Kevin Mayer
Kevin Mayer

The following world records have been ratified…

World records
Men’s decathlon: 9126 Kevin Mayer (FRA) Talence 16 Sep 2018
Previous: 9045 Ashton Eaton (USA) Beijing 29 Aug 2015

Men’s marathon: 2:01:39 Eliud Kipchoge (KEN) Berlin 16 Sep 2018
Previous: 2:02:57 Dennis Kimetto (KEN) Berlin 28 Sep 2014

World U20 records
Men’s 5000m: 12:43.02 Selemon Barega (ETH) Brussels 31 Aug 2018
Previous: 12:47.53 Hagos Gebrhiwet (ETH) Paris 6 Jul 2012

Men’s 110m hurdles: 12.99 (0.3m/s) Damion Thomas (JAM) Kingston 23 Jun 2018
Equalled: 12.99 (0.5m/s) Wilhem Belocian (FRA) Eugene 24 Jul 2014

Women’s 4x100m: 43.27 Germany (Katrin Fehm, Keshia Kwadwo, Sophia Junk, Jennifer Montag) Grosseto 23 Jul 2017
Previous: 43.29 USA (Bianca Knight, Jeneba Tarmoh, Elizabeth Olear, Gabby Mayo) Eugene 8 Aug 2006

World indoor records
Men’s 4x800m: 7:11.30 USA (Joe McCasey, Chris Giesting, Kyle Merber, Jesse Garn) Boston 25 Feb 2018
Previous: 7:13.11 USA (Richard Jones, David Torrence, Duane Solomon, Erik Sowinski) Boston 8 Feb 2014

Women’s 4x800m: 8:05.89 USA (Chrishuna Williams, Raevyn Rogers, Charlene Lipsey, Ajee Wilson) New York 3 Feb 2018
Previous: 8:06.24 Russia (Aleksandra Bulanova, Yekaterina Martynova, Yelena Kofanova, Anna Balakshina) Moscow 18 Feb 2011

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


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