Almaz Ayana opened her 2015 campaign last month by running the fastest 5000m on Asian soil. Another continent, a different event, but the feat she achieved at the IAAF World Challenge meeting in Rabat on Sunday (14) was essentially the same.
This was Fabiana Murer’s third attempt to land the top prize at the IAAF Continental Cup or World Cup.
Olympic champion Krisztian Pars continued his unbeaten streak in this season’s IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge with a winning throw of 79.83m at the 52nd edition of Paavo Nurmi Games in Turku, Finland, on Wednesday (25).
The jumps provided some of the biggest highlights at the ninth European Athletics Under-23 Championships, which were held in Tampere, Finland, between 11-14 July, with pride of place going to Spain’s Eusebio Caceres and Italy’s Alessia Trost.