Tara Davis's leap broke the US collegiate record set by Jackie Joyner-Kersee 36 years ago.
The journey of each elite athlete is preciously unique – and this is particularly true of world 200m finalist Kyle Greaux.
When Gambian sprinter Gina Bass finished sixth in the 200m at the World Championships last month, she didn’t take home a medal but an entire continent was proud of her.
For the second time this week, Dina Asher-Smith staked her claim as one of the finest sprinters on the planet.
Noah Lyles earned the first of what will surely be a sequence of global sprint crowns here tonight as he won the world 200m title with efficiency rather than flamboyance in a time of 19.83.
Noah Lyles’s talent and exuberance has lit up athletics for a number of years. Although he only turned 22 in July, this young sprinter from Gainesville, Florida, has already won gold medals at the Youth Olympics, Pan American Junior Championships and World U20 Championships, as well as winning the Diamond League Trophy for 200m for the last three seasons.
Olympic champion Elaine Thompson arrives in Doha with ambitions to capture a world title that has eluded her since she landed squarely into the 200m world elite in 2015.
Despite strong headwinds at the British Championships, 100m winner Dina Asher-Smith and 200m victor Adam Gemili broke championship records at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium this weekend.
Noah Lyles is heading towards the IAAF Diamond League final, and the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 beyond, at warp speed.