Athletes who have won major titles and Diamond Race trophies lead a pair of one-lap fields at the Prefontaine Classic, the next leg of the IAAF Diamond League which is being held in Eugene on 31 May.
In the 100m it pays to run your own race. At pretty well every other distance, it pays to be aware of your opposition, too. Amantle Montsho and Taoufik Makhloufi appeared to forget this at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Shanghai, and they paid for it by being pipped on the line for the win in their events on Sunday (18).
The Rieti Meeting 2013, the last IAAF World Challenge meeting of the year, will be a gathering of World and Olympic medallists who will honour the memory of late Italian sprint legend Pietro Mennea.
A sequence of vivid performances on Friday (19) lit up the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Monaco as brightly as the firework display which concluded the night’s entertainment.
The 2013 IAAF Diamond League meeting in Lausanne can currently boast of 33 medallists from the London 2012 Olympic Games at the 38th edition of the famous Athletissima meeting on 4 July.
World 400m champion Amantle Montsho and Olympic 1500m champion Taoufik Makhloufi are among the headline acts at the IAAF World Challenge meeting in Dakar on Wednesday (12).
Justin Gatlin arrived in Rome saying that he wanted to make a statement at the Golden Gala, the first European stop in the 2013 IAAF Diamond League, by beating Usain Bolt but many people dismissed his comments as bluster, despite the fact that he was unbeaten over 100m going to his marks on Thursday (6).