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The IAAF World Indoor Tour is an annual series of track and field indoor meeting, held since 2016.[1] It was designed to create a IAAF Diamond League-style circuit for indoor track and field events, to raise the profile of indoor track and field athletics.

IAAF World Indoor Tour
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2019 IAAF World Indoor Tour
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SportAthletics
Founded2016
ContinentEurope, North America

The Tour was announced with initially four events, three in Europe and one in the United States, leading to the 2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Portland, Oregon. Winners of the Tour enjoy similar privileges in relation to World Indoor Championships qualification as Diamond League winners do in relation to World Championships in Athletics. The Tour was initially in place for two years.

The Düsseldorf leg was added for the 2017 Tour, and the Stockholm leg was replaced by the International Copernicus Cup, a long-standing indoor event in Torún, Poland.[2] In 2018, the tour became a permanent fixture, and the Meeting Ville de Madrid was added as the sixth event on the tour.

The Tour is organized to allow for major indoor championships including the IAAF World Indoor Championships and the European Athletics Indoor Championships, and where appropriate, national championships and trials.

EditionsEdit

Scoring systemEdit

At each meeting a minimum of 12 events are to be staged. Included in the 12 events will be a core group of five or six events split across the two-season cycle.

For example: Tour events for 2016 and 2018 were the men’s 60m, 800m, 3000/5000m, pole vault, triple jump and shot put, plus the women’s 400m, 1500m, 60m hurdles, high jump and long jump.

In 2017 and 2019 the tour events were the women’s 60m, 800m, 3000/5000m, pole vault, triple jump and shot put, as well as the men’s 400m, 1500m, 60m hurdles, high jump and long jump.

Points will be allocated to the best four athletes in each event, with the winner getting 10 points, the runner up receiving seven points, the third-placed finisher getting five points and the athlete in fourth receiving three points.

The individual overall winner of each event will receive US $20,000 in prize money and, beginning with the 2016 edition in Portland, will automatically qualify for the next edition of the IAAF World Indoor Championships as a ‘wild card’ entry, provided the member federation of that World Indoor Tour winner agrees to enter the athlete.[3]

MeetingsEdit

2016Edit

The following four meetings were confirmed for the 2016 season:[4]

Meet Stadium City Country Date
Weltklasse in Karlsruhe Dm-Arena Karlsruhe / Rheinstetten   Germany 6 February
New Balance Indoor Grand Prix Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center Boston   United States 14 February
Globen Galan Ericsson Globe Stockholm   Sweden 17 February
Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix Emirates Arena Glasgow   Scotland
  Great Britain
20 February

2017Edit

For the 2017 edition, the Stockholm meeting was removed, and two further meetings added.[5] In addition, as part of a long term agreement alternating venues of the Great Britain leg, the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix moved to Birmingham, England.[6]

Meet Stadium City Country Date
New Balance Indoor Grand Prix Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center Boston   United States 28 January
PSD Bank Meeting Arena Sportpark Düsseldorf   Germany 1 February
Weltklasse in Karlsruhe Dm-Arena Karlsruhe / Rheinstetten   Germany 4 February
Copernicus Cup Arena Toruń Toruń   Poland 10 February
Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix Barclaycard Arena Birmingham   England
  Great Britain
18 February

2018Edit

For the 2018 edition, the Meeting Madrid was added. In addition, as part of a long term agreement alternating venues of the Great Britain leg, the Birmingham Grand Prix moved to Glasgow, Scotland, facilitating the hosting of the 2018 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham.

Meet Stadium City Country Date
Weltklasse in Karlsruhe Dm-Arena Karlsruhe / Rheinstetten   Germany 3 February
PSD Bank Meeting Arena Sportpark Düsseldorf   Germany 6 February
Madrid Indoor Gallur Madrid   Spain 8 February
New Balance Indoor Grand Prix Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center Boston   United States 10 February
Copernicus Cup Arena Toruń Toruń   Poland 15 February
Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix Emirates Arena Glasgow   Scotland
  Great Britain
25 February

2019Edit

Continuing the long term agreement alternating venues of the Great Britain leg, the Glasgow Grand Prix returns to Birmingham, England, accommodating in this case the holding of the 2019 European Athletics Indoor Championships in Glasgow, Scotland.

Meet Stadium City Country Date
New Balance Indoor Grand Prix Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center Boston   United States 26 January
Weltklasse in Karlsruhe Dm-Arena Karlsruhe   Germany 2 February
Copernicus Cup Torun Arena Torun   Poland 6 February
Madrid Indoor Gallur Madrid   Spain 8 February
Müller Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham Barclaycard Arena Birmingham, England   England
  Great Britain
16 February
PSD Bank Meeting Arena-Sportpark Düsseldorf   Germany 20 February

WinnersEdit

The following table sets out the overall winners of World Indoor Tour disciplines in each year of the Tour.

