WATCH: 2024 World Athletics Indoor Championships Highlights

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The World Athletics Indoor Championships in Glasgow witnessed fierce competition on the track, highlighting the extraordinary talent of athletes from across the globe. Here’s our roundup of the standout performances in the track events.

Josh Kerr Takes Victory On Home Soil

Josh Kerr took a monumental victory in the men’s 3,000m in front of a home crowd. 

Timing his surge to perfection, Kerr surged ahead in the final stretch to claim gold in a remarkable time of 7:42.95. 

Kerr secured the gold ahead of America’s Yared Nuguse who took silver in 7:43.59 and bronze medalist Selemon Barega.

Kerr’s gold medal ended Scotland’s 31-year hiatus, with the last victores coming from Tom McKean and Yvonne Murray in Canada way back in 1993.

Femke Bol Doubles Up On World Record

Dutch sprint sensation Femke Bol has been having a dominant indoor season and continued to run in that fashion at World Athletics Championships this weekend.

In the women’s 400m final, Bol light up the track as she shattered the world record with a blazing time of 49.17 seconds, eclipsing her own previous mark set just two weeks prior. 

The Dutch sprinter has been on a winning streak and seems to be unbeatable currently. Bol will carry her momentum from her indoor season as she begins to target outdoor track races.

Other Exciting Highlights

American Elle St Pierre dazzled spectators with a North American and championship record of 8:20.87 in the women’s 3,000m event, running a strategic race behind at the back of the lead group before launching an unmatchable surge. 

Additionally, Geordie Beamish, Cole Hocker, and Hobbs Kessler distinguished themselves in the fiercely contested 1500m event, securing medals with their stellar performances. 

As the curtains draw to a close on the World Athletics Indoor Championships, athletes now turn their attention to the upcoming Paris Olympics, fueled by their achievements and motivated to reach new heights on the global stage.

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Jessy has been active her whole life, competing in cross-country, track running, and soccer throughout her undergrad. She pivoted to road cycling after completing her Bachelor of Kinesiology with Nutrition from Acadia University. Jessy is currently a professional road cyclist living and training in Spain.

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