For the first time since the IAAF Diamond League was inaugurated in 2010, the Prefontaine Classic on 28 May will stage the women’s 100m hurdles. And, for the first time in history, five women with PBs faster than 12.4 will line up against one another.
With just three weeks to the start of the 2016 series of the IAAF Diamond League, which commences in Doha on Friday 6 May, we turn the clock back to last summer and look at the highlights of the sport’s premier circuit of international one day meetings.
Shaunae Miller and Jasmin Stowers, two of the stand-out performers at last year’s Jamaica International Invitational, will return to Kingston for this year’s edition of the IAAF World Challenge meeting on 7 May.
“Bolt is back,” was the message from the stadium announcer after the men’s 100m at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in London on Friday evening (24).
Following three successive losses, US sprint hurdler Jasmin Stowers returned to winning ways at the Gala dei Castelli in the Swiss city of Bellinzona on Tuesday (21).
IAAF World Athlete of the Year Renaud Lavillenie is feeling “positive and optimistic” about getting back to business as usual in Lausanne’s Stade De La Pontaise on Thursday (9), just five days after his disappointing fifth place in the pole vault at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Paris.
The 40th edition of Lausanne’s famous Athletissima meeting on 9 July, an IAAF Diamond League meeting, continues to add to its star-studded fields and the meeting organisers announced a host of top distance runners, sprint hurdlers and field event exponents on Thursday (21).
Jasmin Stowers has enjoyed a meteoric rise during the early part of the 2015 season and currently tops this year’s 100m hurdles world lists with the 12.35 she ran at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Doha last month. We find out a little more about the seventh-fastest 100m hurdler in history as the American answers our personal bests questions.
It has already been a turbulent season for the rapidly-rising hurdles talent Jasmin Stowers and it’s not even the middle of June.