The final day of Russian Championships in Moscow saw an outstanding women’s 1500m won by London 2012 Olympic Games 3000m Steeplechase winner Yulia Zaripova, who won her first national title at the distance in an impressive 4:02.56 on Thursday (25).
The 2013 Moscow Championships were held at the South sports complex of Luzhniki stadium on Wednesday and Thursday (3-4) and were one of the final test events before the IAAF World Championships are held in the Russian capital next month.
There is little more than six weeks to go before the start of the IAAF World Championships, Moscow, Russia, which take place from Saturday 10 to Sunday 18 August, and the current generation of Russian athletics heroes is sure to enthral the crowds in the Luzhniki stadium.
The Moscow Challenge on 10-11 June will be one of the final test events before the IAAF World Championships. After making its debut last year as an IAAF World Challenge meeting, this year’s edition will be hosted in the Luzhniki Stadium, which will host the World Championships in August.
Olympic bronze medallist Yekaterina Poistogova and Yuriy Borzakovskiy were the standout performers at the ‘Cup of the Head of the Republic of Chuvashiya’, a new athletics tournament that was launched this weekend in the town of Novocheboksarsk.
The Yalamov Memorial is the first of the 2013 “Christmas Starts” series, and today (7) the 22nd edition of the meeting was held in Yekaterinburg.
The organisers of the traditional Russian Winter indoor meeting on 3 February, the third in the 2013 IAAF Indoor Permit series, have brought together London 2012 Olympic Games 800m medallists Nijel Amos and Timothy Kitum for a duel over 600m.
Setting up one of the most eagerly anticipated races of the championships, Olympic champion Yuriy Borzakovskiy easily advanced to tomorrow’ final in the men’s 800m.