UK Athletics Championships 2023: Ellie Baker wins 1500m in new championship record

Ellie Baker set a new championship record to win gold in the 1500m at the UK athletics championships in Birmingham on Sunday.

The 24-year-old held off Katie Snowden to claim the maiden British title and break Zola Budd’s 1986 mark of 4min 6.73sec.

Richard Akinyebo clocked a personal best time of 21.10 to take gold in the men’s 200m ahead of Stephen Baffour.

In the women’s long jump, Jazmin Sawyers won gold with a jump of 6.73m.

It was the first national indoor title in seven years for Sawyers, a three-time British track and field champion, and seals her place at the European Indoor Championships in Istanbul in March.

In the men’s 1500m, Neil Gourley beat George Mills to take the gold in 3:41.20.

Success Eduan took the women’s 200m crown with a season-best 23.49.

Scott Lincoln secured his 15th British men’s shot put title with a best throw of 20.36m. Sophie McKenna won her third national indoor crown with 17.20m.

With a better distance of 2.16m. William Grimsey became Panhellenic high jump champion for the first time while Lake Morganwho won silver at last year’s Commonwealth Games, took the women’s gold with a best jump of 1.90m.

Jude Bright-Davies set a personal best of 16.05m to win the men’s triple jump.

At 400m. Sam Reardon won the men’s title in 46.96, 0.11 seconds ahead of runner-up Ben Higgins, while Amarachi Pipi took the women’s gold in 52.52.

Guy Learmonth won his fourth UK indoor 800m title in 1:47.43, beating Ben Claridge and James McCurry, while Isabelle Boffey cruised to the maiden women’s crown with a time of 2:03.27, finishing ahead of Jenny Selman and Abigail Ives.

In the meantime, James West secured his European place with a winning streak of 7:49.78 in the men’s 3000m while Melissa Courtney-Bryant held off Hannah Nuttall to seal her second British indoor 3000m title in 8:50.76.

In the racecourses of 3000 meters, Abigail Jennings claimed women’s gold while Callum Wilkinson won his first indoor title with a world-leading time of 11:00.98.

Ball breaks the women’s 400m indoor world record

At the Dutch indoor championships, Femke Boll broke the women’s 400m indoor world record that had stood for 41 years.

Czech athlete Jarmila Kratochvilova set a time of 49.59 in 1982, but Bol, a bronze medalist in the 400m hurdles, broke the record with 49.26 on Sunday.

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