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2015 in the sport of athletics

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2015 in athletics
Major world events2015 World Championships
New competitionsEuropean Games

In 2015, the foremost athletics event was the 2015 World Championships in Athletics in Beijing. The two other major global level competitions in 2015 are the World Cross Country Championships and the IAAF World Relays.

The 2015 season marked the introduction of athletics at the European Games. However, this will not be a major continental event for athletics in the style of the Asian Games, as only the lower tier of the European Team Championships will be contested at the games. Major outdoor continental events will be held for the Americas (Pan American Games), Africa (All-Africa Games), Asia (2015 Asian Athletics Championships) and Oceania (Oceania Athletics Championships).[1]

The Asian Youth Athletics Championships will be inaugurated this year.

World records


Event Athlete Nation Result Location Date
Men's Two mile run Mohamed Farah  Great Britain 8:03.40[Note 1] Birmingham, United Kingdom 21 February
Women's 5000 metres Genzebe Dibaba  Ethiopia 14:18.86 Stockholm, Sweden 19 February
Women's discus throw Shanice Craft  Germany 62.07 m[Note 2] Berlin, Germany 14 February


Event Athlete Nation Result Location Date
Men's decathlon Ashton Eaton  United States 9045 pts Beijing, China 29 August
Men's 20 km walk Yusuke Suzuki  Japan 1:16:36 Nomi, Japan 15 March
Men's 4 × 110 m hurdles relay Jason Richardson
Aleec Harris
Aries Merritt
David Oliver
 United States 52.94[Note 3] Des Moines, United States 25 April
Men's Distance medley relay Kyle Merber
Brycen Spratling
Brandon Johnson
Ben Blankenship
 United States 9:15.50 Nassau, Bahamas 3 May
Women's 1500 metres Genzebe Dibaba  Ethiopia 3:50.07 Fontvieille, Monaco 17 July
Women's 15K run Florence Jebet Kiplagat  Kenya 46:14+ Barcelona, Spain 15 February
Women's 20K run Florence Jebet Kiplagat  Kenya 1:01:54+ Barcelona, Spain 15 February
Women's half marathon Florence Jebet Kiplagat  Kenya 1:05:09 Barcelona, Spain 15 February
Women's 2000 m steeplechase Virginia Nyambura  Kenya 6:02.16[Note 4] Berlin, Germany 6 September
Women's Distance medley relay Treniere Moser
Sanya Richards-Ross
Ajeé Wilson
Shannon Rowbury
 United States 10:36.50 Nassau, Bahamas 2 May
Women's hammer throw Anita Włodarczyk  Poland 81.08 m Władysławowo, Poland 1 August
Women's 20 km walk Liu Hong  China 1:24:38 A Coruña, Spain 6 June

