It was quite fitting that the meeting at which Trayvon Bromell ran his fastest 100m for more than four years – a 9.90 clocking in Clermont on Friday (24) – was called ‘Back To The Track’.
When Allyson Felix and Shaunae Miller-Uibo started plotting out their 2020 season at the end of last year, they probably anticipated lining up against one another at roughly this time of year.
In one of the highest quality weekends of the 2020 outdoor season so far, several world and Olympic medallists were in action across Europe, North America and Asia.
On 24 July 1952 at the Olympic Games in Helsinki, Czechoslovakia’s Emil Zátopek kicked away from the field in the final 150 metres to take gold in the 5000m. An hour later, his wife Dana Zátopková matched his achievement by winning the Olympic title in the javelin to complete a husband-wife medal double on the same day.
At the age of 21, Salwa Eid Naser of Bahrain became the third fastest female 400m runner in history tonight as she earned gold in 48.14 – almost a full second swifter than her previous best of 49.08.
If there were any lingering questions as to whether the Bahamian team would be represented in full force at the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019, according to the team’s delegates, the answer is a clear yes.
The two big headline events of the Muller Grand Prix did not disappoint as Shaunae Miller-Uibo and Danielle Williams came out on top in high-quality clashes at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Birmingham on Sunday (18).
With the IAAF Diamond League finals just weeks away, the women’s 100m hurdles at Birmingham’s Muller Grand Prix on Sunday (18) will be one of the most intriguing events of the meeting.
The Muller Grand Prix 200m will be one of the highlights of the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Birmingham on 18 August.
High jumper Stefano Sottile, sprinter Marcell Lamont Jacobs and hurdler Luminosa Bogliolo highlighted the 109th edition of the Italian Championships in Bressanone held in cool weather conditions due to rain and wind.
Sifan Hassan, who arrived on the Stade Louis II track tonight (12) as the third fastest miler of all time, departed the Herculis EBS Diamond League meeting as the fastest, having produced a marvel of a final lap to finish in 4:12.33, thus breaking the 23-year-old mark of 4:12.56 held by Russia’s 1996 Olympic 800 and 1500m champion Svetlana Masterkova.
It may have been aided by a strong following wind, but world and Olympic triple jump champion Christian Taylor produced one of the longest leaps of his career to win at the Istvan Gyulai Memorial in Szekesfehervar on Tuesday (9).