The Russian capital is currently frozen, with temperatures about -20C, but the traditional Russian Winter indoor meeting, the second of this winter’s IAAF Indoor Permit meetings, should warm things up on Sunday (2).
Eline Berings and Sara Aerts, the two fastest Belgian 60m hurdlers in history, are eager to achieve the World Indoors qualifying time of 8.07 at the Flanders Indoor meeting in Gent and top-quality opposition has been assembled for them at the IAAF Indoor Permit meeting on 9 February.
It won't take a Bolt of lightning to generate excitement in the men's 100m at the Seiko Golden Grand Prix, an IAAF World Challenge meeting, in Tokyo on Sunday. The prospect of the first Japanese breaking 10 seconds, and maybe an Asian Area record - and a high school student, no less - already has the place buzzing.
Organisers of the IAAF World Challenge meeting in Beijing have announced another raft of top names that will grace their meeting on 21 May, including both of the 2011 World Championships gold medallists in the javelin, Germany’s Mattias De Zordo and Russia’s Mariya Abakumova.
Locals stars Olga Kucherenko and Sergey Shubenkov as well as a healthy dose of London 2012 Olympic Games medallists should help provide some outstanding events at the 22nd edition of the Russian Winter indoor meeting, an IAAF Indoor Permit Meeting, on Sunday (3).