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British Team For European Indoor Athletics Championships

February 28, 2015 Leave a comment

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British Champion

February 26, 2015 Leave a comment


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British Junior (U/20) Indoor 1500 Metres Champion

British Youth (U/18) Indoor Record 1972-1983

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Dibaba Breaks WR

February 25, 2015 Leave a comment


Genzebe Dibaba took five seconds off compatriot Meseret Defar’s time, to break the World indoor record for 5000 metres at the XL Galan meeting in Stockholm, with a stunning 14:18.86. Only two athletes have run faster outdoors, her sister Tirunesh and Defar. She now holds the indoor World records for 1500 metres, 3000 metres, 2 miles and 5000 metres.

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Farah’s First World Record

February 23, 2015 Leave a comment


All-Time Indoor 2 Miles

8:03.40 Mo Farah (GBR) Birmingham (2015)

8:04.35 Kenenisa Bekele (ETH) Birmingham (2008)

8:04.69 Haile Gebrselassie (ETH) Birmingham (2003)

Mo Farah ran a sub four-minute second mile to claim his first World record in the 2 miles at the Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix. Only Daniel Komen, 7:58.61, and Haile Gebrselassie, 8:01.08, have ever run faster outdoors! You have to wonder what this summer has in store. Bernard Lagat got his second World Masters record in a week with 8:17.05 for third.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson set a second British record in a week with a winning 6.93. Olympic heptathlon champion Denise Lewis called it, “a staggering jump.” Olympic champion Greg Rutherford set a indoor PB of 8.17 to win the long jump. Jenny Meadows looked strong winning the 800 metres in 2:01.25.

Lawrence Clarke backed up his form from recent weeks by finishing second in the 60 metres hurdles with 7.62.

Seren Bundy-Davies won the 400 metres in a British Junior (U/23) and Welsh record 51.72, beating American Francena McCorory’s 52.09. Kristen McAslan was third in a PB 52.28, as both British women got the European qualifying time.

In the 1500 metres Lee Emmanuel went second on the UK all-time list, with his 3:35.66 in sixth, behind Peter Elliott’s 3:34.20 British indoor record set 25 years ago. The Kenyans took the first three places as Vincent Kibet won in a PB 3:34.91. British champion Charlie Grice also got a PB 3:39.44 in 9th.

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Mo’s Back In Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix

February 21, 2015 Leave a comment


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Masters Of The Mile

February 19, 2015 Leave a comment

2015 Millrose Games

It was 1994 when Eamonn Coghlan became the first Masters athlete to do a sub four-minute-mile, forty years after Bannister’s miracle mile. It was indoors at Harvard University. His 3:58.15 was to last 20 years. It was not until June 4, 2012, that a Masters sub four was finally done outdoors by Britain’s Anthony Whiteman, with 3:58.79 in Nashville.

Bernard Lagat had not run an indoor mile for four years, but did an incredible 3:54.91 at the Millrose Games on February 14, to break Coghlan’s historic record. It looked like Coghlan’s record of seven Wanamaker mile wins was also invincible until Lagat got that with eight victories in 2010.

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Avery Gets Lifetime Best

February 18, 2015 Leave a comment


Kate Avery, NCAA cross country champion, set a 3000 metres lifetime best of 8:53.12 in the Millrose Games, placing sixth. The race was won by Kenya’s Sally Kipyego in 8:41.72. Emelia Gorecka won the European Trials in 9:06.

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