It seems such a simple concept. Produce the most technically accomplished piece of hurdling and win, and that is exactly what Sergey Shubenkov did en route to delivering Russia’s first ever global title in the men’s 110m hurdles.
While USA’s two fastest 110m hurdlers ever have won the past two global titles, perhaps neither one is favoured to win at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene on 29-30 May, the third leg of the 2015 IAAF Diamond League.
Double world champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Olympic champion Allyson Felix are two of the many stars who have already signed up to compete in Kingston on 9 May at the Jamaica International Invitational, an IAAF World Challenge meeting.
Dawn Harper Nelson’s two previous IAAF Diamond League outings this summer had been mildly frustrating affairs but all that was forgotten, at least temporarily, in Paris on Saturday night (5).
The 100m clashes, with Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce against Blessing Okagbare and the Jamaican pair of Nesta Carter and Warren Weir versus US sprinter Justin Gatlin, will highlight the Jamaica International Invitational, an IAAF World Challenge Meeting, on Saturday (3).
Reigning World 200m champion Usain Bolt will defend his title in Moscow at the 2013 IAAF World Championships and will look to regain the 100m crown he lost to team-mate Yohan Blake in Daegu two years ago.
Qatar’s London 2012 Olympic Games bronze medalist Mutaz Essa Barshim soared over 2.40m to set a new Asian High Jump record at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene, USA, on Saturday (1).
Aries Merritt headlines a stellar 110m Hurdles field at the 39th Prefontaine Classic, part of the IAAF Diamond League, to be held on 1 June in Eugene. And after three top-five finishes in his past three appearances at the meeting, Merritt now wants to win.
Jamaica’s Veronica Campbell-Brown and USA’s Allyson Felix clash over 100m should be the highlight of the Jamaica International Invitational, an IAAF World Challenge meeting, in Kingston on Saturday.