Men's trackEdit

Year 60 m 400 m 800 m 1500 m 3000 m 60 m h
2016   Michael Rodgers (USA)   Adam Kszczot (POL)   Augustine Kiprono Choge (KEN) -
2017   Pavel Maslák (CZE)   Bethwell Kiprotich Birgen (KEN)   Orlando Ortega (ESP)
2018   Su Bingtian (CHN)   Adam Kszczot (POL)   Yomif Kejelcha (ETH) -
2019 - - - -

Men's fieldEdit

Year Long jump Triple jump High jump Pole vault Shot put
2016   Omar Craddock (USA)   Shawnacy Barber (CAN)   Tim Nedow (CAN)
2017   Godfrey Khotso Mokoena (RSA)   Donald Thomas (BAH) -
2018   Nelson Évora (POR)   Piotr Lisek (POL)   Tomáš Staněk (CZE)
2019 - - -

Women's trackEdit

Year 60 m 400 m 800 m 1500 m 3000 m 60 m h
2016   Lisanne de Witte (NED)   Axumawit Embaye (ETH)   Nia Ali (USA)
2017   Gayon Evans (JAM)   Joanna Jozwik (POL)   Hellen Onsando Obiri (KEN) -
2018   Léa Sprunger (SUI)   Genzebe Dibaba (ETH)   Sharika Nelvis (USA)
2019 - - - -

Women's fieldEdit

Year Long jump Triple jump High jump Pole vault Shot put
2016   Lorraine Ugen (GBR)   Marie-Laurence Jungfleisch (GER) -
2017   Patricia Mamona (POR)   Nicole Buchler (SUI)   Anita Márton (HUN)
2018   Sosthene Moguenara-Taroum (GER)   Mariya Lasitskene (ANA) -
2019 - - -

IAAF World Indoor Tour RecordsEdit

The following Tour records are correct as of the end of the 2019 IAAF World Indoor Tour Madrid meeting:

Men's Indoor Tour records
Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet Place Ref
60 m 6.43 Bingtian Su   China 2018 PSD Bank Meeting Düsseldorf
400 m 45.59 Pavel Maslák   Czech Republic 10 February 2017 Copernicus Cup Torun
800 m 1:45.11 Donavan Brazier   United States 2018 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix Boston
1500 m 3:34.94 Abdalaati Iguider   Morocco 2016 Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix Glasgow
3000 m 7:37.41 Hagos Gebrhiwet   Ethiopia 26 January 2019 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix Boston
60 m hurdles 7.43 Andrew Pozzi   Great Britain 2017 Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham
High jump 2.35 m Naoto Tobe   Japan 2 February 2019 Weltklasse in Karlsruhe Karlsruhe [7]
Long jump 8.23 m Miltiadis Tentoglou   Greece 8 February 2019 Villa De Madrid Indoor Meeting Madrid [8]
Triple jump 17.35 m Almir dos Santos   Brazil 2018 Villa De Madrid Indoor Meeting Madrid
Pole vault 5.91 m Renaud Lavillenie
Piotr Lisek
  France
  Poland
2016
2018
Weltklasse in Karlsruhe
Copernicus Cup
Karlsruhe
Torun
Shot put 22.17 m Tomas Stanek   Czech Republic 2018 PSD Bank Meeting Dusseldorf
Women's Indoor Tour records
Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet Place Ref
60 m 6.98 Elaine Thompson   Jamaica 2017 Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix Glasgow
400 m 51.28 Lea Sprunger    Switzerland 10 February 2017 Copernicus Cup Torun
800 m 1:59.29 Joanna Jóźwik   Poland 10 February 2017 Copernicus Cup Torun [9]
1500 m 3:57.45 Genzebe Dibaba   Ethiopia 2017 Weltklasse Karlsruhe
3000 m 8:26.41 Laura Muir   Great Britain 2017 Weltklasse Karlsruhe
60 m hurdles 7.76 Kendra Harrison   United States 2017 Weltklasse Karlsruhe
High jump 2.00 m Mariya Lasitskene   Authorised Neutral Athletes 2018 Villa De Madrid Indoor Meeting Madrid
Long jump 6.92 m Khaddi Sagnia   Sweden 2018 Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix Glasgow
Triple jump 14.92 m Yulimar Rojas   Venezuela 8 February 2019 Villa De Madrid Indoor Meeting Madrid [10]
Pole vault 4.91 m Anzhelika Sidorova   Russia 8 February 2019 Villa De Madrid Indoor Meeting Madrid [11]
Shot put 19.28 m Maggie Ewen   United States 26 January 2019 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix Boston [12]
Other records
Record # Holder Events
Most World Indoor Tour titles 2 Adam Kszczot   800 metres
(2016 and 2018).
Most World Indoor Tour event wins 6 Adam Kszczot   800 metres.
Most World Indoor Tour event wins (women) 3 Léa Sprunger,  
Genzebe Dibaba  
Mariya Lasitskene,  
Hellen Obiri,  
400 metres;
1500, 3000 metres
high jump
3000 metres.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "IAAF to launch World Indoor Tour". IAAF. 8 December 2015. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  2. ^ "IAAF World Indoor Tour expands". IAAF. 30 March 2016. Retrieved 2 April 2016.
  3. ^ "IAAF launches World Indoor Tour – Athletics Weekly". 7 December 2015.
  4. ^ "IAAF: IAAF World Indoor Tour launched- News – iaaf.org".
  5. ^ http://www.athleticsweekly.com/featured/iaaf-details-2017-world-indoor-tour-53104 Details of 2017 World Indoor Tour announced.
  6. ^ "IAAF: IAAF World Indoor Tour 2017". IAAF. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  7. ^ "High Jump Results" (PDF). sportresult.com. 2 February 2019. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  8. ^ Emeterio Valiente (8 February 2019). "World leads for Rojas and Sidorova in Madrid". IAAF. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  9. ^ "800m Results". IAAF. 10 February 2017. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
  10. ^ Emeterio Valiente (8 February 2019). "World leads for Rojas and Sidorova in Madrid". IAAF. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  11. ^ Emeterio Valiente (8 February 2019). "World leads for Rojas and Sidorova in Madrid". IAAF. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  12. ^ Parker Morse (27 January 2019). "Kejelcha impresses as IAAF World Indoor Tour gets underway in Boston". IAAF. Retrieved 9 February 2019.

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