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2006 in athletics (track and field)

The following events in athletics (track and field) took place in 2006:

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ChampionshipsEdit

World Athletics TourEdit

The World Athletics Tour is a tournament where athletes accumulate points from placing in designated meets throughout the season. The top-ranking athletes in each event are then allowed entry in the IAAF World Athletics Final.

In 2006 the World Athletics Tour consisted of six IAAF Golden League meets (Oslo, Paris, Rome, Zurich, Brussels, Berlin), six Super Grand Prix meets (Doha, Athens, Lausanne, Stockholm, London (Crystal Palace), Monaco), twelve Grand Prix meets (Melbourne, Dakar, Osaka, Belém, Eugene, Hengelo, Ostrava, Gateshead, Madrid, Helsinki, Rieti, Zagreb) as well as 26 Area Permit Meetings all over the world. The World Athletics Final was held in Stuttgart, having been staged in Monaco the three previous years.

ChallengesEdit

In certain events that are not included in the World Athletics Final, currently race walking and combined events (formerly also cross-country running), distinct tournaments, named challenges, are being held. Similarly to the World Athletics Tour, the participating athletes accumulate points in designated meets, however in this case the final ranking is decided by the points table and not a conclusive meet.

See IAAF World Race Walking Challenge and IAAF World Combined Events Challenge for the 2006 results.

World recordsEdit

SeniorEdit

OutdoorEdit

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Place
100 m Men 9.77 s Asafa Powell   Jamaica June 11, 2006 Gateshead, United Kingdom
August 18, 2006 Zurich, Switzerland
5000 m Women 14:24.53 Meseret Defar   Ethiopia June 3, 2006 New York City, USA
15 km (road) Women 46:55 Kayoko Fukushi   Japan February 5, 2006 Marugame, Japan
20 km (road) Men 55:48 Haile Gebrselassie   Ethiopia January 15, 2006 Phoenix, United States
20 km (road) Women 1:03:21 Lornah Kiplagat   Netherlands October 8, 2006 Debrecen, Hungary
Half marathon Men 58:55 Haile Gebrselassie   Ethiopia January 15, 2006 Phoenix, United States
110 m hurdles Men 12.88 s Liu Xiang   China July 11, 2006 Lausanne, Switzerland
50 km walk (road) Men 3:35:47 Nathan Deakes   Australia December 6, 2006 Geelong, Australia
4x800 m
relay
Men 7:02.43   Kenya
Joseph Mutua,
William Yiampoy,
Ismael Kombich,
Wilfred Bungei
  Kenya August 25, 2006 Brussels, Belgium
Hammer throw Women 77.26 Gulfiya Khanafeyeva   Russia June 12, 2006 Tula, Russia
77.41 Tatyana Lysenko   Russia June 24, 2006 Zhukovsky, Russia
77.80 Tatyana Lysenko   Russia August 15, 2006 Tallinn, Estonia
NOT RATIFIED:
10 km (road) Men 26:54 Eliud Kipchoge   Kenya December 31, 2006 Madrid, Spain
Zersenay Tadese   Eritrea December 31, 2006 Madrid, Spain
25 km (road) Men 1:11:37 Haile Gebrselassie   Ethiopia March 12, 2006 Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands
25 km (road) Women 1:21:31 Constantina Tomescu   Romania October 22, 2006 Chicago, United States
30 km (road) Women 1:38:30 Constantina Tomescu   Romania October 22, 2006 Chicago, United States

