News : Six world record holders at the Ostrava Golden Spike
This Wednesday, May 19 A meeting is held in Ostrava (Czech Republic) within the Continental Tour Gold with the presence of neither more nor less than six world record holders. Almost nothing. In this 60th edition of the Golden Spike of Ostrava there will be, among others, Joshua Cheptegei, Mondo Duplantis, Genzebe Dibaba, Barbora Spotakova, Anita Wlodarczyk and Hugues Fabrice Zango they have gone further in their respective disciplines than any other athlete has.
Cheptegei, for the 3,000 World Record
The Ugandan will focus much of the spotlight running the 3,000 test. Joshua has not lost on the track since 2019 and throughout 2020 he was able to set the World Records of 5,000 and 10,000. He has a personal best in the distance of 7.33.26, but the presence as a hare of the Australian McSweyn (he has 7.28) makes us think that the African is going for important objectives (the world record is held by Daniel Komen with 7: 20.67.
Kiplimo, for 10,000
Cheptegei will not face his compatriot this time Jacob Kiplimo, who will run the 10,000 looking to lower his mark of 27:26:68. The 2019 world champion Getnet Wale will run the 3,000 hurdles. Lewandowski, for his part, will face Ugandan national record holder Ronald Musagala at 1500. Genzebe DibabaAfter his debut in a half marathon in Valencia, he runs his 1,500 again and will have his greatest rival in Winnie Nanyondo. Indoor sensation Keely Hodgkinson will be taking part in the 800.
Duplantis and Zango, favorites
In contests, Duplantis will face Sam Kendricks on the pole and world record holder Hugues-Fabrice Zango will do the same with American Christian Taylor in the triple jump. Spectacular duel.
In speed, Sha’Carri Richardson, who is coming off 10.72, will face the two-time world champion Dafne Schippers and the Nigerian Okagbare in the 100. In the men’s 100, TOP duel between André De Grasse and Justin Gatlin.
The Meeting will start at 18:00 and the World Athletics will inform hours before where we can follow it.