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News14 May 2021

James, Kerley and Dibaba added to Ostrava fields

Grenada’s 2012 Olympic 400m champion Kirani James will continue his comeback at the Ostrava Golden Spike, a World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting, on 19 May.

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Feature11 Dec 2019

Back from illness and injury, James looks ahead to 2020 with optimism

Standing on the start line at the 2017 Drake Relays, it felt like any other race for Kirani James.

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Series03 Aug 2019

Fab five: teenage winners at the World Championships

As we continue our countdown to the start of the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019, we look at a quintet of special athletes who defied age and logic to be crowned world champions in their teenage years.

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Report10 Jun 2018

Hughes clocks 9.91 world lead in Kingston while Fraser-Pryce and James impress in comeback races

On the comeback from year-long absences, former Olympic champions Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Kirani James scored impressive victories in the women’s 100m and men’s 400m respectively at the 3rd edition of the JN Racers Grand Prix meeting, dubbed STARS The Next Generation, on Saturday (9) in Kingston.

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Report13 Aug 2016

Report: men's 400m semi-finals – Rio 2016 Olympic Games

The seeding of the semi-finals brought the past two Olympic champions together in the first race.

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Report12 Aug 2016

Report: men's 400m heats – Rio 2016 Olympic Games

London 2012 Olympic Games champion Kirani James, from Grenada, looked almost majestic when setting the fastest time in the 400m heats, clocking 44.93 despite only really working at full power over the first half of the race.

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Previews10 Aug 2016

Preview: men's 400m – Rio 2016 Olympic Games

The IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015 400m final set new standards over one lap of the track. Never before had three men broken 44 seconds in the same race, and there is high anticipation that there could be a repeat of that three-way duel in Rio.

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Feature07 Jun 2016

James leads global revolution of 400m running heading to Rio

When Kirani James won the 400m at Sunday’s IAAF Diamond League meeting in Birmingham, he reminded the world that the event, once dominated by US sprinters, in recent years had become a truly global event.

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Report05 Jun 2016

Harrison and James impress with Birmingham meeting records – IAAF Diamond League

Among the seven meeting records that tumbled at Birmingham’s IAAF Diamond League Meeting on Sunday (5), two came in eagerly anticipated appearances by Eugene winners Kendra Harrison and Kirani James in the 100m hurdles and 400m respectively.

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Previews26 May 2016

Head-to-head contests give Eugene the flavour of a pre-Olympic appetisery – IAAF Diamond League

Head-to-head encounters feature strongly on the fourth stop of the 2016 IAAF Diamond League in Eugene, Oregon, giving the famed Prefontaine Classic meeting the look of an Olympic Games preview on Friday and Saturday (27-28).

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Report15 May 2016

Goodwin soars to 8.45m long jump in Guadeloupe

Marquise Goodwin soared to a personal best and world lead of 8.45m (0.8m/s) when winning the men's long jump at the Meeting Region Guadeloupe on Saturday evening (14).

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News11 May 2016

400m meeting record under threat in Eugene – IAAF Diamond League

The men’s 400m rivalry between Kirani James and LaShawn Merritt will return to the Prefontaine Classic for a fifth time on 28 May; after sub-44 races in the past two years, it is possible that one of the oldest meeting records at the IAAF Diamond League competition could take a tumble.

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