Scot runs lifetime best in Dubai while there are great indoor performances all around the world

Marc Scott’s European 5000m mark was not the only record of note or great performance at the weekend as all age groups enjoyed thrilling competition.

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Dubai, UAE, February 12
European 5000m silver medallist Eilish McColgan broke Paula Radcliffe’s British best when she won the 5km road race in a PB and world lead of 14:48.

Radcliffe ran 14:51, which was a world best, when she won the Flora 5km at Hyde Park in 2003 and while she did run a reported 14:48 at halfway during a 10km world best in San Juan that was insufficient for record purposes.

Beth Potter did run 14:41 in Barrowford in 2021 but that time was also never ratified.

Curiously it was the first 5km race that McColgan had run since 2016 and moved her up from 64th in the UK all-time rankings and above her mother Liz’s 14:57 from 1991, when Eilish was not even one year old.

McColgan races next in the RAK Half-Marathon in the United Arab Emirates on Saturday.

Winter Throws Woodford Open, February 13
Katie Head went second all-time in the UK in the women’s hammer to Olympic medallist Sophie Hitchon with a 69.72m throw.

Katie Head

It was a stunning four-metre PB and moved her up from 13th with her 65.39m last summer.

Kayleigh Presswell set a PB of 64.77m in second.

Mark Dry was first in the men’s hammer with a 70.03m throw.

Kai Barham set a PB of 65.88m in winning the under-17 event.

Nick Percy was the men’s discus winner with a 59.46m throw.

Windy City Invitational, Chicago, February 11-12
NCAA 5000m champion Cooper Teare clocked a world-leading 3:50.17 in the mile to achieve the seventh-best performance ever, just ahead of NCAA 1500m champion Cole Hocker’s 3:50.35 which was the eighth- best ever time.
Teare ran 1:47.32 in the following day’s 800m to place third.

Briton James West won the 3000m in a fast 7:44.73 ahead of Ben Veatch’s 7:45.36 and German Aaron Bienenfeld’s 7:46.09.

Canadian Aurora Rynda won the women’s 600m in a world-leading 1:27.05.

Joe Ellis set a British best in the weight throw with a 24.07m effort.

Micah Williams won the 60m in 6.55.

Lilac Grand Prix, Spokane, USA, February 11
Olympic 1500m bronze medallist Josh Kerr improved his 800m indoor PB to 1:46.64 in defeating Craig Engels’ 1:46.77.

Another British winner was Olympic 1500m finalist Jake Heyward, who dominated the 3000m in a Welsh record 7:48.83 to improve his previous best, set outdoors of 7:55.17.

World 800m champion Donavan Brazier won the 600m in 1:13.97 with splits of 23.8 and 48.5 as he just missed his own world record of 1:13.77.

In second Isaiah Harris went fourth all-time with 1:14.95.

Metz, France, February 12
In this World Indoor Tour silver meeting in her first competition of the year, Femke Bol set a world-leading 50.72 in the 400m.

She also ran a PB of 23.37 in her 200m race to defeat European Indoor 60m champion Ajla Del Ponte’s 23.68.


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Triple world indoor medallist Pascal Martinot-Lagarde won the 60m hurdles in 7.51 to defeat European indoor champion Wilhem Belocian (7.52) and Spain’s Asier Martinez (7.55).

Arthur Cisse took the honours in the 60m in 6.53 to equal his Ivory Coast record and defeat American Cravont Charleston’s 6.54.

The world indoor 1500m record-holder Samuel Tefera was first in the 3000m in a 7:37.45 PB from Kenya’s Daniel Simiyu (7:37.86).

Kenyan Abel Kipsang led in the 1500m in 3:36.23 ahead of Marcin Lewandowski’s 3:37.17.

Kenyan under-20 Noah Kibet won the 800m in a 1:46.06 PB.

Olympic champion Miltiadis Tentoglou easily won the long jump with a 8.22m leap while Chris Nilsen took the pole vault with a 5.91m leap.

Tiger Paw Invitational, Clemson, USA, February 11-12
Olympian Randolph Ross won the 400m in a world-leading 44.83.

