Speaking to spectators at the close of last week’s World Athletics Indoor Tour meeting in Lievin, where he had narrowly failed to set a third consecutive world pole vault record, Mondo Duplantis celebrated the fact that they had just witnessed a hitherto unique sight in the event – simultaneous men’s and women’s record attempts.
Taku Fujimoto and Shogo Nakamura are among the 10 athletes named on Japan’s team for the World Athletics Half Marathon Championships Gdynia 2020, which will be held on 29 March.
After the seventh and final meeting of the 2020 World Athletics Indoor Tour brought the series to a close for another year, 11 athletes have booked their place at the World Athletics Indoor Championships Nanjing 2021.
Pole vault sensation Armand Duplantis maintained his incredible run of form with a 6.01m victory at the Perche Elite Tour meeting in Clermont-Ferrand on Sunday (23).
Ethiopia’s Mekuant Ayenew and Uganda’s Juliet Chekwel captured commanding victories at the 36th Zurich Maratón de Sevilla, a World Athletics Gold Label road race, on Sunday (23) with respective clockings of 2:04:46 and 2:23:13.
In their best joint domestic display yet, Peter Bol and Joseph Deng closed the Sydney Track Classic, the opening event of the World Athletics Continental Tour, with a one-two in the men’s 800m on Saturday (22).
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With her final attempt of the evening, Venezuela's Yulimar Rojas bounded out to a world triple jump record of 15.43m* at the Meeting Villa de Madrid, the final World Athletics Indoor Tour meeting of the season, on Friday (21).