Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon laid down a huge marker for her chances of retaining the Olympic women’s 1500 metres title in Tokyo as she lowered her national record to 3min 51.07sec - moving to fourth on the all-time list - in winning at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Monaco.
The highly anticipated meeting over 1500 metres of European champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen and world champion Timothy Cheruiyot, that cannot now happen at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after the latter’s failure to qualify, is on - at tomorrow night’s Wanda Diamond League meeting in Monaco.
World 800 metres champion Donavan Brazier shaved one hundredth of a second off his own United States indoor record in New York as he equalled the fourth-fastest time ever, held by Emmanuel Korir of Kenya since 2018.
Michael Norman, denied the official world indoor 400 metres record on a technicality in 2018 after recording 44.52sec, has the chance to earn a valid one in New York tomorrow.
Allyson Felix won the 150 metres showdown against Olympic 400m champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo tonight in a live link-up, seven-venue Inspiration Games that appeared briefly – but erroneously – to have produced an unfeasible world 200m best from Felix’s fellow American Noah Lyles.
Organisers of the annual Weltklasse in Zurich are preparing for tomorrow’s staging of another international track and field event involving competitors in different venues – the Inspiration Games.
Olympic 400 metres champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo has said she may not defend her title at Tokyo 2020 as the schedule makes it difficult to also run in the 200m.
The largest and most significant athletics meeting of the pandemic-blighted year will take place with Oslo’s Bislett Stadium at its centre tomorrow night – the self-styled Impossible Games – with another similar event, the Inspiration Games, based in Zurich set to take place on July 9.
Salwa Eid Naser of Bahrain became the third fastest woman in history over 400 metres, leaving a shattered Olympic champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas in her wake, clocking 48.14sec - the fastest time run in 34 years - at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships here.
Had it not already been taken, the International Association of Athletics Federation World Championships that start here tomorrow could have used the phrase associated with the Sochi 2014 Winter Games: "Hot. Cool. Yours".
Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium will tomorrow host a women’s 200 metres of stellar quality as the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Diamond League circuit continues.