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The women's 1500m final here at the 12th IAAF World Indoor Championships will be written in the record books for quite a few years, as the race established a national record for Bulgaria (Daniela Yordanova, 4:04.19), Area records for Asia (Maryam Yusuf Jamal, Bahrain, 3:59.79) and Africa (Gelete Burka, Ethiopia, 3:59.75), and a World record** (pending ratification) from gold medal winner Yelena Soboleva of Russia, who ran 3:57.71.
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Valencia 2008 - HIGHLIGHTS Day 3

The women's 1500m final here at the 12th IAAF World Indoor Championships will be written in the record books for quite a few years, as the race established a national record for Bulgaria (Daniela Yordanova, 4:04.19), Area records for Asia (Maryam Yusuf Jamal, Bahrain, 3:59.79) and Africa (Gelete Burka, Ethiopia, 3:59.75), and a World record** (pending ratification) from gold medal winner Yelena Soboleva of Russia, who ran 3:57.71.... Read More

pain - For Yelena Soboleva, tonight's 1500m World record came only as a bonus. </P>
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With elusive title in hand, Soboleva breaks the 'deadlock'

pain - For Yelena Soboleva, tonight's 1500m World record came only as a bonus. </P>... Read More

- An hour after winning the world championship 800m gold medal Tamsyn Lewis was still walking around with a look of disbelief on her face.</P>
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Believe it Tamsyn!

- An hour after winning the world championship 800m gold medal Tamsyn Lewis was still walking around with a look of disbelief on her face.</P>... Read More

- At 18 years and 262 days Abubaker Kaki Khamis became the youngest ever World Indoor champion when winning a superb 800m final this evening in Valencia.</P>
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Gun-to-tape, Kaki dominates

- At 18 years and 262 days Abubaker Kaki Khamis became the youngest ever World Indoor champion when winning a superb 800m final this evening in Valencia.</P>... Read More

ain - This was always likely to be the race of the championships and it did not disappoint as Yelena Soboleva bettered her own World indoor record mark** by a monster 0.34 posting 3:57.71.<BR>
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World indoor 1500m record for Soboleva!

ain - This was always likely to be the race of the championships and it did not disappoint as Yelena Soboleva bettered her own World indoor record mark** by a monster 0.34 posting 3:57.71.<BR>... Read More

News09 Mar 2008

World lead secures Heptathlon title for Clay

2005 World Decathlon champion Bryan Clay (USA) had absolutely no problem in the last event of the World Indoor Championships Heptathlon the 1000m, and grabbed his first major indoor championships win with a total of 6371 points, a personal best and world leading mark this season. Clay finished the 1000m race as the last of the remaining six competitors in 2:55.64.

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News09 Mar 2008

Vili remains on the gold standard

This was a simple competition. Valerie Vili was simply in another class altogether.

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News09 Mar 2008

History is inspired by Harrigan's special home support

Tahesia Harrigan paid tribute to the role her three-year-old son, Khamauri, has made in igniting her career after she wrote history at the 12th IAAF World Indoor Championships by becoming the first ever World Championship medallist from the tiny Caribbean nation of the British Virgin Islands.

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Previews09 Mar 2008

The Russians are coming – Valencia PREVIEW, DAY 3

- Valencia, Spain – “The new Russians, there are always new Russians.” That's not actually what former Algerian middle-distance king Noureddine Morceli once said when asked what athletes he feared (he cited the Kenyans), but if he had been a woman running between 400m and 1500m today, perhaps he might. With the 400m, 800m, and 1500m finals for women all on Sunday (9), chances are better than average that the Russian national anthem will be played at least once.</P>

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News08 Mar 2008

After third consecutive gold in Valencia, 5000 will be the distance for Defar in Beijing

<P>“That was a nice race for me, because it was easy. I was fully in control throughout the final and really only had to race properly for the final two laps,” said Meseret Defar after taking the 3000 m gold in style in Valencia. </P>

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News08 Mar 2008

Valencia 2008 – HIGHLIGHTS Day 2

- Stefan Holm and Yaroslav Rybakov have reduced the World Indoor Championships High Jump title to their own private derby, as Holm won the title in 2001, 2003, and 2004, with Rybakov second in 2003 and 2004, then Rybakov won in 2006.</P>

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News08 Mar 2008

“Loco” Jones going home with gold

- Ask an athlete at which point tension feels the greatest and more often than not the answer is during the fifteen to twenty minutes spent in the call room, waiting to be led like gladiators into the arena.</P>

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News08 Mar 2008

Fourth title for Holm!

Olympic champion Stefan Holm regained the World Indoor title he had secured for the third consecutive time four years ago in Budapest with a first time clearance at 2.36m after the Swede had all but a flawless competition in Valencia’s Velodrome tonight.

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News08 Mar 2008

Defar makes it three in a row

Meseret Defar added yet another chapter in her remarkable journal of athletics success by matching the achievements of Gabriela Szabo and completing a hat-trick of World Indoor 3000m titles.

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News08 Mar 2008

Savigne secures last round gold with 15.05m

The opening round set the high tone for the competition, as ‘Piyi’ Devetzi of Greece opened with a national record of 14.93 (her previous indoor best was 4cm lower) and a few minutes later was closely challenged by the 14.89m Area record (her previous indoor best was 9cm lower) of Cuba’s World outdoor champion Yargelis Savigne.

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News08 Mar 2008

Robles’ elimination a disappointment for all hurdlers

No one could have expected a worse scenario to unfold during the morning’s heats of what has been billed as the highlight event of the 12th World Indoor Championships, the men’s 60m Hurdles.

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News08 Mar 2008

Wariner, Richards and Greene visit the press tribune

- During Friday (7th) evening's competition at the 12th IAAF World Indoor Championships, some top athletes visited the press tribune and contributed to the competition blog.</P>

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