23/02/2020   Glasgow (GBR): Tom Bosworth seasonal leader on the 5.000m indoor walk




Tom Bosworth starred on the second and final day of the SPAR British Athletics Indoor Championships as he lowered his own national 5000m race walk record on a day of wall-to-wall finals in Glasgow.


5.000m indoor men


Bosworth’s time of 18:20.97 saw him smash his own previous best of 18:28.70 by nearly eight seconds as he claimed a sixth consecutive indoor title.

Pulling away from the field early on, Bosworth picked up the pace in the final few laps. Walking inside the split times that would carry him to a revision of the British record, Bosworth dug in deep before crossing the line to the delight of the home crowd.


His split times each 1.000m:

- 1.000m: 3:44.03

- 2.000m: 7:24.57 (3:40.54)

- 3.000m: 11:04.57 (3:40.00)

- 4.000m 14:46.58 (3:42.01)

- last 1.000m in 3:34.39


Behind Bosworth, both Tom Partington (GBR) and Luc Legon (GBR) set personal best times of 22:17.26 and 23:00.52 as they picked up silver and bronze respectively, but they were no match for Bosworth, who finished nearly four minutes ahead of them.


Fresh from setting the new British record, Bosworth said:

I love this track, it’s brilliant. It’s a fast track and I set a world record last time I was here. I had a perfect winter in terms of preparation, and to be honest I haven’t felt this good since the Commonwealths.

I wanted to see how far I could push myself today. 18.28 was the old record, and I thought I would never get near that again. But I felt good, so I thought it would stick with the pace and see how far I could go.

I don’t know how that performance sits on the world rankings, but it’s got to be right up there. I can’t ask any more of myself especially in an Olympic year.

I’m not setting any specific targets this year, and today’s race demonstrates I’m doing exactly what I need to.”


Updated season least after this competition



  Mark Competitor Nat Venue Date
18:20.97 Tom BOSWORTH GBRGBR Emirates Arena, Glasgow (GBR) 23 FEB 2020
18:41.89 Gabriel BORDIER FRAFRA Nantes (FRA) 18 JAN 2020
18:50.22 Francesco FORTUNATO ITAITA Palaindoor Ancona, Ancona (ITA) 22 FEB 2020
18:53.77 Eduard ZABUZHENKO UKRUKR SumDU Arena, Sumy (UKR) 21 DEC 2019
19:02.08 Aleksandr LIAKHOVICH BLRBLR Olimpiyets, Mogilyov (BLR) 22 FEB 2020
19:13.29 Mikita KALIADA BLRBLR Olimpiyets, Mogilyov (BLR) 22 FEB 2020
19:13.59 Salih KORKMAZ TURTUR Ataköy Arena, Istanbul (TUR) 11 JAN 2020
19:19.55 Marius ŽIŪKAS LTULTU LAM, Klaipėda (LTU) 22 FEB 2020
19:20.4h Vasiliy MIZINOV ANAANA Chelyabinsk (RUS) 06 JAN 2020
10  19:22.54 Ihor HLAVAN UKRUKR SumDU Arena, Sumy (UKR) 31 JAN 2020





3.000m indoor women



In the women’s race, gold went the way of Abigail Jennings  who set a new personal best of 25:28.46, as she beat Pagen Spooner (27:42.05) to win her first British title.






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