Ethiopia's Almaz Ayana will seek to become just the second woman in history to win Olympic gold in both the 5000m and 10,000m at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games next month.
London 2012 Olympic Games champion Sandra Perkovic will head the women’s discus field at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene, actually competing at the famed Prefontaine Classic on Friday night (27), although the main programme will be on Saturday.
The 59th edition of Campaccio, the first IAAF Cross Country Permit meeting of 2016, will feature an impressive men’s field including 2014 Campaccio winner Albert Rop, Olympic 5000m bronze medallist Thomas Longosiwa, 2011 world cross-country champion Imane Merga and his Ethiopian compatriot Yasin Haji on Wednesday (6).
Judging by their early season form, shot putter Joe Kovacs and Olympic discus champion Sandra Perkovic are poised to produce fireworks at the Doha 2015 meeting on 15 May, organisers of the IAAF Diamond League meeting announced on Monday (4).
Robert Harting's travel itinerary for his first trip to New York wouldn't have been anyone's first choice. After arriving from Germany at 6pm on Friday night, he was awake early for the ride out to Randall's Island from Manhattan for the start of the competition at the IAAF Diamond League meeting before turning around and boarding a plane back to Europe a few hours later.
Despite feeling a bit fatigued, Kenya's Hellen Obiri was confident in the strength and duration of her kick at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene on Saturday (31).
Kenya’s Milcah Chemos will bring her gold-medal smile and steeplechase talent back to the Prefontaine Classic in what is shaping up as a Kenya v Ethiopia battle over the barriers on 31 May, organisers for the IAAF Diamond League meeting announced on Monday (24).
Kenya’s Emmanuel Bett and Ethiopia’s Sofia Assefa took the victories at the 32nd Cross Internacional de la Constitución in the Madrid suburb of Alcobendas on Sunday (24).
One of the curious anomalies in World Championship history prior to Moscow was that no Kenyan woman had ever landed this title. Not anymore.
Milcah Chemos’s quest for a long-awaited global gold medal was made easier before she even took to the start-line for this evening’s 3000m Steeplechase heats.