ATHLETICS – Usain Bolt won the men’s 100m at the world championships in Beijing. It was his third world title in this event. Bolt joined Carl Lewis (USA) and Maurice Greene (USA) as the only athletes to win three world titles in this event. Bolt also won in 2009 and 2013. Since Yohan Blake won this event in 2011, it is now four Jamaican gold medals in a row.
ATHLETICS – On Sunday, Mo Farah (GBR) won the 5000m at the European Championships athletics to claim his fifth gold medal in the history of the European Athletics Championships. Continue reading
ATHLETICS – Valerie Adams won the women’s shot put in the Diamond League series in Rome on Thursday. This was Adams’ 19th victory in a Diamond League meeting, equalling pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie on most victories (19). Adams has now won all women’s shot puts in which she has taken part since the 2010 Commonwealth Games in October 2010. Continue reading
ATHLETICS – Wilson Kipsang (KEN) set a course record of 2:04:29 to win the London Marathon. It was the fifth time he finished a marathon in under 2:05. No other athlete has achieved this. Continue reading
ATHLETICS – On Sunday, 3 November, the 43rd edition of the New York City marathon will be run. Our Infographic gives you the key numbers about the race. Click on this LINK to see our FULL SIZE Infographic.
ATHLETICS – Dennis Kimetto won the Chicago marathon in 2:03:45 on Sunday. This is a new course record. The old record was held by Tsegaye Kebede who ran 2:04:38 last year.
- Kimetto’s time is the fourth fastest ever and he is now the third fastest man on a marathon as Wilson Kipsang has the fastest and third fastest times.
- Before today, Kimetto was the sixth fastest man in this discipline.
- Haile Gebreselassie is still the fastest runner from outside Kenya.
Fastest marathons on legal course
ATHLETICS – Wilson Kipsang broke the world record in the men’s marathon clocking 2:03:23 in Berlin. The last five world records in this event have now been set in Berlin. For more background on this race and this achievement click here to relive our preview.