Kurt Roberts put up a world-leading shot put mark of 21.57m, a personal best, with the last attempt of the competition to provide the highlight of the field events at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Boston, the second IAAF World Indoor Tour event of the year, on Sunday (14).
The initial impression that the track in Karlsruhe’s Messe arena, imported from Sweden after use at the 2013 European Indoor Championships, was going to provide quick times proved to be prophetic as all three of the events down the inside straight provided world-leading times at the opening 2016 IAAF World Indoor Tour meeting on Saturday (6).
Sprinters Mike Rodgers and Elaine Thompson were crowned as ‘the best performers’ at the 33rd Meeting de Madrid, the annual IAAF World Challenge meeting in the Spanish capital, on Saturday evening (11).
Both 100m events should provide the main highlights on Saturday (11) at the Meeting de Madrid, an IAAF World Challenge event and Spain’s most prestigious track and field competition.
Britain's European 100m champion James Dasaolu and world indoor champion Richard Kilty will take on an international line up at the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games that will include 2003 world champion Kim Collins and Commonwealth champion Kemar Bailey-Cole at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in London on 24-25 July.
No fewer than 24 sub-10-second performances have been recorded in the 100m in Rome’s Olympic Stadium. That number is expected to grow at the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea on 4 June, the next leg of the IAAF Diamond League.
Ryan Bailey was one of the most familiar faces of the IAAF World Relays, Bahamas 2015, as he anchored the USA to a national record 37.38 earlier this month. He will be hoping to show off his prowess as an individual sprinter in the 100m at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene on Saturday (30).
The US quartet of Mike Rodgers, Justin Gatlin, Tyson Gay and Ryan Bailey did what so many of their predecessors have failed to do in this event in recent years, get the baton round cleanly, and that allowed them the opportunity to inflict a morale-boosting defeat on the favoured Jamaicans, the US team winning in 37:38.
With the traditional relays meetings during April in the USA and in parts of the Caribbean, including the Gibson Relays in Kingston which saw Usain Bolt have an outing, a few teams have already been going through their paces. But matters will get serious in Nassau.
The US relay pools for the IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015 were announced by USATF on Tuesday (21).