The 2020 World Indoor Tour was a huge success. That the World Championships were postponed means little in regards to the winter series success. @RunBlogRun is finishing a series of podcasts on the World Indoor 2020 meetings. This is the podcast on the PSD Meeting Dusseldorf, which will become part of the ISTAF Indoor series in 2020.
The highlight of the meet was the attempts by Mondo Duplantis at the WR, and his near misses at 6.16m.
My big impression is this: Mondo Duplantis is the finest athlete of his generation. He is not the next Usain Bolt. He is Mondo Duplantis. He is liked by athletes and fans his age. HIs ability is extraordinary. His fitness is the same. But the big story here is this: Athletics has the ability to attract the world, especially in this current time of the pandemic. How does athletics build new fans in this current time?
Thanks to Mike Deering and The Shoe Addicts for producing the podcast, and the PSD Meeting Dusseldorf team.