Norway’s Abdullahi Kadir Rabi took down a long-standing track record at the Night of Highlights at the Bislett Stadium in Oslo on Wednesday evening.
The 19-year-improved the European U20 10,000m record with his performance of 28:11.71.
Rabi finished in third place.
European U20 record alert! 🎴— European Athletics (@EuroAthletics) April 13, 2022
Abdullahi Dahir Rabi 🇳🇴 clocked 28:11.71 over 10,000m in Oslo to break the previous European U20 record of 28:22.48 which had stood since 1990! pic.twitter.com/etKS7AsqxN
He also improved on the national Norwegian U20 record, which was 29:17.99 set by Sondre Nordstad Moen in 2009. The previous European U20 record was 28:22.48, which was set by Italy’s Christian Leuprecht in 1990.
Filip Ingebrigtsen was on pacing duties. Rabi was in the mix for the win, however, began to fade a little over the final mile. Narve Gilje Nordas won in a sprint finish over 21-year-old Magnus Tuv Myhre, the two clocked 28:04.42 and 28:04.69, respectively.
For Rabi, he also ran well under the European Championships qualifying time of 28:15. The World Athletics Championships’ qualifying time is 27:28.
Knucklehead of the Month award, if there was such a thing, goes to a triathlete. In the era of the coronavirus and its many waves, triathlete Petra Kurikova was unsmart enough to think that spitting in the pool area would somehow be okay.
The Czech athlete was in first place after stage one with a six-second lead but was immediately dismissed while she was waiting on the blocks ready to dive into the pool for the second heat of stage two.
Petra Kurikova disqualified for spitting at Arena Games Triathlon in Munich: Video https://t.co/L5vOhmRyYy via @newscomauHQ So sorry for you Petra but SPITTING IS OUT, saliva can spread disease, especially troubling in these Covid times. People need masks sometimes— Jenny (@JennyRo65223199) April 14, 2022
She was shown a red card before diving into the water.