IndoorEdit

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Place
1500 m Women 3:58.28 Yelena Soboleva   Russia February 18, 2006 Moscow, Russia
3000 m Women 8:27.86 Liliya Shobukhova   Russia February 17, 2006 Moscow, Russia
High jump Women 2.08 m Kajsa Bergqvist   Sweden February 4, 2006 Arnstadt, Germany
Pole vault Women 4.91 m Yelena Isinbayeva   Russia February 12, 2006 Donetsk, Ukraine
4x400 m
relay
Women 3:23.37 Yuliya Gushchina,
Olga Kotlyarova,
Olga Zaytseva,
Olesya Krasnomovets
  Russia January 28, 2006 Glasgow, Scotland
NOT RATIFIED:
4x400 m
relay
Men 3:01.96 Kerron Clement,
Wallace Spearmon,
Darold Williamson,
Jeremy Wariner
USA February 11, 2006 Fayetteville, United States

JuniorEdit

OutdoorEdit

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Place
4x100 m
relay
Women 43.29 Bianca Knight,
Jeneba Tarmoh,
Elizabeth Olear,
Gabrielle Mayo
USA August 8, 2006 Eugene, United States
Discus throw Men 66.35 Margus Hunt   Estonia August 15, 2006 Beijing, China
66.68 Margus Hunt   Estonia August 16, 2006 Beijing, China
67.32 Margus Hunt   Estonia August 16, 2006 Beijing, China
Hammer throw Men 82.62 Yevgeniy Aydamirov   Russia July 22, 2006 Tula, Russia
NOT RATIFIED:
10 km walk Men 39:45 Sergey Morozov   Russia February 19, 2006 Adler, Russia
39:00 Chu Yafei   China October 21, 2006 Xi'an, China

AwardsEdit

AwardsEdit

At the 2006 World Athletics Gala in Monaco Asafa Powell and Sanya Richards were given the IAAF World Athlete of the Year awards for men and women respectively.

At the same time Liu Xiang and Meseret Defar were recognized with the Performance of the Year awards for men and women, for their new world records (see above). The Rising Star Award was given to Margus Hunt for his world junior records, and the Coaches’ Award was given to Woldemeskel Kostre of Ethiopia. Hicham El Guerrouj, Stefka Kostadinova and Jan Železný were presented Distinguished Career Awards.[1]

Transfers of eligibilityEdit

Men's Best Year PerformancesEdit

100 metresEdit

RANK 2006 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Asafa Powell (JAM) 9.77
2.   Tyson Gay (USA) 9.84
3.   Olusoji Fasuba (NGR) 9.85
4.   Leonard Scott (USA) 9.91
5.   Francis Obikwelu (PRT) 9.99

200 metresEdit

RANK 2006 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Xavier Carter (USA) 19.63
2.   Wallace Spearmon (USA) 19.65
3.   Tyson Gay (USA) 19.68
4.   Usain Bolt (JAM) 19.88
5.   Asafa Powell (JAM) 19.90

400 metresEdit

RANK 2006 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Jeremy Wariner (USA) 43.62
2.   Gary Kikaya (COD) 44.10
3.   LaShawn Merritt (USA) 44.14
4.   Andrew Rock (USA) 44.45
5.   Xavier Carter (USA) 44.53

800 metresEdit

RANK 2006 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Mbulaeni Mulaudzi (RSA) 1:43.09
2.   Amine Laâlou (MAR) 1:43.25
3.   Wilfred Bungei (KEN) 1:43.31
4.   Yuriy Borzakovskiy (RUS) 1:43.42
5.   Bram Som (NED) 1:43.45

1,500 metresEdit

RANK 2006 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Daniel Kipchirchir Komen (KEN) 3:29.02
2.   Rachid Ramzi (BHR) 3:29.14
3.   Bernard Lagat (USA) 3:29.68
4.   Ivan Heshko (UKR) 3:31.08
5.   Adil Kaouch (MAR) 3:31.10

MileEdit

RANK 2006 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Alex Kipchirchir (KEN) 3:50.32
2.   Ivan Heshko (UKR) 3:50.89
3.   Bernard Lagat (USA) 3:51.53
4.   Rachid Ramzi (BHR) 3:52.39
5.   Daniel Kipchirchir Komen (KEN) 3:52.41

