The past three winners of the world indoor 60m hurdles title will line up against each other on 21 February at the Sainsbury’s Indoor Grand Prix, an IAAF Indoor Permit meeting.
Two-time European champion Sergey Shubenkov won a three-man photo finish in 13.23 to become the first Russian sprint hurdles winner at an IAAF Continental Cup, and the first medallist since Sergey Usov was second in 1992.
Just six days after setting a Dutch record of 3:57.00 in Paris last Saturday, Sifan Hassan produced another fantastic 1500m finish to beat Abeba Aregawi in a meeting record of 4:00.67 at the Sainsbury’s Glasgow Grand Prix, an IAAF Diamond League meeting, at Hampden Park on Friday (11).
World indoor silver medallist and all-round talent Katarina Johnson-Thompson focused on her favoured jumping events at the British Championships in Birmingham this weekend (27-29) and was rewarded with an outdoor long jump PB.
Olympic champion and world record-holder Aries Merritt will go head-to-head with Britain’s three-time World Championships finalist William Sharman at the Sainsbury’s Glasgow Grand Prix, part of the 2014 IAAF Diamond League, on 11-12 July.
Only one athlete enters the men’s 60m hurdles not having recorded a season’s best in the semifinals but it’s no surprise that the same athlete is the biggest favourite in the final: Pascal Martinot Lagarde.
Pascal Martinot-Lagarde reinforced the impression that the Frenchman is the favourite for the men’s 60m hurdles gold medal with a flawed but still fast first heat win in 7.56, a time equalled by Great Britain’s Andrew Pozzi when winning the fourth and final heat of the morning.