Overcoming the odds has been one of the strongest traits of 2015 world champion Danielle Williams of Jamaica. The 27-year-old, who will be competing in her fourth IAAF World Championships in Doha, recalls her journey leading up to her triumph in Beijing.
The two big headline events of the Muller Grand Prix did not disappoint as Shaunae Miller-Uibo and Danielle Williams came out on top in high-quality clashes at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Birmingham on Sunday (18).
Sizzling hurdles performances by Danielle Williams and Karsten Warholm highlighted the first day of action at the Muller Anniversary Games in London Stadium on Saturday (20).
After lowering his colours to Sam Kendricks and Renaud Lavillenie at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Shanghai on Saturday, world champion Shawn Barber will be hoping for a change of fortune at the IAAF World Challenge meeting in Beijing on Wednesday (18).
When it comes to making athletics a family affair, no one can better the Borlees. Brothers Kevin, Jonathan and youngster Dylan were all in Beijing and competed together in the 4x400m, the two older brothers having reached the semi-finals in the individual event.
The last race of Friday’s evening session produced arguably one of the biggest upsets of the day, as none of the principal pre-race favourites finished in the top-three.
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Warren Weir provided the highlights of the final day of the Jamaica Athletics Administration Association (JAAA)/Supreme Ventures Senior Championships with sizzling 200m wins on Sunday (23).