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Preview: European Indoor Championships Torun 2021
03 March 2021
Preview: European Indoor Championships Torun 2021
The Arena Torun hosts the 36th edition of the European Indoor Championships from 4 to 7 March 2021. Despite the covid-19 pandemic a record 733 athletes (405 men, 328 women) have
Kengo Suzuki Wins Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon with 2:04:56 Japanese Record
28 February 2021
Kengo Suzuki Wins Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon with 2:04:56 Japanese Record
Kengo Suzuki surprised everyone with a new Japanese record by winning the final edition of Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon within 2:04:56 seconds on Sunday, February 28. The
Athing Mu destroys World U20 Indoor record with 1:58.40
27 February 2021
Athing Mu destroys World U20 Indoor record with 1:58.40
18-year-old Athing Mu, a freshman from Texas A&M, smashed the official World U20 indoor record by more than two seconds with an incredible 1:58.40 at the 2021 SEC championships
Renaud Lavillenie Clears 6.06m at  All Star Perche
27 February 2021
Renaud Lavillenie Clears 6.06m at All Star Perche
Renaud Lavillenie cleared 6.06m at the All Star Perche indoor pole vault only meet in Clermont Ferrand, France on Saturday, February 27.The for former world record holder,
Armand Duplantis Soars 6.10m at Serbian Open Indoor Meet
24 February 2021
Armand Duplantis Soars 6.10m at Serbian Open Indoor Meet
Armand Duplantis cleared a huge 6.10m in the pole vault at the Serbian Open Indoor meet, a World Athletics World indoor tour bronze level event, in Belgrade on Wednesday (24).The
Grant Holloway Sets new 60m hurdles World record with 7.29 seconds
24 February 2021
Grant Holloway Sets new 60m hurdles World record with 7.29 seconds
Grant Holloway broke Colin Jackson’s long standing world indoor record in the men’s 60 metres hurdles by 0.01 with 7.29 in the final of the Villa de Madrid meeting, the fifth
Duplantis and Spanovic to Star Serbian Open
23 February 2021
Duplantis and Spanovic to Star Serbian Open
The world pole vault record holder, Armand Duplantis, and Ivana Spanovic, the world indoor champion, will headline the 6th Serbia Open indoor meet, the World Athletics Indoor Tour
Grant Holloway headlines star-studded field in Madrid
23 February 2021
Grant Holloway headlines star-studded field in Madrid
Grant Holloway will be in the spotlight in the men’s 60 metres hurdles at the Villa de Madrid, the final leg of the 2021 World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold on Wednesday, February
Allyson Felix clocks indoor PB 200m at the Amarican Track League in Fayetteville
22 February 2021
Allyson Felix clocks indoor PB 200m at the Amarican Track League in Fayetteville
Allyson Felix, the 2012 Olympic champion, won the 200m in a new PB at the American Track League #4 meeting in Fayetteville Arkansas on Sunday (21).The 35-year-old, Felix dominated
 Tamberi clears World leading 2.35m at Italian Indoor Championsips
21 February 2021
Tamberi clears World leading 2.35m at Italian Indoor Championsips
2016 world indoor champion Gianmarco Tamberi cleared a new World-leading 2.35m,  his best jump since 2016, on the second day at the Italian Indoor Championships in Ancona on
18-year-old Larissa Lapichino Jumps 6.91m (22-8) to set a new U20 Long Jump Record
20 February 2021
18-year-old Larissa Lapichino Jumps 6.91m (22-8) to set a new U20 Long Jump Record
18-year-old Larissa Lapichino set a new world U20 long jump indoor record with a huge leap of 6.91m (22-8ft) at the Italian Indoor championships on Saturday (20). She broke the
19-year-old Maria Vicente beaks Spanish pentathlon record with 4501
19 February 2021
19-year-old Maria Vicente beaks Spanish pentathlon record with 4501
Maria Vicente who is still 19 years old broke the Spanish record with 4501 points on the opening day of the Spanish Athletics indoor championships in Madrid on Friday (19).Her
Kenya's Nicholas Kiptoo Kosgei and Bahreini Nelly Jepkosgei banned for Doping
19 February 2021
