LEVIN : Gudaf Tsegay broke the women’s world record for the indoor 1500 meters on Tuesday after posting a time of three minutes, 53.09 seconds during a meeting in Lievin.

Ethiopian Tsegay beat by more than two seconds the previous record set by her compatriot Genzebe Dibaba in Karlsruhe in 2014.

American Grant Holloway ran the second fastest time of ever in the men’s 60m hurdles, registering 7.32 seconds to leave him trailing only Colin Jackson’s world record of 7.30 seconds from 1994.

“I am not really surprised. I worked to do that, I’ve Got to get this dynamic and stay under 7.40 consistently,” said Holloway, the reigning 110m hurdles world champion.

Get net Wale of Ethiopia fell 0.08 sec short of the men’s 300 m indoor world record, his time of 7min 24.98 sec just shy of Daniel Komen’s mark from 1998.

Jakob Ingebrigtsen won the men’s 1500 metre in 3 min 31.80 sec, the fifth fastest indoor time in history and a new European record.

“ I always want to run fast but it was my first race in 2021. It was really easy,” said the Norwegian.

Armand Duplanris won th men’s pole vault with a best of 5.86m, the Swede unable to replicate his weekend form in Rouen when he soared to a season-leading 6.03m.

The world holder grimaced after clearing the bar at the first try and did not attempt another height, quickly putt on his tracksuit.

Cuba’s Juan Miguel Echevarria, the 2018 indoor world champion, recorded a world-leading jump of 8.25 in the men’s long jump.

He overtook American Marquis Dendy’s effort of 8.21m set in Fayetteville, Arkansas on Sunday. Militardis Tenoglou matched that mark as he finished second to Echevarria in France. (AFP)


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