The past three winners of the world indoor 60m hurdles title will line up against each other on 21 February at the Sainsbury’s Indoor Grand Prix, an IAAF Indoor Permit meeting.
The 100m clashes, with Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce against Blessing Okagbare and the Jamaican pair of Nesta Carter and Warren Weir versus US sprinter Justin Gatlin, will highlight the Jamaica International Invitational, an IAAF World Challenge Meeting, on Saturday (3).
World 400m champion Christine Ohuruogu and world indoor 60m hurdles champion Omo Osaghae are among the latest names to be revealed for the Jamaica International Invitational, the next leg of the IAAF World Challenge, held in Kingston on 3 May.
Every lane is set to be shining with medallists in the 110m hurdles on 31 May at the Prefontaine Classic, the third leg of the 2014 IAAF Diamond League.
Ashton Eaton came close in the heptathlon and Ivan Ukhov wasn’t quite at his best in the high jump, but the enthusiastic Sopot crowd were finally rewarded with a world indoor record* in the final event of the championships, the men’s 4x400m.
Only one athlete enters the men’s 60m hurdles not having recorded a season’s best in the semifinals but it’s no surprise that the same athlete is the biggest favourite in the final: Pascal Martinot Lagarde.
The Memorial Primo Nebiolo in the Italian city of Torino saw US 100m hurdler Queen Harrison break the meeting record when clocking an impressive 12.64 into a headwind to hold off her compatriot Lolo Jones, who finished second in 12.74 on Saturday night (8).
Belarusian Alina Talay ran the third-fastest time of 2013 in winning the 60m Hurdles in 7.94, while sprinters Murielle Ahouré and Mike Rodgers were stars of the show in Jesse Owens’ stadium for the International Meeting Val de Reuil last night (12) in winning the 60m in 7.06 and 6.56 respectively.
Three world-leading marks were equalled at the Gugl Indoor meeting in Linz on Thursday night (31) – Christina Schwanitz in the Shot, Omo Osaghae in the 60m Hurdles in Zan Rudolf in the 800m.