It wouldn’t be the relays without a few thrills and spills and action on the second day of the World Athletics Relays Silesia 21 didn’t disappoint, with wins for Italy, Cuba, South Africa, hosts Poland, Germany and the Netherlands on Sunday (2).
There was success for the host nation Poland on an action-packed first evening of competition at the World Athletics Relays Silesia 21, with Joanna Jozwik and Patryk Dobek teaming up to win the 2x2x400m.
World bronze medallist becomes third man in history to break 10.00 for 100m and 44.00 for 400m
A Swedish 5km record of 15:22 by Sarah Lahti and a world-leading 10km time of 27:35 by Kenya’s Hillary Kipkoech highlighted the ASICS Be(at) Your Personal Best event at Le Bois aux Daims, France, on Saturday (24).
Moments before she became the first Australian woman to clear a high jump bar set at two metres, Nicola McDermott was worried about a shoe.
Continuing her comeback in style, Jasmine Camacho-Quinn stormed to a 100m hurdles win in 12.32 (1.7m/s) to move to equal seventh on the world all-time list at the Tom Jones Memorial Invitational in Gainesville, Florida, on Saturday (17).
Kenya’s Angela Tanui and Eric Kiptanui claimed victory at the Xiamen Marathon and Tuscany Camp Global Elite Race in Siena on Sunday (11), with Tanui breaking the Italian all-comers' record with 2:20:08 at the specially-organised elite-only event.
In just her second competition of the year, world champion DeAnna Price of the USA added 36 centimetres to her own North American hammer record on Friday (9) at the Tom Botts Invitational in Columbia, Missouri, winning with 78.60m.