Track & Field

Joshua Cheptegei, the hottest property in global endurance running, hopes to create another magical moment in his rising career as he plans an assault on the world 10,000m record at the NN Valencia World Record Day on Wednesday October 7 at Turia Stadium in Valencia, Spain.
Australian Ollie Hoare has won his second race in as many weeks. Having recently signed with the young and rapidly growing sneaker company 'ON', Hoeare Kicked off his debut as a pro with a win and a 3:34.64 1500m at the 2020 Music City Distance Carnival in Nashville.  It was the fastest 1500m in the US state of Tennessee's history . It also would have been an Olympic qualifying time, however the qualifying period has been frozen, meaning the run will not count for Tokyo 2021.
The men to beat in global 800m running has cut his season short, thanks to a nagging case of Plantar Fasciits in his right foot. The 23 year old American 800m specialist has won 10 races in a row, including most recently the Monaco Diamond League (1:43.15WL) and Stockholm Diamond League events (1:43.76).
Jessica Hull, the former Oregon Duck, former NCAA 1500 champ, and current Australian 5000m title holder, has broken the 18-year-old Australian 5000m record clocking 14:43.80, at the Monaco Diamond League.
Five Australians have travelled to Monaco for the Monaco Diamond League. To be held on Friday August 14, it is traditionally one of the highlights of the track and field calendar. With the majority of the season cancelled due to Covid-19, Monaco looks to provide the world’s best with a rare shot of elite competition.
Max Burgin, an U20 runner from Yorkshire, England, has lowered his UK U20 record, in Trafford England, to 1:44.75.
On the first day of August, 40 years ago, Sebastian Coe opened his eyes and saw an urgent chance of redemption lurking ahead. Six days before arguably his finest hour, he had arrived at Moscow’s Lenin Stadium, fully intent on procuring Olympic gold in the 800m final. Instead, by his own admission, the race tactics went horribly wrong and he could only hunt down silver as long-time rival Steve Ovett bolted out of sight, his pre-ordinated tactics shredded when he was forced to divert around a blockade of East Germans, escaping their path just too late.
Manangoi has been provisionally suspended in a case of whereabouts failures.  A whereabouts violation constitutes of any combination of three missed tests or filing failures in a 12-month period, according to the World Athletics anti-doping rules.  Athletes must provide doping officials with their whereabouts, or locations to be available for out-of-competition testing. Three missed tests in a 12-month span can lead to a suspension, even if an athlete has never tested positive.
Since March when the government ordered closure of athletics camps to minimise the spread of Covid-19, the once busy stadium has become a pale shadow of its former self. Foreign athletes who trained there flew out to their countries in Europe and the Americas
Mike Norman has run the fastest 100m of 2020 so far in Fort Worth, Texas on Monday (20th July). He stopped the clock at 9.86 seconds. Known as a 400m runner, the fast 100m makes Norman one of the most versatile sprinters in the world right now.