field athlete, competing in the steeplechase.
Drostanolone, or dromostanolone, is an anabolic–androgenic steroid (AAS) of the dihydrotestosterone (DHT) group which was never marketed.
Dwight Phillips (born October 1, 1977) is an American former athlete and a four-time world champion in the long jump.
Eddy De Lépine (born 30 March 1984 in Fort-de-France, Martinique) is a French sprinter.
Ejegayehu Dibaba Keneni (Amharic: እጅጋዬሁ ዲባባ;Afaan Oromo: Ijigaayahuu Dibaabaa; born 21 March 1982 in Bekoji) is an Ethiopian long-distance runner.
Eliud Kipchoge (born 5 November 1984 in Kapsisiywa, Nandi District) is a Kenyan long distance runner, and the 2016 Olympic marathon gold medallist.
Emma Anna-Maria Green, also known as Emma Green Tregaro (born 8 December 1984) is a retired Swedish high jumper.
Eunice Barber (born November 17, 1974 in Freetown, Sierra Leone) is a Sierra Leonean athlete competing in heptathlon and long jump.
The Eurovision Song Contest 2005 was the 50th edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest.
An exhibition game (also known as a friendly, a scrimmage, a demonstration, a preseason game, a warmup match, or a preparation match, depending at least in part on the sport) is a sporting event whose prize money and impact on the player's or the team's rankings is either zero or otherwise greatly reduced.
Ezekiel Kemboi Cheboi (born 25 May 1982) is a Kenyan athlete, winner of the 3000 metres steeplechase at the 2004 Summer Olympics, the 2009 World Championships, the 2011 World Championships, the 2012 Summer Olympics, the 2013 World Championships and the 2015 World Championships.
Finland (Suomi; Finland), officially the Republic of Finland is a country in Northern Europe bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, and Gulf of Finland, between Norway to the north, Sweden to the northwest, and Russia to the east.
Franka Dietzsch (born 22 January 1968 in Wolgast) is a former German discus thrower best known for winning gold medals at three World Championships in Athletics.
Geir Rönning (born 5 November 1962) is a professional singer-songwriter from Ålesund, Norway.
Gerd Kanter (born 6 May 1979) is an Estonian discus thrower.
Germany (Deutschland), officially the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland), is a sovereign state in central-western Europe.
The hammer throw is one of the four throwing events in regular track and field competitions, along with the discus throw, shot put and javelin.
Hasna Benhassi (حسنة بنحسي; born 1 June 1978) is a retired Moroccan middle-distance runner.
Helsinki (or;; Helsingfors) is the capital city and most populous municipality of Finland.
The Helsinki Olympic Stadium (Helsingin Olympiastadion; Helsingfors Olympiastadion), located in the Töölö district about from the centre of the Finnish capital Helsinki, is the largest stadium in the country, nowadays mainly used for hosting sports events and big concerts.
A heptathlon is a track and field combined events contest made up of seven events.
Hungary (Magyarország) is a country in Central Europe that covers an area of in the Carpathian Basin, bordered by Slovakia to the north, Ukraine to the northeast, Austria to the northwest, Romania to the east, Serbia to the south, Croatia to the southwest, and Slovenia to the west.
The IAAF Golden League was an annual series of track and field meetings organised by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
The IAAF World Championships, commonly referred to as the World Championships in Athletics, is a biennial athletics event organized by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
Ignisious Gaisah (born July 20, 1983) is a Ghanaian-born athlete competing in the long jump for the Netherlands.
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) is the international governing body for the sport of athletics.
Italy (Italia), officially the Italian Republic (Repubblica Italiana), is a sovereign state in Europe.
Ivan Ryhoravich Tsikhan (born 24 July 1976) is a Belarusian hammer thrower.
Jacey Harper (born May 20, 1980) is a male sprinter athlete from Trinidad and Tobago.
Jacques Martin (c. 1959 – April 19, 2012) was a paralympic athlete from Canada competing mainly in category F55 throwing events.
James Carter (born May 7, 1978) is an American athlete who competed in the 400 m hurdles.
Jaouad Gharib (جواد غريب) (born 22 May 1972 in Khenifra, Morocco) is a Moroccan long-distance runner who competes in the marathon.
