Monte-Carlo – There is one month to go to the start of the 12th IAAF World Indoor Championships, Valencia, Spain, which begin on Friday 7 March, concluding on Sunday 9 March.
‘Valencia 2008’ takes place in the Palau Velódromo Luis Puig, and will be the first of six IAAF World Athletics Series (WAS) competitions to be staged in 2008.
The World Indoor Championships which takes place every two years are the most important global athletics championships aside from the two premier outdoor competitions, the World Championships in Athletics and the Olympics. With this summer’s Games in Beijing, China, firmly in everyone’s sight, the action in Valencia will be carefully studied for indications to probable summer form.
In the last few weeks Meseret Defar has been at her best, with the fastest ever indoor clocking in the world at Two Miles. Can the World and Olympic 5000m titleholder make it three consecutive 3000m titles in Valencia?