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A Column By Matt Lynch

In a new world full of point scores, raw scores, wind adjustments, bonus points and competition categories, the new qualifying system for Tokyo2020 has split the Track and Field world. This guide will aim to hopefully lead you through the ranking’s wilderness and out the other side with a clearer vision of what it’s all about.
Our land may be girt by sea, but tonight, at approximately 8:20pm, I was girt in a sea of green, as Kelsey-Lee Barber stepped onto the podium to receive her Javelin gold medal. We stood there, arm in arm, and belted out a national anthem that would make Tina Arena...
Sometimes being an athletics fan is hard. One moment, there’s absolutely nothing happening. Next minute, you don’t know where to look. Tonight, was one of those nights. After watching Solomon, Boden and Carli move on through to the semi’s & Buckingham and Klein make their debuts, there was a good 90min break...
Holy shot!! Did we all just witness the greatest ever shot-put competition of all time? Yes. Yes, we did. The event began with the longest ever throw at a world championship. Ryan Crouser set the tone with a 22.36, bettering the previous championship record. By the end, that mark was just...
Tonight, I had some stuff written already because it was going to be a long night and I thought, I can prep some gear and get to bed earlier. But F%$% that, how good was that 400!!!!!! Naser went out like she was shot out of a cannon. Miller-Uibo was in...
Everyone loves using a bit of All-Athletics (www.all-athletics.com) when checking up on some personal bests. It’s even been used in verb form before; “Oh, who’s this guy in lane 4?” “no idea. never heard of him” “You should all athletics him” Not only does it compile millions of results and keeps athlete profiles...
Tiernan impresses again while Mathews goes sub 3:55 for the mile Day 2 for the Aussies started with Pat Tiernan lining up in a field of 29 for the Pre Classic 5000m in what turned out to be Mo Farah’s last ever track race on US soil. Pushed all the...
Matt Lynch - Runner's Tribe From the author: As we approach the pinnacle of track and field, I’m teaming up with @runnerstribe over the next fortnight to deliver a daily rundown of the 2019 @iaaf_athletics Championships direct from Doha, Qatar 🇶🇦 The Doha Diaries will delve into the day to...
Shelly-Anne Fraser-Pryce was next level. She missed the 2017 London World championships because she had her first child, Zyon. But she's certainly back and basically better than ever (well 0.01 away from being better than ever). Her hair may have changed colour between the heats and tonight’s semi & final, but the trademark missile start certainly hadn’t changed. Clocking 10.71 for the win (her pb is 10.70) she’s destroyed all around her.
Day 9 - Basically, the best night of all-round athletics I’ve ever witnessed. You want a local hero returning to form and thrilling the crowd? Barshim did it all. He literally turned the Khalifa stadium into gridlock. With all the whinging going on about the small crowds, Barshim’s appearance in the...