Jason Carl Gardener, MBE (born 18 September 1975) is a retired British sprint athlete.
Jefferson Leonardo Pérez Quezada (born July 1, 1974 in Cuenca) is a retired Ecuadorian race walker.
Jeremy Mathew Wariner (born January 31, 1984) is a retired American track athlete specializing in the 400 meters.
Jeruto Kiptum Kiptubi (born 12 December 1981) is a Kenyan middle-distance runner who specializes in the 3000 metres steeplechase.
Joan Lino Martínez Armenteros (born January 11, 1978 in La Habana, Cuba) is a Spanish athlete.
Joanna Dove Hayes (born December 23, 1976 in Williamsport) is an American hurdler, who won the gold medal in the 100 metres hurdles at the 2004 Summer Olympics.
John Capel, Jr. (born October 27, 1978) is an American former track and field athlete who was a world champion sprinter.
Juan Manuel Molina Morote (born March 15, 1979 in Cieza, Murcia) is a male former race walker from Spain.
Justin Gatlin (born February 10, 1982) is an American sprinter who specializes in the 100 and 200 metres events.
Kajsa Margareta Bergqvist (born 12 October 1976 in Sollentuna, Stockholm) is a Swedish former high jumper.
Kelly Jade Sotherton (born 13 November 1976) is an English former heptathlete.
Kenenisa Bekele (ቀነኒሳ በቀለ; born 13 June 1982) is an Ethiopian long-distance runner and the current world record and Olympic record holder in both the 5,000 metre and 10,000 metre events.
Kenny van Weeghel (born 16 September 1980 in Zwolle) is a Paralympic athlete from the Netherlands competing in the 100, 200 and 400 m T54 class wheelchair racing.
Kerron Stephon Clement (born October 31, 1985) is an American track and field athlete who competes in the 400-meter hurdles and 400-meter sprint.
Kevon Pierre (born March 30, 1982) is a sprinter from Trinidad and Tobago.
Kim Collins (born 16 January 1976) is a track and field sprinter from Saint Kitts and Nevis.
Ladji Doucouré (born 28 March 1983 in Juvisy-sur-Orge, department of Essonne in France) is a French track and field athlete.
Lansford Spence (born 15 December 1982) is a Jamaican sprinter.
LaShawn Merritt (born June 27, 1986) is an American track and field athlete who competes in sprinting events, specializing in the 400 metres.
Lashinda Demus (born March 10, 1983 in Inglewood, California) is an American hurdler who specializes in the 400 meter hurdles, an event in which she was the 2011 world champion and 2012 Olympic silver medalist.
Lauryn Williams (born September 11, 1983) is an American sprinter and bobsledder.
Lee McConnell (born 9 October 1978) is a retired Scottish athlete, who competed in the 400 metres and 400 metres hurdles having started her career as a high jumper.
Leevan Sands (born August 16, 1981 Nassau) is a Bahamian triple jumper.
Leo-Pekka Tähti (born 22 June 1983 in Pori, Finland) is an athlete and Paralympian from Finland competing mainly in category T54 sprint events.
Liu Xiang (born July 13, 1983 in Putuo District, Shanghai) is a retired Chinese 110 meter hurdler.
London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.
Long-distance running, or endurance running, is a form of continuous running over distances of at least eight kilometres (5 miles).
Lorraine Fenton (born Lorraine Graham on 8 September 1973 in Manchester) is a retired Jamaican athlete who specialized in the 400 metres.
Lueyi Dovy (born in 1975 in Marseille) is a French sprinter of Gabonese descent.
Manuela Montebrun (born 13 November 1979 in Laval, Mayenne) is a retired, female hammer thrower from France.
Marc Burns (born 7 January 1983) is an athlete from Trinidad and Tobago specializing in the 100 metres and the 4 x 100 metres relay.
Margaret Simpson (born 31 December 1981 in Krapa) is a Ghanaian heptathlete.
Maria de Lurdes Mutola (born 27 October 1972) is a retired female track and field athlete from Mozambique who specialised in the 800 metres running event.
Marian Oprea (born 6 June) is a Romanian athlete, competing in triple jump, who won the silver medal at the 2004 Olympic Games.
Mark Anthony Lewis-Francis, MBE (born 4 September 1982) is a British track and field athlete, specifically a sprinter, who specialises in the 100 metres.
