The question of the men’s 5000m comes in two parts. First, has the combination of another year of age, the 10,000m final he will already have run, and the accumulating weight of his medals slowed Mo Farah’s closing burst at all? Second, will any of his aspiring rivals work together to beat him, or has one of them developed the speed and savvy needed to do it alone?
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).
New Balance Indoor Grand Prix seats are less expensive along the backstretch, but it’s entirely likely that the fans who snapped up tickets for there will get the best show at the second of this year’s IAAF World Indoor Tour meetings on Sunday (14).
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).
No woman has been as successful within the walls of the Reggie Lewis Center, in Boston’s Roxbury neighbourhood, as Jenn Suhr. On Saturday (7), she’ll make a 14th appearance at the IAAF Indoor Permit meeting and try to extend her undefeated record at the New Balance Boston Indoor Grand Prix to eight wins.
Ten more global medallists have been added to the array of big names competing at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, an IAAF Indoor Permit meeting, in Boston on 7 February.
The 2014 BAA 5km on Saturday (19) was one for the ages, as thousands of runners took to the streets of Boston two days prior to the Boston Marathon.
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).