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By Larry Eder. 1. BBC actually showed seven hours of coverage on Saturday, Feb. 16 and five hours on Sunday. The meet was held in Birmingham Natonal Indoor Stadium, now the Ulitta stadium. Even BBC has learned that, after jerking athletics fans around last yearand not paying UK Athletics some pennies, the BBC, bless their soul, has remembered, that lots of Brits love track & field, and that, in an Olympic year, lots of Brit athletes will be shaking it up a bit in Paris. And Brits love to show up the French.

By Larry Eder.  I love track and field. I have loved it since I was 14 and Father Ralph Passerelli, S.J. told me to go run six miles. I ran about two, walked a half mile, finished another mile an one half, and some how got the shower at De Smet Jesuit High. I noted that my white Kmart special sneakers were now pink from the blood oozing from my feet. I thought I had stigmata!

Molly Caudery (Scott Simpson; Thames Valley) produced one of the most impressive performances at a Microplus UK Athletics Indoor Championships in recent times as she retook the world lead in the women’s pole vault by soaring to a Championship record, personal best and national title in Birmingham.

Jemma Reekie (coach: Jon Bigg; club: Kilbarchan) lit up the Microplus UK Athletics Indoor Championships with a Championship record and the second best time in the world this year on the way to victory in the 800m as more places for next month’s global gathering in Glasgow were secured on a brilliant final day in Birmingham.

ALBUQUERQUE – The final race of the USATF Indoor Championships lived up to the hype Saturday at the Convention Center, featuring a head-to-head matchup of the world's top two men's sprinters. World 60 record holder Christian Coleman, the fastest starter in the business, was in lane four, and to his right was world 100 and 200 champion Noah Lyles, the world leader in 2024.

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