US sprint sensation Candace Hill’s championship record of 11.07 (0.9m/s) to take the women’s 100m title was the undoubted highlight on the third evening of action at the IAAF World U20 Championships Bydgoszcz 2016 on Thursday (21).
Kumari Taki succeeded in his ambition to win a second world title in the 1500m, but last year's world U18 champion had to both literally and figuratively leave everything on the track in order to see it happen.
Eight medallists – including four champions – from last year’s IAAF World Youth Championships are on Kenya’s team for the IAAF World U20 Championships Bydgoszcz 2016.
South Africa’s Tlotliso Leotlela produced a stunning 100m win in 10.20, with a 1.5m/s wind on his back, to clock the equal second-fastest time ever by a youth on the opening day of the athletics at the Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa on Monday (7).
On an unforgettable day for global 1500m running, Kumari Taki ensured day three of the IAAF World Youth Championships, Cali 2015 would also be ignited by a stellar metric mile performance as he smashed the boys’ championship record courtesy of a bold front-running display on Friday (17).
Monaco is not the exclusive reserve for great 1500m racing today.
Kenya have virtually owned this event with six wins in the previous eight editions and the incredible East African endurance factory will be heavily fancied to strike gold again in Cali.