The World Indoor Tour stopped at Glasgow on Feb 15, 2020 and the fans at the Emirates arena were treated to four hours of exciting athletics. EME News did what they do best and sent out a play by play of each event.
Mondo goes 618 with huge jump
GLASGOW (GBR, Feb 15): Mondo Duplantis amazed again with a casual-looking big clearance of a world record 6.18m at the Muller Indoor Grand Prix Glasgow/World Athletics Indoor Tour. Here the World record bonus confirmed by the organisers was 30 000 USD. Bethwel Bergen and Laura Muir also set world leads before the sell-out crowd at Emirates Arena. After Glasgow in 3 events the winner of World Indoor Tour is confirmed. Mondo Duplantis, Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk and Yaroslava Mahuchikh.
Event by event
Ronnie Baker takes the 60m in 6.50, photo by Getty Images / British Athletics
60m – Ronnie Baker took a massive win with 6.50 facility best as Mike Rodgers came in second on 6.67 just edging Jan Volko and CJ Ujah both 6.68.
400m – Akeem Bloomfield took the win with 46.20 over Obi Igbokwe (46.41).
Pole vault – Making it look easy, Mondo Duplantis added a centimetre to his week-old world mark of 6.17m, going clear at the first attempt with clear daylight over the bar. He had 5 jumps before the WR and did not continue of course afterwards. Also in Torun he had five jumps before the record. The Swede also had a big first-time clearance at 6.00m. Sam Kendricks was second with 5.75m and third Belgian Ben Broeders 575 equalled NR.
800m – Adam Kszczot finished strongly to win in 1:46.34, passing Cornelius Tuwei (1:46.52).
1500m – Bethwel Bergen took the win with a world lead 3:36.22 from Marcin Lewandowski’s 3:37.13 in season debut at the distance. Third SpainÂ´s Jesus Gomez 3:37.22 PB.
60m hurdles – Andrew Pozzi won with 7.57, with Yaqqub Mohamed Al Youha second in 7.61.
60m – Shelly Ann-Fraser Pryce was a clear winner with 7.16 from Murielle Ahoure (7.22).
400m – Jessie Knight took a surprise win over European indoor champion Justyna Swiety-Ersetic. Running 1.9 seconds inside her pre-season outright PB, the winner clocked 51.57 to 51.68. Stephenie Ann-McPherson dropped out after a mid-race collision and fall.
1000m – Laura Muir fell well short in her world record attempt. Although not far off the 2:30.94 schedule at 600m, she drifted back to 2:33.47, nevertheless a world lead. Next and well back was Adelle Tracey (2:37.95 PB).
1500m – Jemma Reekie came from well back to pinch the win from Dawit Seyaum (4:04.07 to 4:04.24). Rababe Arafi was third with 4:05.34.
60m hurdles – Alina Talay edged Nia Ali for the win as both clocked 8.03. Christina Clemons, third, had been fastest of all in the heats with 8.01.
High jump – Winner Yaroslava Mahuchikh had to be content with 1.93m after three failures at 1.98m. Bethan Partridge was second with 1.90m.
Long jump – Maryna Bekh-Romanchukh took the expected win amid drama when all three “finalists” in the winner-takes-all sixth round fouled. The Ukrainian’s earlier 6.90m thus gained her the verdict from Khaddi Sagnia (6.53m). Katarina Johnson-Thompson was fourth with 6.47m.