Triple Olympic medallist Andre De Grasse and 2011 world champion Yohan Blake will line up for the 100m at the Muller Anniversary Games to take on Britain’s two leading lights in the event at the IAAF Diamond League meeting on 20-21 July.
Eight Olympic champions will converge on the Moroccan capital Rabat on Sunday (16) for the Meeting International Mohammed VI d'Athletisme, the 10th stop of the 2017 IAAF Diamond League.
Double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson secured her second domestic 100m title in a world-leading 10.71 (0.8m/s) on Friday (23) to highlight a tension-filled second day of the four-day Jamaican Championships in Kingston.
Yohan Blake, as he did four years ago, completed the sprint double on the final day of the Jamaican Championships in Kingston on Sunday (3). But it was a hard-fought victory as Nickel Ashmeade and Julian Forte made the half-lap contest pulsating.
Elaine Thompson and Yohan Blake claimed dramatic victories in the blue riband event at the Jamaican Championships in Kingston on Friday night (1), sprinting away from their respective rivals over 100m to ensure their selection for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Ethiopia’s Senbere Teferi cruised to a world-leading time of 14:46.61 when winning the 5000m at the Adidas Boost Meeting in Herzogenaurach, Germany, on Saturday (14).
David Rudisha aims to lower the world-leading time to 1:43 or quicker over two laps of the track when he returns to racing at the Sainsbury’s Glasgow Grand Prix, an IAAF Diamond League meeting, at Hampden Park on Saturday (12).
When David Rudisha steps to the line for the men’s 800m, the penultimate event of the Sainsbury’s Glasgow Grand Prix – the ninth of the 2014 IAAF Diamond League meetings – on Friday and Saturday (11-12), it will be two years minus 28 days since the great Kenyan’s last competitive appearance on UK soil.
Having flown a helicopter into Lausanne, world and Olympic shot put champion Valerie Adams was still on a high when she spoke to the press ahead of Athletissima, the seventh IAAF Diamond League meeting of the 2014 season.
It speaks volumes of the current standard of high jumping that world record attempts have become the norm. The Athletissima meeting in Lausanne, the seventh leg of the 2014 IAAF Diamond League, will no doubt play host to further attacks on the long-standing mark of 2.45m on Thursday (3).