Panama’s Alonso Edward earned the 200m silver medal at the 2009 IAAF World Championships in Berlin, finishing behind Usain Bolt in his historic world record-breaking run. But a performance five years later stands out even more for the three-time Diamond trophy winner.
After withdrawing from last weekend’s Jamaican Championships with a hamstring injury, Usain Bolt has confirmed that he will be fit to compete in the 200m at the Müller Anniversary Games on Friday 22 July. Meanwhile, organisers of the IAAF Diamond League meeting in London have added three more top sprinters to the field.
Organisers of the Meeting International Mohammed VI have confirmed that five more Diamond Race winners from last year will be in action at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Rabat on 22 May.
Despite running his third fastest time ever and winning his second consecutive Diamond Race, 200m specialist Alonso Edward believes that 2015 was merely an “OK season”.
The highly publicised duel between a trio of gold medallists from the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015 in the women’s 3000m was supposed to be one of the highlights of the 2015 IAAF Diamond League final in Zurich and so it proved, with Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana coming out on top on Thursday.
Orlando Ortega, fastest man in the world this year over the 110m hurdles, produced a highly significant victory at the 12th IAAF Diamond League meeting of the season on Thursday (30).
The men’s 200m at the Prefontaine Classic on 30 May, the next leg of the IAAF Diamond League, will feature five men with PBs faster than 20 seconds.
If it’s March and it’s Melbourne, notable visitors to Australia’s sporting capital are likely to find themselves posed alongside one of two props – a Formula 1 racer or an Australian Rules footballer.
Alonso Edward and Rasheed Dwyer took maximum points for Americas in the men’s 200m, both dipping below 20 seconds as they crossed the line virtually together in the closest ever finish at an IAAF World or Continental Cup.
After several seasons plagued by injuries and body weight issues, Alonso Edward has showed this summer that he is back in his best shape and the Panamanian sprinter is aiming for more success at the IAAF Continental Cup in Marrakech, Morocco, this coming weekend.
Just six days after setting a Dutch record of 3:57.00 in Paris last Saturday, Sifan Hassan produced another fantastic 1500m finish to beat Abeba Aregawi in a meeting record of 4:00.67 at the Sainsbury’s Glasgow Grand Prix, an IAAF Diamond League meeting, at Hampden Park on Friday (11).