Markku Niinimäki is a Paralympian athlete from Finland competing mainly in category F54 shot put and javelin events.
Markus Esser (born 3 February 1980 in Leverkusen) is a retired German hammer throw.
Marlon Ronald Devonish, MBE (born 1 June 1976) is an English former sprinter who competed in the 100 metres and 200 metres.
Maryam Yusuf Jamal (ማሪያም፡ ዩሱፍ፡ ጃማል) (مريم يوسف جمال) (born Zenebech Tola) (ዘነበቸ፡ ቶላ) (born 16 September 1984) is a Bahraini middle-distance runner.
Maurice Greene (born July 23, 1974) is an American former track and field sprinter who specialized in the 100 meters and 200 meters.
Me'Lisa Barber (born October 4, 1980 in Livingston, New Jersey) is an American track and field sprint athlete.
Meseret Defar Tola (Amharic: መሰረት ደፋር; born 19 November 1983) is an Ethiopian long-distance runner who competes chiefly in the 3000 metres and 5000 metres events.
Michael Blackwood (born 29 August 1976 in Clarendon) is a Jamaican male track and field athlete, who specialized in the 400 meters, his personal best being 44.60 set during his win at the 2002 IAAF World Cup.
Michael Frater O.D (born 6 October 1982) is a Jamaican sprinter who specialises in the 100 metres event.
Michael Möllenbeck (born December 12, 1969 in Wesel, North Rhine-Westphalia) is a German discus thrower.
Michelle Perry (born May 1 May 1979 in Los Angeles, California) is an American athlete.
Middle-distance running events are track races longer than sprints, up to 3000 metres.
Miles Smith (born September 24, 1984 in St. Louis, Missouri) is an American professional sprinter.
Monika Pyrek (born August 11, 1980) is a retired Polish pole vaulter.
Moscow (a) is the capital and most populous city of Russia, with 13.2 million residents within the city limits and 17.1 million within the urban area.
Moses Cheruiyot Mosop (born 7 July 1985) is a Kenyan middle and long distance athlete.
Muna Lee (born October 30, 1981 in Little Rock, Arkansas) is an American sprinter.
, since 1999 married Schmitt (born October 20, 1975 in Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt) is a German shot putter.
Nadzeya Ostapchuk (Надзея Мікалаеўна Астапчук, Nadzeya Mikalayeuna Astapchuk; Надежда Остапчук, Nadezhda Ostapchuk; born October 28, 1980) is a Belarusian shot putter.
Natallia Solohub, sometimes spelt Sologub (see Ge or He) (Наталля Салагуб; born March 31, 1975), is a Belarusian sprinter.
Natalya Nikolayevna Antyukh (Наталья Николаевна Антюх, born 26 June 1981 in Leningrad) is a Russian athlete who primarily competes in the 400 metres and 400 metre hurdles.
Natalya Ivanovna Sadova (Наталья Ивановна Садова), née Koptyukh (born 15 July 1972 in Gorky) is a Russian discus thrower who has competed in many Olympic Games.
Nathaniel Benjamin McKinney (born January 19, 1982) is a Bahamian athlete competing mainly in the 4 × 400 m relay.
Neelam Jaswant Singh (born 8 January 1971 in Farmana) is an Indian discus thrower.
New Zealand (Aotearoa) is a sovereign island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.
Nicola Clare Sanders (born 23 June 1982) is a British former track and field sprinter.
Nightwish are a symphonic metal band from Kitee, Finland.
Novlene Hilaire Williams-Mills (born 26 April 1982), née Novlene Hilaire Williams, is a Jamaican track and field athlete.
Olesya Aleksandrovna Forsheva (Олеся Александровна Форшева (Красномовец), née Krasnomovets on 8 July 1979) is a retired Russian sprint runner who specialized in the 400 m and 4×400 m relay.
Olesya Nikolaevna Zykina (Олеся Николаевна Зыкина, born October 7, 1980 in Kaluga) is a Russian athlete who mainly competes in the 400 metres.
Olga Sergeyevna Kuzenkova (Ольга Серге́евна Кузенкова; born 4 October 1970 in Smolensk) is a Russian athlete, the first woman to throw the hammer more than 70 meters.
