In athletics, there are certain athletes whose physical make-up seems almost crafted for their specific event. Take the tall, slender figure of Airine Palsyte in the high jump, the broad, hulking power of Konrad Bukowiecki in the shot put or the aggressive, ruthless running of Laura Muir over 1500m.
Just four days after the 2017 IAAF World Indoor Tour kicked off in Boston, the global series continues at the PSD Bank Meeting in Dusseldorf, Germany, on Wednesday (1).
Organisers of the Copernicus Cup have announced that the winners of the past three world indoor 400m titles will clash at the IAAF World Indoor Tour meeting in Torun on 10 February.
A capacity crowd again packed the Oregon Convention Center and they were again treated to a splendid night of athletics with 10 champions crowned on the third day of the IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016.
The Czech Republic’s three medallists from the 2014 edition in Sopot feature on the national team for the IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016.
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).
After a surprisingly indifferent string of results in recent weeks, Canada’s world pole vault champion Shawn Barber returned to form in front of a capacity crowd at the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix, which hosted the fourth leg of the IAAF World Indoor Tour, and went over 5.89m on Saturday (20).
Almost without fail, every 400m race between Kirani James and LaShawn Merritt brings excitement, drama and a close finish; especially at the Prefontaine Classic, where they will clash for a fourth time at the IAAF Diamond League meeting on 29-30 May.
Olympic 800m champion David Rudisha, world high jump champion Bogdan Bondarenko and European indoor 400m champion Pavel Maslak are among the first athletes signed up to compete at the Golden Spike IAAF World Challenge meeting in Ostrava on 26 May.
Renaud Lavillenie came within one vault of failing to record a mark in qualifying yesterday, but the Frenchman was at his best for the pole vault final at the European Indoor Championships in Prague on Saturday (7).
Many IAAF member federations in Europe staged their national indoor championships this weekend and the highlights on Sunday (22) included Renaud Lavillenie going over 6.01m and world-leading marks for long jumper French Kafetien Gomis and Czech sprinter Pawel Maslak.