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Cross Days 2015

  • Caster Semenya clocks fifth fastest 1,000 m during Robert Harting’s farewell party

    Caster Semenya produced another extraordinary result at the 77th ISTAF in Berlin’s Olympic Stadium. A year after breaking the world best for the 600 m the South African stormed to the fifth fastest time in history in the 1,000 m. Running without pacemakers Semenya clocked a world lead and South African record of 2:30.70 minutes. There was a national record for the women’s mile winner as well: Portugal’s Marta Pen Freitas ran 4:22.45. At the end of the meeting Berlin’s Robert Harting was in the focus: 45,500 spectators celebrated one of the most successful German athletes of all time. In his farewell competition Robert Harting finished second with 64.95 m. The ISTAF is part of the IAAF World Challenge Series.  [more ...]
  • Eleven European Champions at Berlin’s ISTAF, Caster Semenya returns, farewell for Robert Harting and Kim Collins

    Eleven European Champions will return to Berlin for Germany’s major athletics meeting on Sunday: The ISTAF will see its 77th edition in the Olympic Stadium, which was the venue of the continental championships earlier in August. An athlete who produced the stand-out performance at the ISTAF a year ago will also return to the German capital. Caster Semenya ran a world-best for 600 m in 2017 and now features in the 1,000 m, an event where ISTAF made history back in 1990. Two athletics stars will end their careers on Sunday in the Olympic Stadium: Kim Collins and local hero Robert Harting. The ISTAF is part of the IAAF World Challenge Series.  [more ...]