400 meters, Muller Birmingham International, photo courtesy of British Athletics
Top innovations for Birmingham 2018
BIRMINGHAM (GBR): The next years World Indoor Championships in Birmingham will be full of innovations. One day will be added to the usual programme with Thursday staging on March 1 both high jumps as straight finals (men and women) at the same time. Later in the evening also women 3000 m will staged as straight final. During the next days also pole vault with 12 athletes and long jump, triple jump and shot put will be organised as straight finals with 16 participants. Another innovation in this events will be that only top 4 athletes will have the last sixth attempt in the competition. Top 8 will continue after three rounds.
RunBlogRun: I love the city of Birmingham. There is so much history, art, great food and pretty reasonable housing. Also, some fun places to run and walk around. Americans, Europeans, as well as the rest of the world should definitely go to the World Indoor! A fantastic event, a wonderful host and a well educated fan base, kind of Eugene with British accent. OH, and did I say how amazing the curry is?