Kenya's Nicholas Kiptoo Kosgei and Bahreini Nelly Jepkosgei banned for Doping
The Athletics Integrity Unit, AIU, has banned Kenyas distance runner Nicholas Kiptoo Kosgei and Bahreini middle-distance runner Nelly Jepkosgei for Anti Doping rules violation.The
Croatia's High Jump Super Star Blanka Vlasic Retires from Athletics at 37
19 February 2021
Croatia's High Jump Super Star Blanka Vlasic Retires from Athletics at 37
 Croatia's one of the most decorated athletes of all time Blanka Vlasic announced her retirement from athletics at age of 37 on Friday.For the last five years, the two-time
Eliud Kipchoge to Run Hamburg Marathon in April
19 February 2021
Eliud Kipchoge to Run Hamburg Marathon in April
World record holder Eliud Kipchoge will race the Hamburg marathon on April 11 as he continues to prepare to defend his Olympic marathon title in Tokyo in August the NN Running Team
Giles sets the second fastest 800m time in history in Torun
17 February 2021
Giles sets the second fastest 800m time in history in Torun
British 26-year-old middle-distance runner Elliot Giles broke the British indoor record with an impressive 1:43.63 becoming the second fastest 800m indoor runner in history. The
Holloway is set to highlight the 60m hurdles race in Torun
16 February 2021
Holloway is set to highlight the 60m hurdles race in Torun
World 110m outdoor champion Grant Holloway will be in the spotlight in the men’s 60m hurdles at the Copernicus Cup in Torun, the fourth leg of the World Indoor Tour Gold.Holloway
How Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce plans to Make History at the Olympic Games
15 February 2021
How Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce plans to Make History at the Olympic Games
In 1968 Wyomia Tyus, a young girl who had grown up on a Dairy Farm, made history, by becoming the first Sprinter, male or female to ever win two gold medals in the 100m event. It
Chepkoech sets new world 5km record at the Monaco Run
14 February 2021
Chepkoech sets new world 5km record at the Monaco Run
The World steeplechase champion Beatrice Chepkoech clocked 14:43 to set a new World record in the 5km at the Herculis Monaco Run on Sunday (14).The 29-year-old Kenyan improved the
Joshua Cheptegei to Race at Herculis Monaco 5km Run on Sunday
14 February 2021
Joshua Cheptegei to Race at Herculis Monaco 5km Run on Sunday
Reigning World 10000m champion Uganda's Joshua Cheptegei returns to the competition on Sunday, February 14 with a 5km road race in Monaco.Cheptegei will return to Herculis Monaco's
KC Lightfoot Soars 6.00m to Smash his own NCAA Pole Vault Record
14 February 2021
KC Lightfoot Soars 6.00m to Smash his own NCAA Pole Vault Record
KC Lightfoot, a junior from Baylor, cleared a huge 6.00m to break his own NCAA pole vault record on Saturday at Texas Tech Shootout indoor meet.He broke his NCAA record and
Miller Uibo runs the eighth fastest time in history in the women’s 400 metres in New York
14 February 2021
Miller Uibo runs the eighth fastest time in history in the women’s 400 metres in New York
Shaunae Miller Uibo, Michael Norman and Trayvon Bromell headlined the World Indoor Tour Gold meeting at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex on
Cooper Teare and Cole Hocker clock 3:50.39 and 3:50.55 respectively to smash NCAA mile record
13 February 2021
Cooper Teare and Cole Hocker clock 3:50.39 and 3:50.55 respectively to smash NCAA mile record
Oregon runners Cooper Teare and Cole Hocker of Oregon destroyed the NCAA mile record with 3:50.39 and 3:50.55 respectively at the Tyson Indoor Invitational on Friday night in
Sprint Events to Highlight New Balance Indoor Grand Prix
12 February 2021
Sprint Events to Highlight New Balance Indoor Grand Prix
The New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, the third leg of the World Indoor Tour Gold, will be held at the Ocean Breeze Athletics Complex on Staten Island in New York this year, as the
Start Lists: New Balance Indoor Grand Prix 2021
12 February 2021
Start Lists: New Balance Indoor Grand Prix 2021
