NAIROBI (KEN): World and Olympic steeplechase champion Conseslus Kipruto is targeting the world record in his event of 7:53.63, held by Saif Saeed Shaheen since 2004, after his win at the Rome Diamond League.
The Kenyan told nation.co.ke: “I know I can run faster and I now have four weeks to focus on training before attempting the world record in the Monaco Diamond [League]. I will put all of my effort in there. I’m ready for it.”
ROME (ITA): New Italian sprinting star Filippo Tortu has exact planning before European Championships. His next race will be IAAF World Challenge in Madrid on June 22 at the 100 m.
Two days afterwards Tortu will run his first 200 m of the year in Mannheim, Germany.
ROME (ITA): German steeple European champion Gesa Felicitas Krause was unhappy with her season debut at the distance in Rome with 9:39.52. “I felt tired,” she said on her Instagram.
She will next compete in Dessau at 800 m and in Ostrava at the 1500 m.
ROME (ITA): Discus winner Fedrick Dacres explained in Rome to Austrian journalist Olaf Brockman that his 69.83 are correct. Reason: After the meeting on Feb 10ththere has been the second measurement with the correct result of 2,000kg. He is so the confirmed World leader in 2018 currently.
ROME (ITA): Mariya Lasitskene has now after Rome Golden Gala winning-streak at 40 finals, currently the longest in the sport. Her next meeting is in Hengelo on Sunday.