ISTANBUL, TURKEY -- Team USA left the Atakoy Athletics Arena Sunday after the final day of the World Indoor Championships with the most gold medals in team history. Brittney Reese (long jump) and Bernard Lagat (3,000m) each defended their World Indoor titles to go along with gold medals from Will Claye (triple jump), Aries Merritt (60m hurdles) and the men’s 4x400m relay to bring the count of American gold medals to 10 for the weekend.
ISTANBUL, TURKEY -- At a team meeting Thursday prior to the 14th edition of the World Indoor Championships, Bernard Lagat and Sanya Richards-Ross were selected by their peers as Team USA captains. Two veterans of the sport, this is Lagat’s sixth time being a member of Team USA in World Championships and Olympic competition and the eighth time for Richards-Ross.
ISTANBUL, TURKEY -- Ashton Eaton easily bettered his own world record in the men’s heptathlon to lead a four-gold, three-bronze medal charge for Team USA as the 14th edition of the World Indoor Championships continued Saturday from the Atakoy Athletic Arena. Competition concludes the final session Sunday.
ISTANBUL, TURKEY -- For the fifth consecutive time the World Indoor gold medal in the men’s shot put will return to the United States. Ryan Whiting recorded his first personal best in two seasons to win the gold medal Friday during the 14th edition of the IAAF World Indoor Championships at the Atakoy Athletics Arena. Americans Ashton Eaton, Bernard Lagat, Chaunte Lowe and Sanya Richards-Ross each made important steps toward the weekend’s finals.
ISTANBUL, TURKEY – Reigning World Indoor gold medalist Bernard Lagat, 2011 World Outdoor champions Christian Taylor and Jesse Williams and world heptathlon record holder Ashton Eaton lead a deep Team USA men’s field into the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Track & Field Championships. Competition begins Friday and runs through Sunday from the Atakoy Athletic Arena.
ISTANBUL, TURKEY – When the 2012 edition of the IAAF World Indoor Track & Field Championships begin Friday at the Atakoy Athletics Arena, a deep women’s squad will work for a repeat performance from 2010 when it helped Team USA win the overall medal table with 17 medals. Competition begins Friday and runs through Sunday.
INDIANAPOLIS – Behind the strength of 2010 World Indoor champions Bernard Lagat and Brittney Reese and a total of six athletes with world-best marks, Team USA brings a deep field of 51 total athletes into the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships scheduled for March 11-13 in Istanbul, Turkey. USA Track & Field announced the team Monday.