Olga Sergeyevna Ryabinkina (Ольга Серге́евна Рябинкина; born September 24, 1976 in Bryansk) is a female shot putter from Russia.
Olga Nikolayevna Yegorova (Ольга Николаевна Егорова; born 28 March 1972 in Novocheboksarsk, Chuvash ASSR) is a Russian middle distance runner.
Olimpiada Vladimirovna Ivanova (Олимпиада Владимировна Иванова, born August 26, 1970) is a Russian race walker.
Osleidys Menéndez Sáez (born November 14, 1979) is a retired Cuban track and field athlete who competed in the javelin throw.
Oudéré Kankarafou (born 8 December 1983 in Tapan, Togo) is a French sprinter who specializes in the 100 metres.
Francisco Javier Fernández Peláez (born 6 March 1977 in Guadix, Province of Granada, Andalusia), better known as Paquillo Fernández, is a retired Spanish race walker.
Paralympic athletics is a disabled sport practiced by athletes with a physical disability who have competed at separate international events since 1952.
The Paralympic Games is a major international multi-sport event involving athletes with a range of disabilities, including impaired muscle power (e.g. paraplegia and quadriplegia, muscular dystrophy, post-polio syndrome, spina bifida), impaired passive range of movement, limb deficiency (e.g. amputation or dysmelia), leg length difference, short stature, hypertonia, ataxia, athetosis, vision impairment and intellectual impairment.
Paula Jane Radcliffe, MBE (born 17 December 1973) is an English long-distance runner.
Pavel Aleksandrovich Gerasimov (Павел Александрович Герасимов, b. May 29, 1979, Aleksin, Tula Oblast) is a Russian athlete competing in the pole vault.
Pavla Hamáčková married Rybová (born 20 May 1978 in Chomutov) is a Czech pole vaulter.
Pemoline is a stimulant drug of the 4-oxazolidinone class.
Sir Peter George Snell (born 17 December 1938) is a New Zealand former middle-distance runner.
Pickett's Lock or Picketts Lock is an area of Edmonton, in the London Borough of Enfield.
Pole vaulting is a track and field event in which a person uses a long flexible pole (which today is usually made either of fiberglass or carbon fiber) as an aid to jump over a bar.
Purificacion Santamarta is a paralympic athlete from Spain competing mainly in category T11 sprint events.
Racewalking, or race walking, is a long-distance discipline within the sport of athletics.
Rachelle Boone-Smith (born June 30, 1981) is an American former sprint athlete.
Rain is liquid water in the form of droplets that have condensed from atmospheric water vapor and then becomes heavy enough to fall under gravity.
Ralf Bartels (born 21 February 1978 in Stavenhagen, Germany, then German Democratic Republic) is a German shot putter.
Rashid Ramzi (رشيد رمزي) (born July 17, 1980) is a Moroccan-Bahraini track and field athlete competing internationally for Bahrain in the 800 metres and 1500 metres.
Rens Blom (born 1 March 1977) is a Dutch athlete competing in pole vault.
Reuters is an international news agency headquartered in London, United Kingdom.
Roman Šebrle (born 26 November 1974) is an athlete from the Czech Republic.
Rome (Roma; Roma) is the capital city of Italy and a special comune (named Comune di Roma Capitale).
Ronald Pognon (born 16 November 1982) is a French sprint athlete.
Ronetta Smith (born 2 May 1980) is a Jamaican sprinter.
Rui Manuel Monteiro Silva, ComIH (born 3 August 1977) is a Portuguese track and field athlete and coach, who represents S.L. Benfica.