Start Lists: New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, a World Athletics Indoor Tour gold level series, Saturday, February 13.See the live stream and TV coverage page here.WOMEN START
Gudaf Tsegay Smashes 1500m Indoor World Record with 3:53.09 in Lievin
09 February 2021
Gudaf Tsegay Smashes 1500m Indoor World Record with 3:53.09 in Lievin
World outdoor bronze medallist Gudaf Tsegay smashed Genzebe Dibaba’s world indoor record by more than two seconds with a sensational time of 3:53.09. Dibaba set the previous
Five 6-meter Club Pole Vaulters to highlight the meeting Hauts de France Pas de Calais in Liévin
09 February 2021
Five 6-meter Club Pole Vaulters to highlight the meeting Hauts de France Pas de Calais in Liévin
Five members of the exclusive 6 metres club will be in the spotlight at the meeting Hauts de France Pas de Calais at the Stade Couvert in Liévin, which hosts the second leg of the
Marquis Dendy LJ 8.21m and Sandi Morris in PV 4.88m set new World Leads at Amercian Track League #3
08 February 2021
Marquis Dendy LJ 8.21m and Sandi Morris in PV 4.88m set new World Leads at Amercian Track League #3
Men's long jump and women's pole vault World leads and a US high school mile record were the highlights at the 3rd edition of the 2021 Amerian Indoor Track League series #3 on
Athing Mu Smashes World U20 400m Record in Texas
07 February 2021
Athing Mu Smashes World U20 400m Record in Texas
 The 18-year-old Athing Mu who runs for Texas A&M University clocked an amazing World junior u-20 record at the Charlie Thomas Invitational in Bryan-College Station, TX on
18-year-old Larissa Iapichino jumps 6,75m
06 February 2021
18-year-old Larissa Iapichino jumps 6,75m
18-year-old Larissa Iapichino (ITA) jumped to a new lifetime best mark of 6.75m at the Italian Junior Championships on Saturday in Ancona. It is also the 2nd best performance
Duplantis clears World leading 6.03m in Rouen
06 February 2021
Duplantis clears World leading 6.03m in Rouen
Sweden's Armand Duplantis set a new World leading mark in the pole vault of 6.03m at the Perche Elite Tour (Pole Vault only) in Rouen, France on Saturday (6).Renaud Lavillenie who
Barega and Bol produce world leads at the Meeting Metz Moselle Athlélor
06 February 2021
Barega and Bol produce world leads at the Meeting Metz Moselle Athlélor
Two World leads by Ethiopia's Selemon Barega and Femke Bol in the 400m highlighted the 2021 Meeting Metz Moselle Athlélor in France on Saturday, Feb. 6.Berega, the World
Christina Clemons and Malaika Mihambo produce World Leads in Berlin
05 February 2021
Christina Clemons and Malaika Mihambo produce World Leads in Berlin
Two world leading marks were among a number of fine performances at the ISTAF INDOOR in Berlin’s Mercedes-Benz Arena on Friday evening. Christina Clemons of the US won the 60 m
Duplantis and Lavillenie to Clash in Rouen on Friday
04 February 2021
Duplantis and Lavillenie to Clash in Rouen on Friday
Current and former pole vault world record holders Renaud Lavillenie and Armand Duplantis will clash for the firsr time this season at the Elite Perche Elite Tour in Rouen France
Yaroslava Mahuchikh flies 2.06m in Banskobystricka
02 February 2021
Yaroslava Mahuchikh flies 2.06m in Banskobystricka
Ukrainian teenager Yaroslava Mahuchikh cleared massive a 2.06m at the Banskobystricka Latka, international high jump meeting in Slovakia on Tuesday.The 19-year-old improved her
Bryce Hoppel runs 1:44.37 for the 800m, misses American record by 0.15
01 February 2021
Bryce Hoppel runs 1:44.37 for the 800m, misses American record by 0.15
Rising 800m stars, Bryce Hoppel, produced the highlight by clocking the 2nd fastest 800m in the US history at the American Track League indoor series in Fayetteville, Arkansas on
Renaud Lavillenie Tops 6.02m in Tourcoing to regain his World Lead
31 January 2021
Renaud Lavillenie Tops 6.02m in Tourcoing to regain his World Lead
Renaud Lavillenie cleared huge 6.02m at the Elite Pole Vault Tour Meet in Tourcoing, France on Sunday (31).Lavillenie set the World lead two days ago in Karslruhe when he cleared
Duplantis high flying show stopped at world record mark in Düsseldorf