Season's bests

Best marks of the year
Event Men Women
Athlete Mark Notes Athlete Mark Notes
60 metres  Kim Collins (SKN) 6.47  Murielle Ahouré (CIV)
 Dafne Schippers (NED)
100 metres  Justin Gatlin (USA) 9.74  Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (JAM) 10.74
200 metres  Usain Bolt (JAM) 19.55  Dafne Schippers (NED) 21.63
400 metres  Wayde van Niekerk (RSA) 43.48  Allyson Felix (USA) 49.26
800 metres  Amel Tuka (BIH) 1:42.51  Eunice Sum (KEN) 1:56.99
1500 metres  Asbel Kiprop (KEN) 3:26.69  Genzebe Dibaba (ETH) 3:50.07 WR
3000 metres  Mohamed Farah (GBR) 7:34.66  Almaz Ayana (ETH) 8:22.22
5000 metres  Yomif Kejelcha (ETH) 12:53.98  Almaz Ayana (ETH) 14:14.32
10,000 metres  Mohamed Farah (GBR) 26:50.97  Gelete Burka (ETH) 30:49.68
60 metres hurdles  Orlando Ortega (CUB)
 Omar McLeod (JAM)
7.45  Sharika Nelvis (USA) 7.78
100/110 metres hurdles  Orlando Ortega (CUB) 12.94  Sharika Nelvis (USA) 12.34
400 metres hurdles  Nicholas Bett (KEN) 47.79  Zuzana Hejnová (CZE) 53.50
3000 metres steeplechase  Jairus Kipchoge (KEN) 7:58.83  Habiba Ghribi (TUN) 9:05.36
10K run  Stephen Sambu (KEN) 27:30  Gladys Chesire (KEN) 30:41
Half marathon  Abraham Cheroben (KEN) 59:10  Florence Jebet Kiplagat (KEN) 65:09 WR
Marathon  Eliud Kipchoge (KEN) 2:04:00  Gladys Cherono (KEN) 2:19:25
20 kilometres race walk  Yusuke Suzuki (JPN) 1:16:36 WR  Liu Hong (CHN) 1:24:38 WR
50 kilometres race walk  Matej Tóth (SVK) 3:34:38
Pole vault  Renaud LavillenieFRA () 6.05 m  Yarisley Silva (CUB) 4.91 m
High jump  Mutaz Essa Barshim (QAT) 2.41 m  Anna Chicherova (RUS) 2.03 m
Long jump  Jeff Henderson (USA) 852 m  Tianna Bartoletta (USA) 7.14 m
Triple jump  Christian Taylor (USA) 18.21 m  Ekaterina Koneva (RUS) 15.04 m
Shot put  Joe Kovacs (USA) 22.56 m  Christina Schwanitz (GER) 20.77 m
Discus throw  Piotr Małachowski (POL) 68.29 m  Denia Caballero (CUB) 70.65 m
Javelin throw  Julius Yego (KEN) 92.72 m  Katharina Molitor (GER) 67.69 m
Hammer throw  Paweł Fajdek (POL) 83.93 m  Anita Włodarczyk (POL) 81.08 m WR
Pentathlon  Katarina Johnson-Thompson (GBR) 5000 pts
Heptathlon  Ilya Shkurenyov (RUS) 6353 pts  Brianne Theisen-Eaton (CAN) 6808 pts
Decathlon  Ashton Eaton (USA) 9045 pts WR
4 × 100 metres relay  Jamaica (JAM)
Nesta Carter
Asafa Powell
Nickel Ashmeade
Usain Bolt
37.36  Jamaica (JAM)
Veronica Campbell-Brown
Natasha Morrison
Elaine Thompson
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
4 × 400 metres relay  United States (USA)
David Verburg
Tony McQuay
Bryshon Nellum
LaShawn Merritt
2:57.82  Jamaica (JAM)
Christine Day
Shericka Jackson
Stephenie Ann McPherson
Novlene Williams-Mills
3:19.13 41.07



Award Winner
IAAF World Athlete of the Year  Ashton Eaton (USA)[2]
Track & Field News Athlete of the Year  Ashton Eaton (USA)[3]
European Athlete of the Year  Greg Rutherford (GBR)[4]
European Athletics Rising Star  Konrad Bukowiecki (POL)[4]


Award Winner
IAAF World Athlete of the Year  Genzebe Dibaba (ETH)[2]
Track & Field Athlete of the Year  Genzebe Dibaba (ETH)[3]
European Athlete of the Year  Dafne Schippers (NED)[4]
European Athletics Rising Star  Noemi Zbären (SUI)[4]

Major events

World athletics championships

Regional athletics championships

Seasonal results

World Marathon Majors

IAAF Road Race Label Events

  • January 3 – December 31: 2015 IAAF Label Road Races Calendar[21]

Gold Label

Silver Label

Bronze Label

IAAF Diamond League

IAAF Cross Country Permit

IAAF Indoor Permit

IAAF Race Walking Challenge

IAAF Combined Events Challenge

IAAF World Challenge

IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge

IPC Athletics Grand Prix

  • February 22 – July 26: 2015 IPC Athletics Grand Prix[172]
    • February 22 – 25: 7th Fazaa International Athletics Competition in United Arab Emirates Dubai
      • For results, click here. After that, go to Meeting Dubai section and click the results day 1 to results day 4.
    • March 6–8: 2015 Queensland State Championships in Australia Brisbane
    • March 23–25: 9th Tunis International Meeting in Tunisia Tunis
      • For Day 1 results, click here.
      • For Day 2 results, click here.
      • For Day 3 results, click here.
      • Host nation,  Tunisia, and  Algeria won 28 gold medals each. Algeria won the overall medal tally.[173]
    • April 18 – 20: 3rd China Open Athletics Championships in China Beijing
    • May 13 – 17: 2015 Desert Challenge Games in United States Mesa, Arizona[174]
    • May 29 – 31: 2015 ParAthletics in Switzerland Nottwil
    • June 12–14: 2015 Italian Open Championships in Italy Grosseto
    • June 19–21: 2015 Berlin Open in  Germany[175]
      • For complete results, click here.
      • For day to day results, click here.
    • July 26: 2015 IPC Athletics Grand Prix Final in United Kingdom London[176]


