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The World Indoor Tour winners are awarded with a wildcard for the World Indoor Championships

Amongst the eleven champions is one German female athlete / 59 contestants from Karlsruhe will also make a run in Birmingham   mehr ...

The Muller Indoor Grand Prix in Scottish Glasgow last Sunday marked the end of the International Association of Athletics’ third edition of the IAAF World Indoor Tour. The tour started in Karlsruhe. Apart from the 20,000 US-Dollars trophy money, the eleven champions of their respective disciplines received a wildcard – as did last year’s tour winners – to participate in the World Indoor Championships, which are taking place in Birmingham from the 1st to the 4th of March.
The German female athlete Sosthene Moguenara is among the tour champions. The long jumper, who starts for TV Wattenscheid 01, earned 21 points in Karlsruhe, Düsseldorf, and Glasgow, enough for the overall victory. The fact that 59 (35 women, 24 men) of the 130 athletes who participated at the INDOOR MEETING 2018 will now try to win a medal at the upcoming World Indoor Championships in the “Arena Birmingham”, proves that the INDOOR MEETING Karlsruhe 2018 hosted the top stars of the athletic scene.

All winners of the 2018 IAAF World Indoor Tour you can find here

Successful completion of the IAAF World Indoor Tour 2018 in Glasgow

The last stop of the international indoor athletics series took place in the Scottish city of Glasgow yesterday – a great success, also for one German athlete.   mehr ...

The IAAF World Indoor Tour 2018 is over. After the stops in Karlsruhe (Germany), Dusseldorf (Germany), Madrid (Spain), Boston (USA), and Torun (Poland), the third “IAAF World Indoor Tour”, which was founded in 2016, came to an end in Glasgow. And the results lists show that the approximately 4,500 visitors got to see the brightest stars of the athletics scene on this year’s tour on February 3rd. Six of the eleven winners of this year’s series competed in the Karlsruhe Athletics Arena.

Here are the winners of this year´s IAAF World Indoor Tour:



Léa Sprunger (400 meters und 1st in Karlsruhe), Beatrice Chepkoech (1.500 meters und 3rd in Karlsruhe), Christina Manning (60 meters Hurdles und 2nd in Karlsruhe), Maria Lasitskene (High Jump), Sosthene Moguenara-Taroum (Long Jump und 2nd in Karlsruhe),


Bingtian Su (60 meters und 1st in Karlsruhe), Adam Kszczot (800 meters), Yomif Kejelcha (3.000 meters und 2nd in Karlsruhe), Piotr Lisek (Pole Vault), Nelson Evora (Triple Jump), Thomas Stanek (Shot Put)

All the results of the IAAF World Indoor Tour 2018 can be found at

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Karlsruhe is shining brightly on the world stage as the starting location for the IAAF World Indoor Tour

The fantastic Raphael Holzdeppe consigns the world record holder to second place / Asian record by Su Bingtian / 4,500 enthusiastic visitors in one completely sold-out athletics arena / Millions joining them worldwide via live stream   mehr ...

More than 130 athletes from 46 nations were in attendance for the launch of the 34th edition of the INDOOR MEETING in Karlsruhe. The performances that the athletes then displayed on the track at the opening of the IAAF World Indoor Tour were more than worthy of the occasion. One of the many highlights of the evening was definitely the 1,500 meter race, in which the Ethiopian Genzebe Dibaba, with her time of 3:57.45 minutes, just missed out by two seconds on her own world record, which she set in 2014, again in Karlsruhe. But Germany’s own running sensation, Konstanze Klosterhalfen, also thrilled the audience in Karlsruhe. Her magnificent efforts to catch up on the final lap got her to second place with a strong time of 4:04.00 minutes, her personal best. The 20-year-old missed out on the German indoor record, which has stood for 33 years, by just 36 hundredths of a second. No less spectacular was the pole vault competition, which many had been talking up in advance. In the end, it came down to a terrific performance by Raphael Holzdeppe, who, with 5.88 meters (the best score this year), not only set the benchmark for the World Indoor Championships in Birmingham but also secured victory at the INDOOR MEETING Karlsruhe ahead of Frenchman and world record holder Renaud Lavillenie. The two competitors duked it out in a thrilling duel for victory. “For me, it was a perfect evening. It’s always nice to be able to win a Meeting like this on German soil. The atmosphere here in Karlsruhe definitely played a part in my victory. The crowd was incredible, the atmosphere sensational”, said an enthusiastic Raphael Holzdeppe at the press conference afterwards. Chinese competitor Su Bingtian set a new Asian record for the men’s 60-meters. In a blistering time of 6.47 seconds, Bingtian crossed the finish line ahead of his rivals Everton Clarke (6.54 seconds) and Yunier Pérez of Spain (6.54 seconds), who had to be separated by a photo finish, with the two finishing second and third respectively.

