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2012 in athletics (track and field)

In 2012 the foremost competition in athletics was the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. The International Association of Athletics Federations held four other global level competitions in 2012: the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships, 2012 IAAF World Race Walking Cup, 2012 World Junior Championships in Athletics and the 2012 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships.[1]

2012 in athletics
Olympic Stadium (London), 1 September 2012.jpg
The Olympic Stadium, which hosted the 2012 Olympic athletics
Major world events2012 Olympic Games
World records set12
IAAF Athletes of the YearUsain Bolt
Allyson Felix
World Marathon Majors winnersGeoffrey Mutai
Mary Jepkosgei Keitany
2011
2013


For the first time since 1945, there was no global level championship for cross country running, as the IAAF World Cross Country Championships moved to a biennial format.[2] Three of the major continental championships were held a month prior to the London Olympics: the 2012 African Championships in Athletics, 2012 European Athletics Championships and 2012 Oceania Athletics Championships.

The Diamond League entered its third year as the foremost seasonal track and field series.

Contents

Major eventsEdit

World recordsEdit

MenEdit

Event Athlete Nation Performance Meeting Place Date Ref
400 m hurdles (indoor) Felix Sanchez   Dominican Republic 48.78 Meeting National Val-de-Reuil   Val-de-Reuil, France 18 February [3][4]
Heptathlon (Indoor) Ashton Eaton   United States 6645 pts World Championships   Istanbul, Turkey 9–10 March 2012 [5]
25 km (road) Dennis Kipruto Kimetto   Kenya 1:11:18 BIG 25   Berlin, Germany 6 May 2012 [6][7]
Decathlon Ashton Eaton   United States 9039 pts United States Olympic Trials   Eugene, United States 22–23 June 2012 [8]
800 m David Rudisha   Kenya 1:40.91 Olympic Games   London, Great Britain 9 August 2012 [9]
4 × 100 m relay Nesta Carter
Michael Frater
Yohan Blake
Usain Bolt
  Jamaica 36.84 Olympic Games   London, Great Britain 11 August 2012 [10]
110 m hurdles Aries Merritt   United States 12.80 (+0.3 m/s) Memorial Van Damme   Brussels, Belgium 7 September 2012 [11]

WomenEdit

Event Athlete Nation Performance Meeting Place Date Ref
2000 m steeplechase (Indoor) Yelena Orlova   Russia 6:06.11 Moscow City Championships   Moscow, Russia 12 February 2012 [12][13]
Pole vault (Indoor) Yelena Isinbayeva   Russia 5.01 m XL Galan   Stockholm, Sweden 23 February 2012 [14][15]
Pentathlon (Indoor) Nataliya Dobrynska   Ukraine 5013 pts World Championships   Istanbul, Turkey 9 March 2012 [16]
4 × 100 m relay Tianna Madison
Allyson Felix
Bianca Knight
Carmelita Jeter
  United States 40.82 Olympic Games   London, Great Britain 10 August 2012 [17]
20 km walk (road) Elena Lashmanova   Russia 1:25:02 Olympic Games   London, Great Britain 11 August 2012 [18]

