Multiple US collegiate champion Marquis Dendy was expected to challenge for medals at the World Championships in Beijing last year but the US jumper exited in the qualifying rounds of both the long jump and triple jump.
Little can compensate for missing out on a World Championships final, but the likes of Lynsey Sharp, Nijel Amos and Dawn Harper Nelson could take at least a bit of consolation from their victories at Berlin’s ISTAF, an IAAF World Challenge meeting, on Sunday (6).
Expectations are high for US 800m star Ajee’ Wilson this summer and she will get a chance to impress in front of a home audience at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene on 30 May after the meeting organisers announced their women’s 800m field on Wednesday (22).
Mo Farah improved on a 36-year-old European best for two miles to bring the Sainsbury’s Birmingham Grand Prix to a rousing finish at the Alexander Stadium, the last in a series of ‘non-standard’ distance bests at the IAAF Diamond League meeting on Sunday (24).
European 800m champion Lynsey Sharp will compete at the Sainsbury’s Glasgow Grand Prix at Hampden Park on 11-12 July, the first of two IAAF Diamond League meetings to be held in Britain.