A mother is always as good as gold in her children’s eyes, but for three new mothers at the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019, that saying will take on a new meaning after this week.
A storming final leg run from Fantu Worku in the mixed relay at the IAAF/Mikkeller World Cross Country Championships Aarhus 2019 gave Ethiopia the first gold medal of the day.
Kenya made history in Kampala two years ago after a strong quartet produced a convincing victory in the mixed relay event's debut at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships. The east African powerhouse will return to action well armed for a successful title defence in the race that will kick off Saturday's action in Aarhus.
Closing out the biennial championships as the last track event on show, 16 teams will turn out for a place in the final of the mixed 4x400m, which tests each nation's depth across the board in the 400m sprint.
Kenya’s mixed relay secured the nation’s first gold of the IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017 with an eight-second victory over east African rivals Ethiopia.
While Kampala is expected to add to the rich tradition of IAAF World Cross Country Championships that now spans more than four decades, it will also add a new chapter from the moment the gun sounds the first race at the Kololo Independence Grounds on Sunday (26). That will signal the start of the inaugural mixed relay which will kick off the action-packed afternoon programme in the Ugandan capital.
Usain Bolt finished the first meeting of Nitro Athletics in his customary position - first, part of the winning relay and part of the winning team as the series kicked off in Melbourne on Saturday (4).