12th February 2017 – Bralon Taplin (GRN) and Bethwel Birgen (KEN) both took victories at the latest round of the IAAF World Indoor Tour in Torun, results that also placed them top of the current tour standings.
Bralon defeated World Indoor champion Pavel Mazlak over 400m in a time of 45.59 seconds. Bethwel came out on top in another very competitive 1500m that also saw Vincent Kibet take fourth. Winny Chebet opened her indoor campaign with eighth place in the women’s 1500m.
At the British Indoor Championships, there was second place finishes for both Tom Lancashire (GBR) in the 1500m and Steph Twell (GBR) in the 3000m. Not running in the British Championships but making a very welcome return to racing at the Millrose Games in New York was Andrew Osagie (GBR) who took fifth place in the 1000m. Shannon Rowbury (USA) was third in the famous Wannamaker Mile.