Organisers for the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix have announced that the final stop of this year's IAAF World Indoor Tour will have a total of 43 world and Olympic medallists competing in the Emirates Arena on Saturday 20 February.
Of the five world-leading marks at the Indoor Meeting Karlsruhe, the opening IAAF World Indoor Tour meeting for 2016, only one came in a field event so the plaudits have to go to Cuban triple jumper Alexis Copello with his effort of 16.99m on Saturday (6).
The organisers of the opening IAAF World Indoor Tour meeting on Saturday (6), the Indoor Meeting Karlsruhe in Germany, have assembled a set of outstanding fields in their 12 featured events – nine of which will count towards the IAAF World Indoor Tour standings – to get the innovative new series off to a flying start on Saturday (6).
There were no fewer than five world-leading marks at the PSD Bank Indoor Meeting in Dusseldorf, but there is no doubt that the pick of the crop was Orlando Ortega’s brace in the 60m hurdles on Wednesday night (3).
World cross-country champion Geoffrey Kamworor defeated a stellar field to win his fourth title in succession at the Kenya Police Cross Country Championships, staged at the Ngong Racecourse in Nairobi, on Saturday (16).
The ISTAF Berlin meeting, part of the 2014 IAAF World Challenge, promised big throws, and it delivered. Unfortunately, for the home crowd, the best throw of the day saw Poland’s Anita Wlodarczyk deprive local star Betty Heidler of her hammer world record* with a huge effort of 79.58m on Sunday (31).
Ethiopia’s Dejen Gebremeskel notched up his fourth consecutive victory at the 29th annual Carlsbad 5000 road race, crossing the line in 13:13 and coming home five seconds ahead of local favourite Bernard Lagat on Sunday (30).
Eight athletes will represent Kenya at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Sopot on 7-9 March.