Last year, the Jamaican quartet of Nickel Ashmeade, Warren Weir, Jermaine Brown and Yohan Blake flew to a world record of 1:18.63, breaking a 20-year-old mark held by a famed Santa Monica Track Club team, to provide one of the highlights of the inaugural edition of the IAAF World Relays.
The USA got a morale-boosting 4x100m win over arch-rivals Jamaica just one week ahead of the IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015, at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia on Saturday (25).
The world best in this seldom-run event is a 1:18.68 by the Santa Monica Track Club at the 1994 Mt SAC Relays. Twenty years later, it’s probably going to see its most serious challenge since 2003, which was the last time any team ran faster than 1:20.
Olympic high jump champion Ivan Ukhov was frsutrated to finish outside the medals at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow, but on Saturday (11) in Novocheboksarsk he brushed aside the disappointment of last year with a world-leading leap of 2.38m.
Scarcely had Japhet Korir crossed the line in Bydogoszcz’s Myslecinek Park two weeks ago to become the youngest IAAF World Cross Country Championships senior men’s champion than he revealed his main aim for 2013.
Kenya’s recently crowned 2013 IAAF World Cross Country Championships senior men’s winner Japhet Korir and US sprinter Wallace Spearmon, a three-time World Championships medallist, are the latest additions to the first of the 2013 IAAF World Challenge meetings, which will be staged in the Australian city of Melbourne on Saturday 6 April.
Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA – There is only one comparison that matters to Wallace Spearmon Jr. when it comes to his father Wallace Spearmon Sr. “Everything he did, I want to do better and I want to do what he didn’t do.”