Race walker clocked 39:36 to take more than 40 seconds off of Chris Maddocks’ 26-year-old record, while age-group athletes were in action this weekend at the England Athletics Indoor Championships
Molly Barnet Walks, Coventry, March 1
Despite windy conditions, Tom Bosworth smashed the British 10km race walk record with a time of 39:36 to take more than 40 seconds off the mark Chris Maddocks set in 1989 – the year before Bosworth was born.
The 25-year-old, who won the British Indoor 3000m race walk title in Sheffield last month, later tweeted: “March has started as February finished! @BritAthletics indoor champ two weeks ago and this weekend the 10k British RW Record! #TomWalksFast.”
» A full report and Mark Easton photograph will appear in this week’s AW magazine
England Athletics Indoor Age Group Championships, Sheffield, February 28-March 1
Toby Harries, Ada’ora Chigbo and Laviai Nielsen were among the athletes to impress in Sheffield.
With 21.46, Harries broke the British indoor under-17 200m record on his indoor debut. Adam Hague cleared 5.30m to retain the under-20 pole vault title.
Chigbo did an under-17 shot and high jump double, throwing 14.25m and clearing 1.78m.
On day one, Nielsen had improved her world junior 400m lead, clocking 53.39 to also break the championship best. Her sister Lina claimed silver with 54.48, finishing ahead of Catherine Reid with 54.86.
Tilly Simpson bettered her own British indoor under-15 800m record with 2:09.11, taking more than 3.5 seconds off the championship record.
Ojie Edoburun equalled his PB of 6.69 to win the under-20 men’s 60m, while in the women’s race Daryll Neita ran a 7.32 PB for victory.
US Championships, Boston
Highlights included Eric Kynard’s 2.34m high jump victory and Natasha Hastings 36.52 world lead in the 300m.
Jeremy Taiwo set a meeting record in the men’s indoor heptathlon, scoring 6,273 points
Vitality Bath Half Marathon, March 1
Paul Martelletti won his second half marathon in a week as he followed up his Brighton victory in 65:18 with runner-up Dean Lacy setting a PB in second of 65:42.
Emma Stepto won the women’s race in 73:50 from Jenny Jagger’s 75:14. 11,000 plus finished the event.
» Kevin Fahey’s report and photographs will appear in this week’s issue
World’s Best 10km, San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 1
Gemma Steel clocked 32:52 in windy conditions for fourth place in a women’s race won by Ethiopia’s Belaynesh Oljira in 31:57, while the men’s race was won by Kenya’s Sammy Kitwara in 28:51.
Ostia, March 1
Robert Chemosin won the half-marathon in a world-leading 59:37.
Simon Cheprot of Kenya (59:39) and Geoffrey Kusuru of Uganda (59:43) were also inside the hour.
Imane Beriso became the first Ethiopian woman to win as she timed 68:42.
Kingston, Jamaica, February 28
Usain Bolt competed twice for his team Racer Lions in the 4x100m. They clocked a 39.26 heat and then ran 38.29 in the final with Bolt anchoring but were beaten by U Tech’s 38.23.