Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands and Dawit Seyaum of Ethiopia remain on course for a head-to-head duel in the women’s 1500m final on Saturday night after both powered to victory in impressive style in Friday afternoon’s qualifying heats.
World indoor 400m champion Pavel Maslak sharpened up for his title defence in Portland next month with a 20.78 victory over 200m at the Czech Indoor Championships on Sunday (28).
Meseret Defar was gunning for her own 11-year-old meeting record of 8:30.05 in the women’s 3000m at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, the second IAAF World Indoor Tour event of 2016, and she came tantalisingly close to it in her first race on a track since 2013, running a world-leading 8:30.83 on Sunday (14).
The Kenyan men’s 4x400m squad brought the curtain down on the athletics competitions at the All-Africa Games with a win in a Games record of 3:00.34 and a thrilling duel with favourites Botswana on Thursday (17).
On a night of superb performances at the first IAAF Diamond League meeting of 2015, Allyson Felix cannot be denied her place in the spot light in Doha.
The capacity crowd in Addis Ababa were brought to their feet when Ethiopia’s Yomif Kejelcha and Etagegn Woldu won gold in the 5000m finals during the closing two days of the African Junior Championships, which concluded on Sunday (8).
The Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center saw another world best, a world junior best, and six world-leading marks at the 20th edition of the IAAF Indoor Permit meeting now known as the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix on Saturday night (7).
This winter, world junior 1500m champion Dawit Seyaum will be hoping to erase unhappy memories of a previous indoor-related experience.
Breaking away from Dawit Seyaum’s late-race challenge, Sifan Hassan collected an impressive victory in the 1500m to further cushion Europe’s lead midway through the second day’s programme.
Championship records from US hurdler Kendell Williams and Cuban triple jumper Lazaro Martinez provided the highlights of the final day of the IAAF World Junior Championships, Oregon 2014 on Sunday (27).
Dawit Seyaum became the fourth Ethiopian woman to win the 1500m at the World Junior Championships and she did in convincing fashion with 4:09.86.
Some of the world’s best junior athletes from beyond the borders of the USA met the media in Eugene at the IAAF World Junior Championships, Oregon 2014 official press conference on Monday (21).