Preview of Meeting Lievin Men’s 800 Meters
At the conclusion of the indoor season, Adam Kszczot will retire from athletics. In 2012, the Polish 800m superstar set a world indoor record of 1:44.57 and won the world indoor gold medal in Birmingham, as well as six European medals (three indoors in Paris Bercy 2011, Goteborg 2013, and Belgrade 2017 and three outdoors in Zurich 2014, Amsterdam 2016, and Berlin 2018) and three world silver medals (one indoors in Sopot 2014 and two outdoors in Beijing 2015 and London 2017).
After winning the first two meetings of the 2022 World Indoor Tour, Elliot Giles of the United Kingdom and Mariano Garcia of Spain will start as favorites. Giles won in 1:46.78 in Karlsruhe for the second year in a row, then went on to win in 1:43.63 in Liévin and 1:43.63 in Torun in 2021, setting a British indoor record.
On February 6, Garcia won his first World IndoorTour event in Staten Island, posting the world-leading time of 1:45.12 and the Spanish indoor record. Cornelius Tuwei and Collins Kipruto are the best Kenyan athletes in the field, clocking 1:43.76 and 1:43.95, respectively, to break the 1:44 mark.
By Watch Athletics