Karsten Warholm achieved his mission at the Impossible Games in Oslo tonight as, running alone in a largely empty stadium – but watched worldwide via a live TV link – he marked the sport’s first big break-out from coronavirus lockdown with a world best for the 300 metres hurdles of 33.78sec.
The largest and most significant athletics meeting of the pandemic-blighted year will take place with Oslo’s Bislett Stadium at its centre tomorrow night – the self-styled Impossible Games – with another similar event, the Inspiration Games, based in Zurich set to take place on July 9.
Jakob Ingebrigtsen and Yasemin Can win fourth successive titles at European Cross Country Championships
The Ingebrigtsen brothers’ ambition of successfully defending the men’s under-20 and senior titles at the European Athletics Cross Country Championships in Lisbon today were only half fulfilled.
Filip and Jakob Ingebrigtsen to defend senior and under-20 titles at European Cross Country Championships
Filip and Jakob Ingebrigtsen will defend their respective men's senior and under-20 titles tomorrow at the European Cross Country Championships in Lisbon.
Guinea-Bissau runner makes a name at IAAF World Championships with selfless assistance of stricken opponent
With all three of the big names in the men’s 400 metres hurdles winning their opening heats, the main focus on the opening day of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships here fell upon the opening heat of the men’s 5,000m, which saw Guinea-Bissau’s Braima Suncar Dabo stop running to assist a stricken opponent, 33-year-old Jonathan Busby of Aruba, in finishing.
Apart from forecasting rain in Sandnes last weekend it was also possible to foresee a squall of family rows as a number of small, excited boys left the Extra supermarket with arms signed by the store’s illustrious sporting regulars - the Ingebrigtsen brothers.