The GB international covers 236km in 24 hours on the track, while Austria’s Ivona Dadic achieves 6235 points in a one-hour heptathlon

From a 24-hour track race to a one-hour heptathlon and more, here are some of the top recent results from around the world as athletics competition continues to make a comeback.

Canberra, Australia, July 25-26

GB and Scottish international ultra runner Jo Zakrzewski broke a total of four records during a 24-hour track race in Canberra, improving the Scottish 24-hour, 100-mile and 12-hour marks as well as the British 200km best.

In a week which had also seen her race in a trail event and masters track 5000m, Zakrzewski first covered 133.4km (82.8 miles) to improve on Fionna Ross’ Scottish 12-hour best of 130km set in 2015 before going through the 100-mile mark in 14:47:45 to beat Debbie Consani’s record of 15:48:18 from 2012.

In wet conditions, Zakrzewski’s total distance after 24 hours was 236.561km (146.99 miles) to improve on Ross’ Scottish record of 233.01km set in 2014, while her 200km time of 18:53:2 broke the British best of 19:00:31 set by Eleanor Robinson back in 1990.

At the event in Canberra Zakrzewski placed second overall behind Joe Ward who covered 239.529km and her distance places her fifth on the UK all-time list for 24-hour running.

With thanks to Adrian Stott for info. Results can be found here.

Amstetten, Austria, July 23

Austria’s Ivona Dadic scored an impressive 6235 points in a one-hour heptathlon.

First the world indoor pentathlon silver medallist clocked 13.64 in the 100m hurdles before a 1.80m high jump clearance, 14.84m shot put throw and 24.32 200m.

Then she leapt 5.76m in the long jump and threw 47.60m in the javelin before running 2:19.10 for 800m.

“It’s difficult and hard work to do a heptathlon within two days, but within one hour, that’s just crazy,” she said, quoted by World Athletics.

“I am totally groggy now, but I am very, very happy. It’s a great result and I am even No.2 in the world in 2020. That’s crazy good. I have shown what I am able to do.”

Dadic’s PB in a traditional heptathlon is 6552 points, set in 2018.

Austria’s two-time world under-20 medallist Sarah Lagger was second with 5794 points.

Back To The Track, Clermont, Florida, USA, July 24-25

The first day of action saw Olympic 400m champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo become just the fourth woman to ever run sub-11 seconds for 100m, sub-22 for 200m and sub-49 for 400m as she clocked a 100m PB of 10.98 (+1.4m/sec).

Trayvon Bromell ran 9.90 (+1.4m/s) for his fastest 100m for four years, while Noah Lyles won the final, which Bromell chose not to contest, in a wind-assisted 9.93 (+2.3m/s).

Click here for more from our online report.

On day two, Miller-Uibo clocked a world-leading 21.98 (+2.0m/s) to win the 200m, while Lyles won the men’s race in 19.94 (+0.8m/s), with Britain’s Matthew Hudson-Smith clocking a PB of 20.60 (+1.9m/s).

Brittany Anderson won the 100m hurdles in 12.82 (+1.3m/s), with sisters Tiffany Porter and Cindy Ofili clocking 12.92 and 12.95 respectively.

Kingston, Jamaica, July 25

Elaine Thompson-Herah ran a wind-assisted 100m of 10.73 (+3.0m/s) and in the men’s race there was a 9.96 (+2.1m/s) by Julian Forte ahead of Yohan Blake with 10.07.

Footes Lane, Guernsey, July 26

Two weeks after clocking 35.35 for the 300m hurdles, putting him fourth on the UK all-time list, British under-20 400m hurdles record-holder Alastair Chalmers again impressed by setting a PB of 49.87 in the longer event.

Alastair Chalmers celebrates his sub-50 time. Photo by Martin Gray for

Diving over the line, the 20-year-old secured his first sub-50 second time.

Behind him, Peter Curtis clocked a PB of 53.01.

In the mixed 1500m, Island record-holder Sarah Mercier ran 4:31.78, with Sam Lesley winning from Will Bodkin in 4:02.44 to 4:04.29.

COVID 19 Series, Par, Cornwall, July 25

The most south-westerly county of England held its first track and field competition of 2020 with Cornish juniors Kaya Cairney and Lewis Cotterill among those to set PBs.

This was due to some creative organisational skills by Newquay-based coach Larry Garnham, who sought a permit from the Association of Running Clubs instead of England Athletics under the banner of the “Cornish Rebels AC” in conjunction with Newquay & Par AC.

Cairney, who was sixth in the English Schools 200m final four years ago, ran 21.9 for 200m to go No.3 on the Cornish under-20 all-time rankings, while 800m specialist Cotterill took almost a second off his 400m best with 49.5 in drizzly but still conditions.

The COVID 19 Series continues on August 1 with 1500m races followed by 800m events on August 8.

Trafford Gold Standard BMC meeting, Manchester, July 25

Georgie Hartigan and Joshua Lay were among the winners at the 800m pilot event where athletes had to remain in their lanes for the whole race.

BUCS 1500m champion Hartigan ran a PB of 2:04.60, while European under-20 1500m bronze medallist Lay ran a near PB of 1:48.75.

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Bern, Switzerland, July 24

Ciara Mageean became the first Irish woman to run under 2 minutes for 800m, clocking 1:59.69 during her season opener.

Norway’s Hedda Hynne was second in 2:00.72, with France’s Renelle Lamote third in 2:01.50 and Switzerland’s Selina Buchel fourth in 2:01.79.

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Pennine Way, UK, July 22-24

Damian Hall improved the recently-set Pennine Way fastest known time (FKT) by more than three hours, clocking two days, 13 hours and 34 minutes for the 268-mile route.

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Bob Graham Round, Lake District, July 24

Beth Pascall achieved a a women’s record for the 66-mile and 42-peak Bob Graham Round, with her time of 14:34 the fifth-fastest ever.

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