Can the Ingebrigtsens take medals in Doha? photo by PhotoRun.net
DOHA (QAT): Organisers are taking extra precautions against brutal heat and humidity expected for the women’s marathon and men’s 50km walk scheduled for this weekend. Despite taking place in the early hours of the morning, competitors may face temperatures exceeding 30C and humidity above 80%. Quoted by the Guardian, IAAF President Sebastian Coe said: “Clearly the issue is humidity. Anyone who has run knows you can deal with heat, but humidity is a real challenge. We will watch those metrics. We have extra precautions, extra things out on the course. We have more medical supervision, more water available. But it is going to be tough. It will be tough. We have to be mindful all the time of the welfare of the athletes. We have a medical team who will monitor those conditions all the time. We have monitored it since getting here and we’ve undertaken a lot of work on heat management.”
DOHA (QAT): Olympic and world 10,000m champion Almaz Ayana has withdrawn from the defence of her title. The Ethiopian has raced just once in the last two seasons, having had knee surgery in 2018.
DOHA (QAT): The IAAF’s live stream of the World Championships will be available in more than 150 territories, the list of which appears on the world governing body’s website. It also lists broadcast intentions for countries around the world.
DOHA (QAT): Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and O’Dayne Richards have been selected as team captains for Jamaica at the World Championships, Jamaica Gleaner reports.
DOHA (QAT): France’s former European champion Christophe Lemaitre has elected to pull out of the 200m at the World Championships to concentrate on the 4x100m relay.
KINGSTON (JAM): The doping hearing of world junior 100m and 200m champion Briana Williams ended a day early yesterday. However, no indication has been given over the timing of a decision on whether the Jamaican will face a ban following her positive test for Hydrochlorothiazide in June. She hopes to be allowed to compete in the 100m heats at the World Championships on Saturday and her representative, Dr Emir Crowne, has called on the Independent Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel to give its verdict urgently, Jamaica Gleaner reports.
KINGSTON (JAM): Jamaican discus record holder Fedrick Dacres declared he’s “good to go” if according to him “once I get my technique right.” “I am confident going in,” added Dacres while making it clear “a win would be a great result.”Â´”Anything that is needed to win, that’s my aim,” he said for trackalerts.
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