The 2015 world champion Danielle Williams set a world lead 7.75 and PB in the 60m hurdles while, in the men’s, Leonard Mustari’s 7.55 equalled the 20-year old mark of Liu Xiang 7.55 in 2002. It was also a US record and saw him finish just ahead of Devon Brooks’ 7.56.

Alexis Holmes was first in the women’s 400m in 51.27.

Akela Jones won the long jump with a 6.80m leap to equal her Barbadian record.

On the second day, Abby Steiner achieved a world-leading time and US collegiate record over 200m of 22.37. Ireland’s Rhasidat Aledeke ran 22.87 in a different race.

Matthew Boling was fastest in the men’s 200m with 20.41 to Javonte Harding’s 20.43.

Pul 5km, Battersea, February 11
In this Friday night Podium Under the Lights event there were victories for Great South Run winner Jack Rowe (13:42) and USA’s 2:28 marathoner Allie Kieffer (15:52).

Allie Kieffer (James Rhodes)

The latter finished narrowly ahead of Charlotte Arter’s 15:56 and Cari Hughes’ 15:57.

Completing the top three men were Michael Ward (13:54) and Alexander Lepretre (13:55) as the first seven broke 14 minutes.

Jack Rowe leads the Pul 5km at Battersea (James Rhodes)

Clare Elms broke Fiona Matheson’s world age-58 best with a time of 18:02 which scored over 100 per cent on age-grading to head the UK W45 plus rankings. Nick Torry, who joins the M45 ranks this week, went top of the UK M40 rankings with 14:37.

Despite restricted entry (only sub-16 men could compete), 147 set PB’s including 30 of the first 35 in the first non-elite men’s wave and three of those that didn’t were Vets.

4J Studios Scottish Athletics Indoor Masters Championships, Glasgow, February 13
The highlight of the championships was a M65 clash over 1500m between Paul Forbes, who has set a world M65 800m record this year, and Alastair Walker, who has set a world mark over 3000m.

Forbes, a former Commonwealth Games competitor over 800m, won in a British record 4:43.88 but just missed Cees Stolwijk’s 4:43.01 world mark. Walker ran 4:47.30 to go second all-time among British competitors in the age group.

Fiona Matheson, who just lost her recently-set world 3000m mark, continued her record-breaking by bettering the world W60 indoor 1500m listed mark of 5:10.44 with 5:09.58.

Fiona Matheson (Bobby Gavin/Scottish Athletics)

There was also a British W60 record for Yvonne Crilly of 2:35.91 which improved Nancy Hitchmough’s 2:37.67.

M40 Ian Horsburgh gained a 7.30/22.76 sprint double.

Louisville, USA, February 12
Vashti Cunningham won the high jump with a world-leading 1.98m ahead of Jelena Rowe’s 1.95m.

Another world lead was set by Josh Awotunde’s 21.53m indoor PB ahead of Darrell Hill’s 21.20m.

Olympic hurdles champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn also went top of the world with a Puerto Rican record 22.54 in the 200m.

Shane Streich set a more surprising world lead with a 2:16.16 1000m victory ahead of Luke McCann’s Irish record 2:17.40.

There were quick 300m victories for Kahmari Montgomery (32.42) and Canadian Kyra Constatine (36.94).

Sandi Morris won the pole vault with a 4.71m leap.

In the 60m, Emmanuel Matadi won in a Liberian record 6.52 ahead of Brandon Carnes’ 6.53

There were hurdle wins for Devon Allen (7.50) and Jamaican Brittany Anderson (7.82).

Tyson Invitational, Fayetteville, USA, February 11/12
Trey Cunningham won the 60m hurdles in 7.42.

In the women’s 60m Mary Beth St.Price won in 7.04 after a PB 7.06 heat ahead of Jamaica’s Sharicka Jackson’s 7.12 PB.

The women’s hurdles was won by Aliah Armstrong’s 7.81 PB.

Tara Davis won the long jump with a 6.84m leap.

Jenoah McKiver won the 400m in a PB 45.39.

The 400m hurdler Shamier Little ran 51.91 in the women’s 400m, while Britain’s former European junior medallist Amber Anning won her heat in 52.07

In the 60m heats, Nigerian Favour Ashe ran 6.52.

