The IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene has a history of producing fast 5000m races, including the only sub-13:00 times – five and counting – recorded on US soil. That number could rise at this year’s Prefontaine Classic on 30 May.
Double Olympic, world and European 5000m and 10,000m champion Mo Farah will drop down in distance and contest the 3000m at the Doha 2015 meeting, the opening competition of this year’s IAAF Diamond League on Friday 15 May, organisers announced on Tuesday (31).
Isiah Koech, still only 20, added his name to an illustrious list of 5000m champions at the IAAF World and Continental Cup, none more so than Morocco’s own hero Said Aouita, who won this event at the World Cup in 1989.
The fastest young talents in a decade are ready to challenge a 28-year-old defending champion and 39-year-old world champion at the Prefontaine Classic, an IAAF Diamond League meeting, over 5000m on 31 May.
Middle distance fans will witness some of Kenya’s best athletes in Melbourne later this month at the opening leg of the IAAF World Challenge series on 22 March.
Kenya will send a provisional team of 49 athletes for the 2013 IAAF World Championships after the conclusion of the national trials in Nairobi Nairobi’s Nyayo National Stadium, where Javelin thrower Julius Yego stole the show with a national record of 82.09m on Saturday (13).
One of the best 5000m fields in the world this year will be in the at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, USA, on 1 June and the IAAF Diamond League race will feature top Americans Bernard Lagat and Galen Rupp.