Olympic 100m hurdles champion Brianna McNeal and world 800m silver medallist Amel Tuka are the first big names confirmed for the Meeting Hauts-de-France Pas-de-Calais, the newest addition to the World Athletics Indoor Tour, set to take place in Lievin on 19 February.
Twenty-two year old Donavan Brazier earned his first major 800m medal tonight, and a time of 1:42.34 – breaking the 32-year-old Championship and 34-year-old United States records – ensured it would be golden. He also became the first US 800m runner – male or female - to win the world title.
Hopes were high that European 100m record holder and 2016 world leader Jimmy Vicaut get close to his time of 9.86 that he clocked last week but chilly conditions at the 30th edition of the Spitzenleichtathletikmeeting in Lucerne reduced the Frenchman to a modest 10.08 in the Swiss city on Tuesday night (14).
The Meeting de Madrid 2016 will feature rising 800m star Amel Tuka and former world pole vault champion Raphael Holzeppe on Thursday 23 June, organisers of the IAAF World Challenge meeting in the Spanish capital announced on Tuesday (2).
Last June, Almaz Ayana clocked an African all-comers' 3000m record of 8:22.22 in Rabat and her recent win over the same distance on Doha in 8:23.11 prompts the question, how fast can she run over 5000m at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in the Moroccan city on Sunday (22)?
Nine years ago in Beijing, he was named the ‘Pride of Africa’ by local journalist after winning the world junior title, a day that marked the beginning of a glorious career.
The evening’s proceedings had only just begun when Joe Kovacs broke the Herculis meeting record with his first throw at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Monaco on Friday (17).
Sprinters Mike Rodgers and Elaine Thompson were crowned as ‘the best performers’ at the 33rd Meeting de Madrid, the annual IAAF World Challenge meeting in the Spanish capital, on Saturday evening (11).