In the coming weeks, many of the world’s greatest athletes will take the bow in 2023 indoor athletics season begins. This year ends with another World Championships in Athletics after a thrilling event in Eugene, Oregon last summer. But before they present themselves on the track in Budapest, top athletics stars from around the world will try to prove their form and fitness on the track. World Indoor Athletics Tour.
From current Olympic champions and world record holders to athletes testing their limits over unknown distances, here are five events you can’t miss over the next month in athletics.
Dina Asher-Smith, Daryll Neita and Marie-Josee Ta Lou race in Karlsruhe on January 27
Great Britain Dina Asher-Smith experienced a hiatus from the 2022 season after a year with injuries which affected her performances at Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
However, the 27-year-old former 200m world champion bounced back in style bronze medal at the World Championships in Eugene – return home to Jamaica Sherick Jackson and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in a field that also included the reigning Olympic champion in the 100 m and 200 m Elaine Thompson-Herah.
In Karlsruhe, he competes with the stars at a distance of 60 meters, including Marie-Josee Ta Lou, Malaika Mihambo and a British friend Daryl Neita.
With another World Championship in a few months, Asher-Smith’s strong start to the season will have people dreaming again of what she’s capable of in 2023 as she enters her best years as a sprinter.
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Karsten Warholm and Yaroslava Mahuchikh at the Karsten Warholm Invitational, February 2
watch out for World record holder in 400 m hurdles and Olympic champion Karsten Warholm who competes in the event bearing his name on February 2.
Unusually for Warholm, the Norwegian is heading into this season with something to prove after fitness issues left him struggling at last year’s World Athletics Championships. Warholm won gold at both the 2017 and 2019 Worlds, but found new solid competition in Brazil Alison Dos Santoswho took Oregon by storm.
Will he return to his devastating maximum this season and reclaim the crown of the world? It all starts here.
Just like the Norwegian speedster, the European high jump champion from Ukraine Yaroslav Mahuchikh and former European shot put champion Michal Haratyk he will also attend a meeting in Ulsteinvik, Warholm’s hometown
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Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone takes on Shericka Jackson at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix on February 4
In one of the most appetizing races at the start of the 2023 season, the 400m hurdles Olympic champion from the USA Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone Jamaica, world champion in the 200m Sherick Jackson over 60 m at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Boston.
McLaughlin-Levrone enters the season after being set up a new world record for the 400m hurdles at the World Athletics Championships last summer on his way to the world title. While there is talk of her running the 400m on flat ground this season, a 60m race against one of the world’s best sprinters will be a strong test of her straight-line speed at the start of the year.
On her part Jackson set the second fastest women’s 200m time in history when she raced for gold at last year’s World Championships. She is also the current Olympic bronze medalist in the 100m.
While the 60m will take both women out of their comfort zones, the race between them is not as far off as you might think. Jackson started out as a 400m runner, while McLaughlin-Levrone is expected to go 400m no-hurdles this season in Oregon (50.68) fast enough to earn her a place in the finals of the standard 400m for the championships themselves.
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Athing Mu, Noah Lyles and others at the Millrose Games on Feb. 11
One of the most anticipated meetings in the coming month is the Millrose Games, which will take place in mid-February in New York.
This year’s event will be attended by high-class athletes, including a world champion and an Olympic champion something to him who will run **600m – a distance where she has the second best time in history. **
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Also as the headliner of the meeting, Noah Lyles will have its first 60m run of the year, setting the fastest U.S. 200m time – and third fastest ever – at the 2022 World Championships. Lyles will also be aiming for a third world title in a row this summer after victories in 2019 and 2022.
Other top American athletes will also compete in the 60m, including Christian Coleman, Ronny Barker and Lyles’ brother Josephus.
Ryan Crouser, Joe Kovacs, Abby Steiner, Josh Kerr and Sandy Morris these are just some of the other stars expected to attend the meeting.
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Armand “Mondo” Duplantis and Lamont Marcell Jacobs light up Lievin, February 15
The big guns are in full force at the athletics meeting at Leivin Arena on Feb. 15. Watch out for the current indoor and outdoor pole vault world record holder, Mondo Duplantis, who will be aiming for more trophies this season, winning last year’s worlds and setting the latest all-time record (6.21 m) in the same competition.
Lamont Marcell Jacobs has suffered multiple injuries since stunned the world with his 100m victory in Tokyo 2020 when the Italian withdrew from competition at the World Athletics Championships in the semi-finals.
There will be plenty of excitement for his return in 2023 as he once again competes for the title of world’s fastest man.