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Eiki Takahashi successfully defended his national 20km race walk title in Kobe on Sunday (21), booking his spot on Japan’s team for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
The NACAC (North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association) Council has put its full support behind IAAF President Sebastian Coe, the Area Association’s Council announced in a signed resolution during its meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Saturday (20).
After a surprisingly indifferent string of results in recent weeks, Canada’s world pole vault champion Shawn Barber returned to form in front of a capacity crowd at the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix, which hosted the fourth leg of the IAAF World Indoor Tour, and went over 5.89m on Saturday (20).
Another Asian indoor record and six competition records fell on the second day of the Asian Indoor Championships in Doha, Qatar, but it was local star Mohamed Al-Garni’s successful 1500m title defence that brought the crowd to their feet in the Aspire Dome on Saturday (20).
Fresh from breaking the world indoor 1000m record in Stockholm three days ago, Ayanleh Souleiman was targeting a 3:33 performance over 1500m at the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix, the fourth and final IAAF World Indoor Tour meeting of 2016, but the world indoor champion over the distance had to concede defeat to the perennially underrated Moroccan Abdalaati Iguider on Saturday (20).
Alone among the world’s best pole vaulters this season, Brazil’s Fabiana Murer is competing with a massive weight of expectation upon her as a huge home medal hope at this summer’s Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Just two days after smashing the world indoor mile record in Stockholm, Genzebe Dibaba was back in action on Friday (20), this time over 3000m at the Catalan Centenary Meeting in the Spanish city of Sabadell.
Two Asian records and five championship records fell on the first day of action at the Asian Indoor Championships in Doha, but Mutaz Barshim earned the loudest cheers with his high jump victory on Friday (19).
There were whispers in the off-season that Mo Farah was planning an assault on the world indoor 3000m record at the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix, but the Briton has said his foremost aim is victory at the IAAF World Indoor Tour meeting on Saturday (20).
The Cross Internacional Juan Muguerza in Elgoibar last month had two special guests.