Weekend in numbers: indoor records special


This girl is on fire: Muriel Ahoure goes sub-7 in Birmingham

3 – The total number of seconds (well, okay, 2.97) that 26-year-old Alysia Montano wiped off the 32-year-old US Indoor 600m record. Her 1:23.59 at the Millrose Games was also the second fastest women’s time in history for the three-lap distance.

7 – The number of women in history that have now dipped below seven seconds for the 60m distance after Murielle Ahoure ran 6.99 to land victory at the British Athletics Grand Prix. The Ivory Coast athlete registered 6.99 to land victory in Birmingham, 0.07 shy of Irina Privalova’s world record mark.

8 – The amount of US records now held by the indefatigable Bernard Lagat, following his two-mile 8:09.49 at the Millrose Games. He chipped 0.23 from Galen Rupp’s mark and Lagat now holds US outdoor records for 1500m, 3000m and 5000m, and US indoor records for 1500m, mile, 3000m, two miles and 5000m.

10 – Excluding heats, the number of successive wins Mo Farah has now recorded since finishing fourth in the 3000m final at the World Indoor Championships last March. Mo strolled to victory over 3000m in Birmingham on Saturday.

12 – The number of successive Spanish indoor high jump titles racked up by Ruth Beitia. The reigning European champion cleared 1.90m in Sabadell to secure the round dozen titles.

35 – The age of Darvis ‘Doc’ Patton, who blitzed to a world-leading time of 6.50 for the men’s 60m at the Millrose Games. The time hacked 0.08 off Patton’s previous lifetime-best.

90 – The length of time in minutes it took for three Italian records to be set at their national indoor champs in Ancona. The marks were set in the men’s 60m by Michael Tumi (6.51), men’s high jump by Silvano Chesani (2.33m) and teenager Roberta Bruni (4.60m) in the women’s pole vault.

750,000 – The amount in British pounds ($1.16m) that Mo Farah is allegedly being paid by the London Marathon organisers to run to halfway for this year’s event, and compete over the full 26.2-mile distance in 2014.