Street meets may be seen as the fun and care-free cousin of top-flight athletics, but dozens of the world’s best athletes will be using Sunday’s adidas Boost Boston Games – a World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting – as a key stepping stone leading up to the Olympic Games.
World champions Noah Lyles, Steven Gardiner and Grant Holloway lead the fields for the adidas Boost Boston Games on Sunday 23 May, organisers of the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting confirmed on Tuesday (19).
An eagerly-awaited win by local star Ajla del Ponte and Olympic 400m champion Wayde van Niekerk’s first international appearance since 2017 were the key highlights at the 10th edition of the Galà dei Castelli in Bellinzona, Switzerland, a World Athletics Continental Tour Bronze meeting, on Tuesday (16).
While Africa is often associated with distance running, athletes from the continent have also left an indelible mark on the sprints at major championships.
The Wanda Diamond League Call Room lockdown series continues today (13) with its Paris edition, with Olympic 400m champion Wayde van Niekerk, 2012 Olympic pole vault champion Renaud Lavillenie and Commonwealth pole vault champion Alysha Newman taking the stage on the Diamond League's Facebook page and YouTube channel.
Wayde van Niekerk was nervous. For an athlete of his calibre, an unofficial 100m race on grass in mid-February should have been a formality. A routine rust-buster. A glorified training session.
Ahead of next week’s IAAF Athletics Awards 2017 where the World Athletes of the Year will be announced, we revisit the achievements of the men’s finalists.
Sitting with the vast bowl shape of the London Stadium directly behind him, Wayde van Niekerk dealt with question after question about being ‘the next Usain Bolt’ as he faced the world’s media at a press conference ahead of the IAAF World Championships London 2017.