3,000 metresEdit

RANK 2006 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Isaac Kiprono Songok (KEN) 7:28.72
2.   Tariku Bekele (ETH) 7:29.11
3.   Augustine Choge (KEN) 7:29.74
4.   Eliud Kipchoge (KEN) 7:30.48
5.   Boniface Songok (KEN) 7:31.33

5,000 metresEdit

RANK 2006 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Kenenisa Bekele (ETH) 12:48.09
2.   Isaac Kiprono Songok (KEN) 12:48.66
3.   Saif Saeed Shaheen (QAT) 12:51.98
4.   Edwin Cheruiyot (KEN) 12:52.40
5.   Tariku Bekele (ETH) 12:53.81

10,000 metresEdit

RANK 2006 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Micah Kogo (KEN) 26:35.63
2.   Zersenay Tadese (ERI) 26:37.25
3.   Boniface Kiprop Toroitich (UGA) 26:41.95
4.   Ibrahim Jeylan (ETH) 27:02.81
5.   Moses Ndiema Masai (KEN) 27:03.20

Race walkingEdit

110m HurdlesEdit

RANK 2006 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Liu Xiang (CHN) 12.88
2.   Dominique Arnold (USA) 12.90
3.   Allen Johnson (USA) 12.96
4.   Dayron Robles (CUB) 13.00
5.   Terrence Trammell (USA) 13.02

400m HurdlesEdit

RANK 2006 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Kerron Clement (USA) 47.39
2.   Bershawn Jackson (USA) 47.48
3.   Periklís Iakovákis (GRE) 47.82
4.   Kenji Narisako (JPN) 47.93
5.   Louis van Zyl (RSA) 48.05

3,000m SteeplechaseEdit

RANK 2006 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Saif Saeed Shaheen (QAT) 7:56.32
2.   Paul Kipsiele Koech (KEN) 7:59.94
3.   Richard Matelong (KEN) 8:07.50
4.   Brimin Kipruto (KEN) 8:08.32
5.   Abdelkader Hachlaf (MAR) 8:08.78

Pole VaultEdit

RANK 2006 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS HEIGHT
1.   Brad Walker (USA) 6.00 m
2.   Steven Hooker (AUS) 5.96 m
3.   Paul Burgess (AUS) 5.92 m
4.   Tim Lobinger (GER) 5.90 m
5.   Danny Ecker (GER) 5.86 m

Hammer ThrowEdit

DecathlonEdit

Women's Best Year PerformancesEdit

100 metresEdit

RANK 2006 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Sherone Simpson (JAM) 10.82
2.   Veronica Campbell (JAM) 10.99
3.   Kerron Stewart (JAM) 11.03
  Me'Lisa Barber (USA)
  LaTasha Jenkins (USA)

200 metresEdit

RANK 2006 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Sherone Simpson (JAM) 22.00
2.   Allyson Felix (USA) 22.11
3.   Sanya Richards (USA) 22.17
4.   Kim Gevaert (BEL) 22.20
5.   Carol Rodriguez (PUR) 22.23

Half MarathonEdit

RANK 2006 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Edith Masai (KEN) 1:07:16
2.   Kayoko Fukushi (JPN) 1:07:26
3.   Deena Kastor (USA) 1:07:34
4.   Mizuki Noguchi (JPN) 1:07:43
5.   Constantina Tomescu (ROU) 1:08:07

Race walkingEdit

100m HurdlesEdit

RANK 2006 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Michelle Perry (USA) 12.43
2.   Damu Cherry (USA) 12.44
3.   Ginnie Powell (USA) 12.48
4.   Brigitte Foster-Hylton (JAM) 12.49
5.   Susanna Kallur (SWE) 12.52

400m HurdlesEdit

RANK 2006 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Lashinda Demus (USA) 53.02
2.   Yuliya Pechonkina (RUS) 53.14
3.   Faní Halkiá (GRE) 53.71
4.   Tiffany Williams (USA) 53.79
5.   Jana Rawlinson (AUS) 53.82

