David Rudisha, the World and Olympic 800m Olympic champion who opens his IAAF Diamond League campaign in Doha on Friday, could be forgiven for lacking a little motivation this season after his stupendous World record performance at London 2012.
A stellar field of Olympic and World champions has gathered in Doha to set the 2013 IAAF Diamond League off and running, and spectators at the Hamad Bin Suhaim Stadium will witness a series of compelling head-to-heads.
Allyson Felix will seek to maintain her perfect record in Doha in Friday’s first IAAF Diamond League event of 2013. But gaining her 11th victory in Qatar since 2005 will be a steep task indeed for the 27-year-old US sprinter given that she is racing over 400m, which by her own admission is not her specialist distance, against a field which includes the reigning World champion and defending Diamond Race winner, Amantle Montsho of Botswana.
London Olympics gold medallists Allyson Felix, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Brittney Reese and Christian Taylor paid a visit to the Olympics Past and Present Exhibition in Doha today (8).
The athletics world is no stranger to successful sporting families, but it is quite rare for two brothers to compete in the same discipline and in the same competition simultaneously.
The provisional entry lists for the opening meeting of the 2013 season of the IAAF Diamond League on Friday 10 May in Doha, Qatar, are now available.
Athletics legend Jesse Owens famously raced against horses after winning four gold medals at the Berlin 1936 Olympic Games but Norway’s two-time Olympic Javelin champion Andreas Thorkildsen decided he was better off on top, rather than alongside, his steed on Monday (6).
Kim Collins is celebrating his 19th year on the international athletics circuit but he still has an appetite for the big occasion and will be competing at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Doha on Friday, the opening event of the 2013 series.
At the IAAF Diamond League meeting on 10 May 10 at Qatar Sports Club, spectators will witness thrilling face-to-face battles in most of the events; duels that will be hard to forget.
A host of top Ethiopian athletes will grace the Qatar Sports Club Track on May 10 for Doha 2013, the opening leg of the IAAF Diamond League, at a meeting that is known for producing great performances in distance events.
Athletics fans will experience an unforgettable night on 10 May at Qatar Sports Club stadium at Doha 2013, the opening leg of the IAAF Diamond League, as ten reigning Olympic champions and 14 current World champions have signed up to the meeting’s long entry list.
Jamaica’s two-time Olympic 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will compete over 200m in the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Doha on 10 May, organisers announced on Friday (19).