When athletes reflect on 2018, offering up an end-of-season judgement on their performances, what they don’t say can often be as important as what they do.
Qatar’s Abderrahman Samba produced a superbly judged performance in the 400m hurdles to highlight the action on the track at the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea in Rome, the fourth leg of the 2018 IAAF Diamond League, on Thursday (31).
During a breakout 2017 season, emerging 400m star Fred Kerley ran a blistering 43.70 to climb to seventh on the all-time lists and also snared the US one-lap title. We find out more about the exciting 22-year-old as he draws upon a hugely influential moment from his personal life and a serious injury which derailed his athletics career for a couple of seasons.
There aren’t many athletes who can upstage Usain Bolt in all his pomp. But Kendra Harrison did just that at the 2016 London Diamond League 12 months ago when the slight young hurdler from Tennessee lowered one of the sport’s longest-standing world records with a peerless run of personal redemption after she had failed to make the US team for the Rio Olympics.
Fred Kerley broke a 25-year-old collegiate record in the 400m with a time of 43.70 at the NCAA West Preliminary rounds in West Austin on Friday (26).
Competing in just his second outdoor 400m of the season, NCAA indoor champion Fred Kerley smashed his PB and rocketed up the world all-time list when running 44.09 at the SEC (Southeastern Conference) Championships in Columbia, South Carolina.
Tennessee’s Christian Coleman was the stand-out performer on the final day of the NCAA Indoor Championships in College Station on Saturday (11), winning the 60m and 200m with some of the fastest times in history.
Ivana Spanovic is approaching her best form with the European Indoor Championships in Belgrade only five days away.
In his first 400m race of the season, 21-year-old Fred Kerley smashed the world lead – and moved to equal fifth on the world indoor all-time list – with an outright lifetime best of 45.02 at the Tiger Paw Invitational in Clemson on Friday (10).