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  3. ^ a b Eaton, Dibaba Top 2015, says Track And Field News. Jamaica Gleaner (2016-01-11). Retrieved on 2016-05-28.
  4. ^ a b c d Golden Tracks glory for Rutherford and Schippers. European Athletics. Retrieved on 2016-05-28.
  5. ^ IAAF's 2015 World Youth Championships in Athletics Page
  6. ^ IPC's 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships Page
  7. ^ Panamerican Cross Country Cup 2015 Page
  8. ^ 2015 NACAC Cross Country Championships Senior Men Results Page
  9. ^ 2015 NACAC Cross Country Championships Senior Women Results Page
  10. ^ 2015 NACAC Cross Country Championships Senior Men's Team Results Page
  11. ^ 2015 NACAC Cross Country Championships Senior Women's Team Results Page
  12. ^ Athletics CAA Junior African Championships 2015 in Ethiopia Results Page
  13. ^ Prague 2015 European Athletics Indoor Championships Website
  14. ^ 2015 Youth African Championships in Athletics Official Website
  15. ^ 49° Campeonato Sudamericano de Mayores Website[usurped]
  16. ^ 2015 Oceania Half Marathon Championships Results Page
  17. ^ European Athletics' 2015 European Athletics Junior Championships Page
  18. ^ 2015 Pan American Junior Athletics Championships Website
  19. ^ Más de 2000 corredores en la Maratón Internacional de Asunción Page (Spanish)
  20. ^ 2015 European Cross Country Championships Website
  21. ^ 2015 IAAF Label Road Races Calendar
  22. ^ Dibaba successfully defends her Xiamen title as both course records fall
  23. ^ Berhanu surprises while Mergia makes magnificent comeback in Dubai
  24. ^ Ndungu wins 2015 Lake Biwa Marathon by more than two minutes
  25. ^ Chemosin clocks world-leading 59:37 to win Roma-Ostia Half Marathon
  26. ^ Kitwara wins fifth World's Best 10K title in San Juan
  27. ^ Records for Kirwa and Konovalova at the Nagoya Marathon
  28. ^ Loyanae wins 2015 Seoul International Marathon
  29. ^ Negewo and Kitata make it an Ethiopian double at the Rome Marathon
  30. ^ Farah wins at Lisbon Half Marathon with European record of 59:32
  31. ^ Degefa dominates while Wanjiru wins in Prague
  32. ^ Kuma gets maiden marathon win in windy Rotterdam
  33. ^ Korir gets biggest win of his career with Paris victory in 2:05:49
  34. ^ Lemma and Neuenschwander take the honours in Vienna
  35. ^ Geremew sets Chinese all-comers’ record in Yangzhou
  36. ^ Melese wins third marathon in a row while Kandie surprises in Prague
  37. ^ Sambu sets world-leading 10km mark in Manchester
  38. ^ Cherono breaks Ottawa 10km course record
  39. ^ Keitany smashes Olomouc course record while Kiptis surprises the favourites
  40. ^ Mungara breaks Gold Coast Marathon course record with world masters best
  41. ^ Biwott wins by more than a minute at the Bogota International Half Marathon
  42. ^ Jepchirchir runs world-leading 10km, 30:55 in Prague
  43. ^ Jepchirchir shatters course record at Usti nad Labem Half Marathon
  44. ^ Farah and Keitany successfully defend Great North Run titles
  45. ^ Oljira successfully defends Carrera de la Mujer title in Bogota
  46. ^ Kitajima and Wangari bide their time to win in Sydney
  47. ^ Kipchumba and Moges win in Beijing
  48. ^ Kipsiro and Kiplagat on top of the podium at the Great Scottish Run
  49. ^ a b Rionoripo’s marathon course record one of three Kenyan victories in Lisbon
  50. ^ Kipyego and Chepkirui battle the cold to win in Amsterdam
  51. ^ Demise and Chemtan win competitive races at Toronto Waterfront Marathon
  52. ^ Lemma fulfills his role as favourite and wins the Frankfurt Marathon
  53. ^ Cheruiyot and Kipsiro take the honours at the Great South Run
  54. ^ Lonyangata sets course record at Shanghai Marathon
  55. ^ Gobena successfully defends Istanbul Marathon crown but falls short of course record
  56. ^ Makau defends title at the Fukuoka Marathon
  57. ^ Maisei adds to his tally of Asian victories with Singapore Marathon win
  58. ^ Record-setting Gamera-Shmyrko wins in Osaka for third straight year
  59. ^ Kim Hye Gyong surprises with Hong Kong Marathon win
  60. ^ Course record for Kuira at Marugame Half Marathon
