Two world leading marks were among a number of fine performances at the ISTAF INDOOR in Berlin’s Mercedes-Benz Arena on Friday evening. Christina Clemons of the US won the 60 m hurdles in 7.83 seconds while Malaika Mihambo took the long jump with 6.77 m. For Mihambo it was her third victory in a row at Berlin’s ISTAF INDOOR. And actually there was a hat-trick of world leading performances in this venue for Germany’s sports person of the year. The meeting was allowed to go ahead with strict hygiene registrations in place. There were no spectators allowed in the arena. 

Fayetteville, ARKANSAS -- Ryan Crouser (Portland, Oregon) did not waste any time in asserting his 2021 dominance when the men’s shot put Olympic champion threw a pending indoor world record on his first throw. The distance -- 22.82m (74-10.5) -- bested Randy Barnes’ 1989 record of 22.66m. 

The first edition of the World Mountain and Trail Running Championships will be held on 11-14 November 2021 in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

IOC Statement - We refer you to the strong and clear statement that the Japanese Government made today, saying that the report is “categorically untrue”. Please find the statement here:

INDIANAPOLIS -- After bettering the American U20 record in the women’s 5,000m, Jenna Hutchins (Johnson City, Tennessee) was selected as USATF Athlete of the Week, and two-time Olympian Kenny Moore was the winner of the 38th USATF Throwback Athlete of the Week award for setting an American best in the men’s marathon on December 7, 1969. In the absence of regular competition during the Covid-19 pandemic, we are taking a weekly look back at some of the great efforts by American track and field athletes through the years.