Renaud Lavillenie captured his seventh outdoor title to highlight the French National Championships in Marseille.
World and Olympic champion Brittney Reese will be challenged by an incredible long jump field at the Prefontaine Classic when she returns to the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene on 30 May.
She diced with disaster, and left it mighty late, but two-time European champion Eloyse Lesueur snatched long jump victory for Europe with a fourth-round leap of 6.66m after producing three fouls on her first three attempts.
A triple gold medal haul for Great Britain and a world-leading performance in the decathlon highlighted a wet, windy and unseasonably chilly second day at the European Championships in Zurich on Wednesday (13).
The injury and illness trials and tribulations of former world champion Blanka Vlasic are well documented and so it was no surprise that she got one of the biggest cheers of the night when she won the women’s high jump at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Paris on Saturday night (5).
Usain Bolt today confirmed that he won’t be competing on 5 July at the 2014 edition of the Meeting Areva, the French stage of the IAAF Diamond League, due to inflammation of his foot.
Brittney Reese’s, the world’s best long jumper at present, is the latest star to headline a growing list of incredible fields on 30-31 May for the Prefontaine Classic, the first of two US legs of the 2014 IAAF Diamond League.
Ashton Eaton came close in the heptathlon and Ivan Ukhov wasn’t quite at his best in the high jump, but the enthusiastic Sopot crowd were finally rewarded with a world indoor record* in the final event of the championships, the men’s 4x400m.
The French Athletics Federation (FFA) has announced a list of seven athletes who will compete at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Sopot next month.
Olympic Pole Vault champion Renaud Lavillenie is one of 52 French athletes who will compete in Moscow at the 2013 IAAF World Championships on 10-18 August.
The Herculis meeting, the IAAF Diamond league meeting in Monaco on 19 July, will have the cream of the current generation of French athletes competing in the Stade Louis II once again.