Sondre Guttormsen set a temporary Norwegian pole vault record of 5.82m that lasted less than 24 hours.

Florida with an all-American team posted a world-leading 3:02.09 in the 4x400m relay.

David Hemery Valentine Invitational, Boston, USA, February 11
Gabriela DeBues-Stafford set a world lead and Canadian record of 14:31.38 in the 5000m. It was the fifth-fastest run of all-time. Elise Cranny set a US indoor record of 14:33.17 in second.

There was also a Canadian victory in the mile for Lucia Stafford with 4:24.42 ahead of Mexican Alma Cortes’ Mexican record 4:27.09

Roisin Willis won the 800m in 2:00.06 to go third all-time among juniors while Sophia Gorriaran set an all-time under-18 indoor best of 2:00.58.

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Lagos City Marathon, Nigeria, February 12
There were Ethiopian victories for Ulfata Gelata (2:11:54) and Dagne Yirma (2:33:50).

Mesa Half Marathon, USA, February 12
Olympic marathon bronze medallist Molly Seidel won in 70:06, while Jacob Thomson won the men’s race in 62:25 from Eritrea’s Tsegay Tuemay’s 62:28.

Ugandan Cross-Country Championships, Tororo, Uganda, February 12
There were 10km wins for Ali Chebures (29:35) ahead of Geoffrey Kusuro (29:36) and Joel Ayeko (29:40) and Merycline Chelangat (33:31) just ahead of Sarah Chelangat (33:32) and Olympic 3000m steeplechase champion Peruth Chemutai (33:42).

Dortmund, Germany, February 12
KC Lightfoot won the pole vault with a 5.95m leap before attempting a US record 6.03m.

Poland’s Justyna Swiety-Ersetic won the 400m in 52.10.

Agnes Tirop Cross Country Classic, Eldoret, Kenya, February 12
Joyce Chepkemoi won the 10km in 34:02 ahead of world 5000m silver medallist Margaret Kipkemboi (34:09), Nesphine Jepleting (34:22) with world junior cross country champion Beatrice Chebet fourth (34:33).

Samwel Masai won the men’s race in 29:46 ahead of Nicholas Kimeli (30:00) and Michael Kibet (30:10).

Husky Classic, Seattle, USA, February 11/12
There was a Somalian 3000m record for Abdihamid Nur of 7:40.66 while Australian Ky Robinson won the 5000m in 13:21.85 ahead of Brian Fay’s Irish record 13:24.00.

Kasaun James was first in the 60m in 6.55.

Music City Invitational, Nashville, February 11
There were world leads in the weight throw for Daniel Haugh (24.93m) and Shey Taiwo (25.19m).

Spain’s Mario Garcia Romo won the men’s mile in 3:53.36.

American Track League, Louisville, February 12
British Olympic relay medallist Imani Lansiquot was third in the 60m in 7.31.

Lina Nielsen won the 300m in 37.35 to go sixth all-time in the UK indoors.

Abbotstown, Ireland, February 12
Phil Healy continued her good form with a PB 51.74 400m victory.

Nick Griggs, who is only 17 years old, became the first Irish under-20 athlete to break eight minutes for 3000m with 7:57.38.

Robert McDonnell won the 200m in 21.00 while Cillín Greene won the 400m in 46.94.

Running Grand Prix, Goodwood, February 13
James Baker, 45, got ever closer to his quest for 1000 outright race wins with victory number 983 in a 2:35:03 marathon victory on Goodwood Race Circuit. Diane Leggott won the women’s race in 3:01:33.

Kent Cross-Country League, Norman Park, Bromley, December 12
Megan Marchant won her first Kent league of the season at the fourth attempt as her 29:41 victory ensured she easily won the overall individual title.

Andrea Clement was second in 29:56 and led hosts Blackheath and Bromley to victory on the day but, in the overall standings, it was Tonbridge led by third-placer under-20 Imogen Amos (30:19) who just pipped Marchant’s Cambridge Harriers side by a few individual match points having been equal on match points.

