The Prefontaine Classic is the next stop for the IAAF Diamond League, but while Eugene’s Hayward Field undergoes restoration in anticipation of the IAAF World Athletics Championships Oregon21, this year’s meeting moves south to Palo Alto, California and Stanford’s Cobb Track and Angell Field.
At a meeting that is named after Pietro Mennea, it was only fitting that the highlight of the Golden Gala came in the discipline that the legendary Italian sprinter was best known for.
Four meetings into the 2019 IAAF Diamond League and many of the world’s top athletes have now opened their outdoor campaigns, setting up a series of mouth-watering clashes at the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea in Rome on Thursday (6).
World record-holders, world leaders and world ranked No.1 athletes will compete at the Bauhaus-galan when the IAAF Diamond League reaches Stockholm on Thursday 30 May.
Michael Norman’s 19.84 clocking in the 200m at the Golden Grand Prix Osaka was one of three meeting records set at the IAAF World Challenge competition on Sunday (19).
Expectations will be high when Michael Norman takes to the 200m startline on Sunday (19) at the Seiko Golden Grand Prix Osaka, part of the IAAF World Challenge and IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge.
A 200m showdown between US sprint stars Noah Lyles and Michael Norman is one of the many exciting clashes set to take place at the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea when the IAAF Diamond League circuit heads to Rome on 6 June.
US 400m runner Michael Norman and Olympic shot put champion Ryan Crouser started their 2019 outdoor campaigns on Saturday (20) with the best ever season debuts in history in their respective events.
As respective winner and runner-up in the men’s 200m at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Paris, Michael Norman and Rai Benjamin were halfway through their first TV interview in the mixed zone when the news of their times – which had not been immediately obvious – clearly reached them.