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The Brazilian city of Belem will host the 29th edition of the "Grande Premio Brasil/Caixa de Atletismo” on Sunday 12 May. The meet is part of the IAAF World Challenge and is the most important athletics event in Latin America.
The best ever elite fields in the history of the event will be on the starting line this Sunday (12) for the Volkswagen Prague Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race.
IAAF Ambassador and former World record-holder Colin Jackson and European indoor and outdoor champion Sergey Shubenkov were the special guest stars of a hurdles master class which was held in Shubenkov’s hometown of Barnaul, Siberia yesterday afternoon (8 May).
Speaking on the eve of the Doha 2013 meeting (Friday 10 May) which opens the 2013 IAAF Diamond League season – featuring 10 Olympic and 14 World champions, including IAAF Athlete of the Year Allyson Felix – IAAF President Lamine Diack responded to questions over Samsung’s ending of their sponsorship after backing the first three years of the event with confidence.
David Rudisha, the World and Olympic 800m Olympic champion who opens his IAAF Diamond League campaign in Doha on Friday, could be forgiven for lacking a little motivation this season after his stupendous World record performance at London 2012.
A stellar field of Olympic and World champions has gathered in Doha to set the 2013 IAAF Diamond League off and running, and spectators at the Hamad Bin Suhaim Stadium will witness a series of compelling head-to-heads.
Olympic champion and World record-holder Usain Bolt opened his 2013 campaign with 10.09 while World champion Carmelita Jeter sped to a world-leading 10.95 in the 100m at the Cayman Invitational Wednesday night (8).
The 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships expects to welcome 5000 fans to each of the five sessions in Sopot, Poland on 7-9 March next year, and tickets are now available to buy as part of a package.
Olympic champion Sally Pearson was the star attraction in Chonburi, Thailand, on Wednesday (8) as she ran in the 4x100m Relay for Australia in the second leg of the Asian Grand Prix series at the IPE Chonburi Campus.
Allyson Felix will seek to maintain her perfect record in Doha in Friday’s first IAAF Diamond League event of 2013. But gaining her 11th victory in Qatar since 2005 will be a steep task indeed for the 27-year-old US sprinter given that she is racing over 400m, which by her own admission is not her specialist distance, against a field which includes the reigning World champion and defending Diamond Race winner, Amantle Montsho of Botswana.
London Olympics gold medallists Allyson Felix, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Brittney Reese and Christian Taylor paid a visit to the Olympics Past and Present Exhibition in Doha today (8).
Mo Farah will target his fifth straight victory at the 2013 Bupa London 10,000 on 27 May when he headlines an elite field containing some of Britain’s finest distance runners.
Three-time Olympic gold medallist Tirunesh Dibaba will turn her attention away from the track to the roads on May 26 when she competes over 10km at the Bupa Great Manchester Run, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race.
Follow the exciting action which takes place during the 2013 IAAF Diamond League season with the News and Results service supplied by the official IAAF Diamond League website and the IAAF Diamond League section of this website.
European 110m Hurdles champion Sergey Shubenkov was the subject of arguably the most pleasant surprise of his career when former World record-holder and IAAF Ambassador Colin Jackson turned up to his training venue this afternoon (7 May) in Barnaul, the administrative centre of the Altai Krai in Siberia, Russia.
Renaud Lavillenie, Allyson Felix and Carmelita Jeter are the most successful athletes in the history of the Diamond Race, the season-long points scoring battle in 32 event disciplines, which is at the core of the annual IAAF Diamond League.
The athletics world is no stranger to successful sporting families, but it is quite rare for two brothers to compete in the same discipline and in the same competition simultaneously.
Reigning champion Michaela Dimitriadu and Germany’s Florian Reus headline this weekend’s IAU 24 Hour World and European Championships in Steenbergen on May 11.
The provisional entry lists for the opening meeting of the 2013 season of the IAAF Diamond League on Friday 10 May in Doha, Qatar, are now available.
Athletics legend Jesse Owens famously raced against horses after winning four gold medals at the Berlin 1936 Olympic Games but Norway’s two-time Olympic Javelin champion Andreas Thorkildsen decided he was better off on top, rather than alongside, his steed on Monday (6).