Marketing and nationalistic fervor cause signs at the US Olympic Trials to proclaim this is the toughest team to make. Yet there has been some evidence of that. It was indisputably the case in the women’s 100m hurdles Friday (09) night, the seventh day of the U.S. selection competition. In a field so deep, there was inevitability of a fast hurdler being left behind. Turns out it was the fastest.
Kenya’s Mike Kigen and Linet Masai produced commanding wins at Madrid’s famous San Silvestre Vallecana, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, on Thursday (31).
Madrid’s San Silvestre Vallecana, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race and arguably the most prestigious of the myriad New Year’s Eve races around the world, offers quality line-ups in both the men’s and women’s categories on Thursday night (31).
With just four weeks to go until the 2015 edition of the Weltklasse Zürich, the first of this year's IAAF Diamond League finals, the meeting organisers were able to announce sparkling entry lists for another three events on Thursday (6).
Bitter disappointment is not the normal post-race emotion when an athlete breaks an area record, but that’s what Evan Jager felt when he crossed the finish line at the end of the 3000m steeplechase at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Paris on Saturday night.
The world’s top steeplechasers will be heading to the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene on 30 May for what could almost be a rehearsal of the battle for the medals at the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015, organisers of the IAAF Diamond League meeting announced on Monday (23).
World leader and Diamond Race winner Jairus Birech finished off his stellar steeplechase season with another victory in the stadium where he won at the African Championships last month, clocking 8:13.18 to finish ahead of USA’s Evan Jager.