IAAF Ratifies a Bevy of World Records

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Harrison_KendraFL1-Lausanne16.jpgKeni Harrison, U.S.A.,WR holder, 100m hurdles, 12.20, photo by PhotoRun.net

Chopra_Neeraj8648-Poland16.jpgNeeraj Chopra, India, U20 Javelin WR, 86.48m, photo by PhotoRun.net

Ayana_Almaz-Rio16.JPGAlmaz Ayana, Ethiopia, 10,000m WR, 29:17.45, photo by PhotoRun.net

VanNiekerk_WaydeWR4303b-RioOlyG16.jpgWayde Van Niekerk, South Africa, 400m WR, 43.03, photo by PhotoRun.net

Wlodarczyk_Anita1a-Rio16.JPGAnita Wlodarczyk, Poland, Hammer WR, 82.29m, photo by PhotoRun.net

MONACO (MON): The IAAF has ratified Kendra Harrison's world 100m hurdles record of 12.20, Neeraj Chopra's world U20 javelin record of 86.48m and three world records set at the Olympic Games: Almaz Ayana's 29:17.45 10,000m, Wayde van Niekerk's 43.03 400m and Anita Wlodarczyk's 82.29m hammer.

RunBlogRun opines: For RBR, what is nice about the WRs in 2016, is the global nature of the sport. From India to RSA, to Poland, to Ethiopia to the US. Athletics is truly a global sport and should and must be celebrated as such. Also, WR's are hard to come by, due to their very nature. Nothing in our sport is easy, from going to the starting line, to looking, up, and hearing a thundering roar before one sets their blocks. There are many times, I find myself taking an extra breath before the big races, to soak in the excitement and the grandeur. I saw three of the five above in 2016. I would like to see Mr. Chopra throw soon.

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