As the IAAF World Indoor Tour and with it the IAAF World Indoor Championships are fast approaching, we want to put your indoor athletics knowledge to the test. In a variety of events ranging from puzzles to guesstimating and sheer knowledge, we want to see how many of the following riddles you can solve.

Answers can be found at the bottom of the page. No cheating!

1. Can you identify the athlete crossing the line first to become the oldest male world indoor champion in history?

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2. Which athlete set a world indoor record while the 2010 World Indoor Championships was taking place in Doha, but didn’t complete the feat at the championships in Qatar?


3. We’ve photoshopped the shot out of this photo of Spain’s Carlos Tobalina competing at the 2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships. Can you spot where it should be?

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4. Which athlete has made nine appearances at an IAAF World Indoor Championships and has won a medal on every occasion? Bonus point if you know how many gold, silver and bronze medals they won. 


5. Name the youngest ever world indoor champion. Bonus point if you know the year they won their title.


6. Can you identify the athlete who was just one day older than the youngest ever champion when winning their first world indoor gold? 

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7. Which male athlete holds the record for highest high jump recorded during an indoor heptathlon with an overall score higher than 5500 points? Bonus point if you know the exact height.



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1. Bernard Lagat. He was 37 years and 90 days when he won 3000m gold in 2012. Full image here. (1 point)

2. Ashton Eaton set an indoor heptathlon world record of 6499 points during the NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He bettered the record in Tallinn in 2011 and again in 2012 at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Istanbul. His record currently stands at 6645 points. (1 point)

3. E 1. Full image here. (1 point)

4. Maria Mutola won 800m world indoor gold in 1993, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, silver in 1999 and bronze in 2008. (1 point + 1 bonus point)

5. Mohammed Aman won the 2012 men’s 800m title at 18 years and 61 days. (1 point + 1 bonus point)

6. Vashti Cunningham won the 2016 world indoor high jump title aged 18 years and 62 days. Full image here.

7. Derek Drouin with 2.30m, set on 22 February 2011. (1 point + 1 bonus point)