Oscar Husillos provided one of the standout moments of last year’s Madrid Indoor Meeting as he sped to victory in the 400m. The Spanish sprinter will return to the IAAF World Indoor Tour meeting on 8 February to take on another high-quality field.
Cuba’s Yarisley Silva produced her best performance in two years with a world-leading 4.85m to successfully defend her pole vault title on Thursday (23) at the Pan American Games in Toronto.
Kazakhstan’s 100m champion Viktoriya Zyabkina added the 200m title to her medal tally in Gwangju on Friday (10), becoming the first woman since 1987 to achieve the sprint double at the World University Games.
There is just over a week to go before the IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015, which will be held in Nassau on Saturday and Sunday 2-3 May.
Local hurdling hero Javier Culson, 2013 IAAF World Championships gold medallists LaShawn Merritt and Caterine Ibarguen, as well as Hungary’s London 2012 Olympic Games hammer gold medallist Krisztian Pars lead a field of 27 former and current World and Olympic medallists who will compete at 8th Ponce Grand Prix, an IAAF World Challenge meeting, in Puerto Rico on Saturday (17).
It’s not often that the 100m and 200m don’t produce the highlights of the Jamaica International Invitational, but on a night of stiff headwinds the only world-leading marks at the IAAF World Challenge meeting on Saturday (3) came from US shot putter Christian Cantwell and 400m runner Francena McCorory.
The 100m clashes, with Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce against Blessing Okagbare and the Jamaican pair of Nesta Carter and Warren Weir versus US sprinter Justin Gatlin, will highlight the Jamaica International Invitational, an IAAF World Challenge Meeting, on Saturday (3).
World 400m champion Christine Ohuruogu and world indoor 60m hurdles champion Omo Osaghae are among the latest names to be revealed for the Jamaica International Invitational, the next leg of the IAAF World Challenge, held in Kingston on 3 May.
Reigning world and Olympic 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will kick off her 2014 IAAF Diamond League campaign at the Doha 2014 meeting on 9 May, organisers announced on Sunday (16).
One week after setting a world junior indoor 1000m record, USA’s Mary Cain came close to achieving the same feat in the mile at the Boston University Terrier Invitational on Friday (24).