Uganda’s 23-year-old Joshua Cheptegei, world 10,000 metres champion and world cross country champion last year, added another indelible achievement to his CV in Monaco tonight as he marked the opening Wanda Diamond League meeting of the season with a world 5,000m record of 12min 35.36sec.
World pole vault record holder Mondo Duplantis and London 2012 Olympic champion Renaud Lavillenie finished dead level in today’s self-styled Ultimate Garden Clash as athletics found a novel way to break free of COVID-19 lockdown.
World record holder Armand Duplantis, Olympic gold medallist Renaud Lavillenie and two-time world champion Sam Kendricks are set to clash in a pole vault competition from their gardens.
Swedish pole vault star Armand Duplantis is auctioning the bib he wore during his world record-breaking performance in Torun in February to raise money for the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
When it was built in the mid-1980s, the Stade Couvert Régional in Liévin was billed as the largest and most modern sports hall in Europe. In 1987 it hosted the European Athletics Indoor Championships, after which its annual Pas-de-Calais meeting provided the sport with some of its outstanding moments for more than 20 years.