All three have their sights set on the Paris Olympics.
The 24-year-old Kenyan, who clocked three of the seven fastest marathon times in history, and his coach have been killed in a car accident.
Eliza McCartney took gold with the world's highest pole vault of 2024.
Lia Thomas was the first transgender person to win the highest US national college swimming title in 2022.
New Zealand's fastest woman is already planning for her tilt at gold in seven months.
The 27-year-old is hopeful of landing on the podium in Paris.
This year marks a half-century since the 10,000m gold medal at the 1974 Games in Christchurch.
The Commonwealth Games champion has turned to an old rival to help his preparation.
Maia Ramsden made headlines in June with her NCAA 1500m win. Now she has her sights set on much loftier goals.
Representing her country in the Solomon Islands will also bring the Dunedin runner closer to her dad.
42.195km is a long way, especially after four hip replacements.
The 33-year-old was arrested in Kenya after a sexual assault complaint, before police found an AK-47 rifle in his home.
Police are also reported to have found an unlicensed AK-47 rifle in the 33-year-old's home.
Ten years on from losing his leg, Mitch Joynt claimed a bronze medal at the World Championships.
The Cantabrian has bounced back from his disappointing world champs with a podium finish in Zurich.
Several big names failed to fire at Budapest last week.
Zoe Hobbs missed the 100 metres final by one-hundredth of a second at Budapest.
The scenes were reminiscent of the Tokyo men's high jump final two years ago.
George Beamish has recorded the highest placing for an NZ men's track athlete in the event's 40-year history with his effort in the 3000m steeplechase.
Meanwhile, pole vault star Eliza McCartney no-heighted in qualifying at Budapest.