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Shock Win For Kilty

Shock Win For Kilty

In his first major championship, competing as a reserve for injured James Dasaolu, Richard Kilty becomes World 60 metres champion in a PB 6.49. Katarina Johnson took her first senior medal in the long jump with a PB/2nd UK all-time indoors 6.81m for silver. Tiffany Porter won bronze in the 60 metres hurdles to add to her medal collection. The men’s and women’s 4×400 realay teams took silver and bronze respectively. In the 800 metres Andrew Osagie was
promoted to bronze after Marcin Lewandowski was disqualified for stepping off the track. Genzebe Dibaba added a first World title to her three World records winning the 3000 metres easily in 8:55.04. Bernard Lagat just failed to take his third consecutive title in the 3000 metres finishing second to Kenya’s Caleb Ndiku, with Dejen Gebremeskel getting third. Galen Rupp finished fourth.

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Lagat Chases History

Lagat Chases History

The men’s 3000 metres final will be one of the WIAC highlights. Bernard Lagat goes for a record third consecutive indoor title and a fourth in total. Lagat, Gebremeskel, Rupp, Gebrhiwet, Choge and Ndiku all qualified, Britain’s Andy Vernon also made the final with a PB 7:45.49

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15th World Indoor Athletics Championships

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The inaugural WIAC were held in Paris in 1985.

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Lagat Beats Rupp

February 24, 2014 Leave a comment

Lagat Beats Rupp

The lastest chapter in the rivalry between Bernard Lagat and Galen Rupp took place at the USA Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 39 year-old Lagat followed Rupp until sprinting away on the last lap to win by two seconds in 7:46.01, qualifying for the World Indoor Championships. It’s his fourth US Indoor 3000 metres title. “He’s still got it,” said Olympic 10000 metres silver – medalist Rupp, who finished second and will join Lagat on the American team. Mary Cain, 17, defended her 1500 metres title in 4:07.05 and qualified for the World Championships.

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2 Miles World Record

February 17, 2014 Leave a comment

2 Miles World Record

Genzebe Dibaba set her third World record in 15 days by taking six seconds off Meseret Defar’s 2009 time with 9:00.48, just missing the outdoor World record by two seconds! Laura Muir won the 1500 metres in 4:05.32 to go second on the UK all-time indoor list, with only Kelly Holmes 2003 4:02.66 ahead off her. Andrew Osagie came 4th in 800 metres and also went second on the UK all-time indoor list in 1:45.53, behind Sebastian Coe’s 1:44.91 set 31 years ago at RAF Cosford.
Renaud Lavillenie broke Sergey Bubka’s 21 year-old pole vault World record with 6.16 and also beat Bubka’s 1994 outdoor World record, with Bubka watching in his home city of Donetsk, Ukraine.
At the Millrose Games in New York, Bernard Lagat won the first Paavo Nurmi 2000 metres in an American record 4:54.73 breaking Steve Scott’s 33 year-old record of 4:58.6. Second was the fastest ever by a Canadian, indoors or outdoors, as Cam Levins went 4:55.35. Third, fourth and fifth places were also under Scott’s old record! In the Wanamaker Mile Will Lear set a lifetime best of 3:52.47 to take victory, with Lawi Lalang beating Chris O’Hare’s NCAA record set last year with a 3:52.88. O’Hare finished 5th in 3:54.66 and Alan Webb was 11th in his farewell race clocking 4:06.11

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3000 Metres World Record

February 8, 2014 Leave a comment

3000 Metres World Record

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Five days after breaking the 1500 metres World record, Genzebe Dibaba destroyed the World indoor 3000 metres record by seven seconds, in 8:16.60! She took apart Meseret Defar’s 2007 mark of 8:23.72, running the fastest 3000 metres indoors or outdoors for 20 years! In second place World indoor 3000 metres champion Hellen Obiri set a Kenyan record 8:29.99, and finished 13 seconds behind. Dibaba will run the 2 miles at the Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix February 15.

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1500 Metres World Record

February 3, 2014 Leave a comment

1500 Metres World Record

Tirunesh Dibaba’s younger sister, Genzebe, took three seconds off the World indoor 1500 metres record with a stunning 3:55.17 in Karlsruhe, Germany. Her time is better than Abebe Aregawi’s Ethiopian outdoor record of 3:56.54! She won the race by 13 seconds.

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