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Keni Harrison – “I prefer Keni but I’ll respond to Kendra” – has made a big impact over the 60m hurdles this winter and is already being talked about as a medal contender, and perhaps the pre-event favourite, for the IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016 despite her avowed international inexperience.
John Disley, co-founder of the London Marathon and 1952 Olympic Games 3000m steeplechase bronze medallist, passed away in hospital early on Monday (8) at the age of 87 after a short illness.
Tiffany Porter has won medals at the last two IAAF World Indoor Championships and she’ll be going for her third successive place on the 60m hurdles podium at this championship next month in Portland. Great Britain’s 2014 European 100m hurdles champion is the next top athlete to answer our First Impressions questions.
Mattie Suver and Craig Lutz both won their first national titles at the USATF Cross Country Championships staged in Bend, Oregon, on Saturday (6).
If 2014 was the year of the high jump and 2015 the year of the triple jump, 2016 could turn out to be the year of the pole vault.
Eritrea’s Goitom Kifle and Bahrain’s Eunice Kirwa were victorious at the Kagawa Marugame International Half Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, on Sunday (7).
The initial impression that the track in Karlsruhe’s Messe arena, imported from Sweden after use at the 2013 European Indoor Championships, was going to provide quick times proved to be prophetic as all three of the events down the inside straight provided world-leading times at the opening 2016 IAAF World Indoor Tour meeting on Saturday (6).
Of the five world-leading marks at the Indoor Meeting Karlsruhe, the opening IAAF World Indoor Tour meeting for 2016, only one came in a field event so the plaudits have to go to Cuban triple jumper Alexis Copello with his effort of 16.99m on Saturday (6).
Three-time Commonwealth champion Moses Kipsiro was the biggest casualty at the Ugandan Cross Country Championships in Jinja on Saturday (6) as the provisional team was selected for next month’s African Cross Country Championships in Cameroon.
With little more than six months to go until the athletics programme gets underway in Rio de Janeiro, Olympic champion Greg Rutherford set an early season benchmark with his 2016 opener at a collegiate meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Ask any sports fan what comes to mind when you mention the word ‘tour’ and it’s likely that the Tour de France is the first event mentioned.
The organisers of the opening IAAF World Indoor Tour meeting on Saturday (6), the Indoor Meeting Karlsruhe in Germany, have assembled a set of outstanding fields in their 12 featured events – nine of which will count towards the IAAF World Indoor Tour standings – to get the innovative new series off to a flying start on Saturday (6).
Ten years have passed since Kayoko Fukushi set the Marugame Half Marathon course record of 1:07:26, but there’s a fair chance it could fall at this year’s edition of the IAAF Silver Label Road Race on Sunday (7).
Italian high jumping continued to go from strength to strength as Gianmarco Tamberi and Marco Fassinotti jumped a world-leading 2.35m at the Banskobystricka latka High Jump Meeting in the Slovak city of Banska Bystrica on Thursday (4).
Cindy Roleder won one of Germany’s eight medals at the IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015 when she took the 100m hurdles silver medal but perhaps her podium place was the most surprising and inspiring of them all, so who better to take centre stage at the press conference ahead of the Indoor Meeting Karlsruhe on Saturday (6), the first IAAF World Indoor Tour meeting of 2016.
Four medallists from last year’s IAAF World Championships will compete in the long jump at the Globen Galan, part of the IAAF World Indoor Tour, in Stockholm on 17 February.
There were no fewer than five world-leading marks at the PSD Bank Indoor Meeting in Dusseldorf, but there is no doubt that the pick of the crop was Orlando Ortega’s brace in the 60m hurdles on Wednesday night (3).
Along with the previously announced attack on the women’s mile world indoor record at the Globen Galan, there will be two other world indoor record attempts at the IAAF World Indoor Tour meeting in Stockholm on 17 February.
The official emblem for the IAAF World U20 Championships Bydgoszcz 2016 was launched at the City Hall in Bydgoszcz on Wednesday (3).
European 200m champion Adam Gemili will face some of the fastest men on the planet at the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix, the final meeting in the IAAF World Indoor Tour, on 20 February.