The world record attempt didn’t quite materialise in the women’s mile at the AG Insurance Memorival Van Damme. Instead it was the steeplechase that produced the performance of the night at the IAAF Diamond League final in Brussels on Friday (11).
Going into the women’s 3000m steeplechase final, the only certainty was that there would be a new world champion as none of the five previous winners had made it to Beijing.
The evening’s proceedings had only just begun when Joe Kovacs broke the Herculis meeting record with his first throw at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Monaco on Friday (17).
It may have been her first ever race on the boards, but when steeplechase specialist Habiba Ghribi won the 3000m at the Sainsbury’s Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham earlier this month, she ran with the confidence of a seasoned indoor runner.
Bogdan Bondarenko cleared 2.36m to win the eagerly-awaited men’s high jump at the Rieti IAAF World Challenge meeting in Italy on Sunday (7).
The men’s high jump clash between Bohdan Bondarenko and Andriy Protsenko will top the bill at the 44th edition of the IAAF World Challenge meeting in the famous Raul Guidobaldi athletics stadium in Rieti on Sunday (7).
Several races at the first of this year’s IAAF Diamond League finals had thrilling finishes but the one that had the packed Letzigrund Stadium gasping was the women’s 1500m, when the USA’s Jenny Simpson held off a desperate charge from Shannon Rowbury to win in 3:59.92, just 0.01 ahead of her compatriot on Thursday (28).