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Chicherova beats Lasitskene
CHELYABINSK (RUS, Jan 17): Performances of two London Olympics champions became highlights of Lukashevich and Seredkin Memorial, annual special jumping meeting. Anna Chicherova went over 201 (all heights were cleared by the 36-year-old Russian in first attempt) and after one foul at 203 she stopped. Reigning World and European champion Mariya Lasitskene was second with 197. 16-year-old Adelina Khalikova improved her indoor PB to 184 as fourth lost to Tatyana Odinyova in countdown. On the men side, Ivan Ukhov was best with 231 and after two failures at 235 he did not continue. World junior champion 2014 Mikhail Akimenko repeated his PB 228 as second over Semen Pozdnyakov 225. In pole vault Georgiy Gorokhov won with 560 over Yevgeniy Lukyanenko 550. Irina Ivanova (22) improved her PB to 455 to win women's event ahead of Lyudmila Petrova and Mariya Zakharutkina (both 435).
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Gebrhiwet_Hagos-Campaccio19.jpgHagos Gebrhewit, CampaccioXC 2019, photo by, January 26, 2019

Stefanidi_Ekaterina1-Monaco18.jpgEkaterina Stefanidi, Monaco 2018, photo by, Karlsruhe, February 2, 2019

Echevarria_Manuel1f-Stockholm18.jpgManuel Echevarria, Stockholm 2018, photo by, Torun, Poland, February 6, 2019

Schippers_DaphneQ-WORLDi18.jpgDafne Schippers, World Indoor 2018, photo by, Madrid, February 8, 2019r

775199425AB00071_24th_Europ.JPGLaura Muir, European Championships, August 2018, photo by Getty Images/Berlin 2018, Muller Indoor GP, Birmingham, February 16, 2019

1015150248.jpgHenrik and Jakub Ingebrigtsen, European 1,500m, August 2018, photo by Getty Images/Berlin 2018 , Dusseldorf, February 20, 2019

The IAAF World Indoor Tour gives you fantastic track and field in North America & Europe! Watch for complete coverage of all the meets by RunBlogRun and the IAAF. We look forward to seeing you in Boston for the launch!

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Top doubles for Kejelcha and Klosterhalfen
SEATTLE (USA, Jan 12): Great doubles at the UW Preview meet at 307 m oversized track. Ethiopian World Indoor champion Yomif Kejelcha clocked 2:18.34 in the 1000 m (his first ever) and after 50 minutes 3:52.61 PB in the mile. German Konstanze Klosterhalfen went to 2:43.07 in the 1000 m (her first ever) and 4:29.06 (indoor PB) over the mile with only 20 minutes in-between. Behind her Katie Mackey 4:30.02. In the men 1000 second Olympic medalist Clayton Murphy 2:18.64 and Brannon Kidder third 2:19.18 and Sam Prakel fourth 2:19.87. In the mile second Amos Bartelsmeyer 3:55.32 PB. Craig Engels won the 3000 m in huge life-time best 7:50.79 over Dillon Maggard 7:51.84 PB and Henry Wynne 7:52.23 PB. Women 3000 m went to Eleanor Fulton 9:02.84 (big PB) ahead of Shannon Rowbury (first track race since summer 2017 after baby break) 9:03.00. Briton Josh Kerr won the 800 m in 1:49.61 and Australian Louis Stenmark the 600 m in 1:17.59. Oraine Palmer from Jamaica improved to 6.65 in the 60 m and Katie Nageotte went over 465 in the pole vault.

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KARLSRUHE (GER): Cuban long jump star Juan Miguel Echevarria has been confirmed for the Indoor Meeting Karlsruhe on 2 February. The Cuban, who jumped a marginally wind-aided 8.83m last year, will be back to defend his title after it was last year the prelude to his world indoor win. Germany's European silver medallist Fabian Heinle and four-time German champion Julian Howard will provide opposition in the sell-out second meeting of the IAAF World Indoor Tour.

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No indoors for Christian Taylor


No indoors for Taylor
ATLANTA (USA): World and Olympic gold medalist in triple jump Christian Taylor will as usual not compete in the indoor season and concentrate on preparation to defend his global title in Doha. Confirms his agent Paul Doyle. Taylor is double Olympic winner and triple World champion. He last time competed indoors back in 2012.
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Muir 14:52.02, Stafford 14:57.02 Canadian record
GLASGOW (GBR, Jan 4): European champion Laura Muir opened her season with victory over 5000 m at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow at local Milers Meet in an excellent 14:52.02, a time that has only been bettered indoors by 11 athletes including Muir herself with 14:49.12 in 2017. Behind Muir, Gabriela Stafford clocked 14:57.02 on her debut to shatter the Canadian indoor 5000m record and just miss the outright mark of 14:54.98. Sol Sweeney won the 3000m in 7:56.79 and European U20 1500m champion Jemma Reekie won the women's 3000m in 9:16.48. Eilidh Doyle clocked 24.29 in a mixed 200m.
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Dr. Norb Sander was the man behind the Armory. Through charm, grace, and lots of phone calls, Norb made the NYC Armory the sanctuary of our sport that it is today. Norb passed away two years ago now, and, in his honor, this meet was named.

I love to go to the Armory. Over 130,000 young athletes race on the track each season, learning life lessons on the 200m Mondo track. With over sixty events a season, the NYC Armory teaches a new generation of athletes and entertains fans each and every season.

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The Millrose Games will be quite exciting in 2019. Keep the date open, February 9, 2019. Here's an exciting press release on the middle distances.

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Crouser and Kovacs for Millrose Games
NEW YORK (USA): Tickets for the 112th NYRR Millrose Games, the world's longest-running and most prestigious indoor track & field competition to take place at The Armory's New Balance Track & Field Center on February 9 went to sale on Tuesday. One new event, the men's shot put will return to the center stage at The Armory track and will be held in the middle of the arena. Current shot put Olympic gold medalist Ryan Crouser and shot put Olympic silver medalist Joe Kovacs have confirmed they will compete in the NYRR Millrose Games. Informs the Armory.
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The Millrose Games is one of the finest indoor meets in the world. Three hours of East coast indoor track geekness on the track that Norb built, the Millrose Games is an amazing collection of elite athletics and next generation athletes. The Millrose Games is one of those meets that I try not to miss. You should not either! Get your tickets at

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