Russia (rɐˈsʲijə), officially the Russian Federation (p), is a country in Eurasia. At, Russia is the largest country in the world by area, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area, and the ninth most populous, with over 144 million people as of December 2017, excluding Crimea. About 77% of the population live in the western, European part of the country. Russia's capital Moscow is one of the largest cities in the world; other major cities include Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and Nizhny Novgorod. Extending across the entirety of Northern Asia and much of Eastern Europe, Russia spans eleven time zones and incorporates a wide range of environments and landforms. From northwest to southeast, Russia shares land borders with Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland (both with Kaliningrad Oblast), Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia and North Korea. It shares maritime borders with Japan by the Sea of Okhotsk and the U.S. state of Alaska across the Bering Strait. The East Slavs emerged as a recognizable group in Europe between the 3rd and 8th centuries AD. Founded and ruled by a Varangian warrior elite and their descendants, the medieval state of Rus arose in the 9th century. In 988 it adopted Orthodox Christianity from the Byzantine Empire, beginning the synthesis of Byzantine and Slavic cultures that defined Russian culture for the next millennium. Rus' ultimately disintegrated into a number of smaller states; most of the Rus' lands were overrun by the Mongol invasion and became tributaries of the nomadic Golden Horde in the 13th century. The Grand Duchy of Moscow gradually reunified the surrounding Russian principalities, achieved independence from the Golden Horde. By the 18th century, the nation had greatly expanded through conquest, annexation, and exploration to become the Russian Empire, which was the third largest empire in history, stretching from Poland on the west to Alaska on the east. Following the Russian Revolution, the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic became the largest and leading constituent of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the world's first constitutionally socialist state. The Soviet Union played a decisive role in the Allied victory in World War II, and emerged as a recognized superpower and rival to the United States during the Cold War. The Soviet era saw some of the most significant technological achievements of the 20th century, including the world's first human-made satellite and the launching of the first humans in space. By the end of 1990, the Soviet Union had the world's second largest economy, largest standing military in the world and the largest stockpile of weapons of mass destruction. Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, twelve independent republics emerged from the USSR: Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and the Baltic states regained independence: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania; the Russian SFSR reconstituted itself as the Russian Federation and is recognized as the continuing legal personality and a successor of the Soviet Union. It is governed as a federal semi-presidential republic. The Russian economy ranks as the twelfth largest by nominal GDP and sixth largest by purchasing power parity in 2015. Russia's extensive mineral and energy resources are the largest such reserves in the world, making it one of the leading producers of oil and natural gas globally. The country is one of the five recognized nuclear weapons states and possesses the largest stockpile of weapons of mass destruction. Russia is a great power as well as a regional power and has been characterised as a potential superpower. It is a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council and an active global partner of ASEAN, as well as a member of the G20, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), the Council of Europe, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), and the World Trade Organization (WTO), as well as being the leading member of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) and one of the five members of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), along with Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
Rutger Smith (born 9 July 1981 in Groningen) is a Dutch track and field athlete competing in the shot put and discus throw.
Ryta Turava (Belarusian Рыта Турава; Russian Rita Turova, Рита Турова, born 28 December 1980) is an athlete from Belarus, competing in race walking.
Saif Saaeed Shaheen (سيف سعيد شاهين), formerly Stephen Cherono (born October 15, 1982), is a steeplechase runner.
Salim Sdiri (born 26 October 1978) is a French long jumper of Tunisian descent.
Sandra Glover (born December 30, 1968 in Palestine, Texas) is an African American athlete competing in the 400 metres hurdles.
Sanjay Claude Ayre (born 19 June 1980 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a world-class Jamaican sprinter specializing in the 400 meters.
Sanya Richards-Ross (born February 26, 1985) is a Jamaican-American former track and field athlete who competed internationally for the United States.
Sergey Alexandrovich Kirdyapkin (Серге́й Александрович Кирдяпкин, born 18 June 1980 in Insar, Mordovia) is a Russian race walker.
Sergey Aleksandrovich Makarov (Серге́й Александрович Макаров; born March 19, 1973) is a retired Russian track and field athlete who competed in the javelin throw.
Sheffield is a city and metropolitan borough in South Yorkshire, England.
Shericka Williams (born 17 September 1985 in Black River, St. Elizabeth) is a former Jamaican sprinter and former student of St. Elizabeth Technical High School.
Sherone Simpson (born 12 August 1984) is a Jamaican track and field sprint athlete.
Sileshi Sihine (Amharic: ስለሺ ስህኔ; born January 29, 1983 in Sheno) is an Ethiopian long-distance runner.
Stefano Baldini (born 25 May 1971 in Castelnovo di Sotto, Emilia-Romagna, Italy) is a retired Italian runner who specialized in the marathon.
Steffi Nerius (born 1 July 1972) is a retired German track and field athlete who competed in the javelin throw.
Supachai Koysub is an athlete and Paralympian from Thailand competing mainly in category T54 sprint events.
