Following the conclusion of their national championships on Wednesday (5), Russia has selected a team of 71 athletes for the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015.
As expected, host nation Russia leads the team standings at the end of the first day of action at the European Team Championships in Cheboksary with world champion Aleksandr Menkov being one of five Russian winners on Saturday (20).
Five men who have won gold medals at the Olympics or IAAF World Championships will line up in the long jump at the ExxonMobil Bislett Games in Oslo on 11 June, the sixth leg of the 2015 IAAF Diamond League.
Both the women’s 100m and the men’s long jump were billed as loaded events in the lead-up to the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Shanghai on Sunday (17).
A total of 19 global champions will compete in Lausanne’s Pontaise Stadium on 3 July at the 39th edition of Athletissima, one of two IAAF Diamond League meetings in Switzerland.
With just two days to go to the start of the 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships in the Polish city of Sopot, which will be held between 7-9 March, the IAAF website editorial team have put the spotlight on some of the highlights expected this weekend in the men's events.
Olympic high jump champion Ivan Ukhov is part of a 37-strong Russian team heading to Sopot next month for the IAAF World Indoor Championships on 7-9 March.
Genzebe Dibaba will go for her third world record in a 14 days when she runs over two miles at the Sainsbury’s Indoor Grand Prix, the final IAAF Indoor Permit meeting this winter, in Birmingham on Saturday (15).