At the Dutch Indoor Championships in Apeldoorn, Femke Bol once again made history with an incredible display of technique and perseverance. Bol improved the world indoor 400-meter record to an amazing 49.24 while retaining her national title at the same stadium where she ran her historic 49.26 a year earlier. With this incredible accomplishment, she broke the 50-second mark for the sixth time indoors, solidifying Bol’s record with six of the top 12 fastest 400-meter times ever recorded. Bol, expressing her happiness, is now trying to win her maiden indoor global championship in Glasgow, Scotland, at the global Athletics Indoor Championships.

Simultaneously, at the Italian Indoor Championships in Ancona, Andy Diaz clinched the national title in the triple jump with a leap of 17.60m, falling just one centimeter short of his own world lead. The shot put competition saw European indoor champion Zane Weir emerge victorious with a throw of 21.69m, outperforming the world silver medallist Leonardo Fabbri. Zaynab Dosso set a meeting record of 7.06 in the 60m to regain the national title.


The UK Indoor Championships in Birmingham showcased Jemma Reekie’s exceptional 800m performance, securing her spot on the host nation team for the World Indoor Championships in Glasgow. Reekie’s time of 1:58.24 not only shattered the championship record but also stands as the second-quickest globally this year. Laura Muir dominated the 3000m, while Piers Copeland and Laviai Nielsen claimed the men’s 1500m and women’s 400m titles, respectively.

Over at the French Indoor Championships in Miramas, Wilhem Belocian clinched victory in a closely contested men’s 60m hurdles final. Amandine Brossier and Thomas Jordier emerged triumphant in the women’s and men’s 400m races, respectively, while Benjamin Robert secured the men’s 800m title.


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In Leipzig, Germany, Olympic champion Malaika Mihambo continued her impressive comeback by winning the long jump with a leap of 6.93m. Rebekka Haase and Gesa Felicitas Krause secured double victories in their respective events, with Haase triumphing in the 60m and 200m, and Krause winning the 1500m title after her earlier 3000m success. Marius Probst set a championship record in the men’s 1500m, and Jean Paul Bredau did the same in the 400m.

At the Polish Indoor Championships in Torun, Jakub Szymanski claimed the men’s 60m hurdles, and Piotr Lisek emerged victorious in the pole vault with a height of 5.80m.

Finally, in St. Gallen, Switzerland, Jason Joseph secured the 60m hurdles title at the Swiss Indoor Championships, with decathlete Simon Ehammer achieving a personal best of 7.55. Annik Kalin, a heptathlete, followed her long jump victory with a personal best of 7.99 in the 60m hurdles.