In the end it wasn’t even a world-leading time for the year, but the Ethiopian pair of Genzebe Dibaba and Almaz Ayana threw almost everything they had at their assault on the 5000m world record in Paris on Saturday (4).
Renaud Lavillenie, the pole vault world record-holder and Olympic and European champion, will return to the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene on 30 May, organisers of the 2015 IAAF Diamond League meeting announced on Monday (16).
Renaud Lavillenie’s winning run of 22 pole vault competitions came to an abrupt and unexpected end at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Stockholm’s 1912 Olympic Stadium as he failed to clear a height on Thursday (21).
The world’s best pole vaulter won the Prefontaine Classic last year, in one of the highest quality vault competition ever held in the USA. Renauld Lavillenie returns to the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene on 31 May with an additional accolade – the title of world record holder – and he’s still looking for more.
Three surprise winners struck gold within the space of 15 minutes of each other at the Ergo Arena in Sopot on the second day of the IAAF World Indoor Championships.
The second day of various national indoor championships were held across Europe on Sunday (17), and there were impressive results in Prague from Czech shot putter Martin Stasek and pole vaulter Jan Kudlicka.
Olympic champion Renaud Lavillenie and World champion Fabiana Murer are just two of the top athletes set to compete in the 24th edition of the Pole Vault Stars competition in Donetsk on Saturday (9).
Three world-leading marks were equalled at the Gugl Indoor meeting in Linz on Thursday night (31) – Christina Schwanitz in the Shot, Omo Osaghae in the 60m Hurdles in Zan Rudolf in the 800m.