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“Sometimes I get it right, sometimes I get it wrong,” said Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor when talking about her 100m running.
It has been 13 years, but the women’s javelin returns to Oslo’s Bislett Stadium for the 50th anniversary of the ExxonMobil Bislett Games, part of the 2015 IAAF Diamond League, on 11 June.
The IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene has a history of producing fast 5000m races, including the only sub-13:00 times – five and counting – recorded on US soil. That number could rise at this year’s Prefontaine Classic on 30 May.
The sixth edition of the Mattoni Olomouc Half Marathon on Saturday June 20 will feature the latest episode in the ongoing duel between training partners Wilson Kipsang and Geoffrey Ronoh, after organisers of the IAAF Gold Label Road Race announced several of their leading runners on Monday (18).
World record holder Anita Wlodarczyk will make her 2015 debut at the IAAF World Challenge meeting in the famous Bird’s Nest stadium in the Chinese capital of Beijing on Wednesday (20).
This year’s Gold Coast Airport Marathon on Sunday 5 July will assemble the strongest elite marathon running field in its 37-year history, headlined by the return of the past two men's winners, Kenya’s Silah Limo and Japan’s Yuki Kawauchi, organisers of the IAAF Gold Label Road Race announced on Monday (18).
Men's long jump world record holder, two-time former world champion, and IAAF Ambassador Mike Powell is a self-confessed 'track geek.' The effervescent American was also in Beijing last week as part of the ‘100 days to go’ celebrations ahead of the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015.
For the first time in the 25-year history of the Lattelecom Riga Marathon, Ethiopia won both the men’s and the women’s races at the IAAF Bronze Label Road Race on Sunday (17).
There is no place like home; ask Miguel Angel Lopez. The Spaniard knows the streets of Murcia like the back of his hand, and on Sunday (17) he made them his own at the European Cup Race Walking, part of the IAAF Race Walking Challenge.
The Shanghai IAAF Diamond League meeting on Sunday (17) was supposed to be about Bogdan Bondarenko and Mutaz Essa Barshim and their pursuit of the world record in the men’s high jump.
It was not quite the assault on 2.40m and above that was envisaged, but Mutaz Essa Barhsim took the world lead from Bogdan Bondarenko and the early points in Shanghai on Sunday (17) in what should be a year-long rivalry through the rest of the IAAF Diamond League.
Both the women’s 100m and the men’s long jump were billed as loaded events in the lead-up to the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Shanghai on Sunday (17).
Bahrain’s Eunice Kirwa became the first woman to complete the Gifu Seiryu Half Marathon within 70 minutes, winning the IAAF Silver Label Road Race in a course record of 1:09:37 on Sunday (17).
World champions Pawel Fajdek and David Storl produced the best marks at the Hallesche Werfertage, the traditional throws meeting in the German city of Halle on Saturday (16).
Follow all the exciting action which takes place during the 2015 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.
Poland’s Pawel Wiesiolek and Greece’s Sofia Yfantidou both moved up the leader board on the second day of the Multistars meeting in Florence on Saturday (16) to win the decathlon and heptathlon respectively at the second leg of the IAAF Combined Events Challenge.
Alex Oloitiptip Korio and Angela Tanui emerged victorious at the Okpekpe Road Race on Saturday (16), winning the men’s and women’s races respectively to achieve the second Kenyan double in the three-year history of the IAAF Bronze Label Road Race.
In an interview published in the Italian newspaper La Gazzetta Dello Sport on Friday morning, Pedro Pablo Pichardo predicted: “I will be over 18 metres soon.”
The topic of icons is not one you would necessarily associate with an athletics press conference, but icons got a fair old work-out in Shanghai on Saturday ahead of the IAAF Diamond League meeting on Sunday (17).
Sixteen disciplines begin their 2015 IAAF Diamond League journey in Shanghai on Sunday (17), but it is hard to see any of the other 15 events topping the men’s high jump.