Susana Paula de Jesus Feitor, DamIH (born January 28, 1975) is a Portuguese racewalker.
Svetlana Mikhailovna Pospelova (Светлана Михайловна Поспелова; born December 24, 1979 in Saint Petersburg) is a Russian sprinter who primarily competes over 400 metres.
Szymon Ziółkowski (pronounced; born 1 July 1976 in Poznań) is a retired Polish hammer thrower and an Olympic gold medal winner from Sydney 2000.
Tatyana Nikolayevna Andrianova (Татьяна Николаевна Андрианова, born 10 December 1979 in Yaroslavl) is a Russian middle distance runner who specializes in the 800 metres.
Tatyana Pavlovna Firova (Татьяна Павловна Фирова; born October 10, 1982 in Sarov) is a Russian sprint athlete.
Tatyana Vladimirovna Kotova (Татьяна Владимировна Котова, born 11 December 1976) is an athlete who competed for Russia in the long jump.
Tatyana Romanovna Lebedeva (Татьяна Романовна Лебедева, born 21 July 1976) is a Russian athlete who competes in both the long jump and triple jump events.
Tatyana Viktorovna Lysenko (Татьяна Викторовна Лысенко, born October 9, 1983 in Bataysk) is a Russian hammer thrower.
Tatyana Ivanovna Tomashova (Татьяна Ивановна Томашова) (born 1 July 1975 in Perm) is a Russian middle distance runner.
Tero Kristian Pitkämäki (born 19 December 1982) is a Finnish track and field athlete who competes in the javelin throw.
Tianna Bartoletta (née Madison; born August 30, 1985) is an American track and field athlete who specializes in the long jump and short sprinting events.
Tirunesh Dibaba, also known as Tirunesh Dibaba Kenene, (Amharic: ጥሩነሽ ዲባባ ቀነኒ; born 1 June 1985) is an Ethiopian athlete who competes in long distance track events and international road races.
Jaakko Tommi Kristian Evilä (born April 6, 1980 in Tampere) is a Finnish former long jumper.
Tonique Williams-Darling (born January 17, 1976 in Nassau, Bahamas) is a Bahamian sprint athlete.
Trecia-Kaye Smith (born 5 November 1975 in Westmoreland, Jamaica) is a Jamaican athlete competing mainly in triple jump.
The triple jump, sometimes referred to as the hop, step and jump or the hop, skip and jump, is a track and field event, similar to the long jump.
Troy McIntosh (born March 29, 1973) is a male sprinter from The Bahamas.
is a Japanese long-distance athlete competing mainly in the marathon.
Tyler Christopher (born October 3, 1983 in Chilliwack, British Columbia) is a former Canadian sprinter who specialized in 400 meters.
Tyson Gay (born August 9, 1982) is an American track and field sprinter who competes in the 100 and 200 meters dash.
UK Athletics (UKA) is the governing body for the sport of athletics in the United Kingdom.
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.
Usain St Leo Bolt (born 21 August 1986) is a retired Jamaican sprinter and world record holder in the 100 metres, 200 metres and 4 × 100 metres relay.
Vadim Anatolyevich Devyatovskiy (Вадзі́м Анато́левіч Дзевято́ўскі, Vadzim Anatolyevich Dzevyatowski, Łacinka: Vadzim Anatołjevič Dzieviatoŭski, Вади́м Анато́льевич Девято́вский; born March 20, 1977 in Navapołacak, Belarusian SSR, USSR) is a Belarusian hammer thrower.
Dame Valerie Kasanita Adams, (formerly Vili; born 6 October 1984) is a New Zealand shot putter.
Víctor Rafael Moya Carvajal (born October 24, 1982 in Santiago de Cuba) is a Cuban high jumper.
Věra Pospíšilová-Cechlová (born 19 November 1978 in Litoměřice) is a Czech athlete, competing in the discus throw and the shot put.
Veronica Campbell Brown C.D (born 15 May 1982) is a Jamaican track and field sprinter, who specializes in the 100 and 200 meters.
Virgilijus Alekna (13 February 1972) is a Lithuanian former discus thrower and politician.
