Four world leads among the highlight on the final final day of the 2021 European Indoor Championships in Torun.
And so the impossible became possible. Wanda Diamond League action returned for the first time in 2020 with Oslo’s Impossible Games on Thursday (11). Although an exhibition event, a host of records and entertaining battles lit up the unusually empty Bislett Stadium.
Double European champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen took nine seconds off the Norwegian 5km road record on Wednesday (20), clocking 13:28 in a low-key race in Stavanger.
Portugal claimed the single Super League promotion place at the European Athletics Team Championships First League on Sunday (11) in Sandnes, Norway – home to the fabulous Ingebrigtsen brothers – despite winning only four of the 40 events over three days.
Liu Hong’s world 50km race walk record of 3:59:15 and Jakob Ingebrigtsen’s world U20 indoor 1500m record of 3:36.02 have been ratified.
Organisers of the Bislett Games have announced that three of the world’s most prodigious young athletics talents will be at the IAAF Diamond League meeting on 13 June.
Marie-Josee Ta Lou stormed to a world-leading 7.02 victory in the 60m while Jakob Ingebrigtsen defeated freshly-minted world indoor record holder Samuel Tefera in the 1500m to highlight the PSD Bank Meeting in Dusseldorf on Wednesday (20), the final stop of the 2019 IAAF World Indoor Tour.
Running in his 2019 debut, double European champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen broke the world U20 indoor 1500m record, clocking 3:36.21 at the Nordenkampen International Indoor Match in Baerum, Norway, on Sunday (10).
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Endurance may be the key component when it comes to success at this discipline, but at the European Cross Country Championships in Tilburg, the Netherlands on Sunday (9), senior champions Filip Ingebrigtsen and Yasemin Can showed it also helps to have little speed.