Olympic pole vault champion Renaud Lavillenie improved the outdoor world lead to 5.95m on the third and last day of the French Championships in Angers on Sunday (26).
Christian Taylor, Teddy Tamgho and Nelson Evora will compete at the Bauhaus-Galan on 16 June and will face five rising triple jump talents at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Stockholm.
US record-holder Christian Taylor’s road to a second Olympic triple jump title faces a major test at the Prefontaine Classic, as he will be one of five global gold medallists at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene on 28 May.
Pascal Martinot-Lagarde moved up to third on the 2016 60m hurdles world list after his 7.47 win on the second day of the French Indoor Championships at the Stadium Jean Pellez in Clermont Ferrand on Sunday (28).
Proving that he’s one of the current superstars of the sport, and in anticipation of his first appearance at Doha's Qatar Sports Club at the first IAAF Diamond League meeting of 2015, British distance runner Mo Farah drew most of the questions and the biggest crowd at the pre-event press conference and his ‘meet-the-press’ event on Thursday (14).
This year’s Golden Gala Pietro Mennea, the 2015 IAAF Diamond League meeting in Rome on 4 June, will feature 18 reigning Olympic medallists and 27 athletes who finished in the top three at the 2013 IAAF World Championships, the organisers announced at a press conference on Tuesday (5).
Many of the world’s top athletes are now starting to turn their attention towards the indoor season and four of the sport’s top stars – Ethiopia’s Mohammed Aman, France’s Teddy Tamgho, Cuba’s Yarisley Silva and Dominican Republic’s Luguelin Santos - have confirmed this week that they intend to compete at the 2014 World Indoor Championships in the Polish city of Sopot next March.
It’s not often that Usain Bolt is upstaged, not least by a fellow Jamaican, but at the final IAAF Diamond League meeting of 2013, the Belgacom Van Damme Memorial in Brussels, it was Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce who stole the show.
The top two French athletes, Teddy Tamgho and Renaud Lavillenie, spoke to the press ahead of their final IAAF Diamond League appearance of 2013 at the Belgacom Memorial Van Damme.
Less than four months after the opening meeting of the series, the 2013 IAAF Diamond League will reach a climax on Friday (6) in Brussels at the Belgacom Van Damme Memorial.