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More than 700 youngsters gathered at the state-of-the-art Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin for the latest leg of the official launch of the IAAF / Nestle Kids' Athletics initiative in New Zealand.
Casimir Loxsom was the star of the show on the final day of the USATF National Indoor Championships in Boston on Sunday (28) as the 23-year-old blitzed his way to a US indoor record of 1:15.33 with a gun-to-tape win in the 600m.
Sammy Kitwara fulfilled his role as the race favourite and took his fifth win at the World's Best 10K, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, clocking 28:51 in the Puerto Rico capital San Juan on Sunday afternoon (1).
Robert Chemosin clocked a world-leading 59:37 to win the 41st Rome-Ostia Half Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Sunday (1).
Kenya’s Samuel Ndungu regained the Lake Biwa Marathon title three years after he first won the IAAF Gold Label Road Race when he crossed the line in 2:09:08, winning by more than two minutes from Italy’s European marathon champion Daniele Meucci on Sunday (1).
A championship record of 6273 in the men’s heptathlon by Jeremy Taiwo highlighted the action on day two of the USATF Indoor Championships in Boston on Saturday (28).
Multiple world and Olympic champion Usain Bolt got his 2015 campaign underway at the Gibson Relays in Kingston by running the anchor leg for Racers Lions Track Club in the 4x100m, but the Jamaican superstar’s team was surprisingly beaten in the final.
Team Gansu enjoyed the lion’s share as Zhang Xinyan swept both of the senior women’s titles at the Chinese Cross Country Championships which concluded on Saturday (28) in China’s southwest city of Qujing.
It may have been her first ever race on the boards, but when steeplechase specialist Habiba Ghribi won the 3000m at the Sainsbury’s Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham earlier this month, she ran with the confidence of a seasoned indoor runner.