31 January 2021
Duplantis high flying show stopped at world record mark in Düsseldorf
The first edition of the ISTAF INDOOR in Düsseldorf produced world-class athletics in the ISS Dome. Pole vault star Armand “Mondo“ Duplantis crowned the premiere with a
Ichiyama wins Osaka women's in a new event record time of 2:21:11
31 January 2021
Ichiyama wins Osaka women's in a new event record time of 2:21:11
Mao Ichiyama won the 2021 Osaka International women's marathon breaking the event recod with 2:21:11.The 23-year-old’s shaved seven seconds from the old record of 2:21:18 set by
Athing Mu 50.03 split in 4x400m relay at Texas Tech Invite
30 January 2021
Athing Mu 50.03 split in 4x400m relay at Texas Tech Invite
Athing Mu, a freshman 800m runner from Texas A&M, anchored her team to a victory with an amazing 50.03 split in the 4x400m at Texas Tech Invite. Texas Tech won the 4x400m relay
KC Lightfoot Clears 5.95m for a new NCAA record
30 January 2021
KC Lightfoot Clears 5.95m for a new NCAA record
KC Lightfoot, a junior of Baylor cleared massive 5.95m to break his own NCAA collegiate record by 1cm at the Texas Tech Indoor Invitational on Saturday (30). He not only broke the
Keely Hodgkinson destroys World Junior U20 800m record with 1:59.03
30 January 2021
Keely Hodgkinson destroys World Junior U20 800m record with 1:59.03
Keely Hodgkinson of Great Britain smashed the 800m World junior U20 record indoors at Track and Field Indoor Vienna on Saturday, Jan. 30.The 18-year-old Keely Hodgkinson clocked an
Andreas Almgren crushes his own swedish 3000m record with 7:41.6
30 January 2021
Andreas Almgren crushes his own swedish 3000m record with 7:41.6
Andreas Almgren smashed his own Swedish 3000m record indoors on Saturday at Greyhound Winter in Sollentuna on Saturday afternoon.The 25-year-old Almgren clocked a stunning 7:41.6
Unversity of Oregon men break DMR NCAA and World best
30 January 2021
Unversity of Oregon men break DMR NCAA and World best
The Unversity of Oregon men beat the Distance Medley Relay NCAA record and World best on Friday night at the Razorback Invitational in Fayetteville, Arkansas.Oregon clocked
Bryce Deadmon clocks 45.29 at Texas Tech Invitational
30 January 2021
Bryce Deadmon clocks 45.29 at Texas Tech Invitational
Top NCAA results from US College meets Friday from Friday, Jan 29:Bryce Deadmon a senior of Texas A&M clocked 45.29 at Texas Tech Indoor Invitational.  Full meet results
Femke Bol beats 23-year-old Netherlands 400m record with  50.96
30 January 2021
Femke Bol beats 23-year-old Netherlands 400m record with 50.96
Femke Bol broke the Netherlands national 400m record indoors that stood for 23 years until today at the international Vienna Indoor meet.The 400m hurdles, Bol, won the 400m
Duplantis, Kendricks, Mihambo and Asher-Smith in action at ISTAF indoor series
29 January 2021
Duplantis, Kendricks, Mihambo and Asher-Smith in action at ISTAF indoor series
Anticipation grows! The premiere of the ISTAF INDOOR in Düsseldorf will be staged on Sunday from 1200 CET. World record holder Armand “Mondo“ Duplantis will be challenged in
Dina Asher Smith and Renaud Lavillenie grab the headlines in Karlsruhe
29 January 2021
Dina Asher Smith and Renaud Lavillenie grab the headlines in Karlsruhe
World 200 champion Dina Asher-Smith from Great Britain and former world pole vault record holder Renaud Lavillenie headlined a great edition of the Karlsruhe Indoor Meeting, the
Women’s 60 metres sprint in the spotlight in Karlsruhe
28 January 2021
Women’s 60 metres sprint in the spotlight in Karlsruhe
Five of the best European sprinters Dina Asher-Smith, Ewa Swoboda, Ajla Del Ponte, Asha Phillip and Tatjana Pinto will line up in a star-studded women’s 60 metres race in the
Ryan Crouser smashes shot put World record with 22.82m
24 January 2021
Ryan Crouser smashes shot put World record with 22.82m
Ryan Crouser (USA) just broke the shot put World record at the inaugural American Indoor Track League I in Fayetteville, Arkansas on Sunday (24).The reigning Olympic shot put
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