The IAAF Diamond League opened in Doha on 9 May with one dominant thrower in action – New Zealand’s Valerie Adams notching her 46th straight victory in the women’s shot put – and now it’s the turn of Croatian discus thrower Sandra Perkovic to try to impress in Shanghai on Sunday (18).
Nine world champions and four Olympic gold medallists are among the galaxy of international track and field stars announced on Wednesday (16) for the 2014 Shanghai IAAF Diamond League on 18 May, the 10th anniversary of China’s leading international athletics meeting.
Kenya’s Milcah Chemos will bring her gold-medal smile and steeplechase talent back to the Prefontaine Classic in what is shaping up as a Kenya v Ethiopia battle over the barriers on 31 May, organisers for the IAAF Diamond League meeting announced on Monday (24).
World cross-country champion Japhet Korir and world steeplechase champion Milcah Chemos are the latest big names to sign up for the SPAR Great Ireland Run, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, in Dublin on 6 April.
The 2014 Campaccio cross country meeting on 6 January , the first of two IAAF Cross Country Permit meetings in Italy in January, will be a rematch of the sharp end of the 2013 IAAF World Cross Country Championships senior men’s race, organisers announced on Thursday (19).
It’s not often that Usain Bolt is upstaged, not least by a fellow Jamaican, but at the final IAAF Diamond League meeting of 2013, the Belgacom Van Damme Memorial in Brussels, it was Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce who stole the show.
Zagreb sports fans are bracing themselves for one more magnificent night of track and field. On 3 September, the IAAF World Challenge Zagreb 2013 will bring four fresh World champions from Moscow and the same number of reigning Olympic winners from London to the Croatian capital.
Milcah Chemos finally delivered on her promise to win an IAAF World Championships 3000m Steeplechase title, albeit at the third attempt after winning back-to-back bronze medals in Berlin 2009 and Daegu 2011.
There were distance finals, sprint finals, throws finals, and even a race walk, but Tuesday was the day Yelena Isinbayeva wrote, stage managed, and played the starring role at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow.
One of the curious anomalies in World Championship history prior to Moscow was that no Kenyan woman had ever landed this title. Not anymore.