It was believed to be an unattainable height – a barrier that seemed physically impossible to reach.
With Covid-19 forcing the traditional sporting world to grind to a near halt, we take a look at how the sport’s managers and agents have been coping during the global pandemic.
Sebastian Hendel of Germany and Croatia's Matea Parlov Kostro turned in convincing victories at the 8th Heineken 0.0 Karlovački cener 10km in Karlovac, Croatia, on Saturday (11), the first World Athletics Label road race contested since 8 March.
World bronze medallist Moh Ahmed and US champion Shelby Houlihan made significant improvements on the North American 5000m records at a low-key competition at Jesuit High School in Portland on Friday night (10).
While Africa is often associated with distance running, athletes from the continent have also left an indelible mark on the sprints at major championships.
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The World Athletics Heritage Plaque, which was awarded to the Athens Marathon in 2019, has been unveiled in the Greek capital at the offices of SEGAS, the Greek athletics federation.
Learning to train away from the watchful eye of your coach is something many athletes have got used to this year, but for Mark Otieno Odhiambo, that’s business as usual.
Allyson Felix notched a pair of impressive victories to highlight the Inspiration Games, the Zurich Diamond League organisers' entertaining and innovative answer to the global coronavirus pandemic that brought together 30 athletes competing in seven venues across two continents on Thursday (9).