3,000m SteeplechaseEdit

RANK 2006 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Wioletta Janowska (POL) 9:17.15
2.   Dorcus Inzikuru (UGA) 9:19.51
3.   Alesya Turova (BLR) 9:20.16
4.   Lyubov Ivanova (RUS) 9:21.94
5.   Tatyana Petrova (RUS) 9:22.82

High JumpEdit

RANK 2006 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS HEIGHT
1.   Kajsa Bergqvist (SWE) 2.05 m
2.   Venelina Veneva (BUL) 2.04 m
3.   Blanka Vlašić (CRO) 2.03 m
  Tia Hellebaut (BEL)
5.   Chaunte Howard (USA) 2.01 m

Pole VaultEdit

RANK 2006 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS HEIGHT
1.   Yelena Isinbayeva (RUS) 4.91 m
2.   Monika Pyrek (POL) 4.75 m
3.   Anna Rogowska (POL) 4.70 m
  Svetlana Feofanova (RUS)
  Vanessa Boslak (FRA)

Hammer ThrowEdit

HeptathlonEdit

RANK 2006 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS POINTS
1.   Carolina Klüft (SWE) 6740
2.   Yuliya Ignatkina (RUS) 6463
3.   Lyudmila Blonska (UKR) 6448
4.   Karin Ruckstuhl (NED) 6423
5.   Lilli Schwarzkopf (GER) 6420

MarathonEdit

Men's competitionEdit

Commonwealth GamesEdit
RANK ATHLETE TIME
    Samson Ramadhani (TAN) 2:11:29
    Fred Tumbo (KEN) 2:12:03
    Dan Robinson (ENG) 2:14:50
4.   Scott Westcott (AUS) 2:16:32
5.   Andrew Letherby (AUS) 2:17:10
6.   Jacob Yator (KEN) 2:17:31
7.   Shane Nankervis (AUS) 2:19:15
8.   Francis Naali (TAN) 2:19:39
9.   Lebenya Nkoka (LES) 2:19:40
10.   Teboho Sello (LES) 2:19:57
European championshipsEdit
RANK ATHLETE TIME
    Stefano Baldini (ITA) 2:11:32
    Viktor Röthlin (SUI) 2:11:50
    Julio Rey (ESP) 2:12:37
4.   Luc Krotwaar (NED) 2:12:44
5.   Francesco Ingargiola (ITA) 2:13:04
6.   Dmitriy Semyonov (RUS) 2:13:09
7.   Janne Holmén (FIN) 2:13:10
8.   Alberto Chaíça (POR) 2:13:14
9.   Kamiel Maase (NED) 2:13:46
10.   Luís Jesus (POR) 2:14:15
Asian GamesEdit
RANK ATHLETE TIME
    Mubarak Hassan Shami (QAT) 2:12:44
    Khalid Kamal Yaseen (BHR) 2:15:36
    Satoshi Osaki (JPN) 2:15:36
4.   Satoshi Irifune (JPN) 2:17:24
5.   Ahmed Jumah Jaber (QAT) 2:17:43
6.   Wei Su (CHN) 2:18:55
7.   Ji Young-Jun (KOR) 2:19:35
8.   Ri Kum-Song (PRK) 2:20:19
9.   Ri Kyong-Chol (PRK) 2:23:46
10.   Chia Chang (TPE) 2:23:50
Best Year PerformancesEdit
RANK ATHLETE TIME EVENT
1.   Haile Gebrselassie (ETH) 2:05:56 Berlin Marathon
2.   Sammy Korir (KEN) 2:06:37 Rotterdam Marathon
3.   Felix Limo (KEN) 2:06:39 London Marathon
4.   Martin Lel (KEN) 2:06:41 London Marathon
5.   Paul Kirui (KEN) 2:06:43 Rotterdam Marathon
6.   Charles Kibiwott (KEN) 2:06:51 London Marathon
7.   Julio Rey (ESP) 2:06:52 Hamburg Marathon
  Haile Gebrselassie (ETH) 2:06:52 Fukuoka Marathon
9.   Hendrick Ramaala (RSA) 2:06:55 London Marathon
10.   Khalid Khannouchi (USA) 2:07:04 London Marathon