Megan Marchant (Mark Hookway)

The men’s individual race was won by Corey De’ath in 24:40 from Marshall Smith’s 24:51.

De’ath led Tonbridge to an easy team victory as they placed seven in the first 10. They also dominated all the men’s team competitions.

Tonbridge also had the individual league winner in Michael Ellis. The consistent athlete who has been fifth or sixth in last five league races took the overall honours with a sixth place here, just under a minute down on De’ath.

Corey De’ath wins the Kent League at Bromley (Mark Hookway)

Start Fitness North Eastern Harrier League inc Sherman Cup and Davidson Shield, Temple Park, South Shields, February 12
On a course that hosted the English National event in 1994 won by David Lewis, there was a men’s win for Matthew Briggs (30:15) from Conrad Franks and Stephen Jackson (both 30:34) and the team race matched the individual clubs order with Morpeth winning from Gateshead and Sunderland.

Senior men’s start (David Hewitson)

Morpeth also won the Sherman Cup held over all the male events.

Amy Fuller (David Hewitson)

Amy Fuller (23:27) won the women’s race from Catriona McDonald (24:01), who led Morpeth to team victory, and Kim Simpson (24:21).

Even though they did not win any of the five team events, Tyne Bridge were consistent and won the Davidson Shield for being the top overall women’s club.

Enfield Walking League, Enfield, February 12
George Wilkinson won the five miles in a time of 39:04 from M55 Dave Annetts’ 39:33 while the first woman, Abigail Jennings, finished third overall in 41:33.

Multiple European Masters champion Francisco Reis, who is now a M60, won the three miles in 26:43.

26.2 Valentine’s 10km, Ewell, February 13
Tom Austin won the men’s race in a PB 30:55.

W40 Helen Gaunt won the women’s race in 35:32 in a field that was enhanced by places in the England masters road running team being available.

Age group winners included M40 Karl Welborn (32:26), M55 Andrew Leach (33:33), M80 Michael Conway (55:25), W45 Kate Rennie (36:18) and W70 Jane Davies (49:17).

Cardiff 10, February 13
Michael Young won in 54:23 with top M60 David James making the top 10 with 62:20. In 1980, James ran 13:33.91 for 5000m and 8:20.28 for two miles and the latter still ranks in the UK all-time top 20, 42 years later.

Hastings, New Zealand, February 12
Zoe Hobbs improved her own Kiwi 100m record to 11.15/1.4 to set a world indoor, world outdoor and Commonwealth qualifying mark.

Madrid, Spain, February 12
Maribel Perez clocked a Spanish 60m record of 7.20.

World triple jump record-holder Yulimar Rojas began her 2022 season by finishing a close second in the long jump as her 6.55m was matched by Irati Mitxelena, who won on a better second jump.

Kiev, Ukraine, February 12
Yulia Levchenko won the women’s high jump with a 1.94m leap.

Adelaide Track Classic, Australia, February 12
Rohan Browning won the men’s 100m in 10.12/0.9 from New Zealand’s Edward Osei-Nketia’s 10.19

Aidan Murphy, 18, won the 200m in 20.66/0.2.

Uppsala, Sweden, February 13
Pal Haugen Lillefosse cleared a 5.83 to regain his Norwegian record lost in America as Sweden won the match in both men’s and women’s categories.

Apeldoorn, Netherlands, February 13
Jessica Schilder set an outright Dutch shot put record with a 19.26m heave while Sofie Dokter won the pentathlon national title with 4263 points while Lauri Hulleman won the heptathlon with 5358.

Vaxjo, Sweden, February 12
American Chase Ealey won the indoor shot with a 19.20m throw.

Ust-Kamemogorsk, Kazakhstan, February 12
Last year’s world fastest steeplechaser Norah Jeruto won the 3000m flat in 9:00.33 ahead of Caroline Chepkoech’s 9:00.51 and Daisy Jepkemei’s 9:02.85.

Russian Winter indoor meet, Moscow, Russia, February 13
Igor Obraztsov clocked a fast 6.55 in the 60m.

There was a Russian record in the 500m for Saveliy Savlukov, who clocked 61.25.

