The 30-something generation would appear well poised to mount a strong challenge for the Olympic gold in an event which serves up a number of compelling story lines.
Americans usually celebrate with fireworks on 4 July, their Independence Day. In Eugene on Sunday (3), the fireworks came a day early.
He is already a world and Olympic champion and the owner of the second-best triple jump of all time but what Christian Taylor really wants is competition.
IAAF President Sebastian Coe was present at the Ibero-American Championships in Rio de Janeiro, which finished on Monday (16), and which doubled as the official test event for athletics for the forthcoming Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Ten more global medallists have been added to the array of big names competing at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, an IAAF Indoor Permit meeting, in Boston on 7 February.
Maria Kuchina was looking to end her 2014 competition schedule in the same manner in which she had started it: on top of the world.
The women’s high jump at the ExxonMobil Bislett Games on 11 June is shaping up as one of the most eagerly anticipated competitions to be staged at the Oslo leg of the IAAF Diamond League.
The final day of action at the 105th HyVee Drake Relays in Des Moines, USA, saw Kristin Castlin end Brianna Rollins' winning streak, which stretched back to the 2012 US Olympic Trials, on Saturday (26).
Organisers of the IAAF World Challenge meeting in Beijing have announced another raft of top names that will grace their meeting on 21 May, including both of the 2011 World Championships gold medallists in the javelin, Germany’s Mattias De Zordo and Russia’s Mariya Abakumova.