World Athletics Championships: Ruth Chepngetich Takes Women’s Marathon Gold As Heat Decimates Rivals

“I used my mind — it was not easy,” said Chepngetich. “It’s amazing for me, this is a surprise.” Defending champion Rose Chelimo of Bahrain took silver and Namibia’s Helalia Johannes the bronze in a race in which the runners received water bottles wrapped in ice with Israel’s 10,000 metres champion Lonah Salpeter at one …

World Athletics Championships: MP Jabir Qualifies For 400m Hurdle Semifinals, Long Jumper M Sreeshankar Disappoints

Long jumper M Sreeshankar failed to reach the final after a disappointing performance while 400m hurdler MP Jabir made it to the semifinals on the opening day of the World Athletics Championships in Doha on Friday. Another 400m hurdler Dharun Ayyasamy, the national record holder, tumbled after the last hurdle in his heat to fail …

World Athletics Championships: No Sweat For Chilled Athletes In Extremely Hot Qatar

A computerised system will prepare athletes’ bodies for the differential by lowering the temperature in stages as they proceed through the brightly lit underground walkway into the 46,000-capacity venue. “They will have a thermal journey,” said Sebastien Racinais, head of athlete health and performance research at Aspetar, the Gulf’s first specialised sports medicine hospital. “But …

World Athletics Championships: Indian Relay Teams Look To Secure Olympics Quotas

The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) received a lot of flak for her injury management. A fit Neeraj (who also qualified for the Worlds) would have at least given some hope, but Hima was never in the scene in her pet 400m event, finishing outside her personal best of 50.79 — which she clocked during …

Dutee Chand Speaks About Wanting To Join “Politics Since Childhood”

Dutee Chand has expressed her interest to enter the political fray. © AFP Ace sprinter Dutee Chand has expressed her interest to enter the political fray after finishing her athletic career. “I have always wanted to join politics since childhood. My family has also been involved in grassroots politics, with my mother being the Sarpanch …