On Thursday, June 11, the day the Bislett Games were to be held, an alternative athletics gala will take place in Oslo. The Diamond League game in Norway will be replaced that day by the ‘Impossible Games’. There will be no spectators at the Bislett Stadium, but the event will be broadcast live for one hour on national broadcaster NRK. The alternative games in Oslo will correspond to the Norwegian measures against the corona virus.
Norwegian athlete Karoline Bjerkeli Grøvdal tries to break the Norwegian record of the 3000 meter steeplechase with the #WAVELIGHT. The current national record hold by Grete Waitz since 1979 with a time of 8.31.75. The #WAVELIGHT is a set of running lights on the inner part of the track that follows a certain tempo. The desired PACE is constantly in sight, which means that the athlete is continuously informed and motivated during the performance. The #WAVELIGHT offers a high level of light that is visible to the audience in the entire stadium and that is clear enough for television broadcasts.