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Updated: 29 min ago
You can’t do much better than being able to showcase a world record holder in the premier meeting in his home country and so Paris meeting director Laurent Boquillet has struck gold securing the services of Renaud Lavillenie for the eighth of this summer’s IAAF Diamond League meetings on Saturday (5).
Pascal Martinot-Lagarde had suffered losses in his past two 110m hurdles races, which suggested that the Diamond Race leader may have mistimed his peak, but at the IAAF Diamond Race meeting in Lausanne, the world indoor silver medallist suggested that the best is yet to come.
World high jump champion Bohdan Bondarenko has fond memories of Athletissima as the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Lausanne was where, last year, he first broke through into 2.40m territory.
Their last clash couldn’t have been closer, but in Lausanne there was clear daylight between Kirani James and LaShawn Merritt in the 400m at the IAAF Diamond League meeting on Thursday (3).