Karsten Warholm wrote a piece of ISTAF history by breaking the 40-year-old meeting record set by 400m hurdles legend Edwin Moses in Berlin’s Olympic Stadium on Sunday (13).
World 1500m champion Elijah Manangoi returned to top form with an excellent victory in the Dream Mile at the Bislett Games on Thursday night (7), the fifth meeting of the 2018 IAAF Diamond League.
Qatar’s Abderrahman Samba produced a superbly judged performance in the 400m hurdles to highlight the action on the track at the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea in Rome, the fourth leg of the 2018 IAAF Diamond League, on Thursday (31).
Hyvin Kiyeng clocked the sixth fastest performance ever in the women’s 3000m steeplechase to highlight action on the track at the opening meeting of the 2017 IAAF Diamond League series in Doha.
It may be a sign of the increasing maturity of the women’s 3000m steeplechase as an Olympic event that at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the third Olympics to hold the event, there are no clear favourites.
Vivian Cheruiyot, the IAAF World Championships Beijing 10,000m champion, will chase a long distance double at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games after winning both over 25 laps of the track and then the 5000m at the Kenyan Olympic Trials in Eldoret on Thursday and Friday (30-1).
Stockholm’s Olympic Stadium has witnessed three world steeplechase records; there could be a fourth at the Bauhaus-Galan, an IAAF Diamond League meeting, on 16 June.
London 2012 Olympic Games champion Sandra Perkovic will head the women’s discus field at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene, actually competing at the famed Prefontaine Classic on Friday night (27), although the main programme will be on Saturday.
For a woman who did not have a time in her head, Faith Kipyegon certainly had a good performance in her legs in the 1500m at the IAAF Diamond League in Shanghai on Saturday (14).
World cross-country champion Geoffrey Kamworor defeated a stellar field to win his fourth title in succession at the Kenya Police Cross Country Championships, staged at the Ngong Racecourse in Nairobi, on Saturday (16).