France's Renaud Lavillenie and New Zealand's Valeie Adams were named the male and female World Athletes of the Year for 2014.
It’s not often that four world record-holders in any given event are in the same room at the same time, but when it happens it is truly an extraordinary experience.
US Olympians Christian Taylor, Jason Richardson, and Aries Merritt met with the press at Hayward Field after the morning session on Friday (25) at the IAAF World Junior Championships, Oregon 2014.
French hurdler Wilhem Belocian ended a dream junior career on the highest possible note by becoming the first teenager to break the 13-second barrier.
Wilhem Belocian carried on the French tradition of producing outstanding hurdlers – think Guy Drut, Ladji Doucoure and the number one man in the world at the moment Pascal Martinot-Lagarde – when he became the first junior athlete to run the 110m hurdles faster than 13 seconds with a world junior record of 12.99.
Wilhem Belocian of France became the first junior athlete to ever run the 110m hurdles faster than 13 seconds when he clocked 12.99 over the 99cm barriers to produce the second world junior record of the IAAF World Junior Championships, Oregon 2014.
French athletes appear to have cornered the small part of the market in the men’s sprint hurdles in recent years and Wilhem Belocian is the latest model to roll off the production line.
French hurdler Wilhem Belocian provided the individual highlight of the 2013 European Athletics Junior Championships, staged in the Italian town of Rieti, whose four days of action came to an end on Sunday (21).