Season's bestsEdit

Best marks of the year
Event Men Women
Athlete Mark Notes Athlete Mark Notes
60 metres   Trell Kimmons (USA) 6.45   Veronica Campbell-Brown (JAM) 7.01
100 metres   Usain Bolt (JAM) 9.63   Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (JAM) 10.70
200 metres   Usain Bolt (JAM) 19.32   Allyson Felix (USA) 21.69
400 metres   Kirani James (GRN) 43.94   Antonina Krivoshapka (RUS) 49.16
800 metres   David Rudisha (KEN) 1:40.91 WR   Mariya Savinova (RUS) 1:56.19
1500 metres   Asbel Kiprop (KEN) 3:28.88   Abeba Aregawi (ETH) 3:56.54
Mile run   Asbel Kiprop (KEN) 3:49.22   Brenda Martinez (USA) 4:26.76
3000 metres   Augustine Choge (KEN) 7:29.94   Sally Jepkosgei Kipyego (KEN) 8:35.89
5000 metres   Dejen Gebremeskel (ETH) 12:46.81   Vivian Cheruiyot (KEN) 14:35.62
10,000 metres   Emmanuel Bett (KEN) 26:51.16   Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH) 30:20.75
60 metres hurdles   Dexter Faulk (USA) 7.40   Sally Pearson (AUS) 7.73
100/110 metres hurdles   Aries Merritt (USA) 12.80 WR   Sally Pearson (AUS) 12.35
400 metres hurdles   Félix Sánchez (DOM) 47.63   Natalya Antyukh (RUS) 52.70
3000 metres steeplechase   Paul Koech (KEN) 7:54.31   Yuliya Zaripova (RUS) 9:07.03
10 kilometres   Leonard Komon (KEN) 27:15   Vivian Cheruiyot (KEN) 30:47
15 kilometres   Atsedu Tsegay (ETH) 41:46   Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH) 47:08
20 kilometres   Atsedu Tsegay (ETH) 55:52   Mary Jepkosgei Keitany (KEN) 1:03:12
Half marathon   Atsedu Tsegay (ETH) 58:47   Mary Keitany (KEN) 1:05:50
25 kilometres   Dennis Kipruto Kimetto (KEN) 1:11:18   Tiki Gelana (KEN) 1:22:33
30 kilometres   Yemane Tsegay (ETH) 1:27:41   Tiki Gelana (ETH) 1:39:07
Marathon   Geoffrey Mutai (KEN) 2:04:15   Mary Jepkosgei Keitany (KEN) 2:18:37
20 kilometres race walk   Wang Zhen (CHN) 1:17:36   Elena Lashmanova (RUS) 1:25:02
50 kilometres race walk   Sergey Bakulin (RUS) 3:35:59
Pole vault   Björn Otto (GER) 6.01 m   Jennifer Suhr (USA) 4.83 m
High jump   Mutaz Essa Barshim (QAT)
  Ivan Ukhov (RUS)
2.39 m   Anna Chicherova (RUS) 2.05 m
Long jump   Sergey Morgunov (RUS)
  Greg Rutherford (GBR)
8.35 m   Brittney Reese (USA) 7.15 m
Triple jump   Christian Taylor (USA) 17.81 m   Olha Saladuha (UKR) 14.99 m
Shot put   Christian Cantwell (USA) 22.31 m   Valerie Adams (NZL) 21.11 m
Discus throw   Robert Harting (GER) 70.66 m   Sandra Perkovic (CRO) 69.11 m
Javelin throw   Vítězslav Veselý (CZE) 88.34 m   Barbora Špotáková (CZE) 69.55 m
Hammer throw   Krisztián Pars (HUN) 81.89 m   Aksana Miankova (BLR) 78.69 m
Pentathlon   Natallia Dobrynska (UKR) 5013 pts
Heptathlon   Ashton Eaton (USA) 6645 pts WR   Jessica Ennis (GBR) 6955 pts NR
Decathlon   Ashton Eaton (USA) 9039 pts WR
4×100 metres relay   Jamaica
Nesta Carter
Michael Frater
Yohan Blake
Usain Bolt
36.84 WR   United States
Tianna Madison
Allyson Felix
Bianca Knight
Carmelita Jeter
40.82 WR
4×400 metres relay   Bahamas
Chris Brown
Demetrius Pinder
Michael Mathieu
Ramon Miller
2:56.72 NR   United States
DeeDee Trotter
Allyson Felix
Francena McCorory
Sanya Richards-Ross
3:16.87

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2012 World Athletics Series Archived 2012-02-11 at the Wayback Machine. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-02-19.
  2. ^ 47th IAAF Congress – Day 1 Archived 2012-02-25 at the Wayback Machine. IAAF (2009-08-12). Retrieved on 2012-02-19.
  3. ^ "Meeting National Val-de-Reuil 2012 Complete Results". www.bases.athle.com. 18 February 2012. Retrieved 19 February 2012.
  4. ^ "Félix Sánchez corre los 400 metros vallas en 48.78" (in Spanish). www.listindiario.com.do. 18 February 2012. Retrieved 19 February 2012.
  5. ^ "Heptathlon Results" (PDF). IAAF. 10 March 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 August 2012. Retrieved 10 March 2012.
  6. ^ "Dennis Kipruto Kimetto Big 25 Result". www.berlin25km.r.mikatiming.de. 6 May 2012. Retrieved 6 May 2012.
  7. ^ "Kimetto breaks 25km World record in Berlin". IAAF. 6 May 2012. Retrieved 6 May 2012.
  8. ^ "Decathlon Results". USATF. 23 June 2012. Retrieved 24 June 2012.
  9. ^ "800 Metres Results". IAAF. 9 August 2012. Retrieved 9 August 2012.
  10. ^ "4x100 Metres Relay Results". IAAF. 11 August 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2012.
  11. ^ "110 Metres Hurdles Results". IAAF. 7 September 2012. Retrieved 7 September 2012.
  12. ^ "Indoor round up, 800m world lead for Kofanova in Moscow". EAA. 13 February 2012. Archived from the original on 2012-02-15. Retrieved 15 February 2012.
  13. ^ "Moscow City Championships 2012 Complete Results" (PDF). www.mosathletics.ru. 12 February 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-03-11. Retrieved 16 February 2012.
  14. ^ "XL Galan 2012 Complete Results". 23 February 2012. Archived from the original on 27 February 2012. Retrieved 24 February 2012.
  15. ^ "Isinbayeva clears 5.01m World record in Stockholm!". IAAF. 23 February 2012. Retrieved 24 February 2012.
  16. ^ "Pentathlon Results". IAAF. 9 March 2012. Retrieved 9 March 2012.
  17. ^ "4 × 100m Relay Results". IAAF. 10 August 2012. Retrieved 10 August 2012.
  18. ^ "20km Race Walk Results". IAAF. 11 August 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2012.
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