Women's competitionEdit

Commonwealth GamesEdit
RANK ATHLETE TIME
    Kerryn McCann (AUS) 2:30:54
    Hellen Cherono Koskei (KEN) 2:30:56
    Elizabeth Yelling (ENG) 2:32:19
4.   Tracey Morris (WAL) 2:33:13
5.   Josephine Deemay (TAN) 2:36:27
6.   Lioudmila Kortchaguina (CAN) 2:36:43
7.   Kate Smythe (AUS) 2:38:31
8.   Lauren Shelley (AUS) 2:39:13
9.   Hayley Haining (SCO) 2:39:39
10.   Susan Partridge (SCO) 2:39:54
European championshipsEdit
RANK ATHLETE TIME
    Ulrike Maisch (GER) 2:30:01
    Olivera Jevtić (SER) 2:30:27
    Irina Permitina (RUS) 2:30:53
4.   Zivile Balciunaite (LTU) 2:31:01
5.   Bruna Genovese (ITA) 2:31:15
6.   Alevtina Biktimirova (RUS) 2:31:23
7.   Deborah Toniolo (ITA) 2:31:31
8.   Giovanna Volpato (ITA) 2:32:04
9.   Anna Incerti (ITA) 2:32:53
10.   Anália Rosa (POR) 2:32:56
Asian GamesEdit
RANK ATHLETE TIME
    Zhou Chunxiu (CHN) 2:27:03
    Kiyoko Shimahara (JPN) 2:30:34
    Kayako Obata (JPN) 2:30:38
4.   Jo Pun-Hui (PRK) 2:42:34
5.   Choi Kyong-Hee (KOR) 2:44:20
6.   Jong Yong-Ok (PRK) 2:48:49
7.   Kim Eun-jung (KOR) 2:54:33
8.   Otgonbayar Luvsanlkhundeg (MGL) 2:59:55
9.   Wang Ci (CHN) 3:08:10
  Maria Pia Nehme (LIB) DNF
Best Year PerformancesEdit
RANK ATHLETE TIME EVENT
1.   Deena Kastor (USA) 2:19:36 London Marathon
2.   Zhou Chunxiu (CHN) 2:19:51 Seoul International Marathon
3.   Berhane Adere (ETH) 2:20:42 Chicago Marathon
4.   Galina Bogomolova (RUS) 2:20:47 Chicago Marathon
5.   Lyudmila Petrova (RUS) 2:21:29 London Marathon
6.   Getenesh Wami (ETH) 2:21:34 Berlin Marathon
7.   Susan Chepkemei (KEN) 2:21:46 Chicago Marathon
8.   Berhane Adere (ETH) 2:21:52 London Marathon
9.   Galina Bogomolova (RUS) 2:21:58 London Marathon
10.   Benita Johnson (AUS) 2:22:36 Chicago Marathon

DeathsEdit

  • March 9 – Erik Elmsäter (86), Swedish long-distance runner (b. 1919)
  • August 9 – Chinatsu Mori (26), Japanese shot putter (b. 1980)

ReferencesEdit

  • World Athletics Tour 2006 – official IAAF site
  • World Combined Events Challenge 2006 – official IAAF site
  • IAAF (February 2007). "IAAF News" (PDF) (84). International Association of Athletics Federations. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 16, 2007. Retrieved June 5, 2007.
    • World records.
  • ARRS
    • Marathon results.
  1. ^ IAAF (December 2006). "IAAF News" (PDF) (83). International Association of Athletics Federations. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 21, 2007. Retrieved June 5, 2007.