Olympic champion Renaud Lavillenie improved his own world-leading pole vault mark to 6.02m at the ISTAF Indoor meeting in Berlin on Saturday (14) before having three solid but unsuccessful attempts at a would-be world record of 6.17m.
World junior mountain-running champion Phillip Kipyeko convincingly outwitted defending champion Moses Kipsiro at the National Cross Country Championships in the Eastern Town of Jinja on Saturday (14).
Once again, the IAAF Permit/Athletics Kenya National Cross Country Championships showed no love for reputations on Valentine’s Day as Bedan Karoki and world junior cross-country champion Faith Kipyegon successfully defended their titles at Nairobi’s Uhuru Gardens on Saturday (14).
By Michael Pavitt
Preparations are continuing at the London 2012 Olympic Stadium ahead of the Rugby World Cup in the autumn, with the first of 14 new floodlight towers having been fitted.
After hosting various continental competitions in recent years, Albufeira will once again welcome its most prestigious event on Sunday (22): the Almond Blossom Cross Country, the penultimate fixture on the IAAF Cross Country Permit calendar.
The Zurich Maraton de Sevilla, once again an IAAF Bronze Label Road Race, will take place on Sunday (22) boasting one of the flattest circuits worldwide, with barely 10 metres of difference in altitude between the highest and lowest points.