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From track to road – an air quality first in Zagreb

Zagreb’s air quality efforts have advanced twofold thanks to a unique partnership with World Athletics that involved monitoring at both the Boris Hanzekovic Memorial and the Zagreb Marathon in the Croatian capital. The combination of in-stadium monitoring and road monitoring is a first for the World Athletics Air Quality project, which launched in 2018 and …

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Sandra Perkovic wins discus duel to cap season in Zagreb

Discus star Sandra Perkovic delighted her home crowd with a winning season’s best performance to end her year on a high at the Boris Hanzekovic Memorial, the final World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting of 2022.  A number of world medallists (19) were in action at the Sports Park Mladost and joining Perkovic in securing …

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Showdown by the fountains: Ryan Crouser’s fifth victory in Zagreb

The eighth edition of the Ivan Ivančić Memorial, or the ninth shot put competition near the Zagreb fountains, did not bring anything new. In front of a thousand spectators gathered on the field next to the National and University Library, world record holder Ryan Crouser won for the fifth time and thus escaped Tom Walsh …

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Sandra Perković announces: „It is known who the Discus Throw Queen is

The final day of Boris Hažeković Memorial will finish with on stadium competition at Sport Park Mladost. We will see some of the world’s fastest runners and also home favourite Sandra Perković.  Six-time European Discus Throw Champion, double world and double Olympic champion Sandra Perković is very optimistic for the upcoming clash with Valarie Allman and other …

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World Athletics Spectacle on Zagreb’s main square: Tina Šutej announced the new Meeting Record

Three-day World Athletics Spectacle starts with the Zagreb City Challenge on Friday. The last stop of World Athletics Continental Tour Gold in 2022 starts on Friday with the Boris Hanžeković Memorial in Zagreb. Ban Jelačić square will host the first ever street competition in Zagreb – Zagreb City Challenge will kick-off with women’s Triple Jump …

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The biggest sprinting sensation runs 200 meters in Zagreb

The start list of the 72nd Boris Hanžeković Memorial – WA Continental Tour Gold meeting guarantees that numerous meeting records will be seriously threatened during the three days of competition. The 200-meter athlete’s race also guarantees a true sprinting spectacle, as the biggest sprinting teenage sensation – Erriyon Knighton – is on the starting list. …

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Olympic and world champion in a chase for the World Record in Zagreb

Photo: World Athletics Francine Niyonsaba had broken the World 2000 meter record last year in Zagreb and this edition of Boris Hanžeković memorial – Continental Tour Gold meeting will offer another World record breaking race. This time men will try to chase the 2000 meter steeplechase World record set by Mahiedine Mekhissi in 2010 – 5:10.68. The favorite runner …

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