Former world champion Aleksandr Menkov won the long jump with a 7.80m leap while Maksim Afonin took the shot title with 20.53m.

Belgrade, Serbia, February 13
Asmir Kolasinac won the shot with a 20.74m throw.

Spanish 20km race walk Championships, Pamplona, Spain, February 13
María Pérez won the 20km in 1:27:40 while Alberto Amezcua took the men’s title in 1:20:29.

Oceanian and Australian 20km Championships, Adelaide, Australia, February 13
Jemima Montag set an Oceanian 20km race walk record of 1:27:27 to take 17 seconds off of the mark of Jane Saville set in 2004

Declan Tingay was the men’s winner in 1:20:44.

Monaco, February 13
Denmark’s 17-year-old Axel Christensen won the 5km race in a time of 13:42, from France’s Raphael Montoya’s 13:43.

Margaux Sieracki of France won the women’s race in 15:32.

Modena, Italy, February 13
Sara Fantini went second all-time in Italian hammer throwing with a 72.61m world qualifying throw.

Francistown, Botswana, February 12
Bayapo Ndori ran a high altitude 400m of 45.04.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, February 11-12
Mohamed Yassin Al-Hassan won the 100m in a heavily wind-assisted hand-timed 9.8/6.7.

Japan Corporate Half-marathon championships, Yamagauchi, Japan, February 13
There were victories for Hiroto Hayashida (60.38) and Kenyan Dolphine Omare (67:56).

Don Kirby Invitational, Albuquerque, February 12
Josefine Tomine Eriksen set a Norwegian record in the 600m of 1:28.27.

Charokee Young was first in the women’s 400m in 51.24.

Darius Dixon Memorial Invitational, Lynchburg, February 11-12
Sebastian Anthony broke four minutes in the mile for the first time with 3:59.26.

Isabel Wakefield improved her PB to 8.15 in the 60m hurdles to go top of the UK rankings.

Val De Reuil, France, February 14

There was an Ugandan record and World lead for World champion Halimah Nakaayi of 1:59.55 in the 800m.

Elliot Giles carried on his successful winning run with a clear victory at 1500m in 3:40.24 ahead of Algerian Salim Keddar’s 3:40.85.

US hurdler Jarret Eaton won the 60m hurdles in 7.50 just ahead of Pascal Martinot-Lagarde’s 7.51 and Rafael Pereira equalled the South American record in third with 7.58.

Ayal Dagnachew won the women’s 3000m in 8:41.32 ahead of Nadia Battocletti’s Italian record 8:41.72.

Slovenian Tina Sutej won the pole vault on count back over Iryna Zhuk of Belarus as both cleared 4.70m.

Briton Megan Marrs was third equal in the 60m hurdles in 8.23 after a 8.19 heat.

Lodz, Poland, February 11
Ewa Swoboda returned to set a 7.04 World lead and Polish record in her 60m heat before improving to 7.00 in the final to go tenth all-time.

Zaynab Dosso equalled the Italian record from 1983 with 7.19 in second.

Olympic 100m champion Marcell Jacobs equalled his European lead in the heats with 6.51 before improving in the finals to 6.49.

A distant second was Mike Rodgers in 6.62.

In the shot, Konrad Bukowiecki improved his European lead to 21.39m.

Belarus Winter Throwing Championships, Minsk, Belarus, February 8
There was a Belarus javelin record for Aliaksei Katkavets whose opening round 87.53m and improved the 27 -year-old mark of 87.40m by Vladimir Sasimovich

The former European champion Tatyana Khaladovich won the women’s javelin with 65.70m.

There were hammer wins for Yuriy Vasilchanka (78.17m) and Anastasia Maslava (71.56m).

Sabadell, Spain, February 8
Tedesse Lemi won an Ethiopian-dominated 1500m in 3:35.84 ahead of Samuel Abate’s 3:36.23 and under-20 Adihana Kasaye’s 3:36.38

Kenyan Eglay Nalyanya was first in the women’s 800m in a meeting record 2:00.42

Wezam Tesfay won the women’s 1500m in 4:11.44 for the second best ever under-18 time indoors.

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