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).
Kirani James edged close rival Lashawn Merritt to take victory over 400m in a world-leading 44.08 at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, USA, on Friday (29).
Long jumper-cum-sprinter Tianna Bartoletta produced the best performance on the third day of the US Championships in Eugene on Saturday (27), flying out to a world-leading 7.12m.
Swiss local hero and 2014 European 400m hurdles champion Kariem Hussein will take on some of the best men his event has to offer and race in front of his family and friends at the Athletissima meeting in Lausanne, the ninth of this summer’s IAAF Diamond League meetings, on 9 July.
Super-quick sprinting provided most of the highlights at the Jamaica International Invitational, an IAAF World Challenge meeting, with Shaunae Miller continuing her run of good early season form with a world-leading 200m clocking of 22.14 on Saturday night (9).
The Prefontaine Classic men’s 400m hurdles will be one of the most competitive events at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene on 29-30 May.
It won't take a Bolt of lightning to generate excitement in the men's 100m at the Seiko Golden Grand Prix, an IAAF World Challenge meeting, in Tokyo on Sunday. The prospect of the first Japanese breaking 10 seconds, and maybe an Asian Area record - and a high school student, no less - already has the place buzzing.