Modern Pentathlon

Cuban is youngest male field event winner at world indoors

Juan Miguel Echevarria became the youngest male field event winner when he took the long jump and Katarina Johnson-Thompson claimed her first global title in the pentathlon at the world indoor athletics championships on Friday.

In another first, every runner in a world championship race was disqualified, in a 400-meter heat.

There were also gold medals for Murielle Ahoure in an Ivory Coast one-two in the 60 meters, and Hungary's Anita Marton in the shot put.

In the heptathlon, Kevin Mayer of France has a 45-point lead over Damian Warner of Canada. The final three events are on Saturday.

The 19-year-old Echevarria leaped a personal-best 8.46 meters to upset...