Weekend in numbers


Sikhs in the city: centurion Fauja Singh bows out of athletics

1 – The number of Lavillenies who set a personal best in the pole vault this weekend. Valentin Lavillenie, 21, registered a new lifetime best of 5.70m when finishing third in Metz. Older brother Renuad, the Olympic champion, had to make do with winning his eighth straight indoor competition this winter, clearing a world leading height of 5.94m.

9 – The position in the all-time indoor 400m list now occupied by Deon Lendore. The 20-year-old Trinidadian blitzed to a world-leading time of 45.15 to win at the SEC Championships in Fayetteville, USA.

28 – The number of years Nick Rose had held the British half-marathon record until Mo Farah lowered it by four seconds to win the Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Half Marathon, in 1:00:59.

101 – The age of the world’s oldest marathoner, Fauja Singh, who ran his final ever race at the weekend. Singh finished the Hong Kong 10km in 1:32:28, and became the oldest ever marathon runner in 2011 after finishing the Toronto Marathon aged 100 .

114 – The amount of seconds quicker that Dennis Kimetto ran the second half of the Tokyo Marathon compared to the first 13.1 miles.  The Kenyan won the World Marathon Majors event in a race record 2:06:50. 

8,000,000 – The figure in Japanese yen collected by the women’s winner of yesterday’s Tokyo Marathon. Aberu Kebede of Ethiopia pocketed the equivalent of $85,200 or £56,250.