Olympic champion Ruth Beitia is among four gold medallists on the slate for the women's high jump at the 43rd Prefontaine Classic in Eugene on 27 May, the third stop of the 2017 IAAF Diamond League series.
Olympic champions Mo Farah and Ruth Beitia were named the male and female European Athletes of the Year for 2016 at the Golden Tracks gala in Funchal, Portugal, on Saturday (15).
Laura Muir dominated a classy field with a 3:55.22 1500m victory at the Meeting de Paris, the 12th stop of the 2016 IAAF Diamond League series, on Saturday (27).
On 27 August, no fewer than 27 medallists from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be competing at the Stade de France for the Meeting de Paris, the French leg of the IAAF Diamond League.
Patience proved a virtue for Ruth Beitia, who became the oldest ever jumps champion in Olympic history as a flawless record up to and including 1.97m secured Spanish gold for the 37-year-old.
The 30-something generation would appear well poised to mount a strong challenge for the Olympic gold in an event which serves up a number of compelling story lines.
Some fine performances by Miguel Ángel López in the 10,000m race walk and Orlando Ortega in the 110m hurdles capped the Spanish Championships in Gijón on 23-24 July.
The Meeting de Madrid 2016 has attracted a host of top performers, including local stars such as Ruth Beitia and Orlando Ortega as well as world class overseas athletes like Yulimar Rojas and Raphael Holzdeppe, to the IAAF World Challenge meeting on Thursday (23).
Former 800m world champion Mohamed Aman, IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016 triple jump gold medallist Yulimar Rojas and local high jump heroine Ruth Beitia are among the latest names announced for the Meeting de Madrid 2016 on Thursday 23 June, organisers of the IAAF World Challenge meeting in the Spanish capital announced on Wednesday (15).
Ruth Beitia will have her first international outdoor competition of the summer at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene on Saturday (28).