World champion Malaika Mihambo, competing off a shortened run-up, sailed out to a world-leading 7.03m to win the long jump at Anhalt 2020, a World Athletics Continental Tour Bronze meeting, in Dessau on Tuesday (8).
Another week, another world record was seriously threatened.
Johannes Vetter threatened the world record in the javelin throw to highlight the Skolimowska Memorial, a World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting in Chorzow, Silesia, Poland, on Sunday (6).
Johannes Vetter joined a select club of javelin throwers when he unleashed his 91.49m throw at the Paavo Nurmi Games, the opening World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting of 2020, on Tuesday (11).
It may be held at a later date than originally planned, but in a year that has already been filled with so much uncertainty, athletes and fans have just two more days to wait until the first World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting of 2020 – the Paavo Nurmi Games – takes place.
With the 2018 IAAF Diamond League set to start in Doha on Friday 4 May, double Diamond Trophy winner Shaunae Miller-Uibo and world javelin champion Johannes Vetter spoke to the media via a teleconference on Thursday (26).
The two-year-old Prefontaine Classic and Hayward Field record in the men’s javelin is in serious jeopardy, as the two farthest throwers in the world lead the best field ever assembled in this event at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene on 25-26 May.
Johannes Vetter's 92.70m winning effort in the javelin throw highlighted the the second day of the European Throwing Cup in Leiria, Portugal, on Sunday (11).
Organisers of the Paavo Nurmi Games are offering a one-of-a-kind incentive bonus this year to the winner of the men’s javelin competition: throw farther than the standing Finnish record of 93.09m and you’ll be handed the deed to an island.