Already a global leader in producing sustainable multi-day sporting events, TrackTown USA turned the IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016 into a showcase for ‘green’ events that leave a lasting impact on participants and the community.
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Portland goes green at every turn

Already a global leader in producing sustainable multi-day sporting events, TrackTown USA turned the IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016 into a showcase for ‘green’ events that leave a lasting impact on participants and the community.... Read More

It’s athletics’ counterpart to basketball’s buzzer-beater. You are behind but you have the competition’s last attempt; and you then trump them all.

At last month’s IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016, Hungarian shot putter Anita Marton elevated herself into first place with her final round 19.33m, a national indoor record to push host nation favourite Michelle Carter into second place.
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Shot diva Carter finally getting a leading role

It’s athletics’ counterpart to basketball’s buzzer-beater. You are behind but you have the competition’s last attempt; and you then trump them all. At last month’s IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016, Hungarian shot putter Anita Marton elevated herself into first place with her final round 19.33m, a national indoor record to push host nation favourite Michelle Carter into second place.... Read More

“It was my experience that helped me to stay calm and jump 8.25m in the third round and stay in the competition,” Fabrice Lapierre said about his performance at the IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016.
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Lapierre leaps back into the long jump limelight

“It was my experience that helped me to stay calm and jump 8.25m in the third round and stay in the competition,” Fabrice Lapierre said about his performance at the IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016.... Read More

Satisfaction for Ryan Hill after winning the 3000m silver medal at the IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016 lasted just a matter of moments.
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After surprise silver in Portland, Hill ponders future possibilities

Satisfaction for Ryan Hill after winning the 3000m silver medal at the IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016 lasted just a matter of moments. ... Read More

Yulimar Rojas will always remember Portland as the city that marked a turning point for her career and the history of athletics in Venezuela.

The tall 20-year old made history on Saturday by becoming Venezuela’s first world champion in athletics with her 14.41m victory in the women’s triple jump at the Oregon Convention Center.
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Portland heralds a turning point for Rojas and Venezuela

Yulimar Rojas will always remember Portland as the city that marked a turning point for her career and the history of athletics in Venezuela. The tall 20-year old made history on Saturday by becoming Venezuela’s first world champion in athletics with her 14.41m victory in the women’s triple jump at the Oregon Convention Center.... Read More

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Feature22 Mar 2016

From nowhere to the front, Berian’s ascent continues

The plan in Portland for Boris Berian was perfectly simple. Get to the front of the men’s 800m field at the IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016, and stay there.

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Feature21 Mar 2016

Not an ordinary comeback in Portland: Ali’s new perspective

On Friday, at the Oregon Convention Center, Nia Ali was doing a lap of honour and giving endless interviews after winning her second world indoor title in the 60m hurdles.

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Press Release21 Mar 2016

IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016 delivers a great show

Fittingly for the host nation, the IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016 reached its conclusion with the USA taking gold in the final event.

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Report20 Mar 2016

Close calls, dominant displays highlight final day in Portland

They saved the best for last. On the final day of the IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016, a sellout crowd of 7191 filled the stands at the Oregon Convention Center. Throughout an action-packed two-hour programme, they witnessed several individual displays to remember, and some thrilling contests they’ll simply never forget.

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Report20 Mar 2016

Report: men's 4x400m final – IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016

The men’s 4x400m team closed the most successful World Indoor Championships ever for the United States with a memorable performance in front of another sell-out crowd at the Oregon Convention Center.

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Report20 Mar 2016

Report: men's 60m hurdles final – IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016

Omar McLeod won Jamaica’s only gold medal of the IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016 with a commanding win in a national record and equal world-leading time of 7.41.

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Report20 Mar 2016

Report: men's long jump final – IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016

World leader Marquis Dendy lived up to expectations to take his first senior global title in the long jump, but the competition was a lot closer than expected.

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Report20 Mar 2016

Report: men's 1500m final – IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016

Matthew Centrowitz electrified the capacity crowd in the Oregon Convention Center with an impressive finish to become the first US man to win the world indoor 1500m title.

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Report20 Mar 2016

Report: women's 4x400m final – IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016

Barring an accident, this was always likely to be a rout for the US quartet, and that’s exactly what it was as the home nation streaked to victory in 3:26.38, coming home well clear of Poland (3:31.15) and Romania (3:31.51).

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Report20 Mar 2016

Report: women's high jump – IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016

Vashti Cunningham became the youngest ever women’s winner at the World Indoor Championships, the American's first-time clearance at 1.96m being decisive.

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Report20 Mar 2016

Report: men's 60m hurdles semifinals – IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016

Jamaica’s Omar McLeod and France’s Pascal Martinot-Lagarde won their respective semifinals with identical times of 7.52 to set the stage for the final in two hours.

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Report20 Mar 2016

Report: women's 800m final – IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016

Burundi had waited 23 years for a world indoor medal and now – like waiting for a bus – two have shown up in quick succession.

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