INDIANAPOLIS -- Improving on his own world lead in the men’s hammer, Rudy Winkler (Newark, New Jersey) earned USATF Athlete of the Week, while Kate Schmidt was selected by fans as the winner of the 25th USATF Throwback Athlete of the Week award for setting a world record in the women’s javelin on Sept. 11, 1977. In the absence of regular competition during the Covid-19 pandemic, we are taking a weekly look back at some of the great efforts by American track and field athletes through the years.

Vienna City Marathon moves from April into September - The Vienna City Marathon is the second major international marathon which has been moved from a spring date of 2021 into the second half of the year. The race is now scheduled for 12 September. This spring organizers had to cancel Austria’s biggest one day sporting event due to the corona virus pandemic. Because of the ongoing uncertainties during the pandemic there was too much risk continuing to plan with a race on 18 April 2021, organizers explained. The first major race that was moved from spring into the autumn in 2021 was the London Marathon. The Vienna City Marathon is a World Athletics Gold Label Road Race.

Photo:Camera4/ISTAF, Karsten Warholm breaks Ed Moses’ 40 year-old ISTAF record in Berlin - Karsten Warholm wrote a piece of ISTAF history by breaking the 40 year-old meeting record of the great Edwin Moses in Berlin’s Olympic Stadium on Sunday. The Norwegian stormed to a world-class time of 47.08 seconds in the 400 m Hurdles, which is the 9th fastest ever run in this event. There were three world leading marks in the 79th edition of the ISTAF: Great Britain’s Laura Muir clocked 3:57.40 in the 1,500 m, which is also an ISTAF record, Kenya’s Hyvin Kiyeng won the 3,000 m Steeplechase in 9:06.14 and Christian Taylor of the US took the Triple Jump with 17.57 m

INDIANAPOLIS — USATF’s 42nd Annual meeting will be held virtually, USATF announced today. The annual meeting of the sports administrators, coaches, volunteers and athletes is set for December 3-6. Additional details will be forthcoming. 

Photo:winner Melat Kejeta; Amanal Petros and Melat Kejeta dominated the Frankfurt Half Marathon Invitational on a warm Sunday morning. While Petros clocked 63:31 Kejeta ran a strong time of 69:04 on the flat 3k loop course inside the Frankfurt fairground. Both will head the German teams for the World Half Marathon Championships, which are planned to go ahead on 17 October in Gdynia, Poland.