Usain Bolt brought the curtain down on a spine-tingling evening of athletics by anchoring Jamaica to a fourth successive men’s 4x100m title and extended his record-breaking personal haul of IAAF World Championships gold medals to 11 on Saturday night.
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).
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.
Sprint superstars Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce head Jamaica’s 44-strong squad that will go across the Caribbean to the IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015, which will be staged in Nassau on 2-3 May.
Renaud Lavillenie’s winning run of 22 pole vault competitions came to an abrupt and unexpected end at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Stockholm’s 1912 Olympic Stadium as he failed to clear a height on Thursday (21).
A women’s 200m field and men’s 100m line-up both worthy of a major championships final will be among the expected highlights at the Meeting Areva on 5 July, the Paris stage of the IAAF Diamond League.
High jumper Erik Kynard had a message for the media ahead of the adidas Grand Prix in New York, the latest stop in the 2014 IAAF Diamond League series, on Saturday (14).
Jamaica’s 2013 IAAF World Athlete of the Year Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce bounced back from her disappointing eighth place over 200m at the at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene at the weekend with a 100m win at the fourth edition of the Galà dei Castelli International meeting in Bellinzona, Switzerland, on Tuesday (3).
Just days after making history as the first woman to win world titles in the 60m, 100m, 200m and 4x100m, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has been revealed as one of a host of top athletes set to compete in Kingston on May 3 at the Jamaica International Invitational, an IAAF World Challenge meeting.