Track and Field

Heroics from Spanovic, Muir and Mayer as European Indoor Championships conclude

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It must have been the longest two minutes of her life. Midway through the women’s long jump final on the final day of the European Championships in Belgrade on Sunday (5), the heroine of the home nation, Ivana Spanovic, charged down the runway, soared into the air and splashed into the sand with what looked a leap well in excess of seven metres.

Merritt, meet records highlight final day of USATF Indoors

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ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico -- Just over a year and a half after a kidney transplant, Aries Merritt (Atlanta, Georgia) completed a storybook comeback, winning the 60-meter hurdles title to highlight the final day of the USATF Indoor Championships at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Over the three-day Championships, two world bests were set and eight meet records were broken or tied.

Maslak claims third European indoor 400m crown

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In athletics, there are certain athletes whose physical make-up seems almost crafted for their specific event. Take the tall, slender figure of Airine Palsyte in the high jump, the broad, hulking power of Konrad Bukowiecki in the shot put or the aggressive, ruthless running of Laura Muir over 1500m.

Two world bests broken on Day 2 of USATF Indoors

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ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico -- World bests in the men’s 300 meters and women’s 20-pound weight throw highlighted an action-packed Saturday at the USATF Indoor Championships at the Albuquerque Convention Center.