Seb Coe: “Jean Poczobut dedicated his life to athletics.”
Lavillenie says he started pole vaulting at seven years-old as his dad has been a pole vaulter.
Lemaitre's coach says he'll use the 100 to loosen up for the 200 which is his main focus.
Vicaut also double backed and took the 200 in 20.62 as Christophe Lemaitre sat out with injury. Two-time Olympic silver medalist Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad won a tactical steeplechase in 8:29.
That puts her #3 in the world this year only behind Caster Semenya and Francine Niyonsaba. Nicholas Kipkoech won the 800 in 1:43.85 with Pierre-Ambroise Bosse 3rd (1:44.53). France's Jimmy Vicaut equaled European 100m record with 9.96
This is actually the only DL meet he's never won as 2-years ago his 22-meet winning streak came to an end here.
He says the weakest part of his race is the start, which is the perfect thing to improve racing indoors.
Korir faces 2:04:53-man Bernard Koech while Mengistu is up against multiple sub-2:25 women.
Ukraine, who were declared non-compliant in November, have had their status restored. Greece, Brazil and France were on a watch list, but made the necessary changes by the deadline.
Holzdeppe cleared 5.84m to win it while Lavillenie and Barber finished only 4th and 5th. Elsewhere, Venezuela’s Yulimar Rojas set a South American indoor TJ record with 14.69m.
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