In the year of the epidemic

  The record-breaking pace can't stop

  2020 is the third year after the world's track and field superstar Bolt retired. Affected by the epidemic, the Tokyo Olympics had to be postponed to next year.

However, as most of the track and field masters have declined this season, the two post-95 track and field talents Duplantis and Chepteguee have risen to the challenge, breaking the world record one after another this year, greatly boosting morale under the epidemic. The sluggish world of track and field.

  Men's pole vault

  Stepping into the "Duplantis Era"

  The 2020 World Athletics Federation Awards Ceremony is held online. The Swede Duplantis, who has just passed his 21st birthday, stood out from 10 male candidates and became the youngest player in history to win the title of best male athlete of the year. .

  In February of this year, Du Plantes jumped 6.17 meters and 6.18 meters for two consecutive weekends, setting the men's pole vault world record twice; after the outdoor season began, Du Plantes set an all-time outdoor outdoor record with 6.15 meters Best results.

Looking back on the entire 2020, in the 16 games that Duplantis participated in, he maintained a complete victory, so he deserves to be elected the best male athlete of the year.

  On February 8th, at the pole vault stadium of the World Athletics Indoor Tour in Torun, Poland, when Du Prantis lightly landed on the mat, the audience boiled because of his 6.17-meter jump. It broke the world record of 6.16 meters set by the Frenchman La Villegne in 2014.

"This is crazy! Because I have been looking forward to this moment." Listening to Du Prantis's feelings after the game, the world track is even more excited than him.

  At the Torun station of the World Athletics Indoor Tournament, Duplandis easily jumped 5.72 meters, 5.92 meters and 6.01 meters all the way, and then raised the height to 6.17 meters.

In the first attempt, Duplantis’s body crossed the bar, but when he fell, his arm knocked the bar off. This gave him confidence in the second attempt. This time DuPlanti was falling. Si paid special attention to the movement of his arms and made no more mistakes. When he bounced off the mat, he rushed to the audience and embraced his mother excitedly.

  In the IAAF 2020 Indoor World Tour in Glasgow, England, a week later, Du Prantis only used one test jump, and he crossed the 6.18-meter bar and raised the world record he just created by 1 cm. .

  The Roma race on September 18 was the tenth game of the Duplantis outdoor game, and it was his penultimate game this season, leaving him less and less opportunities to rewrite the outdoor pole vault world record this season.

At 5.45 meters, 5.70 meters and 5.80 meters, Duplandis all crossed at once.

At a height of 5.85 meters, he made a mistake when he started the pole for the first time, but this did not prevent him from making history.

After successfully crossing 5.85 meters in the second attempt, he crossed 6 meters again, securing the victory of the game.

  Since then, Duplandis directly asked for 6.15 meters.

The first attempt at Duplantes failed.

Standing at the start of the run-up track for the second time, he lowered his head and thought for a long time, and then in the following impact, all his technical movements were done perfectly. The moment his body crossed the bar, his center of gravity was even It is several centimeters higher.

In fact, the world record for men's pole vault officially recognized by the World Athletics Federation is a combination of indoor and outdoor performances. Duplantis himself is the world record holder, but this time, he also named Ukrainian star Bubka. The best pole vault performance in outdoor competitions that has been maintained for 26 years has increased by 1 cm, allowing his name to appear on the honor roll with more classified records.

  Although Duplantis is only 20 years old this year, he has opened his own era.

"This is a very strange season for me and everyone, but I was able to stay focused and achieve some good results." Duplantis said, "When everyone sees me as the face of the sport, then It feels really cool, but I know what I really want to focus on is trying to jump higher."

  Men's Middle and Long Distance Running

  Record "Harvester" Cheput cover

  On October 8th, in an event called "World Record Day" in Valencia, Spain, Ugandan Cheput Cover set a men's world record of 26 minutes 11 seconds 00 on the 10,000-meter track. Pushing the human limit of middle and long distance running to a new height.

This is also the third time he has set a world record this year, and it is appropriate to call him the "harvester" for the middle and long distance running records.

  When the sudden new crown pneumonia epidemic forced the Tokyo Olympics to be postponed for one year, Cheputge, who was ambition to win the championship, left this sentence: "If there is no chance to win the Olympic gold medal, then try to rewrite the world record." He used it again and again. Action confirms his words.

  On February 15th, Cheput Cover set a time of 12 minutes and 51 seconds in a 5km outdoor race in Monaco, which shocked the world's track and field circles.

Because this result is the first time in human history to score 13 points in a 5km race.

  On August 15th, also in Monaco, in the first Diamond League resumed under the epidemic, Cheputer broke the dusty 16-year world record with 12:35.36. The original record was the King of Ten Thousand Meters Bekeler's 12 minutes 37.35 seconds was created on May 31, 2004.

  In the Turia Stadium in Valencia, Spain, the green light signal on the runway, which represents the "original world record", was left far behind by Cheputgue.

When he crossed the finish line, the electronic timer of the field was set at 26:11.00. Bekeler created 26:17.53 at the Brussels World Athletics League in 2005, which was improved by Cheputgate. 6 seconds.

  In the last 10 laps of the race, the pace of each lap of Cheput Gai was within 63 seconds. With 800 meters remaining, he lapped over the other players and started the final sprint. Cheput Gai took the final lap. Run out of 60 seconds 08.

According to official statistics, the first 5000 meters of the Cheput cap took 13 minutes, 07.70 seconds, the last 5000 meters took 13 minutes, 03.30 seconds, an average of 62 seconds and 84 seconds per lap, and an average pace of 2 minutes 37 seconds per kilometer.

  According to the official data of the IAAF, Cheputgay, who was born in September 1996, only started training for running after entering university in 2013.

For the first time on the international stage, Cheputgai won the runner-up in the 10km race in Bangalore, India.

Since then, the Ugandan teenager, who was originally unknown, began to make his mark on the world stage.

  In 2015, he shouted "To rewrite Uganda's national record of 10,000 meters", so he chose the Berlin track and ran a new national record of 27 minutes and 50 seconds.

In 2018, he set a world record of 15,000 meters in 41 minutes and 05 seconds.

In 2019, he won the 10km race championship in Valencia with a time of 26 minutes and 38 seconds, and broke the world record at the time.

After breaking the record three times this year, Cheput cap has become the king of middle and long distance running.

  “The new crown epidemic not only brings pressure to athletes, but also brings a lot of pressure to the world economy.” During the epidemic, Cheput Gai spent two months in closed training in Uganda. As he said, “From my From a perspective, I still have many dreams this year. When the storm passes and the sun rises again, I think these achievements will not only record my progress, but they will also inspire people to move forward."

  Our reporter Chen Jiakun