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Barnabas Kipyego led home his Kenyan team-mate Titus Kipruto Kibiego for a double in the men’s 3000m steeplechase. Kipyego was clocked in 8:25.57; Kibiego crossed the line in 8:26.15.
Geoffrey Kamworor Kipsang and his Kenyan compatriot Rita Jeptoo took the honours at the 15th edition of the Bogota International Half Marathon, the only IAAF Gold Label Road Race in South America, on Sunday (27).
Kenya's Issac Kosgei and local star Mateja Kosovelj came out on top at the testing 16th edition of the Gorski tek na Grintovec mountin race in Slovenia, the third of this summer's WMRA World Cup races, on Sunday (27).
Kendell Williams and Dior Hall ran the fastest times in the history of the event at the IAAF World Junior Championships to win gold and silver for the USA for the first time ever.
The cry of jubilation Shamier Little let loose on crossing the finish line in the women’s 400m hurdles might have been one of relief.
Thousands lined the streets for the morning marathons and 44,000 packed out Hampden Park on Sunday (27) as the athletics competitions got off to a resounding start at the Commonwealth Games. Distance gold medals for Kenya and Australia and two Games records in the throws were the highlights of the opening day’s action.
Axel Chapelle realised a childhood dream in Eugene, listening to La Marseillaise as he stood on top of the podium at Hayward Field following his victory in the pole vault with a personal best and world junior leading height of 5.55m.
After a handful of close challenges in recent years, Frank Emmelmann’s German 100m record of 10.06 finally fell at the National Championships, held in Ulm on 25-27 July, as Julian Reus bettered it by one hundredth of a second.
Day five report: Friday helps make Saturday special for the USA – IAAF World Junior Championships, Oregon 2014
Triumph and tragedy has seemed to accompany the USA senior 4x100m teams in equal amounts in recent years but their junior counterparts showed their elders how to slickly pass the baton with two superb wins at the IAAF World Junior Championships, Oregon 2014 on Saturday (26).
The USA completed its sweep of the 4x100m relays when the men came home in 38.70 to take gold.
The United States continued their dominance in the women’s 4x100m as Kaylin Whitney anchored their team home with a world-junior-leading 43.46, the eighth-fastest junior time in history and the third quickest in the history of the World Junior Championships.
Alex Chapelle of France cleared 5.55m to win the men’s pole vault in the year’s best junior performance.
Martin Markovic became the second Croatian male athlete to win a world junior title and the first one in 12 years with a world-junior-leading 66.94m in the discus final at Hayward Field.
The women’s 3000m steeplechase title was captured by Bahrain’s Ruth Jebet in 9:36.74.
Rouguy Diallo took the women’s triple jump title with a massive wind-assisted 14.44m.
Shamier Little redeemed herself from her disappointment in Barcelona 2012 by taking the 400m hurdles title in convincing fashion with 55.66.
During three days of the Russian Championships in Kazan on 23-26 July there was only one European lead – Anna Nazarova-Klyashtornaya’s 6.93m long jump – but there were still a number of close battles and high quality results in other events.
When Trentavis Friday crossed the 200m finish line first at the IAAF World Junior Championships, he became the first US sprinter to win that event in the lifetime of any of the competitors. The last US win came in 1994, when Tony Wheeler took the title in 20.62.
Athletics fans of a certain generation will remember the 60s worldwide hit ‘Friday On My Mind’ and more than a few were humming The Easybeats' famous standard in Hayward Field after Trentavis Friday took the 200m title at the IAAF World Junior Championships, Oregon 2014 on the appropriate day of the week.
Mikhail Akimenko of Russia won the men’s high jump with a 2.24m clearance after an intense competition which saw the top four jumpers all record personal best clearances.