USA’s 2012 London Olympic Games 110m hurdles champion Aries Merritt has become the latest star athlete to give his support to the IAAF Heritage World Athletics Championships Exhibition which opens in Doha, Qatar on Thursday 18 April.
Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands and Hellen Obiri of Kenya lit up the middle distance events at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Rome on Thursday night (8), turning in a pair stunning performances to set world-leading times in their respective events at the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea.
Earlier this year, Aries Merritt won his second US indoor 60m hurdles title, clocking a season’s best of 7.51 in Albuquerque. His first national victory had also come in the city in February 2012 when he timed his still-standing PB of 7.43.
Olympic champion Omar McLeod and world record-holder Aries Merritt lead a stellar 110m hurdles field for the 43rd Prefontaine Classic, the third stop of the 2017 IAAF Diamond League series, on 27 May.
Jamaica’s Omar McLeod, the IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016 60m hurdles gold medallist and Kenya’s 2015 400m hurdles world champion Nicholas Bett head the men’s hurdles fields at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene on Saturday (28).
It is said that there are no friends in politics, but it seems there is nothing but friends in the hurdles.
The latest episode in the Legends of athletics, signature edition series is now online and features Olympic 110m hurdles champion Aries Merritt.
Nine reigning world outdoor champions are set to flock to Doha along with some of the sport’s biggest stars for the opening meeting of the IAAF Diamond League on Friday (6).
World champion Dafne Schippers will compete in the 100m at the Doha 2016 meeting on 6 May in what promises to be one of the most anticipated events at the opening competition of the IAAF Diamond League series.