Genzebe Dibaba, photo by PhotoRun.net
The idea is fantastic. Short, focused season, use social media and get the word to the fans, and the fans will come. Madrid was the third stop for the 2018 IAAF World Tour! Next stop: Boston on February 10, 2018.
Dos Santos 17.35 WL, Husillos 45.86 NR
MADRID (ESP, Feb 8): There was one World lead in menÂ´s triple during 3rd IAAF World Indoor Tour meet 2018. Also Spanish record for Husillos in the 400 m and surprise win of Filippidis over Lisek in pole vault. Genzebe Dibaba won but was not as fast as expected. Lasitskene continued in her winning streak and Stanek dominated the shot put as in Dusseldorf.
Event by event review
60 m: In the final without injured home hero Perez (6.58 in heats) Rodgers 6.63 beat Kilty 6.64 and Barnes to Turkish record 6.65.
400 m (non tour event): Husillos clocked Spanish record 45.86 to beat indoor star Pavel Maslak (third 46.14) as Slovenian Janezic was second 46.08. Maslak lost last time against a European 400 m runner indoors early February in 2013.
800 m: Adam Kszczot knows how to run indoors and won with superb tactics 1:46.53 over Morrocan Smaili 1:46.72, De Arriba third 1:47.29.
1500 m (non tour event): DjiboutiÂ´s Souleiman opened indoor season with clear win 3:38.47.
PV: Filippidis had his day and equaled his national record 585 in pole vault in the battle with Lisek 580.
TJ: Excellent World lead and PB for Almir dos Santos 17.35 ahead of Nelson Evora 17.30 EL and Pichardo 17.01. Unexpected high quality.
SP: Czech record holder Stanek continues in his domination with 21.69, way back Haratyk 20.96 and Zunic 20.94.
400 m: The same order as in Karlsruhe, but faster times and in direct clash, Sprunger 51.61 EL and Horvat 52.22 NR.
800 m (national): Guerrero in nearly solo race won with solid 2:02.64.
1500 m: The pace was slower than in Karlsruhe so Genzebe won with 4:02.43. Klosterhalfen tried but was not faster also 4:04.72. Indoor PB for third McColgan 4:08.07.
3000 m (non tour event): Bahta in dramatic finish beat Ethiopians in NR 8:42.46. Worku led them as 2nd 8:42.69. Fourth Briton Clarke breakthrough race in 8:47.30 overall PB.
HJ: Lasitskene with 34th win in a row 200. Tried at 207, but it was not close.
TJ (non tour event): Neutral Prokopenko got 14.31 ahead of Romanian Panturoiu 14.21 and Lithuanian record for KiltyÂ´s wife Dzindzaletaite 14.13.