  61. ^ Eritrea's Estifanos wins the Beppu-Oita Marathon with another personal best
  62. ^ Birhanu and Melkamu make it an Ethiopian double in Daegu
  63. ^ Steel denies Britton home victory; Korir retains title in Great Ireland Run
  64. ^ Ait Salem successfully defends in Hannover
  65. ^ Matebor delivers while Stefanowicz surprises in Lodz
  66. ^ Ngeno and Kirop triumph at Yellow River Estuary Marathon in sweltering conditions
  67. ^ Lemi Berhanu continues unbeaten marathon streak in Warsaw
  68. ^ Kiptoo Chebii defends Madrid Marathon title
  69. ^ Kirwa breaks course record at Gifu Seiryu Half Marathon
  70. ^ Seboka and Tirop break course records at Karlovy Vary Half Marathon
  71. ^ Ethiopians Mekuria and Birhanu claim Ottawa Marathon victories
  72. ^ Emily Chebet captures third Albany 5km title
  73. ^ Favourites Cheroben and Chelimo triumph at the Ceske Budejovice Half Marathon
  74. ^ Ochichi breaks course record at Cape Town Marathon
  75. ^ Kiptoo and Chepkirui set world-leading marks at Dam tot Damloop
  76. ^ World lead for Cheroben and course record for Gudeta in Valencia
  77. ^ Victorious return for Thompson in Birmingham
  78. ^ Kipyego and Jepchirchir triumph at challenging Marseille-Cassis 20km
  79. ^ Chepkwony and Bizuayehu win 30th edition of the Venice Marathon
  80. ^ Limo beats course record at Beirut Marathon
  81. ^ Baysa wins the inaugural Saitama International Marathon
  82. ^ Mwangangi sets Spanish all-comers' best at Valencia Marathon
  83. ^ Kangogo regains Corrida Pedestre International de Houilles title
  84. ^ Melese and Gidefa win in Houston as Ethiopians sweep again
  85. ^ Cherono and Costa triumph at the Seville Marathon
  86. ^ Barngetuny improves New Taipei City Wan Jin Shi Marathon course record by more than four minutes
  87. ^ Evergreen Mungara triumphs at the Milano Marathon
  88. ^ Kenyan double celebrations as Maiyo and Wanjiru win in Brighton
  89. ^ Lobuwan and Melchor win at the Santiago de Chile Marathon
  90. ^ Chirchir and Toroitich land Kenyan double in Nagano
  91. ^ Oloitiptip and Tanui achieve Kenyan double in Okpekpe
  92. ^ Tolossa smashes Riga Marathon course record
  93. ^ Wanjiru and Kigen take Edinburgh Marathon titles in windy conditions
  94. ^ Kenyan double for Cheprot and Yator at Corrida de Langueux
  95. ^ Karoki runs world-leading 59:14 in Copenhagen
  96. ^ Mayorova and Moiben win in freezing conditions in Omsk
  97. ^ Kiprono and Kigen take the honours at the Bournemouth Marathon
  98. ^ Ogari and Kimaiyo triumph at Paris 20km
  99. ^ Kiptum and Jepchumba victorious at Marathon des Alpes Maritimes
  100. ^ Semi-Marathon de Boulogne-Billancourt cancelled due to terrorist outrage
  101. ^ Marathon du Gabon Results Page
  102. ^ 2015 IAAF Diamond League Schedule
  103. ^ 2015 IAAF Cross Country Permit Schedule
  104. ^ Merga and Oljira secure Ethiopian double in Atapuerca - IAAF Cross Country Permit
  105. ^ Kenyans Kibet and Chepngetich dominate in Brussels
  106. ^ Ritzenhein returns as Kisa leads Kenyan sweep at Campaccio
  107. ^ Derrick, Heath and Gorecka triumph at Great Edinburgh XCountry
  108. ^ Medhin maintains momentum while Chebet breezes in Seville
  109. ^ Medhin extends winning streak while Belete surprises Chebet in Elgoibar
  110. ^ Ndirangu and Buckman win at the Chiba Cross Country
  111. ^ Karoki and Kipyegon successfully defend Kenyan cross-country titles
  112. ^ Edris wins second Cinque Mulini title
  113. ^ European runners turn the clock back at the Almond Blossom Cross Country
  114. ^ Ayeko and Fente Alemu win in Antrim
  115. ^ 2015 IAAF Indoor Permit Schedule
  116. ^ IAAF's 2015 Weltklasse in Karlsruhe Results Page
  117. ^ IAAF's 2015 Russian Winter Meeting Results Page
  118. ^ IAAF's 2015 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix Results Page
  119. ^ IAAF's 2015 XL Galan Results Page
  120. ^ IAAF's Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix Results Page
  121. ^ 2015 IAAF Race Walking Challenge Schedule
  122. ^ Tallent has all options open after Adelaide win – IAAF Race Walking Challenge
