OLYMPICS

Brett Davies After Sydney McLaughlin's world record earlier in the day, the fans and the assembled world's media were treated to another feast of athletic brilliance in the evening session. https://www.runnerstribe.com/latest-news/mclaughlin-destroys-world-400m-hurdles-record-in-tokyo/   In the decathlon, Damian Warner was carrying on the great form seen in Gotzis earlier this year. A 9000 point score...
Just 24 hours after a historic race in the men’s 400m hurdles, the women’s final on Wednesday (4) resulted in a similarly mind-boggling outcome as Sydney McLaughlin broke her own world record* to take gold in 51.46. Mirroring what happened in the men’s event, Dalilah Muhammad finished second in 51.58,...
Qatar's Mutaz Barshim and Italy's Gianmarco Tamberi know what it’s like to suffer.  Both have overcome potentially career ending injuries in the years leading into Tokyo. Now both walk away with Gold after declining the opportunity to compete in a jump-off. Barshim gave Qatar its first Olympic track and field title—and Tamberi recorded a PB clearance of 2.37 metres. Both Barshim and Tamberi had no failed jumps,  until they attempted the 2.39-metre mark.
NB: The world’s most eco-friendly high performance running shoe company is coming. Sign-up to follow their story HERE…. What can stop Sifan Hassan from completing a historic distance treble at the Tokyo Olympic Games? Not falling in the heats of the 1500m, which happened this morning. Not running for a gold medal in 28C...
The Netherlands’ Sifan Hassan has secured her first Olympic Gold in the women’s 5000m in Tokyo tonight! Her victory comes after the double World Champion announced a few days ago that she would be attempting to triple at this year’s Olympic Games. 
Nijel Amos has been reinstated and placed into the start-list for the final of the men's 800m on Wednesday night. Amos fell in the semi-final and it was assumed his Olympic campaign was finished.
Even before the men’s 100m final, traditionally the most anticipated event of the Olympic Games, this was a thrilling night of athletics. In the minutes before the world’s fastest men took to the track for their showdown on Sunday (1), Venezuela’s Yulimar Rojas had destroyed the 26-year-old triple jump world...
Yulimar Rojas saved her best for last in the triple jump at the Tokyo Olympic Games, sailing out to a world record of 15.67m* to land Venezuela’s first Olympic title in athletics. The two-time world champion opened with an Olympic record of 15.41m (1.1m/s) but struggled to match that with...
Now we have three men with a great opportunity. Jeff Riseley has, at the age of 34, come into form at just the right time to qualify, after years of injury and indifferent form. He ran well for 4th in his heat in 1.45.41, coming home hard and passing a former world champ, Pierre-Ambroise Bosse. 
West Australian Peter Bol has broken the Australian 800m record at the Tokyo Olympics. Running in heat 1, Bol sat in second for most of the race, and finished strong crossing the line also in second.  Easing up over the line, Bol still managed to break the Australian 800m record clocking 1:44.13.  Not hard to see Bol dipping significantly under 1:44.00 in either the semi-final or final.
                   

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