Coaching Athletics Quarterly

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9.58 popular ticket - LONDON (GBR): Tickets for all athletics sessions at the London Stadium for World Championships will go back on sale from 8 March at 10.00 am. Organisers have also increased the availability of the massively popular ‘Bolt ticket’ – a £9.58 children’s ticket in honour of the legendary Jamaican’s 100m world record, following a huge response from families purchasing tickets.

World leads Harrison and Baker - ALBUQUERQUE (USA, Mar 5): World 100 m hurdles record-holder Keni Harrison clocked a world-leading 7.74 in the 60m hurdles heats to tie Gail Devers’ champs record before winning the final in 7.81 by 0.01 from Jasmin Stowers in 7.82 (7.92 heat). Christina Manning clocked 7.87 in the heat but was a distant third in the final in 8.02. Aries Merritt won his first US indoor title since 2012 with victory in the men’s 60m hurdles in 7.51 from Aleec Harris (7.54) and Jarret Eaton (7.59). Ronnie Baker won the 60m in a world-leading 6.45 (6.54 heat) from LeShon Collins (6.54) while Morolake Akinosun won the women’s 60m in 7.08 from Dezerea Bryant (7.11).

Minneapolis/St. Paul – March 7, 2017 – Five Team USA Minnesota distance runners – Meghan Peyton, Jon Peterson, Rob Molke, Kevin Lewis and Ryan Rutherford – will be among the deep field of competitors at the USATF 15k Championships in Jacksonville on March 11.  The championships will be run in conjunction with the 40th annual Gate River Run which will have some 20,000 participants.

Sprinting away from 2013 winner Vincent Kipruto with 300 metres to go, Ezekiel Chebii of Kenya won the 72nd Lake Biwa Marathon in Otsu, Japan, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Sunday (5).

It must have been the longest two minutes of her life. Midway through the women’s long jump final on the final day of the European Championships in Belgrade on Sunday (5), the heroine of the home nation, Ivana Spanovic, charged down the runway, soared into the air and splashed into the sand with what looked a leap well in excess of seven metres.

In athletics, there are certain athletes whose physical make-up seems almost crafted for their specific event. Take the tall, slender figure of Airine Palsyte in the high jump, the broad, hulking power of Konrad Bukowiecki in the shot put or the aggressive, ruthless running of Laura Muir over 1500m.

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico -- Just over a year and a half after a kidney transplant, Aries Merritt (Atlanta, Georgia) completed a storybook comeback, winning the 60-meter hurdles title to highlight the final day of the USATF Indoor Championships at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Over the three-day Championships, two world bests were set and eight meet records were broken or tied.

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico -- World bests in the men’s 300 meters and women’s 20-pound weight throw highlighted an action-packed Saturday at the USATF Indoor Championships at the Albuquerque Convention Center.

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico -- Two personal bests in the high jump lifted Erica Bougardto her first USATF pentathlon gold on day one of the USATF Indoor Championships at the Albuquerque Convention Center.

NBCSN Coverage Begins this Saturday at 10:30 p.m. ET & Continues this Sunday LIVE at 5:30 p.m. ET, Coverage Streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app - STAMFORD, Conn. - March 1, 2017 -NBCSN presents coverage of the 2017 USA Indoor Championships from the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, N.M., this Saturday, Mar. 4, at 10:30 p.m. ET and Sunday, Mar. 5, LIVE at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. The field for the USA Indoor Championships features 39 Olympians, who have won a total of 15 Olympic medals, including 6 gold medals.

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