  123. ^ Mexican race-walking sweep in Chihuahua
  124. ^ Suzuki breaks 20km race walk world record
  125. ^ Toth records third-fastest 50km race walk in history in Dudince
  126. ^ Liu and Arevalo triumph in Rio Maior
  127. ^ Chen and Duan continue China’s race walking dominance in Taicang
  128. ^ Liu breaks 20km race walk world record in La Coruna
  129. ^ 2015 IAAF Combined Events Challenge Schedule
  130. ^ Newdick and Wood take opening IAAF Combined Events Challenge victories
  131. ^ Third time lucky for Wiesiolek in Florence as Yfantidou regains title
  132. ^ Kazmirek and Theisen Eaton triumph in Gotzis
  133. ^ Kasyanova regains Kladno title as Lukas takes surprise decathlon victory
  134. ^ Garcia successfully defends and Rodriguez regains title at NACAC Capital Cup
  135. ^ Schrader and Vetter take the honours in Ratingen
  136. ^ 2015 European Combined Events Cup Super League Results Page
  137. ^ 2015 European Combined Events Cup First League Results Page
  138. ^ 2015 European Combined Events Cup Second League Results Page
  139. ^ Van der Plaetsen retains World University Games decathlon title
  140. ^ Maiwald takes World University Games heptathlon title
  141. ^ Coertzen and Zsivoczky-Farkas turn the tables to win in Talence
  142. ^ 2015 IAAF World Challenge Schedule
  143. ^ IAAF's 2015 Melbourne Track Classic Results Page
  144. ^ IAAF's 2015 Jamaica International Invitational Results Page
  145. ^ IAAF's 2015 Golden Grand Prix Results Page
  146. ^ IAAF's World Challenge Beijing Results Page
  147. ^ IAAF's Meeting Grand Prix de Dakar Results Page
  148. ^ IAAF's Fanny Blankers-Koen Games Results Page
  149. ^ IAAF's Golden Spike Ostrava Results Page
  150. ^ IAAF's Meeting International Mohammed VI d'Athlétisme de Rabat Results Page
  151. ^ IAAF's Meeting de Atletismo Madrid Results Page
  152. ^ IAAF's ISTAF Berlin Results Page
  153. ^ IAAF's Hanžeković Memorial Results Page
  154. ^ IAAF's Rieti Meeting Results Page
  155. ^ 2015 IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge Calendar Page
  156. ^ Melbourne 2015 IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge Results Page
  157. ^ Kawasaki 2015 IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge Results Page
  158. ^ Beijing 2015 IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge Results Page
  159. ^ Dakar 2015 IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge Results Page
  160. ^ Ostrava 2015 IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge Men's Results Page
  161. ^ Ostrava 2015 IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge Women's Results Page
  162. ^ Rabat 2015 IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge Results Page
  163. ^ Fajdek triumphs in Turku – IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge
  164. ^ Fajdek throws world-leading 83.12m in Szekesfehervar
  165. ^ Nazarov and Bespalova triumph at Znamensky Memorial
  166. ^ Nazarov takes last-round hammer win in Karlstad
  167. ^ Fajdek throws 83.93m in Szczecin
  168. ^ Beijing 2015 Men's Hammer Throw Final Results
  169. ^ Beijing 2015 Women's Hammer Throw Final Results
  170. ^ IAAF's ISTAF Berlin Hammer Throw Result Page
  171. ^ Fajdek clinches IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge title in Rieti
  172. ^ 2015 IPC Athletics Grand Prix Page
  173. ^ Tunis 2015 Medal Standings Page
  174. ^ Desert Challenge Games Website
  175. ^ 2015 Berlin Open Website
  176. ^ 2015 IPC Grand Prix Final London Page


  1. ^ The 2 mile run is not a recognised event for record purposes, however, this represents the world's best performance
  2. ^ The indoor discus throw is not a recognised event for record purposes, however, this represents the world's best performance
  3. ^ The shuttle hurdle relay is not a recognised event for record purposes, however, this represents the world's best performance
  4. ^ The 2000 m steeplechase is not a recognised event for record purposes, however, this represents the world's best performance

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