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Entry list for INDOOR MEETING Karlsruhe

About 130 athletes from 46 countries in the world are coming to the opening stop of the 2018 IAAF World Indoor Tour to Karlsruhe on February 3rd.   mehr ...

Shuttle bus service to the INDOOR MEETING Karlsruhe 2018

A fast and comfortable journey to the INDOOR MEETING? The KVV can make that happen!   mehr ...

 Those who want to travel to the INDOOR MEETING KARLSRUHE as quickly and comfortably as possible on February 3rd should make use of the shuttle bus service provided by our mobility partner KVV. The shuttle bus service will run between Karlsruhe central station (forecourt) and the trade fair (stop: Messe-Express) from 3pm to 9pm.

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Olympic champion Bartoletta leads illustrious field of long jumpers

Ivana Španović, Lorraine Ugen, and Germans Malaika Mihambo, Sosthene Moguenara, and Alexandra Wester are also competing   mehr ...

With 4,500 spectators, INDOOR MEETING Karlsruhe is already sold out in advance of the day of the event February 3rd, but it will be broadcast live (in Germany on SPORT 1): the perfect setting to target the meeting record in women’s long jump. Heike Drechsler’s record of 7.06 metres hasn’t been toppled since 1994.
First, there’s Rio 2016 Olympic champion Tianna Bartoletta, who won the gold medal for the long jump, with 7.17 metres. And that wasn’t her only gold medal in Rio. This illustrious field of jumpers also includes Ivana Španović, bronze medallist at the Rio Olympics, behind Bartoletta and Brittney Reese. In Europe, however, Španović is currently unrivalled – at the European Championships 2016 in Amsterdam she secured the title. She won titles at the continental indoor championships in Prague 2015 and Belgrade 2017, bounding an astonishing 7.24 metres. In Belgrade she was just ahead of Lorraine Ugen, who’s also competing at the INDOOR MEETING in Karlsruhe. There’s also a trio of Germans like Malaika Mihambo, Sosthene Moguenara und Alexandrea Wester who are worth watching.

Time table for 2018 INDOOR MEETING Karlsruhe

The spectators of the 2018 INDOOR MEETING Karlsruhe can look forward to enjoying 3,5 hours of top-class athletics   mehr ...

Timetable for 2018 INDOOR MEETING Karlsruhe you can find here.

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INDOOR MEETING Karlsruhe on February 3rd is sold out!

About three weeks before the INDOOR MEETING Karlsruhe all tickets are sold.   mehr ...

About three weeks before the first starting shot sounds at the 34th INDOOR MEETING Karlsruhe, the event is sold out. “This is earlier than ever before”, Martin Wacker, CEO of the organizing company KARLSRUHE GmbH, is happy to report. “It reflects the strong increase in the Meeting’s popularity as part of the IAAF World Indoor Tour as well as the incredible athletic quality.”
For technical reasons, remaining tickets will be available on the day of the event at the box office from 2:30 p.m. These tickets can only be released after construction of the athletics arena and TV setups. Advance sales are therefore not possible.

European champion Cindy Roleder in the hurdle race at them INDOOR MEETING Karlsruhe

Cindy Roleder returns after an injury break of almost seven months.   mehr ...

Double European champion Cindy Roleder (2016 in Amsterdam over the 100-meter hurdles and 2017 at the European Indoor Championships in Belgrade over the 60-meter hurdles) is also committed to start at kick-off of the IAAF World Indoor Tour on February 3 at the INDOOR MEETING in Karlsruhe. With this Roleder, a native of Karl Marx Stadt, returns to the sprint track after an injury break of nearly seven months.

World record holder Dibaba and the German "Wild" start over 1,500 metres

A strong middle-distance with German participation promising a spectacular race.   mehr ...

By tradition, watching the 1,500 metres discipline of the women is a really amazing thing. The seven and a half rounds are filled with utter excitement. The sports director Alain Blondel made a pitch for the 2018 edition, taking place on the 3rd of February at the fair grounds of Karlsruhe, that will leave the middle-distance fans speechless: First there is Genzebe Dibaba, the current female indoor world champion for that distance, and furthermore Konstanze Klosterhalfen, Gesa Felicitas Krause and Alina Reh.

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