Kenya’s world 5000m finalist Nicolas Kimeli won the men’s 10,000m at the Gouden Spike meeting in Leiden, clocking a world-leading PB of 26:58.97.
Glenda Morejon became only the second Ecuadorian to win a world U18 title when she took the win in the girls' 5000m race walk on Saturday morning in Nairobi.
The two fastest times of the year belong to race walkers from Ecuador. Glenda Morejon and Paula Torres took the top places in a road race in Sucua in April with 21:16 and 21:59, respectively. With their lack of international experience, however, it remains to be seen whether they can confirm their status as favourites of the event.
Shifting gears with less than 300 metres to go, China’s Ma Zhenxia stormed to victory in the girls' 5000m race walk at the IAAF World Youth Championships, Cali 2015 on Saturday morning (18) to add the world youth title to the Youth Olympic Games gold medal she won last year on home soil in Nanjing.
If history is any indication, Russia is once again the strong favourite in this event.
Dina Asher-Smith was one of a handful of top performers at the three-day British Championships, which concluded on Sunday (5) in Birmingham, as athletes looked to book their spot on the team for the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015.
Russia’s 16-year-old Olga Shargina restored Russia’s outstanding walking tradition by winning gold in the girls’ 5000m Race Walk, a title which had eluded her country only twice in the 14-year-history of the Championships but most recently two years ago in Lille where her nation had to be content with just a bronze medal, their worst ever display at the event.
The 57th edition of the Polish indoor championships took place over the weekend (16-17) in Spala with the highlights coming in the 1500m races and Race Walks.
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