The meeting organisers wisely staged the women’s 5000m as the finale of the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Rabat and their shrewd gamble on the shape of Almaz Ayana paid off as the slender Ethiopian sped to a world-leading time of 14:16.31 on Sunday (22).
Fresh from breaking the world indoor 1000m record in Stockholm three days ago, Ayanleh Souleiman was targeting a 3:33 performance over 1500m at the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix, the fourth and final IAAF World Indoor Tour meeting of 2016, but the world indoor champion over the distance had to concede defeat to the perennially underrated Moroccan Abdalaati Iguider on Saturday (20).
Veteran sprinter Kim Collins was hoping to add another special performance on a heady night of world records at the Globen Galan, but a stumble out of the blocks in the 60m final prevented him doing so – although it didn’t prevent him earning an unlikely victory at the IAAF World Indoor Tour meeting in Stockholm on Wednesday (17).
Asbel Kiprop reaffirmed his status as the greatest middle-distance runner of the current generation by clinching an exhilarating come-from-behind victory to secure a hat-trick of world 1500m titles on Sunday night.
Ten more global medallists have been added to the array of big names competing at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, an IAAF Indoor Permit meeting, in Boston on 7 February.
Bogdan Bondarenko cleared 2.36m to win the eagerly-awaited men’s high jump at the Rieti IAAF World Challenge meeting in Italy on Sunday (7).
The 6th edition of the Meeting Mohammed VI in the Moroccan capital Rabat, an IAAF World Challenge meeting,should be able to boast of a number of impressive track events on Sunday (9).
The ‘Dream Mile’ is always a feature event at Oslo’s ExxonMobil Bislett Games – the sixth leg of the IAAF Diamond League – and this year’s race on June 13 is no different.