Vladyslav Yuriyovych Piskunov (Владислав Юрійович Піскунов; born 7 June 1978 in Nova Kakhovka, Kherson) is a former Ukrainian hammer thrower.
Wallace Spearmon Jr. (born December 24, 1984 in Chicago, Illinois, USA) is an American sprint athlete, who specializes in the 200 meters.
Walter L. Davis (born July 2, 1979) is an African American athlete competing in the triple jump and occasionally in the long jump.
William Oloonkishu Yiampoy (born 17 May 1974 in Emarti) is a Kenyan runner who specializes in the 800 metres.
Xing Huina (born February 25, 1984 in Hanting, Weifang, Shandong) is a Chinese track and field athlete.
Yargelis Savigne Herrera (born 13 November 1984 in Niceto Pérez, Guantanamo) is a Cuban athlete competing in the triple jump and long jump.
Yaroslav Vladimirovich Rybakov (Ярослав Владимирович Рыбаков, born November 22, 1980 in Mogilyev, Belarusian SSR) is a retired Russian high jumper.
Yekaterina Gennadiyevna Volkova (Екатерина Геннадьевна Волкова) (born 16 February 1978 in Zheleznogorsk Kursk Oblast) is a Russian long-distance runner, who specializes in the 3000 metres steeplechase.
Yelena Gadzhievna Isinbayeva (p; born 3 June 1982) is a Russian former pole vaulter.
Yipsi Moreno González (born November 19, 1980 in Camagüey) is a Cuban hammer thrower.
Yoandri (or Yoandris) Betanzos Francis (born February 15, 1982 in Santiago de Cuba) is a Cuban athlete competing in the triple jump.
Yulia Nestsiarenka, née Bartsevich (Юлія Несцярэнка, Julija Nieściarenka; Юлия Нестеренко, Yuliya Nesterenko; born 15 June 1979) is a Belarusian sprinter.
Yuliya Nikolaevna Chizhenko-Fomenko (Юлия Николаевна Чиженко-Фоменко, born 30 August 1979) is a Russian middle distance runner who specializes in the 1500 metres.
Yuliya Sergeyevna Pechonkina, née Nosova (Юлия Серге́евна Печёнкина, born 21 April 1978 in Krasnoyarsk) is a Russian former athlete who specialized in the 400 metres hurdles and 4 x 400 metres relay.
Yuriy Mikhailovich Borzakovskiy (Юрий Михайлович Борзаковский, Jurij Michajlovič Borzakovskij, born 12 April 1981) is a Russian middle-distance runner specializing in the 800 metres.
Yuriy Oleksandrovych Krymarenko (Юрій Олександрович Кримаренко, born August 11, 1983) is a Ukrainian high jumper.
Zulia Inés Calatayud Torres (born November 9, 1979 in Havana) is a Cuban runner competing mostly in the 800 metres event.
The 1964 Summer Olympics, officially known as the, was an international multi-sport event held in Tokyo, Japan, from 10 to 24 October 1964.
The 1976 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XII Olympic Winter Games (XIIes Jeux olympiques d'hiver, Olympische Winterspiele 1976), were a winter multi-sport event which was celebrated February 4–15, 1976 in Innsbruck, Austria.
The inaugural World Championships in Athletics were run under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations and were held at the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki, Finland between 7 and 14 August 1983.
The 2nd World Championships in Athletics under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations were held in the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Italy between August 28 and September 6, 1987.
The 4th World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations, were held in the Gottlieb Daimler Stadium, Stuttgart, Germany between August 13 and August 22 with the participation of 187 nations.
The 5th World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations, were held at the Ullevi Stadium, Gothenburg, Sweden on 5–13 August 1995.
The 7th World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations, were held at the Estadio Olímpico, Seville, Spain, between the August 20 and August 29.
The 9th World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations, were held from 23 August to 31 August 2003 in the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, Seine-Saint-Denis, France.
This page shows the main events during the 2005 year in athletics (track and field) throughout the world.
The 11th World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), were held at Nagai Stadium in Osaka, Japan from 24 August to 2 September 2007.
2005 Helsinki Championships, 2005 IAAF Athletics World Championships, 2005 IAAF World Championships, 2005 IAAF World Championships in Athletics, 2005 World Championships in Helsinki, Helsinki 2005, World Championships in Athletics 2005.