Sprint hurdler Sergey Shubenkov earned what must surely have been his most painful ever victory at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Rabat on Sunday (16).
World and Olympic champion Omar McLeod and IAAF Diamond League champion Sergey Shubenkov will go head to head in the 110m hurdles at the Meeting International Mohammed VI D'Athletisme in Rabat on 16 June.
Selemon Barega's world U20 record* in the 5000m and Christian Coleman’s dominant victory in the 100m highlighted the action on the track at the Memorial Van Damme in Brussels on Friday (31), the second of two 2018 IAAF Diamond League finals.
Birhanu Balew of Bahrain won the men’s 5000m at Lausanne’s Athletissima IAAF Diamond League fixture on Thursday (5) in a personal best and 2018 world-leading time of 13:01.09 – but his victory was almost a footnote after an extraordinary incident on the final bend between the two young Ethiopians who had been contesting the lead, 20-year-old Yomif Kejelcha and his 18-year-old compatriot Selemon Barega.
Sergey Shubenkov powered to a 12.92 victory to highlight the Gyulai Memorial in Székesfehérvár, Hungary, on Monday (2) night.
Olympic champion Omar McLeod and world record-holder Aries Merritt lead a stellar 110m hurdles field for the 43rd Prefontaine Classic, the third stop of the 2017 IAAF Diamond League series, on 27 May.
Sergey Shubenkov and Zuzana Hejnova have earned the most votes in the hurdles category in the first round of voting for the 2015 IAAF World Athlete of the Year award.
Russian athletes dominated the track and field programme at the sixth edition of the CISM World Military Games which were staged in Mungyeong, South Korea, and concluded on Thursday (8).